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Hawaii sees 59 new coronavirus cases, bringing the state’s total to 27,107
  • By Star-Advertiser staff
  • Today
  • Updated 12:47 pm

Today’s new statewide infection cases reported by the Health Department include 35 on Oahu, 12 on Maui, two on the Big Island, and 10 residents diagnosed outside of Hawaii, officials said.

Suspected hypothermia deaths in homes mount in Texas
  • By Associated Press
  • Today

With the snow and ice clearing in Texas after days of unusually cold temperatures, bodies are being found of people who likely froze to death as they struggled to stay warm after electricity was cut to millions of homes

8 people displaced after building fire in Waianae
  • By Star-Advertiser staff
  • Today
  • Updated 12:43 pm

Five occupants of a Waianae townhouse were displaced after a fire broke out this morning, the Honolulu Fire Department reported.

Biden’s 1st month was about erasing the mark of ‘former guy’
  • By Associated Press
  • Today

Though Biden wore a mask in the campaign, seeing it on the face of the new president in the Oval Office made for a different message. Biden wished to make a sharp break with his predecessor while his administration came to own the deep and intractable crises that awaited him.

Arturo Di Modica, sculptor of the iconic Wall Street bull, dies at 80
  • By Associated Press
  • Today

The artist who sculpted Charging Bull, the bronze statue in New York which became an iconic symbol of Wall Street, has died in his hometown in Sicily at age 80.

Extreme weather testing Biden’s disaster management skills
  • By Associated Press
  • Today

A month into the job and focused on the coronavirus, Biden is seeing his disaster management skills tested after winter storms plunged Texas, Oklahoma and neighboring states into an unusual deep freeze that left millions shivering in homes that lost heat and power, and in many homes, water.

Ball python, iguana found on Oahu this week
  • By Star-Advertiser staff
  • Feb. 19, 2021
  • Updated 10:18 am

A ball python and iguana were found in residential areas on Oahu earlier this week, the state Department of Agriculture reported.

Prince Charles visits Prince Philip, 99, in London hospital
  • By Associated Press
  • Today

Prince Charles went to a London hospital today to visit his father, Prince Philip, who was admitted earlier his week for “observation and rest” after falling ill.

Enrollment at U.S. community colleges plummets amid coronavirus pandemic
  • By Associated Press
  • Today

Peniella Irakoze is cold calling a list of 1,001 fellow students who didn’t return to Phoenix College this semester, checking on how they’re managing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Spain braces for 5th night of protests over imprisoned rapper Pablo Hasél
  • By Associated Press
  • Today
  • Updated 9:00 am

Authorities in Spain braced today for a fifth night of protests over the imprisonment of a rap artist for having insulted the Spanish monarchy and praised terrorist violence in his music.

Moscow court rejects opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s appeal
  • By Associated Press
  • Today

A Moscow court today rejected Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s appeal of his prison sentence, even as the country faced an order from a top European rights court to free the Kremlin’s most prominent foe.

Honolulu mayor says he’s ready to ‘reward’ Oahu residents for their success in curbing COVID

With COVID-19 case numbers on the decline and vaccinations rising among Oahu’s most vulnerable populations, Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi said Thursday he is ready to “reward” residents for their actions in curtailing the spread of the novel coronavirus on Oahu.

6 more linked to Oath Keepers charged in U.S. Capitol attack
  • By Associated Press
  • Feb. 19, 2021
  • Updated 2:43 pm

The six new people arrested this week are indicted alongside three others who were charged last month with plotting to undo President Joe Biden’s victory.

Visitors arrested on Oahu, Maui for coronavirus quarantine violations
  • By Star-Advertiser staff
  • Feb. 19, 2021
  • Updated 10:21 am

Thousands of other visitors apparently managed to observe the rules of Hawaii’s Safe Travels program. The state reported 11,988 airline arrivals Thursday, including 7,337 vacationers.

$400,000 from private donors assists nearly 100 Grand Wailea Maui workers
  • By Star-Advertiser staff
  • Feb. 19, 2021
  • Updated 10:27 pm

A $400,000 donation has helped 94 households of workers at the Grand Wailea Maui resort with their rent or mortgage, bills and other expenses.

Naomi Osaka tops Jennifer Brady at Australian Open for 4th Grand Slam title
  • By Associated Press
  • Today
  • Updated 12:54 am

The trouble for Naomi Osaka at Grand Slam tournaments comes in Week 1. Get beyond that at the hard-court majors, though, and start preparing to etch her name on the trophy.

Police arrest man for alleged attempted second-degree murder, kidnapping of girlfriend on Lanai
  • By Star-Advertiser staff
  • Feb. 19, 2021

A 41-year-old female reported to police that she had been strangled by her 23-year-old ex-boyfriend, and held against her will at her home.

Key player in Boston’s pandemic response working from Hawaii
  • By Associated Press
  • Feb. 19, 2021
  • Updated 2:05 pm

Dr. Jennifer Lo said she and her husband made “the difficult decision” to temporarily relocate to Hawaii for personal reasons, including to take care of two sets of aging parents.

Hawaii records 2 new coronavirus-related deaths and 50 additional infections
  • By Star-Advertiser staff
  • Feb. 19, 2021
  • Updated 4:13 pm

The latest deaths were an Oahu man in his 80s and another Maui man in his 60s, both of whom had underlying health conditions and were hospitalized with COVID-19.

Hawaii Department of Health to expand coronavirus vaccinations to residents age 70-plus

An estimated 281,315 COVID vaccinations have been administered, according to preliminary DOH data released today.

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo lashes out at critics as outcry over nursing homes grows
  • By Jesse McKinley / New York Times
  • Feb. 19, 2021
  • Updated 6:15 pm

For months, the state now concedes, the official death tally of residents in nursing homes and long-term care facilities was greatly underreported.

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