The state Department of Health today reported 240 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases statewide, including 24 on the Big Island.
Hospitals and nursing homes around the U.S. are bracing for worsening staff shortages as state deadlines arrive for health care workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Keiki 12-17 and young adults 18-29 have the lowest vaccination rates against COVID-19 in Hawaii and are among the age groups that account for the most coronavirus cases, according to data from the state Department of Health.
A 32-year-old man accused of twice punching a flight attendant on a Thursday morning flight from Honolulu to Hilo made his initial appearance Monday in U.S. District Court in Honolulu.
The COVID-19 pandemic appears to have taken a bite out of Hawaii aquaculture sales in 2020 with figures down double digits from 2019.
Ground has been broken and construction begun for a new commercial center in North Kona.
The state Department of Transportation said Monday intermediate repairs to Kolekole Bridge on Highway 19 north of Hilo “will be completed within three to four months and will restore normal operations on the bridge.”
Lenelle Nalaielua Artuyo, 65, of Waimea, died Aug. 19 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, he was a heavy equipment operator and rock setter. Private service held. Condolences: Naalei Liana, P.O. Box 1472, Kamuela, HI 96743. Survived by mother, Naalei (Keoki) Liana of Waimea; son, Kala Kaawa of Honolulu; brothers, Rudy (Cappy) Artuyo and Norman (Susan Autry) Bruce of Honolulu; sisters, Leinaala (Chuck) Chibulka of California, Zena Beall and Hailama Revera of Kawaihae; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii health officials said 23 Native Hawaiians died from COVID-19 last week, accounting for 20% of all fatalities among Hawaii’s Indigenous people since the start of the pandemic 18 months ago.
HONOLULU (AP) — Researchers say an endangered Hawaiian monk seal has made an exceptionally fast and long swim across the archipelago.
GLENDALE, Ky. — Ford and a partner company say they plan to build three major electric-vehicle battery factories and an auto assembly plant by 2025 — a dramatic investment in the future of EV technology that will create an estimated 10,800 jobs and shift the automaker’s future manufacturing footprint toward the South.
WASHINGTON — Republican senators blocked a bill Monday night to keep the government operating and allow federal borrowing, but Democrats aiming to avert a shutdown pledged to try again — at the same time pressing ahead on President Joe Biden’s big plans to reshape government.
LOS ANGELES — Thousands of families sickened and forced from their Los Angeles homes after the nation’s largest-known natural gas leak have reached a settlement of up to $1.8 billion with a utility, attorneys said Monday.
LONDON — The British government put dozens of soldiers on standby Monday to help easy fuel supply problems caused by a shortage of truck drivers, a situation that has spurred panic buying of gasoline across the country.
Shiso or Perilla frutescens, is a herb in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is often seen as a garnish with sushi and sashimi. When it is served, I always enjoy eating the leaves. Actually the green plastic fake leaves in take-out sushi are supposed to replicate the shiso leaf.
The four-day workweek’s moment has arrived. With California Congressman Mark Takano’s introduction of legislation to reduce the standard workweek from 40 to 32 hours, awareness of a shorter workweek — and enthusiasm for it — is gaining. And so is the skepticism around it.