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Massive winter storm brings rolling blackouts, power outages
More than 200 million people were under an advisory or warning today, the National Weather Service said. Read more
Flight canceled? Experts share some advice about what to do
Thousands of travelers were stranded at airports or stuck on hold trying to rebook flights this week as a massive storm snarled travel in the U.S. and Canada ahead of the holidays. Read more
Tagovailoa has a tough task ahead of him against Rodgers
Back in November, Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel said Miami’s goal was to play in meaningful games in December and January. Read more
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Bethlehem rebounds from pandemic, lifting Christmas spirits
The biblical town of Bethlehem is gearing up for what residents hope will be a merry Christmas, with thousands of visitors expected to descend upon the traditional birthplace of Jesus as it rebounds from the coronavirus pandemic. Read more
U.S. officials say COVID, bomb cyclone won’t slow Santa’s travels
The U.S. military agency known for tracking Santa Claus as he delivers presents on Christmas Eve doesn’t expect COVID-19 or the ” bomb cyclone ” hitting North America to affect Saint Nick’s global travels. Read more
Puuloa Beach Park to close New Year’s weekend
The closure will take place from 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30 to 5 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1. Read more
New mural painted in memory of LA’s famed mountain lion
An artist has devoted a sweeping new street mural to the memory of one of Los Angeles’ most famous residents. Read more
Tory Lanez convicted in Megan Thee Stallion’s shooting
Lanez showed no visible reaction as the verdict was read. He was handcuffed while in the courtroom. Read more
‘A very hard road ahead’ for China as COVID-19 cases spiral
Experts have forecast between a million and 2 million deaths next year. Read more
New retirement law would bring twists to Roth IRAs, 401(k)s
There are new twists to Roth individual retirement accounts and Roth 401(k)s, including an intriguing opportunity to move leftover money in a 529 college savings account to a Roth IRA. Read more
Commercial vehicles to return to Hanauma Bay in January
Entry for approved tour vehicles will be allowed beginning Jan. 4, followed in February by scuba and snorkel guides. Read more
Hilo man indicted in girlfriend’s 2019 strangling death
Ekolu Keolanui was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder in the death of Sable Keffer-Young. Read more
Hawaii beats Washington State to reach Diamond Head title game
Samuta Avea scored 14 of his game-high 19 points after the intermission to lead the Hawaii basketball team to a 62-52 victory over Washington State tonight in the semifinals of the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic. Read more
Facebook parent Meta will pay $725M to settle user data case
The case sprang from 2018 revelations that Cambridge Analytica had paid a Facebook app developer for access to the personal information of about 87 million users of the platform. Read more
Congress approves new election rules in Jan. 6 response
The House passed an overhaul of the Electoral Count Act as part of its massive, end-of-the-year spending bill, after the Senate approved identical wording Thursday. Read more
VIDEO: Hawaii DOE Superintendent Keith Hayashi joins ‘Spotlight Hawaii’
Hawaii Department of Education Superintendent Keith Hayashi joined the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s “Spotlight Hawaii” livestream show today and answered viewer questions. Read more
FDA says plainly: Morning-after pills are not abortion pills
Wording on packaging led some opponents of abortion and politicians to say that taking the morning-after pill could be the equivalent of having an abortion or even committing murder. Read more
Large wave injures 10, sweeps 2 into ocean at Sharks Cove
At around 2 p.m. a 10-foot wave at Sharks Cove caught a more than a dozen people off-guard. Read more
Man, 33, dies in Windward Oahu motorcycle crash
The crash occurred in the area of Kamehameha Highway and Hunaahi Street at about 2:45 p.m. Read more
Trial in shooting of Megan Thee Stallion exposes misogynoir
The Houston-born rapper was shot multiple times in both feet after leaving a Hollywood Hills party in 2020 with rapper Tory Lanez and former assistant Kelsey Harris. Read more
Judge orders paternity test for Cowboys owner Jerry Jones
A Texas judge issued the order for genetic testing Thursday in a paternity case brought by Alexandra Davis. Read more
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Russ Roberts (https://hawaiinewsdigest.net and https://hawaiidigestscience.com).