Ige appoints Farias to head School Facilities Authority

Gov. David Ige this month appointed Chad Keone Farias to serve as executive director of the state Department of Education’s School Facilities Authority, which is charged with the development, planning, and construction of public school capital improvement projects.

Rich countries getting new COVID vaccine before poorer ones

NEW DELHI — The company behind a COVID-19 vaccine touted as a key tool for the developing world has sent tens of millions of doses to wealthy nations but provided none yet to the U.N.-backed effort to supply poorer countries, a sign that inequity persists in the global response to the pandemic.

Ige extends COVID-19 food assistance spending

HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige has signed an emergency proclamation allowing federal funds to continue to flow to food assistance recipients during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic national public health emergency, his office said Thursday.

Obituaries: March 25, 2022

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N. Korea says it test-fired biggest ICBM, US adds sanctions

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said it has test-fired its biggest-yet intercontinental ballistic missile under the orders of leader Kim Jong Un, who vowed to expand the North’s “nuclear war deterrent” while preparing for a “long-standing confrontation” with the United States.

Biden pledges new Ukraine aid, warns Russia on chem weapons

BRUSSELS — President Joe Biden and Western allies pledged new sanctions and humanitarian aid on Thursday in response to Vladimir Putin’s assault on Ukraine, but their offers fell short of the more robust military assistance that President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pleaded for in a pair of live-video appearances.