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Top Story: A Hawaii man who traveled on a cruise ship and returned to Oahu in February has tested positive for COIVD-19.
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A Hawaii resident who traveled on the Grand Princess cruise ship in February and returned to Oahu has tested positive for COVID-19 and is “doing fine.” Read more
The spread of COVID-19 beyond Asia has diminished near-term global travel demand, the company’s CEO says. Read more
A high pressure system north of the state is generating the strong tradewinds. Read more
Honolulu officials announced today enhanced cleaning procedures for TheBus in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Read more
A criminal arson investigation is ongoing into the surfboard rack that burned down in Waikiki. Read more
A man was arrested this morning after returning to his cab at the park. Read more
In Hawaii last week, the Grand Princess stopped at ports on Kauai, Oahu, Maui and the Big Island. Read more
The highway will be closed from 11 p.m. Sunday to 4 a.m. Monday between Auloa Road and Nuuanu Pali Drive. Read more
Austin city officials have canceled the South by Southwest arts and technology festival. Read more
As militaries increasingly adapt lasers to warfare, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper “raised concern” with China’s minister of national defense over the Asian power’s recent targeting of a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon with a weapons-grade laser while the maritime patrol aircraft flew in international airspace 380 miles west of Guam, the Pentagon said today. Read more
Damien Memorial School’s athletes will play to empty stands in the school gym under a policy announced today by the school’s president as a precaution against coronavirus. Read more
Oahu’s housing market remained relatively strong in February, a month where record low mortgage rates continued to drive the market despite the looming uncertainty of the new coronavirus. Read more
Of the 14 deaths across the nation as of today, at least nine have been linked to the Seattle-area nursing home, along with at least a dozen other infections. Read more
The attack occurred at Ewa Beach Community Park at about 1:10 p.m. Read more
A judge today reduced bail to $1 million for the mother of two missing children after her lawyer contended at her first hearing in Idaho that the amount had been set too high because of media attention. Read more
The highway was closed before the Wilson Tunnel, police said. Read more
No arrests have been reported. Read more
It is the 11th sellout in 25 seasons for the Rainbow Warrior program in the 10,300-seat Stan Sheriff Center and first since the Big West Tournament championship last April 20 against Long Beach State. Read more
The virus, which has killed nearly 3,400 people, edged into more and more U.S. states, popped up in at least four new countries and even breached the halls of the Vatican. Read more
The truck’s license plate number is SH H626 and the Hawaii state seal is emblazoned on the driver and passenger door. Read more
The topsy-turvey trading came in the third week of market convulsions as traders try to assess the how bad and how long the economic fallout will last. Read more
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