News Archive for January 6, 2021

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Television and radio – Jan. 6, 2021

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On the Move: Paden, Lee, Espiritu and O’Neill

Honolulu architecture firm AHL has announced the hiring of four new employees.
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Hawaii head basketball coach Eran Ganot (left) works with Rainbow Warriors senior basketball Samuta Avea during a practice session.






Ferd Lewis: Big West continues to gamble on men’s hoops

The Big West Conference is scheduled to open its third week of league play in basketball Friday and the question of the moment should be:
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JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Pharmacist Davis Zheng, right, administered a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to resident Ernest Mi­yagi at Craigside Apartments on Tuesday. The Craigside retirement community hosted its first COVID-19 vaccination clinic, with over 190 residents and 90 staff vaccinated through a federal partnership with Walgreens.




Hawaii seniors, front-line workers next in line for COVID-19 vaccine shots

Hawaii has administered roughly a third of the nearly 83,000 COVID-19 vaccination doses the state has received so far.
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JAMM AQUINO/JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM 
                                The Unemployment Insurance Claims office in Honolulu, Hawaii.




Hawaii will need to pay $59 million in interest to cover unemployment

Hawaii continues to borrow from the U.S. Treasury Department to cover island unemployment claims but has not figured out how to cover $59.8 million in interest payments that will come due.
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COURTESY JANET BABB / USGS / JAN. 31, 2008
                                The rim of Kilauea Volcano’s summit caldera, normally clear on days with tradewinds, left, has become nearly obscured by vog on days without tradewinds, beginning in 2008 when sulfur dioxide emissions from the volcano’s summit increased to unusually high levels.






University of Hawaii vog forecast program reports on latest Kilauea eruption

According to Tuesday’s vog forecast, tradewinds are expected for the next couple of days, so air quality should be good for most of the islands, but the winds will carry the vog from Kau to Kona.
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DAYANIDHI DAS / WORLD SURF LEAGUE VIA GETTY IMAGES
                                “It’s too bad, it’s disappointing — we were all so excited and really looking forward to the Sunset Open,” said Carissa Moore, the current world titleholder, about the cancellation of at least two World Surf League meets. Moore is pictured winning heat 3 of Round 1 of the Maui Pro presented by Roxy at Honolua Bay on Dec. 7 in Kapalua.




Surfers disappointed over canceled competitions

On Tuesday morning, when she heard the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, under the auspices of Gov. David Ige, had suspended all Hawaii surfing competitions indefinitely due to the novel coronavirus, the news hit hard for local surfer and four-time world champion Carissa Moore.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                People wore their masks while at a bus stop along at S. Hotel Street.




Kokua Line: Extra $600 for child hinges on parent’s eligibility

Question: I didn’t get the stimulus, and neither did my 12-year-old daughter and we both got it last time. What’s going on?
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COURTESY CENTRAL PACIFIC BANK
                                Central Pacific Bank Executive Chairman Paul Yonamine, left, Kahu Kelekona Bishaw and Central Pacific Bank President Catherine Ngo were at the bank’s blessing and untying ceremony held Monday at its redesigned flagship branch in downtown Honolulu.






Central Pacific Bank unveils redesigned flagship branch

Central Pacific Bank on Monday debuted its redesigned flagship main branch and plaza lobby, which is a key component of a $40 million renovation and technology upgrade project.
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Home prices on Kauai, Big Isle record high prices

Homebuyers on Kauai and Hawaii island last year generally purchased fewer properties but paid higher prices that produced a rec­ord in one market segment despite COVID-19 impacts.
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SGT. JOHN SCHOEBEL / U.S. ARMY NATIONAL GUARD PHOTO
                                Hawaii National Guard members assigned to the Medical Detachment prepared to administer COVID-19 vaccines on a C-17 aircraft during Operation New Hope in Hilo on Tuesday. The operation was designed to provide COVID-19 vaccinations in a single day to National Guard members assisting the state with the novel coronavirus in each county.




Air Force C-17 delivers vaccinations to National Guard troops

Hundreds of Hawaii National Guard personnel with the joint task force responding to COVID-19 are getting vaccinated, with some on neighbor islands receiving the Pfizer vaccine Tuesday from the back of a C-17 cargo aircraft during a brief stop.
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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / DEC. 2
                                Nurses at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children say they are ready to take a strike authorization vote starting Thursday. Nurses picket at the medical center ahead of the expiration of a union contract.






Kapiolani Medical Center nurses to take strike vote

Nurses at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children said they will take a strike authorization vote beginning Thursday after nearly five months of trying to negotiate a new contract with the hospital.
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ASSOCIATED PRESS




From Costco and Target to TV sitcom sets, Los Angeles workplaces emerge as likely pathways for coronavirus spread

With Los Angeles County now a leading hot spot of America’s coronavirus crisis, the statistics are hard to process. A person is dying every 10 minutes. And Mayor Eric Garcetti noted Sunday that a person is getting infected every six seconds.
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Chloe Suzuki of Honolulu is a student at Georgetown University.






Column: Make green choices, resist ‘fast fashion’

There is no denying that fast fashion and its consumerist nature is a detriment to the environment. The textile and clothing industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world. Despite the public becoming more educated on the dark side of the fashion industry, it is understandably hard for individuals to change their consumerist lifestyle.
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GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Aloha Stadium.




Off the News: Most stadium events off, swap meet on

Citing ongoing COVID-19 safety restrictions and budgetary woes, the Aloha Stadium Authority last month placed a moratorium on all new events inside the aging facility. Fortunately, parking lot activities, including the Swap Meet and Marketplace, are slated to continue.
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ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                A woman walks into the international airport in Honolulu.




Editorial: Rocky Safe Travels impeding recovery

After opting out of Safe Travels Hawaii in early December, Kauai rejoined the state’s program on Tuesday, thereby allowing interisland travelers who test negative for COVID-19 to bypass a mandatory 10-day quarantine.
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Police looking for suspects who killed steer in Waimea and took meat

Hawaii County police are asking for witnessed a livestock incident sometime between Sunday evening and Monday morning in Waimea to come forward.
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2012 February 24 CTY - Coast Guard Cutters -The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Rush at Coast Guard Station, Sand Island. HSA photo by Bruce Asato




Coast Guard, Navy and fishing boat crews search for missing crew of Taiwanese fishing vessel near Midway

The Coast Guard, Navy and Good Samaritans are searching tonight for a life raft from a 95-foot Taiwanese fishing vessel that was found Friday adrift 550 miles northeast of Midway Island.
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