LIVE: Trump gives briefing from White House

On average, the United States is still seeing about 1,000 deaths a day from the virus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The country has had more than 5 million confirmed cases and more than 167,000 deaths over the course of the pandemic.
  • Coronavirus Pandemic

  Biden calls for nationwide mask mandate

Joe Biden is calling for a nationwide protective mask mandate over the next three months.


Anderson, Park absent from COVID briefing as governor puts deputy in charge of contact tracing

On what would have been his 90th birthday, special presentation recalls the life of Don Ho

Union threatens lawsuit over plans for face-to-face meetings with students at start of school year

  Governor: Surge in COVID-19 cases on Oahu could delay state’s tourism reopening plan

Firefighters extinguish house fire in Waimanalo

The Honolulu Fire Department is battling a two-alarm structure fire in Waimanalo on Thursday morning.
  • National

  Lawmakers: Postal changes delay mail-order medicine for vets

Policy changes to slow delivery at the U.S. Postal Service are taking a toll on military veterans, who are reporting much longer wait times to receive mail-order prescription drugs, according to Democratic senators.

  With major ICUs nearing capacity, patients are being moved and reinforcements sought

  At a time of incredible need, food bank takes its Food Drive Day virtual

  At least 70 more OCCC inmates, 7 adult corrections officers test positive for COVID-19

  Hawaii reports 355 new COVID-19 cases as death toll rises to 40

Hawaii’s largest public worker union asks state, counties to scale back office presence

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  WATCH ‘This is Now’: Another COVID-19 record prompts calls for more restrictions

  Man in his 30s fatally shot in Ala Moana area

  • National News

Tropical Storm Josephine weakens slightly in Atlantic Ocean

Josephine is just barely holding on to its tropical storm status as it moves over the Atlantic Ocean as the earliest “J-named” storm in a record-setting hurricane season.


  ‘Last Chance U’ star Dior Scott embraces the aloha spirit

UH football might be on pause for now, but that is just another roadblock, in the story of the newest Walk-on Rainbow Warrior and star of Netflix’s ‘Last Chance U’, Dior Scott.

UH to combine Wahine beach and indoor volleyball, due to the financial fallout of the pandemic

The UH Wahine indoor volleyball and beach volleyball programs will merge into one program, due to the financial struggles brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Hawaii native Kai Lenny takes home the 2020 Red Bull Big Wave Awards Men’s performance of the year

Maui Native Kai Lenny takes home the Men’s Best Overall Performance for the 2020 Red Bull Big Wave Awards.


  As inter-island quarantine begins, Maui says it’s flooded with exemption requests

  Caldwell denies retirement potluck was source of COVID-19 infections at Honolulu Hale

Gov. Ige defends virus response of health officials amid criticism

Campbell High School teacher arrested for violating traveler quarantine

Over 220 Securitas employees get back pay for Fair Labor Standards violations

Securitas also paid $22,000 in penalties as a result of the violations.
  • National News

Missouri police captain helps bring doghouse to puppy

A police captain helped a little Missouri girl get a doghouse for her puppy.

  Oahu North Shore businesses closing as tourist torrent slows to a trickle

Items from the now closed Pomaika’i Ballrooms going up for auction

  Mainland college students seek rentals in Hawaii. One realty company is apprehensive

Bail set at $1 million each for 2 men accused of murder