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SAN FRANCISCO Scrambling to keep the coronavirus at bay, officials ordered a cruise ship with 3,500 people aboard to stay back from the California coast Thursday until passengers and crew can be tested, after a traveler from its previous voyage died of the disease and at least four others became infected.
Despite a spate of canceled events throughout the state as COVID-19 fears escalate, festivities on the Big Island are forging ahead.
It was basically like any other day at Waiakea High School, according to Principal Kelcy Koga.
Crews are making progress in repairing damage to Alii Drive caused by a sinkhole that opened late last year fronting Coconut Grove Marketplace.
A Blue Hawaiian Helicopters tour aircraft with six aboard made an emergency landing in a lava field in the Leilani Estates area shortly before noon Thursday.
U.S. authorities say a tour helicopter made a hard landing and rolled over Thursday in Hawaii.
HONOLULU A spate of canceled events and falling visitor numbers from abroad indicate the economic impact Hawaii is experiencing due to the spread of the virus that causes the disease called COVID-19.
The Daniel K. Inouye Highway extension is making moves on two fronts.
State health officials said Wednesday they are monitoring a situation regarding a cruise ship that recently made stops in Hawaii and might have had passengers previously exposed to COVID-19, the recently identified coronavirus that has infected nearly 100,000 people worldwide since it was discovered in late December.
HONOLULU A Kauai councilman accused of leading a methamphetamine ring must be held without bail, a U.S. judge ruled Wednesday.
Members of a small Kurtistown community are fighting for their health and homes against the planned construction of a nearly 200-foot-tall cellphone tower.
After decades of marriage, Andrea and Jerry Decker were still very much in love. In fact, the couple wouldve celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 6.
HONOLULU U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz said Wednesday Hawaii would receive at least $4.5 million in federal money to help it respond to the new coronavirus.
HONOLULU A woman was expected to be sent from Kauai to Idaho on Wednesday to face charges in the disappearance of her young son and teenage daughter.
HONOLULU Japan suspended its yearly funding for the Thirty Meter Telescope, citing an ongoing stalemate over its construction.