Biden arrives for inauguration with big plans, big problems

Some Democrats say Biden is right to set great expectations while realizing he’ll have to compromise, rather than starting with smaller goals and having to scale them back further.
  • National News

King Day service calls for nonviolence amid turbulent times

The coronavirus pandemic forced the annual King Day service at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church online during the 35th celebration of his birthday as a national holiday.


  Watch ‘This is Now’: Cold front lingers, with heavy showers moving toward Kauai

  Here’s how to watch Wednesday’s presidential inauguration of Joe Biden

  Jet skiers scramble to dodge a massive wave in this past weekend’s impressive swell

It’s Dolly’s Birthday! Here’s 5 surprising connections Parton has to Hawaii

9 hikers trapped by flash flooding rescued on Hawaii Island

Heavy rain quickly swelled the river to impassable levels.
  • National

  Biden’s nominees promise fresh approach on national security

President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to lead the intelligence community, Avril Haines, promised Tuesday to “speak truth to power" and keep politics out of intelligence agencies to ensure their work is trusted.

  An inauguration like we’ve never seen before

Siren sounds in Kaneohe, but officials say no emergency

  A blown roof, landslides and flooding: Front brings severe weather to the state

Study links pulmonary condition to Hawaii snorkeling deaths

Forecast: Widespread rain expected as cold front lingers

After a 10-month closure, the Polynesian Cultural Center welcomes back visitors

  ASL interpreter whose services amid pandemic helped keep community safe dies of COVID

Vandals strike a DLNR greenhouse, home to extremely rare native plants

  • Coronavirus Pandemic

  A new COVID-19 challenge: Mutations rise along with cases

The coronavirus is becoming more genetically diverse, and health officials say the high rate of new cases is the main reason.


Hawaii’s Tyson Nam set to take on Matt Schnell at UFC on Fight Island 8

Hawaii’s Tyson Nam is set to face Matt Schnell at UFC on Fight Island 8, the third local boy to make the trip to Abu Dhabi this month.

Wahine basketball suffer third loss of season against CSU Bakersfield

The Rainbow Wahine basketball team suffered their third loss of the season Saturday, after a 51-43 loss to Cal State Bakersfield — falling to 0-2 in the Big West.

Waianae’s Max Holloway gets dominant victory over Calvin Kattar on Fight Island

Max Holloway kicked off his 2021 with a dominant performance against Calvin Kattar in the main event of UFC Fight Island on ABC, getting the victory via unanimous decision.


  Forecast: More rain ahead, but winds to ease up

  Vaccinated travelers could be exempt from quarantine, testing by spring

  Man comes forward, reuniting woman with 2 dogs stolen in car theft

  Hundreds get immunized at Oahu’s first mass vaccination site

  With Waikiki Shell check-in, 160 American Samoans begin long-awaited journey home

There are 160 people on the first repatriation flight Jan. 29 from Honolulu to American Samoa.
  • Coronavirus Pandemic

‘We’re surviving’: Mother, daughter battle COVID-19 at same Calif. hospital

The two believe the mother came into contact with someone who had COVID-19 while working at Walgreens.

Donations pour in for Disney lookalike facing rare medical disease

Meet ‘Mele’ ... the monk seal pup who brought some much-needed joy to 2020

Here’s what you need to know about COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Hawaii

129 new COVID-19 infections reported in Hawaii; no additional fatalities