Hawaii office advances pledge for waterfront development

HONOLULU — The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has advanced its pledge to develop 30 acres of underutilized and mostly waterfront land in the state despite pushback from the community, the Legislature and a law that prevents residential development.

Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot

WASHINGTON — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more work to do to convince skeptical Americans to roll up their sleeves.

Remote Alaska villages boast high vaccination rates

JUNEAU, Alaska — John Waghiyi remembers rushing his cousin to the clinic in the Bering Sea city of Savoonga in December, worried he was having a possible heart attack while out butchering a bowhead whale. Waghiyi arrived to see elders waiting in the lobby for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Small Business Matters: Does astronomy matter?

I can locate the big dipper, the stars of Orion’s belt (I think), and yeah, I’m totally confident about locating the moon. But that about sums up my knowledge of astronomy. Maybe I’m a freak of astronomic ignorance, but then again, maybe I share something of the public’s unawareness of what goes on up in the sky and what motivates the people who study those things.