Biden’s visit to spotlight electric vehicles overshadowed by Gaza violence

Biden is touring Ford’s Electric Vehicle Center, a new factory being built on the grounds of the automaker’s massive Rouge complex in Dearborn, Michigan.
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  Biden boosting world vaccine sharing commitment to 80M doses

It would mark the first time that U.S.-controlled doses of vaccines authorized for use in the country will be shared overseas, as domestic demand for the shots has dropped significantly in recent weeks.

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Rail bond deal has financial ties to HART chair, but ethics body finds no wrongdoing

  WATCH: ‘Climate for Change’ documentary explores Hawaii’s food system vulnerabilities

Fully vaccinated DoD employees no longer required to wear face masks at facilities

  State’s first private lab to test for COVID looks back at pandemic ... and ahead to what’s next

Oahu parents now allowed to watch their children’s games from the sidelines

Previously, sports spectators were confined to watching games far from the sidelines.
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  Amid threats to members, House to vote on new security

Several say they have boosted security measures to protect themselves and their families, money for which will be part of a broad $1.9 billion spending bill that the House will vote on this week, along with a measure that would create a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack.

Hawaii reports 83 new COVID cases; no additional fatalities

  UH institutes COVID vaccine mandate for all students who will be on campus this fall

Retired business owner elected as new Hawaii GOP chairperson

Honolulu Theatre for Youth TV series, ‘The HI Way,’ nominated for 6 regional Emmy Awards

COVID outbreak in Dept. of Public Safety’s training section swells to 20 cases

North Kohala home destroyed by fire; damage totaled at $400,000

  Watch ‘This is Now’: Biden announces plan to share COVID vaccines with other countries

More than 9,000 have already taken advantage of inter-island ‘vaccine passport’ program

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Plane diverted after unruly passenger allegedly refuses mask, snorts substance, abuses others

Witnesses say the passenger, who was arrested, made inappropriate comments to numerous female passengers and yelled racist slurs upon boarding.

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Campbell’s Jocelyn Alo and Oklahoma earn No. 1 seed in 2021 NCAA softball tournament

The NCAA announced their bracket for the 2021 Division I softball tournament on Sunday, with the Oklahoma Sooners taking the No. 1 seed in the tourney.

  From Honolulu to D.C., ‘Bows volleyball honored for National Championship

The Celebration continues for your University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team, as both Governor David Ige and Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi honored the ‘Bows Wednesday morning for their National Championship win over BYU.

  ‘No one did it better’: Hawaii remembers the life and legacy of Colt Brennan

University of Hawaii football icon Colt Brennan, has died, sources told Hawaii News Tuesday morning, with news of the record-setting quarterback’s passing reverberating through the entire sports world.

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  State, community groups partner to bolster mental health services for keiki

HIEMA, city conduct siren testing in Mililani and North Shore

  Many Las Vegas casinos drop mask mandates for fully vaccinated people

  Hawaii County dedicates Merrie Monarch headquarters to festival’s matriarch

Forecast: Firm trade winds to hold through the week

High pressure north of the state will keep moderate trade winds in place through the work week, with showers favoring windward and mauka areas along with the occasional leeward spillover.
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  CDC mask guidance causes confusion

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky defended the changes despite the confusion, calling them a critical first step in reopening the country.

  Win a crown, graduate from Law School. All in a weekend’s work for the new Miss Hawaii

  Clinics see high turnout as COVID vaccine eligibility expands to 12 to 15-year-olds

Maui beach reopens following shark bite that injured a man while kite foiling

Cause of overnight brush fire in Maili under investigation, HFD says