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Top Story: House Speaker Scott Shirai has appointed members of the Hawaii Coronavirus Committee.
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Accessed on 10 March 2020, 0510 UTC, Post 20395.
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The panel will be tasked with developing short-term and long-term mitigation plans to try to deal with the economic fallout from the coronavirus scare. Read more
Trump also said he was seeking help for hourly-wage workers to ensure they’re “not going to miss a paycheck” and “don’t get penalized for something that’s not their fault.” Read more
Oil companies have withheld information from the public while continuing to sell dangerous products, the city lawsuit alleges. Read more
Weinstein’s defense team asked Judge James Burke to give him to only five years behind bars, far below the 29-year maximum term allowed by law. Read more
The EPA in 2005 banned large-capacity cesspools, defined as serving multi-unit residential dwellings such as townhouse complexes and apartment buildings. Read more
The drop on Wall Street was so sharp that it triggered the first automatic halt in trading in more than two decades. Read more
The battle to halt the coronavirus brought sweeping new restrictions Monday, with Italy expanding a travel ban to the entire country, Israel ordering all visitors quarantined just weeks before Passover and Easter, and Spain closing all schools in and around its capital. Read more
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday made his first visit to Wuhan, the central Chinese city that has been hit hardest by the new virus epidemic. Read more
When Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa spoke to reporters in Indianapolis two weeks ago, he framed his March 9 medical examination as a turning point in his months-long rehab. Read more
Several lanes on South King Street were closed this afternoon following a multi-vehicle accident at the Pensacola Street intersection. Read more
U.S. passengers will be flown or bused from the port — chosen for its proximity to an airport and a military base — to bases in California, Texas and Georgia for testing and a 14-day quarantine. Read more
Hawaii senior guard Eddie Stansberry was named to the All-Big West first team for basketball, the league announced today. Read more
Bernie Sanders proved his 2016 presidential bid was serious with an upset victory in Michigan powered by his opposition to free trade and appeal among working-class voters. Four years later, the same state could either revive the Vermont senator’s campaign or relegate him to the role of protest candidate. Read more
These crew members being tested are currently “asymptomatic” and are remaining alone in their rooms “out of an abundance of caution” as the ship returns to Fort Lauderdale, the company statement said. Read more
Can any American who’s sick get tested for the worrisome new coronavirus? Read more
As more schools across the United States close their doors because of the coronavirus, they are confronted with a dilemma in weighing whether to shut down and move classes online, which could leave behind the many students who don’t have computers, home internet access or parents with flexible work schedules. Read more
The deaths come as the Islamic State has spent recent months reconstituting its ranks in porous and ungoverned areas in Iraq and Syria. Read more
Today’s forecast is partly sunny, with increasing windward and mauka showers through this afternoon. Highs are expected to range from 76 to 81 degrees Fahrenheit, with trades of 10 to 20 mph. Read more
In all, more than 110,000 people have tested positive for the disease and more than 3,800 people with the virus have died, most of them in China. Some 62,000 people have already recovered. Read more
A three-day hearing to determine whether a conservator will be named to handle the financial affairs of Abigail Kawananakoa opened in First Circuit Court this morning. Read more
Honolulu police arrested three suspects involved in the beating of a 21-year-old man in a community park near James Campbell High School in January. Read more
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