Maunakea measure unlikely to pass

A state House bill that would create a new management entity for Maunakea was approved Wednesday by three committees, but the legislation likely will be dead on arrival in the Senate.

Obituaries: March 3, 2022

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Connors: COVID fraud crackdown a priority

The top federal law enforcer in Hawaii said Wednesday that President Joe Biden’s announced crackdown on those responsible for stealing billions in coronavirus relief funds is a priority for her as well.

$600M for DHHL to be heard by money committees

Companion bills in the Legislature that would put $600 million in general revenues into a special Department of Hawaiian Home Lands fund to help Native Hawaiian beneficiaries acquire homes are scheduled for hearings today.

Refugee count tops 1 million; Russians besiege Ukraine ports

KYIV, Ukraine — The number of people sent fleeing Ukraine by Russia’s invasion topped 1 million on Wednesday, the swiftest refugee exodus this century, the United Nations said, as Russian forces kept up their bombardment of the country’s second-biggest city, Kharkiv, and laid siege to two strategic seaports.