Thousands seek appointments for COVID-19 vaccine as distribution ramps up

New figures show medical staff around the state have distributed 56,000 shots, or about 37% of the available supply.

  Vaccines to stimulus checks: Here’s what’s in Biden plan

President-elect Joe Biden is proposing a $1.9 trillion plan to expand coronavirus vaccinations, help individuals and jump-start the economy.
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  Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem virus and steady economy

The Biden plan comes as a divided nation remains caught in the grip of the pandemic’s most dangerous wave yet. So far, more than 380,000 Americans have died.

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  Hawaii Strong: Amid pandemic, M by Chef Mavro delivers gourmet experience ... to go

Gunman taken into custody after hours-long standoff in Puna

Hawaii Island mayor remains hospitalized but is ‘on the mend’ following heart attack

  Biden’s virus plan: 100 million shots just the start

  Local celebrity known for resemblance to Maui from ‘Moana’ appeals to community for help

He is determined to regain his strength and walk with pride again ― just like Maui.
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  Trump trial pending, McConnell calls it ‘vote of conscience’

A single article of impeachment — for “incitement of insurrection” — was approved by the House on Wednesday, one week after a violent mob of Trump supporters invaded the Capitol.

With 150 new COVID-19 cases, Hawaii’s total for infections surpasses 24,000

Monster-sized swell expected for north and west shores; surf warning posted

  Watch ‘This is Now’: About 56,000 people in Hawaii have now gotten COVID vaccine

  Security ramped up at state Capitol as Biden’s inauguration nears

  In wake of condo outbreak, neighbors pitch in to ensure those in isolation don’t feel alone

  In new survey, Hawaii’s small business community expresses little optimism about 2021

  Study: Half of the Hawaii inmates released early because of COVID reoffended

Boulders, barriers in place on Kaiwi Coast to curb illegal off-roading

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Global death toll from COVID-19 tops 2 million amid vaccine rollout

The milestone was reached just over a year after the coronavirus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

SPORTS

  Punahou’s Evan Kawai reflects on first Sony Open experience

The first two rounds of the 2021 Sony Open are in the books, the first PGA event for Punahou alumni Evan Kawai.

Hawaii’s Max Holloway makes weight ahead of main event against Calvin Kattar on fight island

Max Holloway is officially set to face Calvin Kattar Saturday on fight island, after both fighters made weight at 146 pounds.

  First round of 2021 Sony Open wrapped up at Waialae Country Club

A group of local golfers teed off Thursday morning in the first round of the 2021 Sony Open at Waialae Country Club.

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Maui Ocean Center to reopen after 10-month virus closure

Forecast: Cold fronts to bring more showers along with huge surf

Soldier in custody following woman’s murder at Schofield Barracks

  Despite pandemic challenges, Sony Open tees off ― and raises funds for charity

In a normal year, more than 70,000 people pass through Waialae Country Club for the Sony Open.
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  Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and cops

An Associated Press review of public records, social media posts and videos shows at least 21 current or former members of the U.S. military or law enforcement have been identified as being at or near the Capitol riot, with more than a dozen others under investigation but not yet named.

Hawaii reports 6 additional COVID-19 fatalities, 179 new cases

  In new music video, Tavana wants us all to consider our part in creating a ‘plastic island’

American Samoa closed its borders in March. Stranded residents are finally going home.

200 Hawaii National Guard members headed to DC ahead of inauguration