Honolulu City Council approves federal COVID-19 funeral assistance to COFA citizens.
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
A federal program grants financial death benefits to families who lost members of their household to COVID-19, but the program largely left out citizens of the Freely Associated States who live in the United States through the Compacts of Free Association. Read more
Now that the worst of the pandemic seems to be over and people are traveling more freely again, another hot topic is on the tips of everyone’s tongues: expensive plane tickets. Read more
The coronavirus pandemic is delaying a trial for two Maui men charged with a hate crime for allegedly beating a white man in 2014. Read more
So far this year, North Korea has conducted 18 weapons tests involving dozens of missiles, more tests than in 2020 and 2021 combined. Read more
Johnson won the backing of 211 out of 359 Conservative lawmakers in a secret ballot. Read more
Question: During the 2020 pandemic, my brother lost his new job he was to start when the mayor’s order for the shutdown came. He applied for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and was approved. Read more
Following a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, outrigger canoe paddlers returned to the water Saturday for Na ‘Ohana O Na Hui Wa‘a’s season-opening Manu O Ke Kai Regatta. Read more
The steady rise in COVID-19 case numbers in Hawaii — 10 weeks in a row now — cannot be ignored. But some people seem to be trying. Read more
Cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hangzhou are requiring tests as often as every 48 hours to access public transit, entertainment venues — and even workplaces. Read more
Russian agent Dmitry Kovtun was accused by U.K. authorities in the poisoning death of former spy Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006. Read more
The cost of riding TheBus and TheHandi-Van will increase significantly July 1, anywhere from 9% to 233%, depending on the type of fare. Read more
Abbott said it initially will prioritize production of its EleCare specialty formulas for infants with severe food allergies and digestive problems who have few other options for nutrition. Read more
Florida law bars businesses from requiring documentation of a COVID-19 vaccination. Read more
“I plan to work remotely while isolating according to CDC guidelines, and look forward to when I can safely return to the office and the road,” he tweeted. Read more
The historic Lychee Bay scenic area in the southern Chinese manufacturing hub of Guangzhou staged boat displays and other scaled-back celebrations to mark the holiday commemorating the death of revered poet and government minister Qu Yuan. Read more
Question: No disrespect to the lantern floating, which I love, but it’s nice to see the focus return to ceremonies at Punchbowl and other military cemeteries. The specific purpose of Memorial Day as a holiday is to honor servicemen and women who died serving in the U.S. armed forces. If the lantern-floating does return next year as a large, in-person event, I hope they will choose a different day. Read more
Melatonin has become a popular over-the-counter sleeping aid, with sales increasing 150% between 2016 and 2020, the authors said. Read more
White House COVID-19 coordinator Ashish Jha outlined the administration’s planning for the last remaining ineligible age group to get shots. Read more
The declined money ranged from $177 for the one-person village of Monowi, Nebraska, to $3.9 million for DeWitt County, Texas, population about 20,000. Read more
The New York Times database has for the past week ranked Hawaii the No. 1 U.S. state for average daily COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people. Read more