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Honolulu's first and only woman mayor dies at age 93

Nov. 30, 2021 14:48 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The first and only woman to serve as mayor of Honolulu died earlier this month at age 93. Eileen Anderson, who was mayor from 1981 to 1985, died Nov. 3, Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi announced Tuesday. She defeated incumbent mayor...

$377 million rental car center to open at Honolulu airport

Nov. 29, 2021 15:27 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A $377 million rental car center with room for 4,500 vehicles is scheduled to open at Honolulu's airport this week. The five-story facility will allow rental car companies to house their operations in the same centrally located, covered airport...

Hawaii counties ease COVID-19 rules at restaurants, bars

Nov. 23, 2021 21:12 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Most of Hawaii's counties on Tuesday said they will allow restaurants and bars to operate at 100% capacity and eliminate a requirement that groups sit 6 feet (1.83 meters) apart at restaurants as the state eases some restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. ...

Maui Invitational turns to Vegas for second mainland stop

Nov. 21, 2021 14:41 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Maui Invitational was all set to say aloha to the mainland and return to the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaii Gov. David Ige had signed off, the mayor of Lahaina was onboard and tournament officials were all set. Two weeks later, the plan was scrapped....

As holidays near Hawaii restaurants want end to virus rules

Nov. 18, 2021 14:29 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — With the holidays approaching, restaurants in Hawaii want the state to ease coronavirus restrictions that limit their ability to fill their dining rooms. Despite capacity rules being eased for businesses that comply with vaccination checks, the state is...

Vandalism, verbal abuse at some Hawaii public libraries

Nov. 15, 2021 13:26 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's public libraries need more security to protect patrons and staff from a rise in violence and destruction, officials said. “The staff has faced verbal abuse, knives pulled out on security guards. There’s been spitting, throwing, destruction...

Senate Judiciary approves Connors as US attorney for Hawaii

Nov. 04, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved President Joe Biden's nomination of Clare Connors to be the next U.S. attorney for Hawaii. The nomination now goes to the full Senate. Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii spoke briefly...

Many Hawaii restaurants don't have space to social distance

Nov. 04, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's governor is lifting capacity limits imposed during the pandemic on businesses like restaurants, bars and gyms, but owners must continue to enforce social distancing rules. That means that for many establishments, capacity won't increase much...

Hawaii governor to lift some restaurant, bar capacity limits

Nov. 02, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Tuesday he will lift restaurant, bar and gym capacity limits in counties that require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to enter such businesses. Counties that don't require such proof will have to continue to...

Hawaii holds on to virus restrictions even as cases plummet

Nov. 01, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii remains among the most restrictive states for COVID-19 mandates, despite having one of the highest vaccination rates in the country. Various state and county rules have changed often, leaving some businesses, travelers and residents confused and...