“CODA” wins best picture at the Oscars as Will Smith slaps Chris Rock on stage.
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Sian Heder’s “CODA,” which first premiered at a virtual Sundance Film Festival in winter 2021, started out as an underdog but gradually emerged as the Oscars’ feel-good favorite. Read more
Russia now says its main focus is on taking control of the eastern Donbas region, an apparent pullback from its earlier, more expansive goals, but one which is raising fears of a divided Ukraine. Read more
The complete list of Oscar winners at the 94th Academy Awards today in Los Angeles. Read more
The Honolulu Fire Department this afternoon rescued a 70-year-old hiker, who slide off the Friendship Garden Trail in Kaneohe. Read more
China began locking down most of its largest city of Shanghai as part of its strict COVID-19 strategy, amid questions over the policy’s economic toll on the country. Read more
City and County of Honolulu officials today have closed Hanauma Bay and posted warning signs at beaches in Waikiki and at Nanakuli Beach Park. Read more
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is seeking to reassure a wary Israel and its Gulf Arab allies that the Biden administration is committed to their security ahead of the possible renewal of global powers’ international nuclear deal with Iran. Read more
As climate change opens up the Arctic for transit and exploration, Russia has increasingly militarized the region, and the U.S. is preparing a more aggressive presence of its own. Read more
Thousands of central and Southern California grocery workers have voted to authorize their union to call a strike against several major supermarket chains as contract negotiations are set to resume this week. Read more
With the pandemic entering a new phase in the United States marked by fewer precautions and the rise of the even more transmissible omicron subvariant BA.2, the Biden administration has begun stressing the importance of mitigating the risk of indoor aerosol transmission. Read more
A wildfire south of Boulder that forced nearly 20,000 people to flee was listed at 21% contained and most evacuations had been lifted by this morning, officials with Boulder Fire-Rescue said. Read more
In December, Chris Wallace, 74, issued a final verdict: He was done at Fox News. In a surprise move, he declined to renew his contract as host of “Fox News Sunday” and jumped to archrival CNN. Read more
The White House attempted to clarify soon after Biden finished speaking in Poland that he was not calling for a new government in Russia. Read more
Police said speed is a possible factor in the crash, and the driver was not wearing a seat belt. Read more
Investigators have identified 120 of the victims through DNA analysis, state media reported. Read more
Investigators on Saturday continued to examine what happened Thursday night when Tyre Sampson dropped out of his seat from a 430-foot, free-fall amusement park ride. Read more
The U.S. Marine Corps said an Osprey aircraft crashed on March 18 in a Norwegian town in the Arctic Circle, killing the four Marines. Read more
Emergency Medical Services reported three people were injured this evening in a vehicle collision near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Read more
With the invasion now in its second month, Russian forces have seemingly stalled on many fronts and are even losing previously taken ground to Ukrainian counterattacks. Read more
Federal health officials have hotly debated the way forward, with some strongly in favor of a second booster now and others skeptical. Read more
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) will hold the Kawailani ‘Ino Hawaii statewide voice and digital Emergency Communications Exercise on April 16th. License Hawaii Ham Radio Operators are encouraged to participated by registering at https://hawaiiares.net/
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