HONOLULU — New confirmed coronavirus infections have surpassed a threshold that calls for increased restrictions on Oahu, but Honolulu’s mayor wants to change the parameters of its tiered system to allow gatherings and businesses to stay open.
Among the industries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the arts and entertainment sector rests close to the top of the list. Though many performing groups pivoted to virtual concerts and productions, this did little for the thousands of small performance venues that shuttered during the shutdown orders. Many will not reopen.
In the days preceding President Joe Biden’s release of his $1 trillion American Families Plan, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and several of his Democratic colleagues lobbied for it to include a provision he has been introducing and reintroducing for years — the option to buy into Medicare at age 50.
Liz Cheney, the Republican congresswoman from Wyoming, is likely to be dumped as chairman of the party’s House conference. That’s not because she recognized in public that President Joe Biden won the legal votes to be president. It’s not because she voted to impeach President Donald Trump over his campaign to keep power even though he had lost. After all, she won a vote to keep her position not long after the impeachment. She’s on her way out the door because, in the weeks after she prevailed, she refused to stop talking about Trump’s lies and the riot they caused at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
The Big Island, as well as the entire state, remains under a flash flood watch until 6 a.m. Saturday.
Hawaii County will find a way to cover the tab to maintain full lifeguard services at two state beach parks on the Big Island, despite state lawmakers halving the amount needed to contract the life-saving personnel.
HONOLULU — A man who spent decades in a Hawaii psychiatric hospital for killing a woman was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday for escaping from the facility in 2017 and flying to California before he was captured.
NEW YORK — Fans of newspaper comics will instantly notice something missing in many of the strips this Friday — pants.
Students at Pahoa High School have created a mural that will brighten up the school with a design dedicated to the history of Puna.
NEW YORK — Chef, cookbook author and TV host Carla Hall has always wondered about an antique wooden highchair her family has long cherished.
Cece Linder was living in a 770-square-foot apartment outside Washington, D.C., last spring when the area went into lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.
LAKE CHARLES, La. — With a badly aging bridge as his backdrop, President Joe Biden stood in reliably Republican Louisiana on Thursday to pressure GOP lawmakers to support his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan — and yet express a willingness to compromise on the corporate tax hikes he’s recommending to pay the cost.
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is signaling that Iran shouldn’t expect major new concessions from the United States as a new round of indirect nuclear talks is set to resume.
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Waiakea alum Mina Poppas may never have found her way to her Division I college home in New England if not for Kira Parker.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Hawaii advanced to its second straight national championship match with a sweep of UC Santa Barbara in Thursday’s NCAA men’s volleyball tournament semifinal match at the Covelli Center.
Albert Pujols, one of the greatest hitters in major league history, has been designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels, the team announced Thursday. The move will lead to his being traded or released.
The state Department of Health is advising consumers to dispose of or return selected 15-ounce cans of S&W Organic Black Beans, 15-ounce cans of O Organic Brand Black Beans and 15-ounce cans of O Organic Brand Chili Beans.
HONOLULU — University of Hawaii graduate assistants have sued for the right unionize and bargain for better pay and working conditions.