Citizens across America cheered, honked their car horns and celebrated on Nov. 7 when Associated Press announced Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States with running mate Kamala Harris.
Two very different candidates vied for the District 9 City Council seat this election, however Augustus Tulba, better known as “Augie T,” ultimately won receiving 49.2% of the votes with his candidate Will Espero not far behind receiving 45.6% of the votes.
Former Judge Steven Alm prevails in the Honolulu prosecutor race over attorney Megan Kau.
Former Miss Hawaiʻi Luana Alapa is set to replace Office of Hawaiian Affairs chairwoman Collette Macado securing the position with close to a 40,000 vote lead.
Hawaiʻi has begun to vaccinate people in the 1B priority group, and UH President Lassner says the university is helping to assist the State with this process by providing them the email addresses of people who may qualify for the next round.
On Jan. 14, UH President Lassner released a statement to the public supporting the administering of the COVID-19 vaccine to UH students and faculty, and hopes to be able to provide vaccines to students within the next few months following the Department of Health’s phasing plan.