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Waikiki building partially evacuated due to barricade situation
Honolulu police are still at the Ohia Waikiki Studio Suites about six hours into a barricade situation. Read more
Olympic champion surfer Carissa Moore wins Sullivan Award
Olympic surfing champion Carissa Moore won the AAU James E. Sullivan Award as the United States’s most outstanding college or Olympic athlete. Read more
LIVE BLOG: Mauna Loa’s lava flow stalls near key highway
The flow front of Fissure No. 3 has stalled and remains at 1.7 miles from Daniel K. Inouye Highway, Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency officials said. Read more
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A scramble to see Mauna Loa eruption reveals fissures on the Big Island
Some Native Hawaiians hope that the eruption might help efforts to fight what they see as infringements on their sovereignty and way of life. Read more
Search for snorkeler underway after possible shark encounter off Maui
Authorities on Maui were searching for a missing woman after a reported “possible shark/human encounter” today in waters off Kihei, state officials said. Read more
Brittney Griner back home in U.S. after Russian prisoner swap
American basketball star Brittney Griner returned to the United States early today after being freed in a high-profile prisoner exchange following nearly 10 months in detention in Russia. Read more
Biden releasing nearly $36B to aid pensions of union workers
“It’s about everything you worked for,” Biden said, with union officials standing behind him. “It’s about finding a dignified retirement.” Read more
Man, 51, charged with murder in fatal Kaneohe stabbing
William Michael Bell has a criminal history that includes three felony convictions for assault, promoting a dangerous drug and drug paraphernalia. Read more
Reno man, 77, pleads not guilty to murder in 1972 Waikiki stabbing
Oahu Circuit Court Judge Christine Kuriyama confirmed bail at $1 million for Tudor Chirila. Read more
Ronaldo, Portugal looks to end Morocco’s World Cup run
These really are pinch-yourself times for Morocco: A first ever spot in the quarterfinals of a World Cup — the first to take place in the Arab world, no less — and now a meeting with Portugal and its superstar striker, Cristiano Ronaldo. Read more
‘It’s fate.’ 40 years later, Ke Huy Quan is a star, again
He’s been crying a lot lately. Quan tends to get emotional any time he contemplates his sudden reversal of fate. Read more
Warrant: Texas FedEx driver says he strangled girl in van
Tanner Lynn Horner, 31, told investigators that Athena Strand wasn’t seriously hurt after he hit her while backing up, but he panicked and put her in his van. Read more
K-pop star among 8 to join Japan tycoon Maezawa’s moon trip
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa said today that K-Pop star T.O.P. will be among the eight people who will join him on a flyby around the moon on a SpaceX spaceship next year. Read more
From serving pizzas, Fofana now delivering World Cup crosses
Youssouf Fofana has gone from serving pizzas to delivering crosses in the World Cup. Read more
Police: 2 firefighters die in house fire; body found outside
The New Tripoli Fire Company members who lost their lives were identified as Assistant Fire Chief Zachary Paris and Marvin Gruber. Read more
Trump among 5 targets as Jan. 6 panel weighs criminal referrals
Those referrals are being suggested by a subcommittee of the panel and have not officially been approved by the full committee. Read more
FDA clears updated COVID-19 vaccines for kids under age 5
The Food and Drug Administration’s decision aims to better protect the littlest kids amid an uptick in COVID-19 cases around the country. Read more
WNBA star Griner freed in swap for Russian arms dealer
The swap, at a time of heightened tensions over Ukraine, achieved a top goal for President Joe Biden but carried a heavy price. Read more
Review: ‘The Whale’ is a hard but astounding film to watch
Charlie is a reclusive, morbidly obese English literature teacher unable and unwilling to stop eating himself to death. Read more
High wind warning, high surf advisory posted for some islands
A high wind warning is also in place for the leeward side of Hawaii island, including Kohala, through 6 p.m. Friday. Read more
Celine Dion cancels shows because of stiff person syndrome
Dion said she had no choice but to postpone her “Courage” tour, which was to restart in February after several delays. Read more
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Russ Roberts (https://hawaiinewsdigest.net and https://hawaiidigestscience.com).