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Motorcylist dies after losing control of his bike, getting hit by a car in Wailua

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A deadly Friday evening traffic accident in Wailua has brought the count of traffic fatalities to four since the start of the year.

January 24th 2021, 12:44 am

Hawaii men’s basketball team bounces back with win at Cal State Fullerton

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Hawaii’s dominance on the backboards powered the Rainbow Warriors to a 76-53 bounce-back win over Cal State Fullerton today at Titan Gym in Fullerton, Calif.

January 23rd 2021, 11:14 pm

Authorities investigate blast at anti-gay California church

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EL MONTE, Calif. >> The FBI and local police are investigating an explosion early today at a Los Angeles-area church that had been the target of protests for its anti-LGTBQ message.

January 23rd 2021, 9:14 pm

They can’t leave the San Francisco Bay Area fast enough

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SAN FRANCISCO >> The Bay Area struck a hard bargain with its tech workers.

January 23rd 2021, 7:42 pm

Hawaii sees 4 new coronavirus-related deaths on Oahu and 134 infections statewide with total cases t

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Hawaii health officials today reported four new coronavirus-related deaths and 134 new infections, bringing the state’s totals since the start of the pandemic to 336 fatalities and 25,003 cases.

January 23rd 2021, 5:12 pm

56-250 Kamehameha Highway closed in both directions near Gunstock Ranch due to downed tree, power li

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A fallen tree and downed power lines has resulted in the closure of 56-250 Kamehameha Highway in both directions near Gunstock Ranch, according to a city alert.

January 23rd 2021, 4:09 pm

Mexico looks to reopen schools in just one of its states

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MEXICO CITY >> Mexico will start vaccinating teachers and other school personnel in one of the country’s 32 states this weekend with an eye toward resuming in-person classes there as early as late next month, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday.

January 23rd 2021, 4:09 pm

Aloha shirts on anti-government ‘boogaloos’ link symbol of peace to violence

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People following a violent movement that promotes a second U.S. civil war or the breakdown of modern society have been showing up at recent protests across the nation armed and wearing tactical gear. But the anti-government “boogaloo” movement has adopted an unlikely public and online symbol: the so-called Aloha shirt.

January 23rd 2021, 4:09 pm

Pennsylvania Rep. Jeff Pyle apologizes for mocking trans Biden nominee on Facebook

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HARRISBURG, PA. >> A Pennsylvania legislator shared on Facebook an image mocking the appearance of the state’s recently departed health secretary, Dr. Rachel Levine, a transgender woman who has been nominated to serve in the Biden administration, and then offered a general apology today.

January 23rd 2021, 3:36 pm

3,400 arrested at protests in Russia demanding release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny

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MOSCOW >> Russian police arrested more than 3,400 people today in nationwide protests demanding the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin’s most prominent foe, according to a group that counts political detentions.

January 23rd 2021, 3:26 pm

Biden makes 1st calls to Canada’s Justin Trudeau and Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador

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WASHINGTON >> President Joe Biden’s first calls to foreign leaders went to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador at a strained moment for the U.S. relationship with its North American neighbors.

January 23rd 2021, 3:26 pm

Recreational pot sales kick off in Arizona

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PHOENIX >> Legal sales of recreational marijuana in Arizona started on Friday, a once-unthinkable step in the former conservative stronghold that joins 14 other states that have broadly legalized pot.

January 23rd 2021, 3:26 pm

At 78 and the oldest president, Biden sees a world changed

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WASHINGTON >> When Joe Biden took the oath of office as the 46th president, he became not only the oldest newly inaugurated U.S. chief executive in history but also the oldest sitting president ever.

January 23rd 2021, 3:26 pm

Biden administration fires heads of 3 federally funded international broadcasters

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WASHINGTON >> The heads of three federally funded international broadcasters were abruptly fired late Friday as the Biden administration completed a house-cleaning of Donald Trump-appointees at the U.S. Agency for Global Media.

January 23rd 2021, 3:26 pm

Democrats make federal election standards a top priority

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Democrats plan to move quickly on one of the first bills of the new Congress, citing the need for federal election standards and other reforms to shore up the foundations of American democracy after a tumultuous post-election period and deadly riot at the Capitol.

January 23rd 2021, 3:26 pm

Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton, Bette Midler and others praise, mourn Larry King

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Celebrities and interview subjects, from Bill Clinton to Oprah Winfrey, are mourning the death of Larry King. His broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century. King died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at age 87.

January 23rd 2021, 3:26 pm

Comedian Dave Chappelle tests positive for COVID-19; upcoming shows canceled

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AUSTIN, Texas >> Dave Chappelle tested positive for the coronavirus just before his comedy show scheduled for Thursday, forcing his upcoming appearances to be canceled, a spokeswoman said.

January 23rd 2021, 2:08 pm

Michigan Mega Millions ticket wins $1.05 billion jackpot

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DETROIT >> Someone in Michigan bought the winning ticket for the $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot, which was the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

January 23rd 2021, 1:53 pm

Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

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LOS ANGELES >> Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died today. He was 87.

January 23rd 2021, 12:09 pm

Russia arrests 350 protesters demanding opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s release

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MOSCOW >> Russian police today arrested hundreds of protesters who took to the streets in temperatures as low as minus-50 C (minus-58 F) to demand the release of Alexei Navalny, the country’s top opposition figure.

January 23rd 2021, 7:21 am

Biden White House orders assessment on violent extremism within U.S.

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WASHINGTON >> President Joe Biden on Friday ordered the director of national intelligence to work with the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the threat from domestic violent extremism, a sign of how seriously the new administration is taking the issue in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.

January 23rd 2021, 7:21 am

New pandemic plight as hospitals are running out of vaccines

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As the coronavirus tears across much of Texas, Dr. Esmaeil Porsa is grappling with one of the most formidable challenges he has faced: The Houston hospital system he operates is running out of vaccines.

January 23rd 2021, 6:35 am

Column: He ‘imo na ka maka, pa‘a ke kahena o ka ‘aila maka

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Synopsis: Joe Biden’s election offers hope to more than half the voters. The executive orders that he signed on the first day in office are certainly a good start. As time goes by, we will get a better idea.

January 23rd 2021, 5:20 am

Hawaii hotels have the lowest December occupancy rate in the nation

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Hawaii hotels finished December with the lowest occupancy of any state in the nation. Only Washington, D.C.’s hotel occupancy was worse.

January 23rd 2021, 5:20 am

Editorial: More towers for Kakaako

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A quick overview of the Victoria Ward Master Plan shows just how much the prime Kakaako neighborhood has been built up — and how much there still is to go.

January 23rd 2021, 5:20 am

Darren Clarke and Jerry Kelly share the lead heading into final round of Mitsubishi Electric Champio

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The nice day at the park that the old guys had in the first round of the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai on the Big Island was lost in the strong tradewinds that paid a visit Friday afternoon keeping golf scores in a more reasonable range.

January 23rd 2021, 5:20 am

Television and radio – Jan. 23, 2021

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January 23rd 2021, 5:20 am

Rainbow Warriors’ leaky defense leads to loss at Cal State Fullerton

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A troubling theme tagged along with the University of Hawaii basketball team on its second road trip of the season.

January 23rd 2021, 5:20 am

Waialua ‘food hub’ runs into opposition from community

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A developer who in recent years has acquired over 1,000 acres of mostly fallow North Shore farmland has run into community opposition over plans to reuse some of the property.

January 23rd 2021, 5:20 am

Rainbow Wahine win late against Cal State Fullerton

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Freshman Olivia Davies and senior Amy Atwell hit key free throws in the final 1:56 as Hawaii escaped with a 49-47 win over Cal State Fullerton on Friday night at SimpliFi Arena.

January 23rd 2021, 5:20 am

Hawaii’s vaccine rollout climbs past 94,000

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An estimated 94,003 people had received COVID-19 vaccinations in Hawaii as of Thursday, according to a preliminary count provided by the state Department of Health.

January 23rd 2021, 5:20 am

Hawaii’s Land Board cracks down on illegal seawalls

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Members of Hawaii’s Board of Land and Natural Resources expressed growing concern Friday about the loss of Hawaii’s beaches to homeowners erecting illegal seawalls as they ordered several structures to be removed along beaches on Oahu and Molokai and fined the property owners.

January 23rd 2021, 5:05 am

Man, 26, in critical condition after Waialua collision

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A 26-year-old man was in critical condition after a collision involving a motorcycle and a vehicle on Kaukonahua Road in Waialua tonight.

January 23rd 2021, 3:36 am

Wuhan returns to normal as world still battling coronavirus pandemic

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WUHAN, China >> A year ago, a notice sent to smartphones in Wuhan at 2 a.m. announced the world’s first coronavirus lockdown that would last 76 days.

January 23rd 2021, 12:34 am

Hawaiian surfer Makua Rothman masters an estimated 100-foot wave at Jaws

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On Jan. 16, now known as Super Swell Saturday, when the biggest waves of a consistently epic 2020-21 winter season woke up the outside reef breaks on the islands’ north shores, Oahu North Shore native Makuakai Rothman, 36, was exactly where he wanted to be: on Maui, with his fellow big-wave surfers, riding the Himalayan waves of Peahi, also known as Jaws.

January 23rd 2021, 12:20 am

FAA employee charged with taking part in U.S. Capitol riot

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. >> A Federal Aviation Administration employee and QAnon follower from California who had been on the FBI’s radar is facing federal charges after he confessed to taking part in the siege of the U.S. Capitol, according to court documents released Friday.

January 22nd 2021, 11:20 pm

Man, 29, arrested for alleged assault of woman and bus driver in Kalihi

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Honolulu police arrested a 29-year-old man after he allegedly assaulted a 52-year-old city bus driver in Kalihi.

January 22nd 2021, 10:49 pm

Virtual Career Expo – Jan 27-28, 2021

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Visit with Hawaii’s best employers and find hundreds of jobs all in one place! Job seekers will be able to connect directly with employers, submit resumes and get hired on the spot. VIEW SECTION

January 22nd 2021, 10:49 pm

Trump’s last-minute pardon frees man still facing accusations of violence

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President Donald Trump’s late-night commutation of a 10-year prison sentence being served by a drug smuggler named Jonathan Braun made the action sound almost routine. The White House said only that upon his release, Braun would “seek employment to support his wife and children.”

January 22nd 2021, 10:33 pm

Hawaii men’s basketball team suffers 4th consecutive loss

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Tray Maddox Jr. scored 23 points to lead a hot-shooting Cal State Fullerton attack and the host Titans sent the University of Hawaii basketball team to its fourth straight loss with an 83-67 Big West victory today at Titan Gym in Fullerton, Calif.

January 22nd 2021, 10:19 pm

Police open first-degree arson investigation after fire at Waianae business

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Honolulu police have opened a first-degree arson investigation involving an early morning fire at a business at Waianae Mall early today.

January 22nd 2021, 9:49 pm

Trump and Justice Department lawyer said to have plotted to oust acting attorney general

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WASHINGTON >> The Justice Department’s top leaders listened in stunned silence this month: One of their peers, they were told, had devised a plan with President Donald Trump to oust Jeffrey Rosen as acting attorney general and wield the department’s power to force Georgia state lawmakers to overturn its presidential election results.

January 22nd 2021, 9:33 pm

Maui police arrest visitor at Paia beach, cite others at a drum circle, for violating face mask rule

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Maui police arrested a man visiting from Colorado last Friday after observing him walking along a Paia beach without a mask, as well as for refusing to cooperate with officers and providing false information on his identity.

January 22nd 2021, 9:02 pm

Thousands of Hong Kongers locked down to contain coronavirus

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HONG KONG >> Thousands of Hong Kong residents were locked down Saturday in an unprecedented move to contain a worsening outbreak in the city, authorities said.

January 22nd 2021, 8:46 pm

Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand >> Google today threatened to make its search engine unavailable in Australia if the government went ahead with plans to make tech giants pay for news content.

January 22nd 2021, 8:32 pm

Cautious First Hawaiian Bank adds $20 billion to loan-loss reserves

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First Hawaiian Bank beat analysts’ earnings estimates but added $20 million to its loan-loss reserves in the fourth quarter as it remained cautious about the near-term outlook for the state’s economy.

January 22nd 2021, 8:16 pm

Stand-up paddler blown out to sea rescued off Ala Moana

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Lifeguards rescued a 40-year-old stand-up paddler, who had been blown out to sea nearly 2 miles from Ala Moana Beach Park this afternoon.

January 22nd 2021, 8:16 pm

VIDEO: Chad Owens interviews NBA’s Matt Barnes on ‘The CO2 RUN DWN’

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Former University of Hawaii and Canadian Football League standout Chad Owens hosts the “The CO2 RUN DWN,” the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s new Facebook Live sports talk show.

January 22nd 2021, 7:46 pm

Cesar Chavez’s son happy dad’s bust is in Biden Oval Office

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WASHINGTON >> Paul Chavez had no idea where a sculpture of his father, Latino American civil rights and labor leader Cesar Chavez, would end up in the White House.

January 22nd 2021, 7:46 pm

Mixed finish on Wall Street as worldwide rally takes a pause

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Wall Street tapped the brakes on its recent record-setting rally today with a mixed finish for the major stock indexes, though the S&P 500 still ended the week with its third weekly gain in four.

January 22nd 2021, 7:32 pm

People smugglers sentenced in U.K. for deaths of 39 Vietnamese in container truck

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LONDON >> Four people smugglers convicted of killing 39 people from Vietnam who died in the back of a container truck as it was shipped to England were sentenced Friday to between 13 and 27 years in prison.

January 22nd 2021, 7:32 pm

Texas sues Biden administration over halt to deportations

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AUSTIN, TEXAS >> Texas today moved to stop President Joe Biden from allowing a 100-day moratorium on deportations, bringing one of the first lawsuits against his new administration.

January 22nd 2021, 7:02 pm

Some Hawaii Guard troops had to take breaks Thursday in parking garage on D.C. duty

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The Hawaii National Guard clarified today that some of its soldiers sent to Washington D.C. for inauguration duty had to take breaks Thursday in a parking garage after troops from around the country were removed from Capitol Complex buildings.

January 22nd 2021, 7:02 pm

Jill Biden thanks National Guard members with chocolate chip cookies

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WASHINGTON >> New first lady Jill Biden took an unannounced detour to the U.S. Capitol on Friday to deliver baskets of chocolate chip cookies to National Guard members, thanking them “for keeping me and my family safe” during President Joe Biden’s inauguration.

January 22nd 2021, 7:02 pm

Hilo to get $2.3M to rebuild wastewater system following 2018 Kilauea eruption

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Hawaii County is set to receive $2.3 million in new federal funding to help rebuild a wastewater collection and treatment system in Hilo damaged in the 2018 Kilauea eruption, according to U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz.

January 22nd 2021, 6:32 pm

Mayor Victorino appoints Andrew Martin as Maui County prosecuting attorney

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Mayor Michael Victorino on Wednesday announced the appointment of Andrew Martin as Maui County prosecuting attorney.

January 22nd 2021, 5:59 pm

GOP lawmaker with gun sets off House chamber metal detector

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WASHINGTON >> Capitol Police are investigating an incident in which a Republican lawmaker was blocked from entering the House chamber after setting off a metal detector while apparently carrying a concealed gun.

January 22nd 2021, 5:44 pm

Tom Brokaw says he’s retiring from NBC News after 55 years

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NEW YORK >> Longtime NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw, once television news’ most popular broadcaster as he told viewers about the biggest events of that late 20th Century, said today that he’s retiring from television.

January 22nd 2021, 5:30 pm

Hawaii records 4 new coronavirus-related deaths and 132 additional infections statewide

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Hawaii health officials today reported four new coronavirus-related deaths and 132 new infections, bringing the state’s totals since the start of the pandemic to 332 fatalities and 24,870 cases.

January 22nd 2021, 5:00 pm

Large surf for north and west shores, gusty winds in store for the weekend

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A large, west-northwest swell is expected to arrive in the Hawaiian isles late tonight, forecasters said, while gusty trades will become especially strong over the weekend.

January 22nd 2021, 4:44 pm

Petition seeks to ouster Kentucky attorney general over Breonna Taylor death probe

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FRANKFORT, KY. >> A petition seeking the impeachment of Kentucky’s attorney general was filed today by three grand jurors who criticized his handling of an investigation into Breonna Taylor’s shooting death by police.

January 22nd 2021, 4:44 pm

Yosemite National Park to remain closed after high winds cause millions of dollars in damage

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF.>> Yosemite National Park will remain closed through the weekend after high winds that battered much of California knocked down two giant sequoias and caused millions of dollars in damage.

January 22nd 2021, 4:44 pm

Coronavirus guidelines now the rule at White House

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WASHINGTON >> Testing wristbands are in. Mask-wearing is mandatory. Desks are socially distanced.

January 22nd 2021, 4:30 pm

California investigates Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

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LOS ANGLES >> The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is under investigation for potential civil rights violations as state officials determine whether deputies have engaged in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional policing, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced today.

January 22nd 2021, 4:30 pm

Feds charge suspected accomplice of ‘Proud Boys Hawaii’ founder in U.S. Capitol riot

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A man seen with the founder of “Proud Boys Hawaii” in photos and videos posted on various social media platforms at the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 violent siege has been federally charged for unlawful entry.

January 22nd 2021, 4:30 pm

Biden orders review of domestic violent extremism threat

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WASHINGTON >> President Joe Biden has directed law enforcement and intelligence officials in his administration to study the threat of domestic violent extremism in the United States, an undertaking being launched weeks after a mob of insurgents loyal to Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol.

January 22nd 2021, 4:13 pm

$1B Mega Millions prize a result of long odds, slow sales

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DES MOINES, IOWA >> The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has grown to $1 billion ahead of tonight’s drawing after more than four months without a winner thanks to bad luck, poor odds and reduced play partially blamed on the coronavirus pandemic.

January 22nd 2021, 4:13 pm

3 killed in military helicopter crash in upstate New York were experienced pilots

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MENDON, N.Y. >> The three National Guard members killed when a helicopter crashed in an upstate New York field this week were experienced pilots with past deployments to Afghanistan, officials said today.

January 22nd 2021, 4:13 pm

Twitter bans suspect Iran account after post threatens Trump

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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES >> Twitter said today it has permanently banned an account that some in Iran believe is linked to the office of the country’s supreme leader after a posting that seemed to threaten former President Donald Trump.

January 22nd 2021, 3:59 pm

Bernie Sanders spawns splash of memes with inaugural attire

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MONTPELIER, VT. >> Wearing mittens made out of recycled materials and a warm winter jacket, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders pulled off a casual inauguration outfit — and vibe — that only he could.

January 22nd 2021, 3:59 pm

National Guard troops in D.C. forced to sleep in garages, sparking outcry

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WASHINGTON >> Images of National Guard soldiers camped in a cold parking garage after being sent to protect Washington sparked new calls today for investigations of the U.S. Capitol Police, now facing allegations that the agency evicted troops sent to help after its failure to stop rioting mobs two weeks ago.

January 22nd 2021, 3:59 pm

WATCH LIVE: Honolulu City Councilman Tommy Waters joins the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Spotlight Haw

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Honolulu City Councilman Tommy Waters joins us today for a livestream video at 10:30 a.m. to take your questions during Spotlight Hawaii, a series from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that shines a spotlight on issues affecting our islands.

January 22nd 2021, 3:29 pm

Kapiolani Medical Center nurses vote to ratify 3-year agreement

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The nurses at the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children voted to ratify a three-year agreement, ending six months of negotiations.

January 22nd 2021, 2:59 pm

Man pleads guilty to deaths of 36 people in San Francisco warehouse fire

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OAKLAND, Calif. >> The master tenant of a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse where 36 people perished when a fire ignited during a dance party in 2016 pleaded guilty today to the deaths, avoiding a second trial after the first ended in a hung jury.

January 22nd 2021, 2:44 pm

Shark bites California man, 73, at Maui beach

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A 73-year-old California visitor sustained a laceration to his leg from a shark bite while snorkeling at Kaanapali Beach on Maui today.

January 22nd 2021, 2:26 pm

NFL giving free Super Bowl tickets to 7,500 health workers

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. >> The NFL announced today that 7,500 health care workers vaccinated for the coronavirus will be given free tickets to next month’s Super Bowl to be played in Tampa, Florida.

January 22nd 2021, 1:45 pm

Hawaii County Mayor Mitch Roth leaves hospital 11 days after heart attack

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HILO >> Hawaii island’s new mayor has been released from a hospital 11 days after suffering a heart attack.

January 22nd 2021, 12:56 pm

Appointee to Hawaii Senate called for Gov. David Ige’s impeachment

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KAILUA-KONA >> Gov. David Ige’s appointee to a Hawaii Senate seat previously called for his impeachment in a post on social media.

January 22nd 2021, 12:26 pm

Hank Aaron, baseball’s one-time home run king, dies at 86

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ATLANTA >> Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth but went on to break the career home run record in the pre-steroids era, died early today. He was 86

January 22nd 2021, 11:56 am

Lloyd Austin wins Senate confirmation as 1st Black Pentagon chief

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WASHINGTON >> Lloyd J. Austin, a West Point graduate who rose to the Army’s elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a 41-year career, won Senate confirmation today to become the nation’s first Black secretary of defense.

January 22nd 2021, 11:26 am

House to send Trump impeachment article Monday

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WASHINGTON >> House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, launching the start of the former president’s trial on a charge of incitement of insurrection over the deadly Capitol riot.

January 22nd 2021, 11:26 am

Respiratory therapists at Kapiolani Medical Center navigate their first union contract

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Shannon Damo has been at the bedside of patients in distress at the most critical moments when they are unable to breathe.

January 22nd 2021, 6:08 am

Television and radio – Jan. 22, 2021

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January 22nd 2021, 5:22 am

Homeowners face stiff fines for illegal seawalls

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Homeowners along Sunset Beach, Punaluu and Portlock on Oahu, as well as a property owner on Molokai, are facing tens of thousands of dollars in fines for allegedly constructing illegal seawalls and boulder revetments along Hawaii’s beaches.

January 22nd 2021, 5:22 am

The teachers union says layoffs are still looming even with $123M less in cuts

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The state Department of Education learned Thursday morning that it would not have to reduce its overall budget by as much as it originally anticipated for the upcoming school year.

January 22nd 2021, 5:22 am

Oahu retail vacancies projected to surge this year

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COVID-19 is expected to subside this year and help Hawaii’s economy rebound, but its impact on the local retail landscape is expected to worsen, according to a new market analysis.

January 22nd 2021, 5:08 am

University of Hawaii basketball team looks to end skid at Cal State Fullerton

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Experience can be an exacting teacher as the University of Hawaii basketball team continues to learn on the run.

January 22nd 2021, 5:08 am

University of Hawaii women’s basketball team returns home for series with Cal State Fullerton

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The start-and-stop nature of the season so far has the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team playing catch-up.

January 22nd 2021, 5:08 am

On the Move: Debbie Ann Chan, Joanne Stevenson and Aaron Fernandez

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First Hawaiian Bank has announced the promotion of three employees:

January 22nd 2021, 5:08 am

Retief Goosen goes low to lead Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai

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If you thought the scores were low at Waialae Country Club last week, just take a look at what’s going on at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai.

January 22nd 2021, 5:08 am

Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle DeForest Buckner named Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Yea

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Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman DeForest Buckner was named the 2020 Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year on Thursday.

January 22nd 2021, 5:08 am

Beach access coalition plans sign-waving outside Ko Olina over limited parking

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Makakilo resident John Shockley is hoping new Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s administration will ensure Ko Olina fully reopens its four lagoon parking lots after closing them in March due to the COVID-19 shutdown and reopening them — at reduced 50% capacity — when tourism reopened in October.

January 22nd 2021, 5:08 am

Rearview: Popular Buck’s Bake Shop left lasting taste in customers’ mouths

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Jo Anne Yamamoto said she was enjoying a hearty bowl of Portuguese bean soup with some delicious Portuguese sweet bread rolls from King’s Bakery for dinner recently.

January 22nd 2021, 5:08 am

Hawaii delegates thank National Guard

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U.S. Rep. Kai Kahele said Hawaii National Guard troops who were sent to Washington, D.C., were not among those jammed into a parking garage after being told to leave space in the Capitol Complex.

January 22nd 2021, 5:08 am

Kokua Line: Due to pandemic, kupuna can mail in first-time application for disability parking permit

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Question: Does my 93-year-old mother have to be present when applying for a handicap parking placard for the first time? It would be contrary if she is required to be present, when the very reason we are applying for a handicap parking placard is that she has limited mobility, especially during this pandemic.

January 22nd 2021, 5:08 am

First-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons enters into force

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UNITED NATIONS >> The first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons entered into force on Friday, hailed as a historic step to rid the world of its deadliest weapons but strongly opposed by the world’s nuclear-armed nations.

January 22nd 2021, 3:08 am

After Trump setbacks, Kim Jong Un starts over with Biden

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SEOUL, South Korea >> Last year was a disaster for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

January 22nd 2021, 2:38 am

It’s a secret: California keeps key virus data from public

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. >> California Gov. Gavin Newsom has from the start said his coronavirus policy decisions would be driven by data shared with the public to provide maximum transparency. But with the state starting to emerge from its worst surge, his administration won’t disclose key information that will help determine when his latest stay-at-home order is lifted.

January 22nd 2021, 2:03 am

U.S. home construction jumps 5.8% in December to 1.67 million

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WASHINGTON >> U.S. home construction jumped 5.8% in December to 1.67 million units, a 14-year high that topped the strongest annual showing from the country’s builders in 15 years.

January 22nd 2021, 12:06 am

U.S. jobless claims decline to a still-high 900,000

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WASHINGTON >> The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to 900,000, still a historically high level that points to ongoing job cuts in a raging pandemic.

January 22nd 2021, 12:06 am
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