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 2021-05-24 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Clinics take on vaccination effort as mass PODs end...

As demand wanes for COVID-19 vaccines, mass vaccination efforts on the Big Island are winding down....

 2021-05-24 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

COVID testing's value shrinks as vaccines beat back virus...

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials' new, more relaxed recommendations on masks have all but eclipsed another major change in guidance from the government: Fully vaccinated Americans can largely skip getting tested for the coronavirus....

 2021-05-24 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Volcanic eruption, ensuing chaos kill at least 15 in Congo...

GOMA, Congo — Torrents of lava poured into villages after dark in eastern Congo with little warning, leaving at least 15 people dead amid the chaos and destroying more than 500 homes, officials and survivors said Sunday....

 2021-05-24 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

CDC has done terrible job in its COVID communications, the latest example: unmasking...

You can't blame the messenger for not being clear if the message is a mishmash....

 2021-05-24 08:15 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Hilo football has new rep: State legislator Chris Todd named Vikings head coach...

Nobody can blame state Rep. Chris Todd (D-Hilo) of forming policies at the legislative level and then leaving it to the little guy to worry about the details....

 2021-05-23 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Behind schedule, over budget: Change orders irk council members...

A Hilo road repaving project that's ballooned from $7.4 million to $12 million had the County Council Finance Committee on Tuesday asking the Department of Public Works to get a better grip on estimating the cost of roadwork....

 2021-05-23 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

HVNP announces more closures due to road work...

More temporary closures are scheduled for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as road work continues over the next few weeks....

 2021-05-23 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

State briefs for May 23...

EPA approves fungicide for coffee leaf rust...

 2021-05-23 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Divorce and our desire for something more...

Lots of ink has been spilled over the announced divorce of Bill and Melinda Gates, the software billionaire couple who became two of the world's most generous philanthropists....

 2021-05-23 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Hamas defiant with military parade, appearance of top leader...

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Hundreds of masked Hamas fighters brandishing assault rifles paraded in Gaza City and the group's top leader made his first public appearance on Saturday, in a defiant show of strength after the militants' 11-day war ...

 2021-05-23 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Keaau High School holds in-person graduation...

Editor's Note: Each year the Tribune-Herald features one high school graduation. This year is Keaau High School....

 2021-05-23 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

When will cruises return?...

Several cruise lines announced their intentions last week to resume vacation cruises this summer to ports in Alaska, Florida or Texas — but it doesn't appear Hawaii will be on any port of call itineraries anytime soon....

 2021-05-23 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Azusa Pacific powers past Vuls, earns trip to regionals...

There is no doubt that Azusa Pacific is the best baseball team in the PacWest after finishing undefeated at the automatic qualifier three-team series on Saturday....

 2021-05-23 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Biden betting on wage growth, while GOP warns of inflation...

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration recently gave a bit of simple advice to businesses that are unable to find workers: Offer them more money....

 2021-05-23 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Southwest adds additional flights to mainland...

New Southwest Airlines flights to Hawaii will offer more opportunities for local residents to travel to the mainland, Big Island tourism officials say....

 2021-05-23 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Volcano Watch: New research sheds light on recent Pahala earthquake swarms...

Many people in Ka'u have noticed the swarm of earthquakes taking place during the past few years. These earthquakes are happening in a zone that is 29-40 km (18-25 miles) beneath Pahala and extends south about 10 km (6 miles) offshore. Some of the lar...

 2021-05-23 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

New COVID-19 cases plummet to lowest levels since last June...

New coronavirus cases across the United States have tumbled to rates not seen in more than 11 months, sparking optimism that vaccination campaigns are stemming both severe COVID-19 cases and the spread of the virus....

 2021-05-23 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Cartoon for May 23...

The Big Island as seen by Hawaii Tribune-Herald cartoonist Gary Hoff....

 2021-05-23 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

DOT considers adding lane at Shower Drive...

The state Department of Transportation is considering a project that would allow for an "acceleration lane" at the intersection of Highway 130 and Shower Drive in Puna....

 2021-05-23 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Minor leagues: Hilo's Wong, Medeiros, Torres-Costa still knocking at the door...

After minor league baseball was canceled in 2020, the Big Island farmhands are on the climb or knocking on the door....

 2021-05-23 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Man dies in single-vehicle accident in South Kona...

An 18-year-old Ocean View man died following a single-vehicle collision on Friday on Highway 11, .1 mile south of the 95 mile marker in South Kona....

 2021-05-23 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

The Democrats' 2024 Senate problem...

WASHINGTON While campaign junkies everywhere are focused on the 2022 midterm elections, I'm already thinking about the fight for the Senate in 2024....

 2021-05-23 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Your Views for May 23...

Vaccine passports...

 2021-05-23 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Obituaries for May 23...

Fumio Oshiro, 87, of Hilo died April 29 at home. Born in Glenwood, he was retired from Hawaiian Airlines and a member of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and Anela Nani Kumiai. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by son, Donn (Karen) Os...

 2021-05-22 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Tropical Gardening: Rapid ohia death now found throughout island forests...

Rapid ohia death has been spreading in the forests of East Hawaii for several years. Now it is showing up in North and South Kona as well....

 2021-05-22 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Big Island hotel occupancy tops 53%; 64% on the Kohala Coast...

Big Island hotel occupancy rates topped 53% in April, a sign the state's tourism industry is on a slow climb back to normal a year after the COVID-19 pandemic took hold....

 2021-05-22 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Handwritten example of famous Einstein equation gets $1.2M...

BOSTON (AP) — A letter written by Albert Einstein in which he writes out his famous E = mc2 equation has sold at auction for more than $1.2 million, about three times more than it was expected to get, Boston-based RR Auction said Friday....

 2021-05-22 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

AP-NORC poll: Police violence remains high concern in U.S....

A year after George Floyd's murder at the hands of a white police officer sparked global protests and a racial reckoning, a majority of Americans say racism and police violence are serious problems facing the nation. Yet relatively few believe attenti...

 2021-05-22 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Trump criminal probe could backfire on prosecutors...

New York Attorney General Letitia James is playing major league poker with former President Donald Trump — and she just raised the stakes....

 2021-05-22 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Epstein guards to skirt jail time in deal with prosecutors...

WASHINGTON — The two Bureau of Prisons workers tasked with guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself in a New York jail have admitted they falsified records, but they will skirt any time behind bars under a deal with federal prosecutors, ...

 2021-05-22 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

New York AG has 2 lawyers working with DA on Trump probe...

NEW YORK — New York's attorney general said Friday that she's assigned two lawyers to work with the Manhattan district's attorney's office on a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump's business dealings....

 2021-05-22 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Infrastructure deal slips, GOP pans $1.7T White House offer...

WASHINGTON — Prospects for an ambitious infrastructure deal were thrown into serious doubt late Friday after the White House reduced President Joe Biden's sweeping proposal to $1.7 trillion but Republican senators rejected the compromise as disa...

 2021-05-22 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Biden, South Korea's Moon 'deeply concerned' about NKorea...

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Friday said he and South Korean President Moon Jae-in remain "deeply concerned" about the situation with North Korea, and announced he will deploy a new special envoy to the region to help refocus efforts ...

 2021-05-22 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Cartoon for May 22...

The world as seen by cartoonist Marshall Ramsey, Creators.com....

 2021-05-22 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week...

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week....

 2021-05-22 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

'Like hell:' As Olympics loom, Japan health care in turmoil...

TOKYO — As she struggled to breathe, Shizue Akita had to wait more than six hours while paramedics searched for a hospital in Osaka that would treat her worsening COVID-19....

 2021-05-22 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Palestinians see victory in Gaza truce as Israel warns Hamas...

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Palestinians rallied by the thousands Friday after a cease-fire took effect in the latest Gaza war, with many viewing it as a costly but clear victory for the Islamic militant group Hamas. Israel vowed to respond with a "...

 2021-05-22 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

A new reason to swipe right? Dating apps adding vax badges...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is pushing a new reason to swipe right: vaccination badges and "super swipes" for people who've gotten their coronavirus shots....

 2021-05-22 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Michigan should ditch the idea of registering fact checkers...

A group of Michigan Republican lawmakers is floating the idea of registering "fact checkers" with the state. The bill they've introduced flies in the face of the First Amendment, and they should ditch this dangerous and dumb idea....

 2021-05-22 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Win some, lose some: UHH baseball keeps faint pod series hopes alive...

After a doubleheader split on Friday, the UH-Hilo baseball team is still alive, but barely, at the PacWest automatic qualifier pod series at Azusa, Calif....

 2021-05-22 07:12 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Pair of Eagles soar, send Vulcans softball home at regional...

The Eagles have it....

 2021-05-22 01:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Jury returns guilty verdict in fatal hit-and-run...

A 46-year-old South Kona woman faces up to 15 years behind bars after a jury found her guilty Wednesday of negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident involving death in connection with a July 2018 hit-and-run crash in South Kona that killed a...

 2021-05-21 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Unemployed will need to look for work to get benefits...

People receiving unemployment benefits will have to start searching for work once again at the end of the month in order to continue to qualify....

 2021-05-21 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Panel says faith community must lead slavery reparations...

The faith community should guide the way on reparations for America's history of slavery and racial discrimination and help the nation's process of reconciliation and healing, religious leaders said during a panel conducted to discuss the issue....

 2021-05-21 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

US jobless claims fall again as some states end federal aid...

WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week — the latest encouraging sign for the rebounding U.S. economy — just as Republican-led states are moving to cut off a federal benefit for the jobless....

 2021-05-21 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Biden hails Israel-Hamas cease-fire, sees 'opportunity'...

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday hailed the impending cease-fire in the fighting between Israel and Hamas, saying he sees a "genuine opportunity" toward the larger goal of building a lasting peace in the Middle East....

 2021-05-21 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Big gaps in vaccine rates across the US worry health experts...

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — A steady crowd of people flowed into the New England Patriots' stadium for their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine this week in Massachusetts, which is nearing its goal of vaccinating more than 4 million and plans to close ...

 2021-05-21 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Your Views for May 21...

Project idea...

 2021-05-21 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Retailers see confusion, conflict over mask mandate...

HONOLULU — Retailers in Hawaii say the state's mask mandate is creating confusion and conflict among customers, many of whom come from different states to vacation in the islands....

 2021-05-21 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Shame on the Gay Pride Parade for excluding representatives of the NYPD...

A quarter-century has passed since gay NYPD cops sued for and won the right to march in the annual Pride Parade in their police uniforms, notching a small victory in the decades-long battle to end anti-LGBT discrimination within the now 36,000-uniformed-m...

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