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The Latest: Kansas exceeds six thousand COVID-19 deaths

Sep. 27, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. — Gov. Laura Kelly has ordered flags throughout the state to be flown at half-staff to honor COVID-19 victims as Kansas exceeded 6,000 reported deaths. Kelly’s order Monday applied immediately and directed that flags remain lowered until sunset Wednesday....

Hawaii tourism industry could benefit from new federal rules

Sep. 27, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — New federal rules for international travelers are expected to help Hawaii's crippled tourism industry. The state's international market has been nearly nonexistent since the pandemic largely shut down travel last year. Last week,...

Hawaii food distributor sued for supervisors' alleged racism

Sep. 27, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Supervisors of a Hawaii food distribution company discriminated against a Black employee by subjecting him to racial slurs and racist references to slavery, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged in a lawsuit. According to the lawsuit,...

Ironman World Championship leaves Hawaii for 1st time

Sep. 24, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — The Ironman World Championship will be held outside Hawaii for the first time in four decades because of uncertainty over whether the Big Island will be able to host the triathlon as scheduled in February during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Flight attendant assaulted on Hawaiian Airlines flight

Sep. 23, 2021 21:49 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaiian Airlines said Thursday a passenger assaulted one of its flight attendants in an unprovoked attack during a flight. The airline said the incident occurred shortly after flight HA152 left Honolulu for Hilo at 7:30 a.m. The flight attendant was...

South Korea, US repatriate war casualties 70 years later

Sep. 23, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in visited Hawaii this week as the remains of 68 Korean and six presumed U.S. service members were repatriated during a ceremony at Pearl Harbor. South Korean soldiers who died in the Korean War had been in the possession...

Prosecutor: No charges in fatal Hawaii road rage incident

Sep. 23, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu's prosecuting attorney's office won't file criminal charges in a fatal road rage case. “After carefully reviewing all of the evidence in this case, including witness statements, we determined that Gerald Waialae, the deceased, was the initial...

Honolulu police officer decides to get vaccine to save job

Sep. 22, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu police officer decided to get vaccinated against COVID-19 instead of losing his job. Cpl. Mark Kutsy told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser he got the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine last week and returned to duty on Tuesday. ...

Hawaii COVID-19 antibody treatments capped amid shortage

Sep. 21, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii health care providers are receiving only half the number of monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID-19 that they requested amid a shortage of the drugs. The federal government has capped Hawaii’s weekly allocation at 680 treatments, Brooks...

Honolulu police suspend search for missing 6-year-old girl

Sep. 20, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police on Monday suspended their search for a 6-year-old Hawaii girl who has been missing for more than a week. An investigation into the whereabouts of Isabella Kalua remained active and detectives were continuing to follow up on leads,...