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.
In 2019, about 30,000 people arrived in Hawaiʻi every day, with that number reaching 40,000 during the Summer season, according to an article by NPR. However, when COVID-19 forced everyone to go into lockdown last March, the number of visitors dropped to under 500 people daily.
There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, indeed. Starting on Monday, April 19, COVID-19 vaccines will be available to everyone 16 and over, including UH students.
The University of Hawaiʻi football program is quarantining 81 student-athletes after five positive COVID-19 cases today and eight since Wednesday, March 31, according to UH News.