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Obama tests positive for COVID-19, says he’s ‘feeling fine’
Former President Barack Obama said today that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, though he’s feeling relatively healthy and his wife, Michelle, tested negative.
Kauai man rescued after ditching hospital, spending 3 hours in ocean
Multiple Kauai agencies took part in finding and rescuing a 40-year-old Wailua man missing for nearly three hours Friday in waters off Kaiakea Point in Kealia.
Honolulu Fire Department investigates 2-alarm Mokuleia blaze
The Honolulu Fire Department continues to investigate what caused a two-alarm fire in Mokuleia on Friday night.
Moped operator seriously injured in Keolu Hills crash
Honolulu Emergency Medical Services said it treated a man around 40 years old in “extremely critical condition” early today after the moped he was operating crashed in Kailua.
‘The Batman’ and BTS power weekend box office
NEW YORK >> In its second weekend of release, Warner Bros.’ “The Batman” easily remained the No. 1 movie in North American theaters with $66 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates today, while a live BTS concert broadcast was one-day-only blockbuster.
U.S., China officials to meet as tensions mount over Russia
WASHINGTON >> President Joe Biden is sending his national security adviser for talks with a senior Chinese official in Rome on Monday as concerns grow that China is amplifying Russian disinformation in the Ukraine war and may help Russia evade punishment from economic sanctions.
Anti-war protests across Europe, small rallies in Russia
BERLIN >> Tens of thousands of people rallied today in cities across Europe to protest against Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine, with small vigils taking place in Russia as well despite a crackdown by authorities against such demonstrations.
Acclaimed filmmaker Brent Renaud shot, killed in Ukraine
Brent Renaud, an acclaimed filmmaker who traveled to some of the darkest and most dangerous corners of the world for documentaries that transported audiences to little-known places of suffering, died today after Russian forces opened fire on his vehicle in Ukraine.
Russian airstrike hits base in western Ukraine, kills 35
LVIV, Ukraine >> Waves of Russian missiles pounded a military training base close to Ukraine’s western border with NATO member Poland, killing 35 people. The strike followed Russian threats to target foreign weapon shipments that are helping Ukrainian fighters defend their country against Russia’s grinding invasion.
CALENDAR TODAY BASEBALL Big West: Rutgers at Hawaii, 1:05 p.m. at Les Murakami Stadium. SOFTBALL PacWest: Doubleheader, Holy Names vs. Chaminade, noon at Sand Island Park. Doubleheader, Dominican at Hawaii Hilo, noon. MONDAY SOFTBALL PacWest: Read More
Star Channels — March 13 – March 19, 2022
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Hawaii Real Estate Sales: January 31 – February 4, 2022
For the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 4 Derived from the state conveyance tax data. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Residential City and County of Honolulu Property Date Price Aiea, Halawa 99-421 Waoala Pl 2/2/22 Read More
Television and radio – March 13, 2022
On the air Listings are for Oceanic and Hawaiian Telcom analog/digital. *—premium station. **—retelecast. ***—delayed. Check your TV guide for latest updates. TODAY TIME TV CH HT AUTO RACING NASCAR Cup Ruoff Mortgage Read More
BeachBows finish third at Queen’s Cup
The University of Hawaii beach volleyball team wrapped up the Queen’s Cup with a third-place finish on Saturday, defeating UC Davis 3-2 after falling 3-2 to California earlier in the day.
Dave Reardon: Mariota can bring value as starter or mentor
The job market for NFL quarterbacks doesn’t have much in common with the labor dynamics of the real world.
Hawaii outlasts stubborn No. 12 Lewis in 4 sets
Although Chaz Galloway continues to work on regaining the spring in his legs, he showed ample elevation in a career-best performance on Saturday.
Dancing queens: Hawaii rallies past UC Irvine for the Big West title and an NCAA berth
HENDERSON, Nev. >> Before the Big West championship trophy was hoisted and the basketball net was cut down, there was University of Hawaii coach Laura Beeman’s halftime reminder that there is no celebratory party without fun.
Hawaii leaves Las Vegas without Big West men’s basketball title
HENDERSON, Nev. >> Like many visitors to the Las Vegas metropolitan area, several members of the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team left with what-if experiences.
Rainbow Wahine fall to Oklahoma, then get rare win over Pac-12 foe
Brittnee Rossi trotted down the third-base line and stomped on home plate as if trying to bury it even deeper into the earth.
Rutgers ruins Hawaii’s day with a sweep
Two different games produced the same disappointing outcome for the Hawaii baseball team.
David Shapiro: Bob McDermott knows how to get to the bottom of things
It didn’t take long for GOP state Rep. Bob McDermott to turn his U.S. Senate campaign against incumbent Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz to his signature issue: anuses.
Wide range of bills advance, stall at mid-point of Hawaii legislative session
State lawmakers halfway through the 60-day legislative session are poised to grant raises to public worker union members and infuse millions of dollars to help Native Hawaiians afford homes on their ancestral lands.
Alleged Russian operative tried to lure elected Hawaii officials to Russia
A woman accused of working as a foreign operative in America used a Kauai County Council member and a nonprofit organization to try to lure government and military officials to meetings with high-ranking members of the Russian Federation.
Busy Kakaako crosswalk to be restored, repaired
For months residents have asked local officials to repaint a heavily used crosswalk in the Kakaako area, and on Saturday city and state officials revealed a plan to do just that.
Palmyra Atoll experiment demonstrates the beneficial power of native trees
Hawaii-based conservationists have been working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for more than a decade to restore the native rainforest of Palmyra Atoll, the lonely Central Pacific outpost previously owned by a Honolulu family for nearly 80 years.
Hawaii’s Top Workplaces share employee appreciation
The best places to work in Hawaii include a widely diverse group of businesses and nonprofits but share one common trait — employee appreciation and loyalty.
Kamehameha song contest returns to live format after 2-year pandemic interruption
Soaring voices and high emotion filled the Blaisdell Arena as the annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest returned for in-person competition before a live audience Friday after two years of pandemic interruptions.
William Donald ‘Bill’ Souza was a ‘dedicated keeper’ of cultural values
William Donald “Bill” Souza, 78, was a longtime employee of the former Honolulu Star-Bulletin, a predecessor of the Honolulu Star- Advertiser, and more recently was a staunch member of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I, where he served as protocol officer. At the Star-Bulletin, Souza coordinated and edited “The Pulse of Paradise” daily calendar.
Kokua Line: Can I renew my Hawaii license from out of state?
Question: Is it possible to renew my Hawaii driver’s license from out of state if I am still a permanent Hawaii resident? I had hoped to get this done before leaving to take care of my mother, but I am running out of time. I’m not sure how long I will be gone, probably a few months, which will be past the expiration date, and I need a valid license to drive while I am taking care of my mom. I alr
NBC’s ‘Young Rock’ returns to the ring
Get ready for more wrasslin’ action, coming-of-age moments and amusing anecdotes as the NBC sitcom “Young Rock” returns to the screen on Tuesday.
Al Jardine to perform at Hawaii Theatre Center
Al Jardine was born in Lima, Ohio, but spent his teens in Hawthorne, Calif. He met Brian Wilson when they were on the Hawthorne High School football team. They shared an interest in music, and when Brian decided to form a pop vocal group with his younger brothers, Dennis and Carl, in 1961, he invited Jardine to join them. The result was the Beach Boys — with the Wilsons’ cousin, Mike Love, on lea
K-Drama: Seung Joo acts cold toward Jak Doo on ‘My Husband Oh’
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Performers are back on stage at Hawaii venues
With limits on indoor gatherings and most other pandemic restrictions lifted, it’s time to think about where we want to gather with friends for some fun.
Classical music groups offer variety to Hawaii audiences
Classical music fans can look forward to Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra’s programs that reflect a tilt toward the Pacific, said HSO executive director Dave Moss.
Changed itineraries, higher fares: How the war in Ukraine is affecting travel
Just as the travel industry was seeking to climb out of a two-year depression, Russia’s assault on Ukraine has scrambled schedules and given Americans pause as they consider international vacations.
Signs of Hawaiian Life – March 13, 2022
Did you spot a sign of Hawaiian life on your travels? To submit photos, check out our new, simple online submission form at staradvertiser.com/signs . You must fill out all required fields in order to be considered for publication. Photos must have a person in them and contain a “sign” of Hawaiian life. Email submissions and mailed photos are no longer accepted.
On Politics: Rosier economic outlook means more revenues, which means more spending by legislators
The Hawaii Legislature’s major work product of the year, the state budget, is expected to clear the House this week and zip over to the Senate. Call it a gigantic bounty of good news.
Column: Women’s Prison Project bills moving
The Women’s Prison Project (WPP) is grateful for the comprehensive and positive Star-Advertiser editorial highlighting the need for a new approach to women’s corrections in Hawaii and WPP’s success at having several bills still alive in the state Legislature (“ Build better futures for women in prison ,” Our View, March 3).
Column: Equal Pay Day reminds how far women’s wages lag men’s
We should take note of Shakespeare’s words in the play, “Julius Caesar”: Beware the Ides of March (March 15). That’s because Tuesday, March 15, will be the national observance of “Equal Pay Day,” the day when we recognize the existing wage gap between working women and men and offer remedies to address pay inequity. That date illustrates how far into 2022 women must work to earn what men earned b
Column: Patsy Mink trailblazed the path for monumental Title IX strides
Who gave women the right to vote first, Hawaii or the United States? The answer is probably the kingdom of Hawaii, in the 1840 Constitution, as it used a gender neutral term. So it may not be surprising that the first woman of color elected to the United States Congress came from Hawaii, Patsy T. Mink.
Column: Help more workers save for retirement
Thinking about the future is not always easy.
Editorial: Accountability for Department of Hawaiian Home Lands’ funds
The warning signs are hard to ignore. So is the clear momentum that has built behind legislation to make a huge investment to address the massive backlog in fulfilling the trust obligations of the federal Hawaiian Homes Commission