CDC reaffirms decision not to require COVID-19 testing to leave isolation.
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Many public health experts said that ending isolation at five days was risky and that the agency should at least urge people to test negative before mingling with others. Read more
Stephen Boter has more than a dozen prior convictions, including assaulting a law enforcement officer. Read more
Jesani Carter, 20, and Jordan Ruby, 18, are charged with murder, armed robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. Read more
A man’s body was found inside an overturned vehicle in Hanamaulu River in Lihue. Read more
Plantation House at Kapalua Resort on Maui is the latest to be added to the Hawaii Department of Health’s list of COVID-19 clusters in public venues. Read more
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Schools, hospitals and airlines are struggling as infected workers go into isolation. Read more
If GM’s explanation is to be believed, then last year’s sales race was really a supply-chain pageant. Read more
Classes in Chicago’s public schools will be canceled Wednesday after the teachers union voted to switch to remote learning due to the latest COVID-19 surge, district officials announced late today. Read more
Israel opened to tourists for the first time in nearly two years. After just a month, it slammed shut. On Sunday, as the omicron variant sets infection records, the country will once again crack open — but only to travelers from certain countries. Read more
The launch came after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to further boost his military capability at a ruling party conference last week. Read more
Long after most other lawmakers had been rushed to safety, they were on the hard marble floor, ducking for cover. Read more
Cameron Champ has withdrawn from the Sentry Tournament of Champions after testing positive for the coronavirus. Read more
The Hawaii state Department of Health said it asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to conduct the study. 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
The U.N. Security Council got five new members today, as Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana and the United Arab Emirates formally took up the posts they won in an election in June. Read more
The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing are right around the corner, with all kinds of questions — about international politics, public health and, yes, even sports — hanging over them. So here’s what we know so far. Read more
Jalen Hurts is asking the Washington Football Team to take action after narrowly escaping harm when fans fell onto the field because a railing in the corner of FedEx Field gave way as the Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback was walking into the tunnel after Sunday’s game. 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
Police said there were no signs of foul play in both cases. Police classified the cases as unattended deaths. 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