Mayors: Decision to delay reopening ‘heartbreaking’ but necessary

As cases continue to surge on the U.S. mainland, some say the balance between giving a lifeline to the economy and keeping Hawaii residents safe remains difficult to find.

Ex-NBA superstar Shaq assists stranded Florida driver

Authorities say former NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal stopped along a Florida highway to help a motorist stranded by a blown out tire.
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Sheriff: ‘Glee’ star Naya Rivera saved son before drowning

The body was discovered five days after the 33-year-old Rivera disappeared on Lake Piru, where her son was found July 8 alone a few hours later on a boat the two had rented.


  Tourism-dependent businesses wonder if they can make it to September

Trump administration rescinds rule on foreign students

  Survey: 8 in 10 residents say they aren’t ready to welcome tourists back

  Months after initial coronavirus infection, patients suffer lingering effects

  Ige delays plan to reopen tourism until Sept. 1 amid COVID-19 surge on the mainland

“This was not an easy decision to make. It really was a choice between two difficult options."
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First federal execution in 17 years; another set Wednesday

The execution of Daniel Lewis Lee, over the objection of the victims' relatives and following days of legal wrangling and delays, revived the debate over capital punishment during a time of widespread social unrest.

  Holloway’s focus shifts from controversy to community in return from ‘Fight Island’

Maui firefighters battle two fires, including one that burned at least 15 vehicles

  An ‘unreal’ battle to reclaim a home turned into a suspected gambling room is finally resolved

  COVID-19 survivor finds lengthy hospital stay just the beginning of his battle against the virus

Reports: Grant Imahara, host of ‘MythBusters,’ dies at 49

  Rick Blangiardi says he can lead Oahu out of crisis, but he’s still crafting the specifics

Hirono draws heat for calling President Trump’s supporters ‘white supremacists’

  Zippy’s begins to resume dine-in service as company struggles with revenue loss

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Caught on camera: Officer saves choking baby in Mich.

It shows the Sterling Heights, Mich. officer meeting the family outside their home. One of them is holding the 3-week-old girl, who is not breathing.


FanDuel Sportsbook will refund bets for a Max Holloway Victory after his controversial split decison loss at UFC 251

FanDuel Sportsbook announced on Monday that they will be giving out refunds to all customers that placed pre-fight bets on Max Holloway to win or win by decision, after his controversial split decision loss to Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 251.

UFC President Dana White and social media not satisfied by the judging in Max Holloway’s split decision loss at UFC 251

UFC President Dana White was unhappy with the judging during the rematch of Hawaii’s own Max Holloway and Alexander Volkanovski for the featherweight title.


  Close to 30 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 statewide

  State, teachers union come to agreement on what social distancing will mean at public schools

DOH: Clusters at Hawaiian Airlines, local gyms involve same patient

Waikiki’s Halekulani Hotel announces closure until mid-2021

  Oahu photographer looks to the past to capture stunning portraits for today

The images are called ambrotype. His pictures come out looking old-fashioned.
  • Coronavirus Pandemic

3 Arizona teachers contracted COVID-19 while sharing a summer classroom; 1 died

The American Federation of Teachers says it’s not clear districts can safely provide in-person learning for students in the fall.

State hammers out quarantine modifications for university students

  Visa ban creates confusion for international students

Ige plans to extend moratorium on evictions for non-payment of rent through August

Hawaii reports 3 new COVID-19 fatalities, pushing death toll to 22