SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — One for the thumb for Hawaii’s golden girl.
COVID-19 deaths and cases in the U.S. have climbed back to levels not seen since last winter, erasing months of progress and potentially bolstering President Joe Biden’s argument for his sweeping new vaccination requirements.
LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers are chasing the San Francisco Giants in the NL West. They caught their rival in one big way by becoming the second team in the majors to clinch a postseason berth.
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HONOLULU —Proof of vaccination or a negative test was required as of Monday to visit most Oahu businesses and state facilities.
Cities and urban counties across the U.S. are raising concerns that a recent rule from President Joe Biden’s administration could preclude them from tapping into $350 billion of coronavirus relief aid to expand high-speed internet connections.
LULING, La. — Tara Williams’ three little boys run shirtless because most of their clothes were swept away, and they stack milk crates beneath a blazing sun because their toys are all gone, too. Their apartment is barely more than a door dangling from a frame, the roof obliterated, most everything in it lost.
You’ve likely seen the headlines about COVID-19 killing radio hosts and activists who opposed vaccines and masks. Several of those headlines were about Caleb Wallace, a Texan who helped organize a “freedom rally” this summer to protest mask-wearing. Some corners of the internet reacted with ridicule to news of his death last month, sparing no thought to Wallace’s grieving wife and daughters.
Ten years after the 9/11 attacks, Americans were reasonably positive about the state of their rights and liberties. Today, after 20 years, not as much.
HONOLULU — Hawaii’s teachers union has filed two grievances against the statewide public school system over pandemic working conditions.
Vuls’ last call: Final go-around for big guns such as Beale, Parisian, and UHH ‘deeper and more talented’
There are high expectations for the UH-Hilo volleyball team, which was picked to finish No. 2 in the preseason PacWest coaches’ poll, based on their returning firepower with five starters back and two transfers expected to make an immediate impact.
HONOLULU — Researchers have completed a comprehensive online map of the world’s coral reefs by using more than 2 million satellite images from across the globe.
Then-President Donald Trump’s catastrophic mishandling of the pandemic last year has already secured his place among the worst presidents in America’s history. The one bright spot in the entire tragic debacle was his administration’s speed in developing vaccines against the coronavirus. Now, in a sorry postscript that severely undermines that achievement, Trump says he will likely refuse the recommended vaccine booster, with the bizarre claim that it’s some kind of for-profit scam.
HONOLULU — The Council on Revenues on Tuesday raised its forecast for Hawaii’s general fund tax revenues, saying it now expects revenues to increase by 6.3% during the current fiscal year instead of 3%.
BOISE, Idaho — Idaho public health leaders announced Tuesday that they activated “crisis standards of care” allowing health care rationing for the state’s northern hospitals because there are more coronavirus patients than the institutions can handle.