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Grammys rebound from COVID years, reaching 12.4M viewers
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‘Died suddenly’ posts twist tragedies to push vaccine lies
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Average COVID positivity rate on continued decline in Hawaii
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China, Hong Kong scrap cross-border travel quota, COVID test
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Off The News: No back pay for vaccine refusers
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Republican-led committee targets COVID relief aid for review
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Reports say 2022 was good for Nevada casinos, Vegas tourism
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How will life change once the COVID-19 emergency ends?
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Biden to end COVID-19 emergencies on May 11
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Belgian carnival town celebrates again after COVID hiatus
After a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic that brutally brought one of Europe’s oldest Mardi Gras celebrations to a halt, celebrations are back with a vengeance this winter. Read more
Deadline approaches for nonprofits to apply for pandemic relief
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Hawaii visitors in 2022 down 11% from pre-pandemic level
U.S. arrivals reached more than 7.76 million, a gain of 12.9% over 2019, which offset a decline in international visitors, especially from Japan. Read more
China announces resumption of visas for Japanese
The decision was announced in a statement posted on the Chinese Embassy’s website. Read more
U.S. population center trending toward South this decade
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COVID vaccines targeting omicron should be standard, panel says
As the advisers endorsed ending one era of the COVID vaccination campaign, they also grappled with its future. Read more
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Chief justice cites innovations born from COVID restrictions
Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald outlined recent and upcoming judicial innovations — often prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic — before a joint session of the state Senate and House on Wednesday before asking for a “modest” budget increase that included a request to restore 30 COVID-era Judiciary job cuts across the islands. Read more
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