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Former building plans examiner Jennie Javonillo allegedly took bribes from an architect, a builder, an engineer and others. Read more
Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino tested positive for COVID-19 today. His office announced all close contacts have been notified and the mayor is in isolation at home. Read more
On Monday, Hawaii natives and world champions Carissa Kainani Moore and John John Florence won the 2021 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing on Oahu’s North Shore, scoring back-to-back victories after winning in 2020. Read more
The University of Hawaii basketball team has secured a commitment from a 6-foot-9, 210-pound forward from Australia. Read more
Police briefly closed all lanes of Kapahulu Avenue this afternoon when a five-story building caught fire. Read more
This version of the coronavirus, which scientists call BA.2, is widely considered stealthier than the original version of omicron because particular genetic traits make it somewhat harder to detect. Some scientists worry it could also be more contagious. Read more
Maui police today identified the 54-year-old Kihei man who died in a collision with a tractor-trailer on Maui. Read more
President Joe Biden’s effort to rally support, both at home and abroad, ahead of a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine is just the latest big test of his ability to bridge ideological gaps and balance competing interests to build effective coalitions. Read more
A reinforced fence has been installed around a Maui airport after a deer blocked a runway earlier this month. Read more
David Ortiz gazed at his phone, his pursed lips revealing nerves rarely seen from one of the game’s great clutch hitters. Read more
A California city voted tonight to require gun owners to carry liability insurance in what’s believed to be the first measure of its kind in the United States. Read more
Gabriel Medina, the No. 1-ranked world champion surfer, said Monday that he would not compete in the 2022 World Surf League season and would instead focus on his mental health. Read more
More than 50 million people are affected by conflict in urban areas from Afghanistan to Libya, Syria, Yemen and beyond where they face a much higher risk of being killed or injured, the United Nations chief said today. Read more
The Coast Guard is calling it a suspected human smuggling case. Read more
Thailand in 2020 became the first Asian nation to decriminalize the production and use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Read more
Kennedy’s comments, made at a Washington rally on Sunday put on by his anti-vaccine nonprofit group, were widely condemned as offensive, outrageous and historically ignorant. Read more
By announcing she would seek a 19th term, Pelosi avoids becoming a lame duck in a year when Democrats are clinging to a fragile majority in the House and the party is under pressure to raise vast sums of money to defend control of Congress. Read more
The epic football playoff game between Buffalo and Kansas City reached nearly 43 million television viewers on Sunday, the most for any event since last year’s Super Bowl as the NFL struck gold with its rousing weekend. Read more
Payton, whose 16-year tenure with the club included its only Super Bowl championship and also a one-season suspension stemming from the NFL’s bounty investigation, is leaving coaching — for now. Read more
HDOT advises the public to follow all traffic control signs on the H-3 and allow for extra travel time to get to their destinations. Read more