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 2021-05-06 00:40 

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40% of Hawaii residents have completed COVID-19 vaccination process...

More than 3,700 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered across the state on Tuesday, bringing the total number doses in arms to 1,263,836, the Hawaii Department of Health said Wednesday....

 2021-05-05 22:45 

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Threat of thunderstorms, heavy rainfall prompts flash flood watch...

The threat of thunderstorms and heavy rain has prompted a flash flood watch for the Big Island starting this evening and continuing through early Saturday....

 2021-05-05 22:05 

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Two new COVID-19 cases reported on Big Island...

Two new COVID-19 cases were reported Wednesday on the Big Island bringing the total number of cases 2,711....

 2021-05-05 21:41 

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No decision yet on temporary night closure of Kailua Pier...

A determination has yet to be made on a proposal to impose a temporary closure of Kailua Pier starting next Saturday....

 2021-05-05 21:05 

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Police arrest 22 Big Island motorists for suspected DUI...

Big Island police arrested 22 motorists for suspected drunken driving April 26 and Sunday. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes and three were younger than age 21....

 2021-05-05 19:47 

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Mom who gave birth on flight to Hawaii didn't know she was pregnant...

HONOLULU — Lavinia "Lavi" Mounga had no idea a baby was coming when she went into labor on a flight from her home in Utah to Honolulu last week....

 2021-05-05 19:45 

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Dental hygienist on trial in 1984 killing of a Navy recruit...

SANFORD, Fla. — A trial is underway for a 61-year-old man facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of a U.S. Navy recruit who was strangled and dumped in an overgrown field in central Florida 37 years ago....

 2021-05-05 10:05 

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Editorial: Banking at post offices worked in the past and could work now, too...

It's been obvious for some time that the U.S. Postal Service is ailing. And as the country tries to recover from the coronavirus pandemic and the economic crisis it created, America's middle class is ailing too....

 2021-05-05 10:05 

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Commentary: FDA's 'abundance of caution' should extend to supplements...

It's a weird system when an effective vaccine was suspended during a deadly pandemic for a maybe-one-in-a-million chance of blood clots, but you can get free two-day shipping on an elixir of elk antler velvet....

 2021-05-05 10:05 

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Cheney could be 'toast' in fight with Trump over GOP future...

WASHINGTON — House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy wants his party to stand firmly with Donald Trump, despite the former president's false claims about the election being stolen from him....

 2021-05-05 10:05 

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Welcome to the Top 10, Melo: Elite NBA scoring list adds Anthony...

ATLANTA — Carmelo Anthony looked like he was all done just a couple of seasons ago....

 2021-05-05 10:05 

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Obituaries: May 5, 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...

 2021-05-05 10:05 

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Another reprieve for Van Pernis: Council members balk at taking the unprecedented step of removal...

A bare majority of County Council members remained unwilling Tuesday to take the unprecedented step of removing a sitting planning commissioner, and instead by a 5-4 vote deferred Mayor Mitch Roth's request until August....

 2021-05-05 10:05 

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Three Rainbow Warriors named first team All-American for volleyball...

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Over the course of an overnight journey from Oahu to Ohio, the Hawaii men's volleyball team collected its latest batch of postseason awards....

 2021-05-05 10:05 

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In Brief: May 5, 2021...

'Horrible' weeks ahead as India's virus catastrophe worsens...

 2021-05-05 10:05 

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For all of Hilo's keiki: 15 koinobori fly at Mitsumori's home in celebration of Children's Day...

To celebrate Children's Day, traditionally known as Boys' Day, Joyce Mitsumori decorated her home with 15 koinobori....

 2021-05-05 10:05 

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Letters to the Editor: May 5, 2021...

Van Pernis deserves thanks...

 2021-05-05 10:05 

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Announcements: May 5, 2021...

Disconnection moratorium ends May 31...

 2021-05-05 10:05 

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Island Life: May 5, 2021...

A honu (sea turtle) sleeps in the tidepools at Koloko-Honokohau National Park on March 25. (Donna Goodale/Community contributor)...

 2021-05-05 10:05 

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Editorial: Worse than the crime: Gov. Cuomo's obfuscation of nursing home death numbers looks more egregious by the day...

We never blamed Gov. Andrew Cuomo for COVID-19's death toll in New York. The virus has claimed more than 50,000 lives, including what we now know to be more than 15,500 deaths among nursing home residents. We accepted and accept Cuomo aides' insis...

 2021-05-05 10:05 

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Hawaii CC — Palamanui plans drive-through commencement ceremony...

Hawaii Community College — Palamanui and the University Center, West Hawaii, will host a drive-through commencement ceremony from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 15 at the Kona campus....

 2021-05-05 10:05 

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PacWest recognition isn't lost on former Waiakea golfer Uchida...

UH-Hilo golfer Kaelyn Uchida recently earned her first conference award, and it has inspired her to grow her collection with more hard work on the course....

 2021-05-05 10:05 

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Le updates council on launch of Kilauea recovery housing buyout program and next steps to be taken...

More than 100 people have submitted applications for Hawaii County to buy their lava-damaged properties in lower Puna....

 2021-05-05 10:05 

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NHL Briefs: 05-05-21...

Capitals' Wilson fined $5K for roughing Rangers' Buchnevich...

 2021-05-05 10:05 

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Biden aims to vaccinate 70% of American adults by July 4...

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden set a new vaccination goal to deliver at least one shot to 70% of adult Americans by July Fourth as he tackles the vexing problem of winning over the "doubters" and those unmotivated to get inoculated....

 2021-05-05 10:05 

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West Hawaii schools prep for graduation...

Hundreds of public high, charter and private school students are gearing up for Class of 2021 commencement ceremonies, a year after the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to traditional in-person graduations....

 2021-05-05 10:05 

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Pahoa outslugs Ka'u softball 18-12...

Frank Degele's young Pahoa softball team had given him everything he wanted since returning to the field....

 2021-05-05 10:05 

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Hometown Heroes: Salvation Army provided over 1.15 million meals in 2020...

Editor's note: Each Wednesday, West Hawaii Today is publishing a story about individuals, groups or organizations that have helped make life better for others in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-05-05 10:05 

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With robot umps and dogs, minor league ball back after lost year...

TAMPA, Fla. — It took just four batters at George Steinbrenner Field before a fan yelled "C'mon, blue!" toward home plate umpire Kaleb Devier after two consecutive close pitches were called balls....

 2021-05-05 02:55 

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Hakalau man facing drug charges...

Hawaii Police Department vice detectives on Friday charged a 58-year-old Hakalau man for several drug offenses stemming from a search warrant executed at a residence in Hakalau....

 2021-05-04 22:05 

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Big Island COVID-19 case tally reaches 2,709...

The Big Island's COVID-19 case count reached 2,709 with the announcement of two new cases on Tuesday....

 2021-05-04 19:55 

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State aims to move parts of Maui road inland as seas rise...

WAILUKU — Hawaii officials have proposed moving parts of a Maui coastal highway that experts say are among the roads most vulnerable to erosion and rising sea levels in the state, but some community members say the plan doesn't go far enough....

 2021-05-04 19:55 

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Use-of-force cases prompt state debates over officer records...

DENVER — Lawmakers in more than 20 states have considered bills this year to make the disciplinary records of police officers public or to share them with other agencies, a push that comes amid high-profile deaths at the hands of law enforcement. Ab...

 2021-05-04 19:54 

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Ex-Delaware death row inmate found guilty of Oahu robbery...

HONOLULU — A jury on Oahu convicted a former death row inmate from Delaware of robbery, more than two years after U.S. prosecutors dropped sex trafficking charges against him....

 2021-05-04 10:05 

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Kamehameha's Ah Chong finishes with a flurry at Hilo Municipal Golf Course...

Kamehameha senior golfer Dillon Ah Chong didn't add a BIIF championship to his trophy collection, but he got the next best thing — a final meet against rising Kealakehe sophomore Kevin Yamashita that felt like one....

 2021-05-04 10:05 

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Wildland truck donated to Hawaii Fire Department...

Firefighting efforts in South Kohala got a boost Saturday with the donation of a Big Dog wildland tanker truck to the Hawaii Fire Department....

 2021-05-04 10:05 

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Jay Ambrose: The first 100 days are now gone, but not the crisis...

Let's see, he has already spent $1.9 trillion, plans to spend another $4.1 trillion and pretty soon we are talking about real money. On hearing President Joe Biden outline his monetary and other grandiose ambitions in a speech before a miniaturized, v...

 2021-05-04 10:05 

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Island Life: Just a sliver...

The moon is seen over Kailua-Kona in February. (Reiko Sekine/Community Contributor)...

 2021-05-04 10:05 

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Ige mulls vaccination mandate for state employees...

Gov. David Ige said he has considered requiring state employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, but has no definite plans to impose such a mandate....

 2021-05-04 10:05 

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James out, Schrder enters virus protocol for reeling Lakers...

LOS ANGELES — With LeBron James still working himself back to full strength from a sprained right ankle, the Los Angeles Lakers found out Monday they'll be without their other point guard for more than a week....

 2021-05-04 10:05 

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Joe Nocera: Vaccine passports are a reality, whatever they're called...

I downloaded my vaccine passport the other day....

 2021-05-04 10:05 

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Fewer food drops ahead: The Food Basket says they are not sustainable at the current frequency...

The Hawaii Food Basket plans to scale back the Ohana Food Drops after serving tens of thousands of people across the Big Island for more than a year....

 2021-05-04 10:05 

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Restrictions easing in U.S. and Europe amid disaster in India...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Air travel in the U.S. hit its highest mark since COVID-19 took hold more than 13 months ago, while European Union officials are proposing to ease restrictions on visitors to the continent as the vaccine sends new cases and death...

 2021-05-04 10:05 

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Quick glaze transforms weeknight chicken...

It's hard to resist the allure of a roasted chicken lacquered with a glistening glaze. It's even harder to nail the recipe. And the challenge is the very ingredient that makes the chicken so attractive — the sugar....

 2021-05-04 10:05 

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Sun-dried tomatoes can pack in a sunny flavor...

When you cannot find sun-drenched tomatoes, go with the next best thing — sun-dried tomatoes....

 2021-05-04 10:05 

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EPA rule to phase out gases used in refrigerators, coolants...

WASHINGTON — In the first Biden administration rule aimed at combating climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to phase down production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigera...

 2021-05-04 10:05 

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Bobby Unser, 87, Indy 500 champion in great racing family, dies...

There wasn't much Bobby Unser wouldn't do to promote the Indianapolis 500, which is how he found himself at a show-and-tell at an Indiana elementary school a few years ago....

 2021-05-04 10:05 

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Letters to the Editor: May 4, 2021...

Stop letting vehicles idle...

 2021-05-04 10:05 

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My Turn: Get water polo back into our pools...

Being an administrator and coach for the Big Island's USA Water Polo Club "Hui o Polo Wai", Coach for Konawaena Girls Water Polo, and a player of high school and college polo, I am happy to see that HPA and Kamehameha girls teams have been abl...

 2021-05-04 10:05 

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Murder suspect to get mental exam, being held without bail...

A 32-year-old man accused of shooting a neighbor to death in a Volcano subdivision last week will receive a mental examination....

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