Pfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to US children as young as 12

U.S. regulators on Monday expanded the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to children as young as 12, offering a way to protect the nation’s adolescents before they head back to school in the fall and paving the way for them to return to more normal activities.

Police publish list of unsolved murders

The Hawaii Police Department published a list of unsolved homicide cases from through the years in an effort to solicit information from the public that might lead to justice.

Ige signs proclamation allowing interisland trips for vaccinated travelers

Gov. David Ige Friday signed the 20th proclamation on COVID-19 to allow inter-county travelers vaccinated in the state of Hawaii to bypass the pre-travel testing and/or quarantine requirement starting May 11. The state’s Safe Travels platform went online Friday, allowing travelers to upload their travel information and vaccination data.

Hawaiian chocolate and orchids are perfect gifts for Mother’s Day

We just celebrated Cinco de Mayo and Boys’ (Childrens’) Day a few days ago but don’t let that distract you from the really big day. It is Mother’s Day, and if you forget any of those favorite women in your life, you are in real trouble. Trying to wrack your brains for just the right last-minute gift can be frustrating. Don’t panic — relax and be creative at the same time. If you plan a restaurant brunch or dinner to celebrate, be prepared for crowds and a long wait unless you have made reservations well in advance.

Volcano Watch: Tiny changes at Mauna Loa’s summit hold big clues

aiAlthough Mauna Loa is Earth’s largest active volcano, it has lived in the shadow of Kilauea since it last erupted in 1984. The geologic record shows that Mauna Loa erupts every seven years on average; however, 37 years have passed since lava flows from the volcano’s Northeast Rift Zone came within 4 miles of Hilo.