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Motorcyclist dies following crash in Central Oahu

No tsunami threat from distant 7.3-magnitude earthquake

Hawaii Pacific Health says so far, over 8,600 people vaccinated at Pier 2

Hawaii reports 4 additional COVID-19 deaths as state passes 25K total case mark

State ups enforcement of illegal seawalls, issuing fines to property owners

  In the heart of Honolulu, a vacant Walgreens building sits as an eyesore

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Mainlanders are finding ‘work from home’ can mean ‘work from paradise’

  Forecast: Gusty winds, high surf for the weekend

  Estimated price tag for Ala Wai flood prevention project doubles to $650M

  Parade of former, current council members subpoenaed to testify in federal probe

  Today’s pro women surfers ride a wave that started with the sport’s trailblazers

  Respiratory therapists at Kapiolani hospital say long contract talks hinge on safety concerns

  Hawaii Strong: To stay afloat, Haleiwa water sports company rolls with pandemic tide

Oahu’s North Shore is home to some of the world’s most stunning coastline and premier surf.For the last 10 years, Haleiwa-based Sea and Board Sports Hawaii has been sharing that experience.

  73-year-old snorkeler injured in apparent shark bite off Maui

The Maui Fire Department said a snorkeler was reportedly bitten by a shark about 40 yards off shore, fronting the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas.

Ige expected to outline his economic recovery plan in State of the State

Ige is expected to detail his plan for shepherding Hawaii out of dual crises: The ongoing pandemic and its economic fallout

  Strong winds with gusts to 45 mph possible for parts of the state this weekend

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for some parts of the state through Sunday morning.

  If you’re eligible for a vaccine, here’s how to get an appointment

State investigates COVID-19 clusters tied to Maui construction workers

  Watch ‘This is Now’: States grapple with vaccine shortage, slow pace of distribution

  At 36, he was practically the picture of health ― until he contracted COVID-19

  Navigating federal, state extensions to unemployment benefits proves frustrating

  After flights canceled, Hawaii family shares nightmare experience of pursuing refund

Waianae record store targeted with suspected Molotov cocktail

Police are now working to track down a suspect.

After lengthy talks, Kapiolani Medical Center nurses ratify 3-year contract

Nurses at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children have voted to ratify a three-year agreement, ending six months of contract negotiations.

  Advocates worry seniors without computers may be left behind in vaccine distribution

“I think many people in the aging network are concerned about those that don’t have smartphones or computers."

  Governor: Public schools to face smaller budget cut than previously thought

In a statement, Ige said the changes to the budget forecast stemmed from the availability of additional federal funds and a more optimistic revenue projection by the Council of Revenues.

Hawaii mobile virus testing van reaches underserved areas

A mobile unit of health professionals in Hawaii County is taking coronavirus testing on the road, providing screening to communities in underserved areas.

Forecast: Stronger winds heading in for the weekend

Strong and gusty trade winds will become especially strong over the weekend, delivering passing clouds and showers, some briefly heavy, mainly dampening windward areas.

  State is hopeful Biden administration will dramatically ramp up vaccine distribution

Like many states, Hawaii isn’t getting the number of COVID-19 vaccines that were promised by the federal government.

  The survivor of a vicious stabbing learns the road to recovery is not a straight one

“Recovery from trauma is a lifelong battle,” he said.

  20% of all parking tickets issued over the last 5 years went unpaid, state records show

One out of every 5 parking tickets issued in Hawaii over the last five years has gone unpaid, Hawaii News Now has learned.

Hawaii reports 3 additional COVID-19 fatalities, 119 new cases

All three of the newly-reported deaths were on Oahu.

  Most city surveillance cameras in Chinatown are broken and won’t be fixed

There are 26 devices but 20 of them are inoperable, according to the Honolulu Police Department.

PODCAST: ‘Baby Toon’ - It’s a chew toy and baby spoon all-in-one

How did this 6th grader from Iolani School manage to strike a deal with giant company Munchkin?

  Watch ‘This is Now’: Health director says Hawaii should prepare for COVID variants

Watch “This is Now” live from the HNN Digital Center weekdays on KHNL or across Hawaii News Now’s platforms online and on mobile.

  Analysis: Hawaii is the worst state to drive in

Researchers looked at 31 key metrics, including average gas prices to rush-hour traffic congestion to road quality.

2 of Hawaii’s own to serve on Biden’s White House communications team

Remi Yamamoto and Michael Kikukawa will hold communications jobs in the White House.

UH develops vaccination rollout plan for faculty, staff

UH President David Lassner said faculty and staff fall under Phase 1B because they are essential workers.

Judge drops COVID-19 violation case against US surgeon general

A judge in Honolulu dismissed charges Wednesday against U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams after he was cited for allegedly violating local coronavirus restrictions while in Hawaii to help with COVID-19 surge testing efforts.

Forecast: Stronger winds heading in for the weekend

Trade winds will gradually increase over the next couple of days as high pressure builds northeast of the state.

  Woman who nearly died in violent sex assault: ‘It could have happened to anyone’

She hopes sharing her story will give courage to other sex assault victims to seek help.

  Photographer discusses his injuries after Jet Ski he was on launched off a giant wave

A California surf photographer is still hospitalized in Honolulu five days after breaking his back in a big wave accident at Himalayas on Oahu’s North Shore over the weekend.

From chants, to dance and local celebs, a piece of Hawaii is shared in inaugural celebration

The inaugural events had at least three Hawaii ties.

  Relief. Excitement. Worry. Hawaii residents offer their takes on a Biden presidency

Supporters of the president said they were excited the changes he will bring while critics worry about how the economy will do under the new administration.

  ‘A new chapter’: Hawaii’s congressional delegation looks ahead to Biden presidency

While members of the public weren’t allowed at Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Hawaii’s congressional leaders were among the 1,000 invited guests who attended.

  A diagnosis changed this athlete’s life. It didn’t have a chance against his fighting spirit.

Big Island resident Colin Clark enjoyed the challenge of endurance races.

Hawaii Island Mayor Mitch Roth discharged from hospital after heart attack

He had a pacemaker and defibrillator implanted on Tuesday.

Here’s how many COVID vaccines have been administered in Hawaii

Right now, those eligible for a vaccine include frontline health care workers, essential workers and residents 75 and older.

Mayor Blangiardi picks HPU athletic director as Chief of Staff

Moku was hired by HPU in 2013 to focus on the school’s government relations.

After 8 years on the job, Honolulu’s fire chief to retire next month

Neves was commissioned as HFD’s fire chief in Feb. 17, 2013.

  Biden’s first act: Executive orders on pandemic, climate, immigration

In his first official acts as president, Joe Biden is signing executive orders on a broad range of issues, from the coronavirus pandemic to climate change and immigration, to fulfill campaign promises.

  Watch ‘This is Now’: World leaders hope for renewed cooperation under Biden

Watch “This is Now” live from the HNN Digital Center weekdays on KHNL or across Hawaii News Now’s platforms online and on mobile.

Hawaii reports an additional COVID-19 fatality, 75 new infections

The newly-reported death was on Maui.

New legislative session opens with little fanfare, lots to get done

House Majority Leader Della Au Bellati said this legislative session will have a “laser beam focus” on COVID-19 response and recovery.

  President Biden’s inauguration, in moments: Watch the swearing in, performances

Things are set to start in Washington, D.C. around 11:30 a.m. Eastern (6:30 a.m. in Hawaii), with the inauguration of Kamala Harris as vice president.

  Biden’s inauguration goes off with no security issues

Joe Biden was safely sworn in as president in a Washington on edge, two weeks after rioters loyal to former President Donald Trump besieged the Capitol.

Surgeon General Jerome Adams to step down at President Biden’s request

“It’s been the honor of my life to serve this nation, and I will do all I can to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to achieve and maintain health,” Adams said in a tweet Wednesday.

  Vice President Harris: A new chapter opens in US politics

Vice President Kamala Harris broke the barrier Wednesday that has kept men at the top ranks of American power for more than two centuries when she took the oath to hold the nation’s second-highest office.

  Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others

President Donald Trump pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon in the final hours of his White House term as part of a flurry of clemency action that benefited more than 140 people.

  State: COVID-19 inoculation efforts still slowed by limited doses of vaccine

The press conference was scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

Suspect in windward Oahu road rage incident charged

He's accused of attempted murder and multiple firearms offenses.

  Flash flood warning finally canceled on Kauai; Kuhio Highway partially reopened

Abundant moisture from an old cold front is moving back over the western end of the state, with a continued threat of flooding.

  In new legislative session, leaders seek changes in penalties for COVID violations

The plan is to offer prosecutors other options, so they won’t have to charge a misdemeanor for every violation.

  Survivor who came face to face with Diamond Head killer finds forgiveness 1 year later

Finding the will to forgive isn't easy, but it was something she needed to do to move on.

10K kalo starters, Hawaiian flags to be given out at the state Capitol Wednesday

Wednesday is the opening day of the Hawaii state legislature.

  From Christmas gifts to a prospering business, Oahu couple focuses on new venture

Over the holidays, they passed out 20 boxes to their loved ones. Soon enough, outside orders started pouring in.

  Forecast: Calmer conditions, but a bit wetter for windward areas

There's still a chance for heavier showers near Kauai.

Hawaii Island educator tapped to fill vacant state senate seat

She fills the seat vacated by Congressman Kai Kahele.

  After backlash, state asks partners to vaccinate only kupuna, not caregivers

About 100 people under 75 years old were vaccinated at Pier 2 on Monday because they served as escorts for the seniors.

Maui Memorial says postponing 5,000 appointments after supply drop a “huge disappointment”

Maui Memorial Medical Center says it had to postpone thousands of vaccine appointments for three weeks because of a drop in supply. There’s an urgency to get as many shots in arms as possible that’s why Maui Memorial says it was a huge disappointment to postpone thousands of appointments for the fir

  Teenager’s COVID vaccine video game lets players zap the virus

“Many people say that this game is great for their kids because they better understand what the vaccine is and what it does,” he said.

  Kahele calls for explanation on how U.S. military is handling internal extremists

Some of the individuals arrested in connection with the January 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol had military connections.

Burial Councils criticize state for alleged mismanagement of iwi kupuna

The State Historic Preservation Division says it’s committed to administration of the burial program and compliance.

  1 year later, signs of healing visible in Diamond Head neighborhood gripped by tragedy

In Jan. 2020, Hibiscus Drive was the scene of a violent rampage that left 4 people dead and several houses burned to ashes.

Maui men accused in racially-motivated attack plead not guilty

The victim suffered broken ribs and a huge gash when he was hit with a shovel.

City prosecutor asks for dismissal in COVID-19 violation case against U.S. Surgeon General

Prosecutor Steve Alm said that the further prosecution of the U.S. Surgeon General would not do justice.

Two more fatalities, 65 new COVID-19 infections reported across Hawaii

Hawaii reported 65 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, pushing the statewide total since the pandemic began to 24,546.

  Watch ‘This is Now’: Cold front lingers, with heavy showers moving toward Kauai

Watch “This is Now” live from the HNN Digital Center weekdays on KHNL or across Hawaii News Now’s platforms online and on mobile.

  Jet skiers scramble to dodge a massive wave in this past weekend’s impressive swell

Video showed the moment the jet skiers went scrambling. Some turned around, others were sent flying.

It’s Dolly’s Birthday! Here’s 5 surprising connections Parton has to Hawaii

Dolly’s little known but surprising connections to the aloha state.