Biden says his advisers will lead with ‘science and truth’

Biden emphasized how scientific research leads to practical progress and better quality of life.

  Biden outlines ‘Day One’ agenda of executive actions

In his first hours as president, Joe Biden plans to take executive action to roll back some of the most controversial decisions of his predecessor and to address the raging coronavirus pandemic, his incoming chief of staff said Saturday.
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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.

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Hawaii reports 165 new COVID-19 cases; 2 new fatalities

Grand jury indicts 2 Maui men in racially-motivated 2014 attack

Forecast: Huge surf ahead of an approaching strong cold front

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

  Federal prisons on lockdown in run-up to Biden inauguration

The lockdown decision is precautionary, no specific information led to it and it is not in response to any significant events occurring inside facilities, the bureau said.
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Biden says his advisers will lead with ‘science and truth’

Science organizations were also quick to praise Lander and the promotion of the science post.

  Governor approves new Maui County rules to stem coronavirus

  Faced with possibility of no senior season, this quarterback charted his own path

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

  Oahu public school principal under fire for holding student assembly for more than 80

State partners with more pharmacies to distribute COVID-19 vaccines

  Online scheduling glitch leads to hundreds being turned away from Maui vaccination site

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

Gunman taken into custody after hours-long standoff in Puna

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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.

SPORTS

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.

  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.

  Faced with possibility of no senior season, this quarterback charted his own path

Having no high school football in Hawaii has put hundreds of student-athletes in a tough bind this year. While many are holding out hope for a spring season, others found alternatives.

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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

  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

Jan. 20 isn’t just inauguration day. Its also the first day of the new legislative session for Hawaii.
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  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.

  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