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April 14, 2021

The county’s finances are in a “precarious” position and the administration and County Council need to put aside “petty politics” and work together, said Mayor Mitch Roth on Tuesday in his first budget presentation before the council’s Finance Committee.

April 14, 2021
HONOLULU — Hawai‘i health officials are putting a pause on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine distribution until further notice following an announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggesting a halt to all J&J vaccines.
Issues:Health
April 13, 2021
The US Centers for Disease Control and US Federal Drug Administration are recommending the US “pause” use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine over blood clot concerns.
April 13, 2021
The CDC and FDA say all six cases were among women between ages of 18 and 48, and symptoms occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination.
Issues:Health
Master Navigator Chad Baybayan
April 9, 2021
U.S. Congressman Kaialiʻi Kahele (HI-02) issued the following statement today on the passing of Pwo Master Navigator Chad Kālepa Baybayan
Aloha Project
April 9, 2021
After years of delays, Veterans Affairs is moving ahead with an 88,675-square-foot outpatient clinic in Kalaeloa named after former Hawaii U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka which is expected to greatly improve access to veteran care when it opens in the fall of 2024.
April 9, 2021
LIHU‘E — U.S. Rep. Kai Kahele spent the past week on Kaua‘i, analyzing coastal erosion along the Wailua corridor, touring Hanalei and meeting with nonprofits and officials, including walking through the site of a proposed missile-defense radar at the U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands near Kekaha.
Saluting John Katsumi
April 9, 2021
LIHU‘E — Noboru Nakamura, one of the more than 240 Japanese American casualties in the Korean War, threw himself on a grenade, sparing the life of his friend John Iwamoto.
Baybayan
April 9, 2021
Master Navigator Chad Kalepa Baybayan, part of the Hawaiian renaissance of Polynesian voyaging since 1975, died suddenly Thursday in Seattle. He was 64.