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 2021-05-07 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

A mural for Merrie Monarch...

Dante Orpilla spray paints a mural Thursday at a building on Keawe Street in Hilo. Orpilla modeled the painting after Kristina Waiau of Hilo, who dances hula. Orpilla and other artists are attempting to paint more murals to decorate downtown with color to...

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Taniguchi joins Hawaiian Electric's board of directors...

Toby Taniguchi, president and chief operating officer of KTA Super Stores and a longtime business and community leader on Hawaii Island, was appointed to the board of directors of Hawaiian Electric....

 2021-05-07 10:05 

West Hawaii Today

County to cover tab for lifeguard services at Kua Bay, Hapuna...

Hawaii County will find a way to cover the tab to maintain full lifeguard services at two state beach parks on the Big Island, despite state lawmakers halving the amount needed to contract the life-saving personnel....

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

More support easing vaccine patent rules, but hurdles remain...

GENEVA — Several world leaders Thursday praised the U.S. call to remove patent protections on COVID-19 vaccines to help poor countries obtain shots. But the proposal faces a multitude of hurdles, including resistance from the pharmaceutical industry...

 2021-05-07 10:05 

West Hawaii Today

Obituaries: May 7, 2021...

Editor's note: Obituaries are published free of charge as a public service. Content is subject to editing for parity treatment and style continuity. Date of publication cannot be guaranteed. Memorial advertisements may be purchased through the newspap...

 2021-05-07 10:05 

West Hawaii Today

Announcements: May 7, 2021...

Police investigation to close South Kona road...

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Remote learning still widespread even after Biden hits goal...

President Joe Biden met his goal of having most elementary and middle schools open for full, in-person learning in his first 100 days in office, according to new survey data, but the share of students choosing to return continues to lag far behind....

 2021-05-07 10:05 

West Hawaii Today

Parker, Poppas continue medal-winning ways far from home...

Waiakea alum Mina Poppas may never have found her way to her Division I college home in New England if not for Kira Parker....

 2021-05-07 10:05 

West Hawaii Today

Unstable air mass prompts flash flood, winter storm watches...

The Big Island, as well as the entire state, remains under a flash flood watch until 6 a.m. Saturday....

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Your Views for May 7...

'Power play'...

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

India's gov't eases hospital oxygen shortage as demand jumps...

NEW DELHI — Under order by the Supreme Court, India's government on Thursday agreed to provide more medical oxygen to hospitals in the capital city of New Delhi, potentially easing a 2-week-old shortage that worsened the country's exploding ...

 2021-05-07 10:05 

West Hawaii Today

Parker, Poppas continue medal-winning ways far from home...

Waiakea alum Mina Poppas may never have found her way to her Division I college home in New England if not for Kira Parker....

 2021-05-07 10:05 

West Hawaii Today

'Antique Roadshow' flips the script with celebrity editions...

NEW YORK — Chef, cookbook author and TV host Carla Hall has always wondered about an antique wooden highchair her family has long cherished....

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

5-year prison term for Hawaii psychiatric hospital escape...

HONOLULU — A man who spent decades in a Hawaii psychiatric hospital for killing a woman was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday for escaping from the facility in 2017 and flying to California before he was captured....

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

US says fate of nuclear pact up to Iran as talks resume...

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is signaling that Iran shouldn't expect major new concessions from the United States as a new round of indirect nuclear talks is set to resume....

 2021-05-07 10:05 

West Hawaii Today

University of Hawaii men's volleyball team sweeps its way into NCAA title game...

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Hawaii advanced to its second straight national championship match with a sweep of UC Santa Barbara in Thursday's NCAA men's volleyball tournament semifinal match at the Covelli Center....

 2021-05-07 10:05 

West Hawaii Today

In Brief: May 7, 2021...

Florida gov signs GOP voting law critics call 'un-American';...

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Study: Residents left big metros during pandemic for family...

Cece Linder was living in a 770-square-foot apartment outside Washington, D.C., last spring when the area went into lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Commission approves special use permit for proposed Island Naturals retail center...

A proposed new retail center in Hilo passed its first obstacle, despite concern from one resident about a drive-thru at a planned attached restaurant....

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

US tribe shares vaccine with relatives, neighbors in Canada...

BABB, Mont. — On a cloudy spring day, hundreds lined up in their cars on the Canadian side of the border crossing that separates Alberta and Montana. They had driven for hours and camped out in their vehicles in hopes of receiving the season's h...

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Matthew Gonser: The head of the city's climate change office helps Oahu become more resilient amid environmental challenges...

We don't hear as much about the "sustainability" part of your agency's mission. How will the office address it?...

 2021-05-07 10:05 

West Hawaii Today

University of Hawaii men's volleyball team sweeps its way into NCAA title game...

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Hawaii advanced to its second straight national championship match with a sweep of UC Santa Barbara in Thursday's NCAA men's volleyball tournament semifinal match at the Covelli Center....

 2021-05-07 10:05 

West Hawaii Today

In Brief: May 7, 2021...

Florida gov signs GOP voting law critics call 'un-American';...

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Personal ties: Harris' family in India grapples with COVID...

WASHINGTON — G. Balachandran turned 80 this spring — a milestone of a birthday in India, where he lives. If not for the coronavirus pandemic, he would have been surrounded by family members who gathered to celebrate with him....

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Unstable air mass prompts flash flood, winter storm watches...

The Big Island, as well as the entire state, remains under a flash flood watch until 6 a.m. Saturday....

 2021-05-07 10:05 

West Hawaii Today

Albert Pujols placed on waivers by Los Angeles Angels...

Albert Pujols, one of the greatest hitters in major league history, has been designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels, the team announced Thursday. The move will lead to his being traded or released....

 2021-05-07 10:05 

West Hawaii Today

In GOP stronghold, Biden pushes for his infrastructure plan...

LAKE CHARLES, La. — With a badly aging bridge as his backdrop, President Joe Biden stood in reliably Republican Louisiana on Thursday to pressure GOP lawmakers to support his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan — and yet express a willingness to...

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

National Day of Prayer inspires pleas for unity and justice...

U.S. soldiers were fighting in Korea when President Harry S. Truman signed a congressional resolution calling for an annual National Day of Prayer. The purpose was for people to gather in houses of worship to pray for world peace, according to an Associat...

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Regal reopening most Hawaii theaters today...

Movie theater operator Regal is slated to reopen most of its Hawaii locations today after a 14-month shutdown because of COVID-19....

 2021-05-07 10:05 

West Hawaii Today

Comic strip artists band together for a silly and good cause...

NEW YORK — Fans of newspaper comics will instantly notice something missing in many of the strips this Friday — pants....

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Unemployment claims fall to a pandemic low of 498K...

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to 498,000, the lowest point since the coronavirus pandemic struck 14 months ago and a sign of the job market's growing strength as businesses reopen and consumers step...

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Hawaii football team defense ahead of the game...

As University of Hawaii students prepare for final-exam week, the football team's defense already has earned high marks this semester....

 2021-05-07 10:05 

West Hawaii Today

US says fate of nuclear pact up to Iran as talks resume...

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is signaling that Iran shouldn't expect major new concessions from the United States as a new round of indirect nuclear talks is set to resume....

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Oahu home sales surged in April...

A rebound in Oahu's housing market gained strength in April with a burst of sales driven by pent-up buyer demand and more homes listed for sale....

 2021-05-07 10:05 

West Hawaii Today

Cyclists to unite for Ride of Silence on May 15...

Big Island cyclists are coming together next Saturday for the Ride of Silence — an annual event held worldwide in May to commemorate cyclists who have been fatally killed or seriously injured while on public roadways....

 2021-05-07 10:05 

West Hawaii Today

Obituaries: May 7, 2021...

Editor's note: Obituaries are published free of charge as a public service. Content is subject to editing for parity treatment and style continuity. Date of publication cannot be guaranteed. Memorial advertisements may be purchased through the newspap...

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Letters: Stopping rail short of Ala Moana would help; Require a negative COVID test before flying; Hawaii must reduce its carbon footprint...

As cost estimates for completing Honolulu's rail project have risen beyond what our city can afford, and additional funds are not available, Mayor Rick Blangiardi and the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation board are looking at stopping rail s...

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

On the Move: Ryan Field, Sharlene R. Ginoza-Lee, Lacey Nakaguma and Ola Batty...

Bank of Hawaii has announced the appointment of three new executive vice presidents:...

 2021-05-07 10:05 

West Hawaii Today

Study: Residents left big metros during pandemic for family...

Cece Linder was living in a 770-square-foot apartment outside Washington, D.C., last spring when the area went into lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Hilo pounds HPU twice in softball...

The Hawaii Hilo softball team made quick work of Hawaii Pacific, sweeping a doubleheader with two mercy-rule victories Thursday in Hilo, 11-3 and 10-2....

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Editorial: Aid and oversight for bikesharing...

Honolulu Hale's latest Oahu Bike Update, released in December 2019, described a "vibrant and growing bicycling community." With an expanding network of cycling-focused facilities and one of the nation's most popular bikeshare systems going...

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Off the News: Don't bring COVID home from Vegas...

The lure of Las Vegas is strong for Hawaii residents, so news that some casinos on The Strip are now allowed to open at 100% capacity is likely making many happy. But it also can be a point of concern. After all, what happens in Vegas doesn't always s...

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

5-year prison term for Hawaii State Hospital escapee who flew to California...

A man who spent decades in the Hawaii State Hospital for killing a woman was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday for escaping from the facility in 2017 and flying to California before he was captured....

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Hawaii volleyball team one step away from completing a journey that was postponed by the pandemic last season...

COLUMBUS, Ohio > > Hawaii converted a two-week wait for redemption into an opportunity nearly two years in the making....

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Honolulu's rail project plagued with wheels too thin and tracks too wide...

The trains built for Honolulu's troubled rail project have wheels that are too narrow for the track, and solving the problem will lead to more issues or more delays....

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Rich Wacker out, Ann Teranishi in as American Savings CEO...

American Savings Bank President and CEO Rich Wacker, who navigated the company through the pandemic and helped oversee the transition to a new $100 million, 11-story downtown headquarters in April 2019, is stepping down from his positions, effective today...

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Redevelopment vision fleshed out for Aloha Stadium, homes, retail...

On Thursday the state agency managing Aloha Stadium voted to approve demolishing the existing stadium before a new facility opens....

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Kokua Line: Honolulu County doesn't post road-test routes to get Hawaii driver's license...

Qu estion : The city says to practice the route for your road test, but I don't see the route posted anywhere, at least not officially, I don't think. Can you find out? It took my daughter so long to get an appointment to get her permit that now t...

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Rearview: Sears, Ala Moana and peanuts — an unlikely combination...

An anonymous reader asked me a curious question recently. He heard that the general manager of Sears in 1959 would not agree to move from its Beretania Street location to the new Ala Moana Center unless it could bring a vendor everyone called "the pea...

 2021-05-07 10:05 

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

ILH rivals Kamehameha Warriors and Saint Louis Crusaders make memories...

The gentle rain of Kapalama Heights began to fall Thursday as the Kamehameha Warriors and Saint Louis Crusaders greeted each other after one of the most anticipated scrimmages imaginable....

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