A year after Wuhan lockdown, a world still deep in crisis

Nearly a year to the day after the Chinese city of Wuhan went into lockdown to contain a virus that had already escaped, President Joe Biden began putting into effect a new war plan for fighting the outbreak in the U.S., Germany topped 50,000 deaths, and Britain closed in on 100,000.

Commission sees election success in all-mail balloting

Despite a 2020 general election when some Oahu polls closed almost four hours late and some Hilo voters spent three hours in line, the state Elections Commission is sending the Legislature a rosy review in its required biennial evaluation of the conduct of the election.

On Day One, Biden targets Trump policies on climate, virus

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is moving swiftly to dismantle Donald Trump’s legacy, signing a series of executive actions on his first day in office that reverse course on immigration, climate change, racial equity and the handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

State lawmakers face tough choices amid pandemic recession

HONOLULU — Cut spending, raise taxes or perhaps both. State lawmakers face tough choices as they convene a new legislative session this week amid a pandemic that has pummeled tourism, Hawaii’s biggest industry, and depleted tax revenue.