Frank Degele’s young Pahoa softball team had given him everything he wanted since returning to the field.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for youngsters ages 12 to 15 by next week, according to a federal official and a person familiar with the process, setting up shots for many before the beginning of the next school year.
A 32-year-old man accused of shooting a neighbor to death in a Volcano subdivision last week will receive a mental examination.
The state reported Monday more than 1.22 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered across Hawaii, including nearly 138,000 doses on the Big Island alone.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Air travel in the U.S. hit its highest mark since COVID-19 took hold more than 13 months ago, while European Union officials are proposing to ease restrictions on visitors to the continent as the vaccine sends new cases and deaths tumbling in more affluent countries.
The Hawaii Food Basket plans to scale back the Ohana Food Drops after serving tens of thousands of people across the Big Island for more than a year.
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump and his supporters are intensifying efforts to shame — and potentially remove — members of their party who are seen as disloyal to the former president and his false claims that last year’s election was stolen from him.
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — The Rev. Al Sharpton issued a powerful call for transparency and the release of body camera footage at the funeral Monday for Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man shot and killed by deputies in North Carolina, with the civil rights leader likening withholding the video to a “con” job done on the public.
AOL and Yahoo are being sold again, this time to a private equity firm.
When I received my first dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine last December, nobody paid me to roll up my sleeve. Yet, as vaccination efforts approach an expected tipping point, at which the amount of available vaccine exceeds the number of willing recipients, with the rate of vaccination far below the threshold required for herd immunity, paying people to take their shots likely offers our society’s best chance at stemming the pandemic.
It’s been obvious for some time that the U.S. Postal Service is ailing. And as the country tries to recover from the coronavirus pandemic and the economic crisis it created, America’s middle class is ailing too.
Herbert Patrick Aguiar, 75, of Pahoa died April 8 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a retired Hawaii Community Correctional Center adult corrections officer and U.S. Navy Vietnam War veteran. Private services held. Survived by wife, Sri B. Aguiar of Pahoa; daughters, Fatima P. Aguiar of Pahoa and Kimberly Aguiar of Texas; son, Ibrahim Aguiar of Pahoa; brothers, Michael S. (Betty Lou) Aguiar of Mountain View and Thomas John (Michelle) Aguiar of Columbus, Ohio; sister, Antonia A. Aguiar of Columbus. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
NEW DELHI — As a catastrophic surge of the coronavirus sweeps through India, the leaders of 13 opposition parties urged the government to launch a free vaccination drive and ensure an uninterrupted flow of oxygen to all hospitals.
Artists from throughout Hawaii are invited to submit works for the fourth annual MidSummer Art Celebration all media juried exhibit, which opens June 4 at the Wailoa Center in Hilo.