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McConnell blocks quick Trump trial, unsure how he’ll vote

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday blocked a quick Senate impeachment trial for President Donald Trump but did not rule out that he might eventually vote to convict the now twice-impeached president .

Mix of extremists who stormed Capitol isn’t retreating

BOISE, Idaho — As rioters laid siege to the U.S. Capitol, the seat of American democracy became a melting pot of extremist groups: militia members, white supremacists, paramilitary organizations, anti-maskers and fanatical supporters of President Donald Trump, standing shoulder to shoulder in rage.

Ocasio-Cortez says she feared for her life in Capitol siege

NEW YORK — New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she and other elected officials “narrowly escaped death” last week when a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed into the U.S. Capitol, noting that she had additional concerns her own colleagues would put her at risk.

Britain’s Johnson pledges UK vaccine program will run 24-7

LONDON — Britain’s coronavirus vaccine program will operate around the clock seven days a week “as soon as we can,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged Wednesday as the U.K. accelerates efforts to inoculate millions of its most vulnerable people against coronavirus.

Less than 4% of CARES funds remaining

LIHU‘E — The County of Kaua‘i has expended 96.1% of its COVID-19-relief funds, and still has some more time to exhaust the more than $28 million allotted by the state.

COVID-19 vaccines for kupuna start Friday

LIHU‘E — Kupuna, or the elderly ages 75 years and older, need an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccinations that start Friday at Wilcox Medical Center, states an announcement from Hawai‘i Pacific Health.

St. Theresa School keeps students on campus

KEKAHA — St. Theresa School, one of two Catholic schools on the island, is in its second week of the home half of being a St. Theresa Safe Campus Program for the school year that started in August.