Host of safety protocols in place to prevent COVID outbreak during legislative session

Advocates for open government believe the new system for testifying will actually allow more people to participate.
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  Hank Aaron, baseball’s one-time home run king, dies at 86

“Hammerin’ Hank” set a wide array of career hitting records during a 23-year career spent mostly with the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves, including RBIs, extra-base hits and total bases.

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State ups enforcement of illegal seawalls, issuing fines to property owners

  In the heart of Honolulu, a vacant Walgreens building sits as an eyesore

Mainlanders are finding ‘work from home’ can mean ‘work from paradise’

  Forecast: Gusty winds, high surf for the weekend

  Estimated price tag for Ala Wai flood prevention project doubles to $650M

The higher price could force it back to the drawing board again.
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1 winner of Mega Millions $1B prize; 3rd largest ever in US

One winning ticket has been sold in the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot.

  Parade of former, current council members subpoenaed to testify in federal probe

  Today’s pro women surfers ride a wave that started with the sport’s trailblazers

  Respiratory therapists at Kapiolani hospital say long contract talks hinge on safety concerns

  Hawaii Strong: To stay afloat, Haleiwa water sports company rolls with pandemic tide

  73-year-old snorkeler injured in apparent shark bite off Maui

Ige expected to outline his economic recovery plan in State of the State

  Strong winds with gusts to 45 mph possible for parts of the state this weekend

  If you’re eligible for a vaccine, here’s how to get an appointment

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  Schumer: Trump impeachment trial to begin week of Feb. 8

The House impeached Trump on a single charge of incitement of insurrection for the deadly attack on the Capitol that unfolded on Jan. 6.

SPORTS

Hawaii’s Brad Tavares returns to octagon victorious at UFC 257

Hawaii’s Brad Tavares returned to the octagon on Saturday, snapping a two-fight losing streak in a unanimous victory over Antonio Carlos Jr. in the preliminary rounds of UFC 257 on Fight Island.

Hawaii’s DeForest Buckner named 2020 Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year

The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced on Thursday that Indianapolis Colt defensive lineman Deforest Buckner has been selected as the 2020 Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year.

  Wahine basketball returns to Stan Sheriff Center for two-game series against CSU Fullerton

The Rainbow Wahine are set to make their long awaited return to SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center this weekend for a two-game series against Cal State Fullerton.

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State investigates COVID-19 clusters tied to Maui construction workers

  Watch ‘This is Now’: States grapple with vaccine shortage, slow pace of distribution

  At 36, he was practically the picture of health ― until he contracted COVID-19

  Navigating federal, state extensions to unemployment benefits proves frustrating

  After flights canceled, Hawaii family shares nightmare experience of pursuing refund

Scott Shero-Amba booked seven flights on Philippine Airlines in February, but then, COVID-19 caused chaos.
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  Biden signs orders on food and unemployment aid as talks start on big aid plan

President Joe Biden wants to get assistance flowing while Congress begins to consider a $1.9 trillion package to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Waianae record store targeted with suspected Molotov cocktail

After lengthy talks, Kapiolani Medical Center nurses ratify 3-year contract

  Advocates worry seniors without computers may be left behind in vaccine distribution

  Governor: Public schools to face smaller budget cut than previously thought