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Maui police fatally shoot armed man
Maui police shot and killed an armed man who “advanced” toward an officer at a Kahului residence this evening. Read more
Gov. Josh Green announces 7 more appointments
Green today announced a third round of nominees who will serve for the state. Read more
U.S. says Chinese fighter jet flew dangerously close to American plane
The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said in a statement today that it expected all states in the region “to use international airspace safely and in accordance with international law.” Read more
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Biden signs $1.7 trillion bill funding government operations
Biden had until late Friday to sign the bill to avoid a partial government shutdown. Read more
Woman, 51, seriously injured in hit-and-run on Vineyard Boulevard
The pedestrian was crossing the roadway when she was struck by an unknown vehicle traveling eastbound on South Vineyard Boulevard just before 5 a.m., police said. Read more
Airline breakdown upends holiday leave for service members
Amiah Manlove used most of her savings to buy a $711 airline ticket to go home for the holidays. Then the Army private got stuck midway through the over 4,000-mile journey from Hawaii to Indianapolis and had to sleep on an airport floor. Read more
Without Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins need to find a win to reach playoffs
With a four-game losing streak, the Dolphins squandered an easy path to the playoffs and now need to win at least one — or possibly both — of their last two games to reach the postseason. Read more
Putin, Xi hold talks as Russia fires another Ukraine barrage
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping vowed today to deepen their bilateral cooperation against the backdrop of Moscow’s 10-month war in Ukraine, which weathered another night of drone and rocket attacks following a massive missile bombardment. Read more
High surf advisory for north, west shores of most islands
Forecasters predict the swell to deliver advisory level surf Thursday night, continuing through Friday until a decline Friday night. Read more
Hawaii beats UC Davis to open Big West play
Point guard JoVon McClanahan scored 23 points — all in the second half — to power the University of Hawaii basketball team to tonight’s 74-66 victory over UC Davis in SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center. Read more
Rainbow Wahine open Big West season with road win at UC Davis
Lily Wahinekapu led four Hawaii players in double figures with 17 points and the Rainbow Wahine basketball team opened the Big West season with a 70-62 win over UC Davis today at University Credit Union Center in Davis, Calif. Read more
Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of ‘beautiful game,’ has died
The standard-bearer of “the beautiful game” had undergone treatment for colon cancer since 2021. He had been hospitalized for the last month with multiple ailments. Read more
Visitor spending in Hawaii surpasses 2019 levels
Although fewer in number, their spending (not adjusted for inflation) increased 13.7% last month from November 2019, to $1.52 billion. Read more
As Silicon Valley retrenches, a tech talent shift accelerates
More technology professionals are looking beyond the well-known Big Tech employers to companies in many other industries that increasingly offer challenging opportunities. Read more
Republicans step up attacks on FBI as it investigates Trump
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who will be the Judiciary Committee’s chair next month, has pledged to investigate what he describes as the politicization of the FBI. Read more
Vivienne Westwood, influential fashion maverick, dies at 81
Westwood’s eponymous fashion house announced her death on social media platforms, saying she died peacefully. Read more
Probe: Alzheimer’s drug approval ‘rife with irregularities’
The 18-month investigation by two House committees detailed “atypical collaboration” between FDA regulators and a company it’s supposed to oversee — Aduhelm manufacturer Biogen. Read more
Southwest says normal flight operations to resume Friday
Southwest is struggling to recover after being overwhelmed by a winter storm that left hundreds of pilots and flight attendants stranded out of position to operate flights. Read more
Feds sue drug wholesaler AmerisourceBergen over opioid sales
The 87-page civil enforcement action accuses AmerisourceBergen Corp. and two subsidiaries of failing to properly scrutinize orders for suspicious activity. Read more
Teen charged in Waikiki armed robbery
Honolulu police said the teen brandished a firearm at three hotel employees at Paokalani Avenue and Lemon Road and discharged a round into the ground. Read more
Warren Buffett jumps into local politics to fight streetcar
Buffett said he wanted to weigh in on the streetcar because it’s “going to be hugely expensive if implemented.” Read more
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Russ Roberts (https://hawaiinewsdigest.net and https://hawaiidigestscience.com).