Forecast: Still a chance for spotty downpours, thunder for eastern half of the state

  Oahu’s vaccine eligibility expands this week, but the state isn’t getting more doses

Motorcyclist dies on Hawaii Island following crash on Highway 11

Helping struggling individuals off the street, Kalaeloa tiny homes project nearing completion

92 new COVID infections reported statewide, no new fatalities

House fire displaces 4 on Molokai, results in $180,000 in damage

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  Green hopes to roll out vaccine passport pilot for inter-island travel by May 1

  Saying she no longer has commission’s trust, HPD chief announces she’ll step down

  Forecast: Unstable conditions, possible thunderstorms ahead

  Volunteers work to clean up dilapidated memorial park in Pearl City

  As vaccine supply exceeds demand, Maui health officials urge residents to get vaccinated

DLNR fines dam owners on Oahu and Hawaii Island citing health and safety concerns

Man swept out to sea survives by treading water for hours until found by fishing boat

The U.S. Coast Guard said the crew on the Marjorie Ann fishing boat found a man treading water two miles off of Maalaea Harbor at around 7:30 a.m.

Two men arrested for theft following raid at Honolulu airport baseyard

The state Attorney General’s office raided the Maintenance Section Airfield and Grounds Maintenance Unit Facility, located off Aolele Street.

  HPD chief’s decision to resign caught police commission by surprise

Susan Ballard's resignation as Honolulu’s Police Chief caught many by surprise including the police commission who was willing to work with her following the negative reviews.

  Scientists bring the ‘heartbeat’ of Kilauea into their home

After the USGS published a paper on Kilauea’s eruption, the couple was struck by the beauty of a seismic tremor graph and decided to get a rug made of the image.

  Some businesses are facing a new challenge: Hiring workers back

In newest emergency proclamation, Ige extends eviction moratorium through June

  Blangiardi says he is ‘disappointed’ in HPD chief’s decision to leave

  ‘Stop the theft of Hawaiian culture’: Opposition rises as state plans to cut tourism funds

  Chad Kalepa Baybayan, instrumental Hokulea crew member, dies at 64

  Vaccinations are moving at a fast clip, but herd immunity remains elusive goal

  Hawaii Strong: Amid pandemic, a one-man Hawaii farm finds some helping hands

With turkeys that roam free to mini bulls to pens filled with goats and sheep, Colton Farms transports visitors to a different world.

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  Prince Philip visited Hawaii 3 decades ago to support wildlife conservation

In 1963, Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II came to Hawaii after a stop in Fiji.

Hawaii reports 87 new COVID cases; number of vaccines administered tops 900,000

Meanwhile, Hawaii surpassed a big milestone Friday, surpassing 900,000 vaccine doses administered.

Fire investigators trying to determine cause of 2-alarm blaze in Kapahulu

The fire was reported about 9:45 a.m. at a home on Alohea Avenue.

  Watch ‘This is Now’: Boeing’s 737 Max has a new problem

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  In whistleblower report, DOH manager alleges agency is ‘dysfunctional’

He also accuses them of lining their pockets through acting administrative positions.

Detective: Deadly fight involving visitor may have started when victim wouldn’t wear mask

The argument may have started when the victim was drunk, and refused to wear a mask at a bar, testimony revealed.

  Philip, defined by role of husband to British queen, dies

Philip spent a month in hospital earlier this year before being released on March 16 to return to Windsor Castle.

  Aloha Stadium to be illuminated with drive-in laser light show

Aloha Stadium will be illuminated with a drive-in laser light show happening this month.

  Oahu’s wedding industry moves forward with cautious optimism after tier modifications

At the end of last month, Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi modified Tier 3 of Oahu’s reopening plan to allow weddings with up to 100 guests.

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Forecast: Lighter winds heading in for the weekend

High pressure north of the area will continue to funnel in cool temperatures on moderate northeasterly trades through tonight, with passing showers favoring windward and mauka areas.

  DLNR proposal to reconstruct Cromwell’s popular jumping spot is met with opposition

The proposal would deconstruct the wall protecting the popular swimming hole.

FilCom Center hosts vaccine clinic for hard-hit Filipino and Pacific Islander communities

To encourage these communities to get vaccinated, Kaiser Permanente hosted a clinic in an area that was familiar to these residents.

  PODCAST: ‘Superstore’ actress, Kauai native Kaliko Kauahi talks breaking in to Hollywood

The Kauai native played the wacky character Sandra on NBC’s hit comedy Superstore for six successful seasons. Kaliko now lives in California, but she’s still a local girl at heart and hasn’t lost her aloha spirit or pidgin!

  Olympic athlete from Hawaii target in racist incident in California

In the video, the man can be heard yelling at Kokumai, saying “I’m not scared of you,” “Go home,” as well as other insults and profanities.

  Honolulu’s police chief has 60 days to make big changes. What happens if she doesn’t?

Among the requested changes to her leadership and management style, Police Chief Susan Ballard has to eliminate a “culture of blame" at HPD.

  Homes at new Maui affordable housing development to start at $329,000

“We have to find a way back to creating a local market for local buyers."

  Scientists are training artificial intelligence to count Hawaii’s deep sea bottomfish

The artificial intelligence can detect, identify and count the bottomfish in about half the time it takes do it the old way.

COVID treatments may be less effective on virus strain dominant on Maui

State health officials said the California variant is present in about 75% of the island’s cases.

For Maui’s out-of-state arrivals, 1 negative COVID test soon won’t be enough to skip quarantine

Maui's mayor is taking an additional step to track where the virus is coming from.

Suspects wanted for stealing 21 bottles of Crown Royal on Hawaii Island

Police said one of the female suspects appeared to be pregnant.

  Watch ‘This is Now’: At least 1 killed and several injured in Texas shooting

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Traveler arrested at Honolulu’s airport after firearm found in carry-on

The .22 caliber Derringer was spotted in the passenger’s carry-on luggage during an X-ray scan.

Hawaii reports 122 new COVID cases and 3 additional fatalities

Since the pandemic began, Hawaii has seen 30,485 infections.

  After low marks in annual review, HPD chief given 60 days to make improvements

In a statement, Police Chief Susan Ballard said she was disappointed with the review and did not think it “reflects the view" of the public.

  $16B in federal aid up for grabs for Hawaii’s live entertainment venues

$2 billion dollars of the grant will be set aside for small businesses with less than 50 full-time employees.

Maui considers reserving beach parking for residents

The Maui County Council is considering measures that would reserve at least half of all public beach access parking for residents and for visitors to be charged parking fees.

Murder conviction affirmed in case of pregnant Maui woman

A Hawaii court ruling rejected the appeal of a man serving a life sentence for the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend.

Forecast: Breezy winds to slow down over the weekend

High pressure north of the area will keep cool and locally breezy northeasterly trades in place through Friday, with passing showers favoring windward and mauka areas.

Visitor charged with manslaughter after fatal Big Island beating

A man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with a suspected beating death at a Kona vacation rental.

FEMA to reimburse funeral costs to those who lost loved one’s to COVID

FEMA will open applications for the funeral assistance fund on April 12.

  Oahu to remain in Tier 3 through early May under deal reached with governor

Because of rising case counts, Oahu had been in danger of “falling back” to Tier 2 restrictions on Thursday.

Unexploded munitions dating back to WWII found off Lanai’s south shore

Two recreational divers said they spotted the unexploded ordnances about 300 yards offshore in water 74 to 94-feet deep.

Lawmakers seek to honor beloved senator with upcoming veteran clinic in Leeward Oahu

The facility is set to be completed by the fall of 2024.

  As more tourists flock to the islands, state and community leaders hope for ‘pono’ tourism

Hawaii’s beaches are back to being shared between locals and tourists.

2 plead guilty to wire fraud in city planning department scandal

Three other current or former DPP employees have pleaded not guilty to similar charges. A fourth hasn't yet entered a plea.

  Hawaii women at the top of their game in pro soccer league

The National Women's Soccer League is the top tier of the sport women players can reach in the United States.

  Citing safety concerns, state seeks $20,000 fine against owners of Wahiawa dam

“We have maintained the dam in a totally safe condition,” the landowners argued.

  Forecast: Cool, breezy trade winds to close out the week

Lighter winds and a higher chance of showers are possible for the weekend.

Man arrested after near-fatal stabbing in Waikele townhome

The female victim was stabbed multiple times in the neck and torso, HPD said.

  16-year-old fatally shot by HPD officers after police pursuit is identified

The Medical Examiner’s Office has released the identity of the 16-year-old killed in a police shooting in McCully on Monday.

Oahu hunter finds skull in foliage just off Likelike Highway

The hunter said he discovered the skull about 20 feet from the highway.

After lengthy trial, judge rules diversion of East Maui streams are within reason

A suit accused defendants of violating public trust for how the diverted stream water was used.

Hawaii reports 76 new COVID cases; no additional fatalities

In the last 14 days, there have been 1,345 new cases in Hawaii.

  Oahu business owners say they’re disappointed in lack of clarity over COVID guidelines

The mayor has said he's "dead set" against moving back to Tier 2, but he's still seeking modifications to the rules from the governor.

Hawaii will expand vaccine eligibility to all adults by April 19

Officials stressed the announcement doesn’t mean everyone will get a vaccine before the end of April.

  UH graduate student becomes first Pacific Islander to reach the deepest region of Earth

She represents her country in being the first Pacific Islander, first marine botanist, youngest female and third woman to ever visit Challenger Deep.

State crews clear out more than 30 homeless camps at Diamond Head

DLNR officials said that cleaning up the area and enforcing “no camping” rules are not the only goals of this effort, but so is finding a solution to house the homeless.

Hawaii Island police officer, firefighter honored for leadership, heroism

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaii named South Hilo Patrol Officer Joshua Willing as officer of the year and Hawaii Fire Department Battalion Chief Keoki Brown as firefighter of the year.

COVID-19 outbreak at faith-based college in Kona continues to worsen

The University of the Nations in Kona said it has identified 11 new cases through contact tracing.

  Attitudes toward vaccine still mixed even as Hawaii prepares to expand eligibility

Hawaii is getting closer to the goal of opening vaccine eligibility to every adult in the state by April 19, a target date that came as a mandate from the Biden Administration.

  Crime spree leading up to deadly police shooting spanned several days

Authorities are still trying to piece together the timeline in the days and hours before the shooting, which left a 16-year-old dead.

Forecast: Trade wind conditions to hold into the weekend

Mostly dry and cool conditions with breezy northeast trade winds will prevail into the second half of the week.

  After years of neglect, potholes plaguing Kakaako roads are getting filled

A city maintenance project in Kakaako means the end of years of strife and neglect for a neighborhood home to many small businesses.

GRAPHIC: Suspect accused of violently attacking man over a basketball, police say

Sources said the suspect allegedly demanded the man’s basketball and then took it by force, violently beating him up.

Classes on life-saving skills available online for surfers, ocean enthusiasts

The eight online courses range on topics from CPR, mindful breathing, to surf break spot analysis.