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Maddox Jr. lifts CSU Fullerton over Hawaii 83-67

Jan. 22, 2021 11:31 PM EST

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Tray Maddox Jr. scored 23 points as Cal State Fullerton topped Hawaii 83-67 on Friday. Dante Maddox Jr. added 20 points for the Titans. Tray Maddox shot 5 for 7 on 3-pointers. Vincent Lee had 14 points for Cal State Fullerton (4-4, 3-4 Big West Conference). Doctor Bradley added 13...

Kelly, Clarke share lead in Mitsubishi Electric Championship

Jan. 22, 2021 11:00 PM EST

LA’UPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Jerry Kelly and Darren Clarke shared the second-round lead Friday in the Mitsubishi Electric Championship after first-round leader Retief Goosen stumbled late at Hualalai. Kelly birdied the 18th for a 5-under 67 to match Clarke at 13-under 131 with a round left in the...

Appointee to Hawaii Senate called for governor's impeachment

Jan. 22, 2021 3:26 PM EST

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Gov. David Ige’s appointee to a Hawaii Senate seat previously called for his impeachment in a post on social media. Ige selected Laura Clint Acasio from a list of three candidates presented by Democratic Party officials to replace former Sen. Kai Kahele, West Hawaii Today...

Hawaii mayor leaves hospital 11 days after heart attack

Jan. 22, 2021 10:06 AM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii island’s new mayor has been released from a hospital 11 days after suffering a heart attack. Mayor Mitch Roth was released Wednesday from Hilo Medical Center, where he was admitted shortly after experiencing chest pain at his home on Jan. 9, Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported....

Hawaii mobile virus testing van reaches underserved areas

Jan. 21, 2021 10:29 AM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A mobile unit of health professionals in Hawaii County is taking coronavirus testing on the road, providing screening to communities in underserved areas. Premier Medical Group has operated a mobile testing van in areas around Hawaii island since November, in addition to testing...

Group criticizes state management of Native Hawaiian burials

Jan. 21, 2021 10:21 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The state of Hawaii has drawn criticism for its handling of Native Hawaiian burials from members of burial councils who have called on the Legislature to establish a working group to draw up reforms. Oahu Island Burial Council Chairwoman Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu laid out several grievances...

Judge drops virus related case against US surgeon general

Jan. 20, 2021 9:05 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A judge in Honolulu dismissed charges Wednesday against U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams after he was cited for allegedly violating local coronavirus restrictions while in Hawaii to help with COVID-19 surge testing efforts. Honolulu prosecutors submitted a motion Tuesday to dismiss...

Members of the state House are sworn in Honolulu on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Lawmakers opened a new legislative session in the middle of a pandemic while wearing face masks and sitting next to clear plastic shields separating their seats. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

Hawaii lawmakers open new session amid coronavirus pandemic

Jan. 20, 2021 8:07 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers opened a new legislative session Wednesday, with coronavirus protections in place like masks and clear plastic shields separating their seats. Public health protocols to prevent the spread of the disease blocked the public from entering the state Capitol. That meant no open...

Justin Thomas waits to hit from the first tee during the final round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (Matthew Thayer/The Maui News via AP)

Thomas to go on training program after anti-gay slur

Jan. 20, 2021 1:11 PM EST

Justin Thomas intends to go through an individual training program to “become a better person” after he was picked up uttering a homophobic slur under his breath when he missed a putt at a tournament in Hawaii this month. Clothing brand Ralph Lauren ended its long-time sponsorship with Thomas...

Maui home, condominium sales set price records in 2020

Jan. 20, 2021 10:04 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Figures from a realtor organization show Maui's housing market set price records in 2020 despite an economic downturn and reduced sale volume. The Realtors Association of Maui recently published data showing median sale prices rose to $795,575 for single-family homes and $570,000 for...