My Turn: Replace Waiaka Bridge

What a wonderful way to start Thanksgiving with the front page of West Hawaii Today quoting U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz declaring that the federal government is making the biggest infrastructure investment in Hawaii in the past 30 years with at least $2.8 billion for roads, harbors, highways etc. Wow.

Obituaries: December 1, 2021

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DOH: Fuel odor in Navy water prompts over 100 complaints

HONOLULU — The state Department of Health said Tuesday tests of water samples from the Navy’s water system at Pearl Harbor have so far been inconclusive after it received more than 100 complaints about fuel-like odor coming from tap water in the area.

US panel backs first-of-a-kind COVID-19 pill from Merck

WASHINGTON — A panel of U.S. health advisers on Tuesday narrowly backed a closely watched COVID-19 pill from Merck, setting the stage for a likely authorization of the first drug that Americans could take at home to treat the coronavirus.

White House plans to tighten travel rules over omicron threat

The Biden administration plans to tighten travel rules to combat the omicron variant of the coronavirus, by requiring all air travelers to the U.S. to be tested within a day of their departure regardless of vaccination status, according to a person familiar with the matter.