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James Moniz
Honolulu, HAWAII — About 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, a car was stolen from the Aloha Gas station in Waianae. Witnesses say it was parked at the pump when a man jumped in the driver’s seat and took off. And in the passenger’s seat: A baby in her car seat. When the thief realized the baby was there,...
Proud Boys Nick Ochs, left, and Nicholas DeCarlo pose
WASHINGTON — Hawaii Proud Boy Nicholas Ochs faces a series of new criminal charges related to storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 with a pro-Trump mob intent on stopping Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election. On Wednesday, the U.S. Justice Department unsealed an...
Healthcare worker with COVID-19 test kit
Honolulu, HAWAII — A highly contagious COVID-19 variant first detected in southeast England may be present in Hawaii, state health officials said Tuesday. Test specimens from four people in Hawaii contained a molecular signal associated with the U.K. variant. Now, the state’s public health...
Hawaii vaccine timeline graphic
Honolulu, HAWAII — As Hawaii continues its mass vaccination effort, advocates worry that Pacific Islander communities don’t have adequate access to vaccines. Non-Hawaiian Pacific Islanders – particularly Chuukese, Marshallese and Samoan communities — make up 23% of Hawaii’s coronavirus cases, even...
Office of Hawaiian Affairs entrance
Honolulu, HAWAII — The Office of Hawaiian Affairs wants the state to improve its data collection for Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. A resolution backed by OHA calls for several public agencies, including county police departments, to release disaggregated data on Native Hawaiian and...
This cultural group from Hawaii shared an 'oli
Honolulu, HAWAII — There was a spectacular fireworks show over the National Mall Wednesday capping off an inaugural celebration unlike any before. A concert to honor President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris replaced the traditional inaugural ball. It was an event that featured big name...
Anthony Hisatake
Honolulu, HAWAII — American Samoa has sealed off its borders since March, leaving hundreds of its residents stranded in Hawaii and elsewhere in the United States. Now some of those who were stuck have died. There are roughly 600 American Samoans stranded in the US. At last official word,...
A film crew working on the streets of Honolulu
Honolulu, HAWAII — Casting directors in Hawaii are looking for an actress to star in an upcoming Disney film. Katie Doyle Casting is seeking a Hawaii resident for the role, though no previous acting experience is required. The character’s name is Lola, a Filipino or Filipino-American woman between...
Mark David Chapman
Honolulu, HAWAII — Hours before his death, on Dec. 8, 1980, John Lennon looked his killer in the eyes and saw a pudgy, seemingly unremarkable man who’d shyly asked for an autograph. Lennon had obliged. Hours later, the former Beatle would be dead — fatally shot as he returned to his luxury...
Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green
Honolulu, HAWAII — As the first COVID-19 vaccine inches closer to federal approval, Hawaii health officials continue to make preparations for shipments expected to arrive as early as next month. If the federal government approves a vaccine for emergency use, Hawaii could start vaccinating some...

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