Hawaii public schools prepare for students’ return as omicron surge fuels safety concerns.
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The state Department of Education has maintained that resuming in-person learning is crucial for students’ social development and academic achievement. Read more
A 75-year-old Hilo man fell to his death in a closed area within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park late Sunday night, park officials said today. Read more
The University of Hawaii men’s basketball team’s road game against Cal State Fullerton on Thursday has been canceled because of COVID-19 issues involving the Rainbow Warriors’ program, school officials announced today on Twitter. Read more
President Joe Biden’s choice to serve as U.S. attorney for the District of Hawaii, Clare E. Connors, was sworn in today. Read more
Hawaii eliminates Safe Travels health questionnaire, reduces COVID quarantine for visitors to align with CDC guidelines
Hawaii’s Safe Travels quarantine guidelines for visitors change today to align with the state Department of Health’s new requirements. Read more
Today’s new confirmed and probable infection count by island includes 2,166 new cases on Oahu, 359 on Hawaii island, 273 on Maui, 124 on Kauai, two on Molokai, six on Lanai and 114 Hawaii residents diagnosed outside the state. Read more
Clarice Yamaguchi of Waipahu died at University Medical Center from a gunshot wound to the neck. Read more
According to the National Weather Service Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu, the earthquake took place at 2:13 p.m. at a location along the southwest rift zone of Kilauea Volcano. Read more
“As we all know the last two years have been a wild ride for all, but especially for those of us in the restaurant business,” said owners Kevin and Denise Hanney. “It has led us to much reflection about our work, life and what is most important to us.” Read more
In a case that exposed Silicon Valley’s culture of hubris and hype, Elizabeth Holmes was convicted today of duping investors into believing her startup Theranos had developed a revolutionary medical device that could detect a multitude of diseases and conditions from a few drops of blood. Read more
Gabriel deleted all mentions of his transfer to UCLA on social media. Read more
Fully-vaccinated fans were allowed to attend OIA sporting events for the first time in mid-October since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020. Read more
The Honolulu Board of Water Supply says isn’t sure if it will ever be able to reopen three drinking water wells it shut down to avoid the chance jet fuel spilled by the Navy might contaminate its system. Read more
HFD says the woman, a local resident, was hiking in a group of four when she twisted and injured her left knee. Read more
Police said there were no signs of foul play in both cases. Police classified the cases as unattended deaths. Read more
The flood advisory for Hawaii island has been canceled after the rain storm diminished. Read more
Many people with compromised immune systems in the U.S. have sidestepped government guidelines and received unauthorized fourth or fifth vaccine shots. Read more
Two off-duty officers heading for a holiday in Canada together as a couple stepped up and helped restrain a fellow passenger who became rowdy on their flight last week, Austria’s Interior Ministry said on today. Read more
Police said speed, alcohol or drugs were not factors in the crash. Read more
Prices have soared so high, so fast, that buyers are being increasingly priced out of the market. Read more
The subpoenas stem from an investigation “into the valuation of properties owned or controlled” by Trump and his company, the Trump Organization, the filing said. Read more