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HONOLULU (AP) Hawaiis second case of the virus that causes COVID-19 was confirmed after a man who traveled to Washington state was tested after his return to Hawaii, officials said Sunday.
On Sunday morning, South Kohala patrol officers responded to a report of graffiti spray painted on various walls at the Waikoloa Elementary School. Some of the contents of the graffiti included a shooting threat for Monday. After reviewing video surveillance footage, the images of at least two individuals, both of whom are wearing clothing which conceals their identity, are captured on the school campus at 2:20 a.m. on Sunday. The department is seeking the publics assistance in identifying the responsible individuals.
The Department of Water Supply needs to take a few more steps to ensure the public has dependable access to water when equipment breaks down, the county legislative auditor said in a report released Tuesday.
Hawaii County has opened a call center to answer questions about novel coronavirus, and the community is encouraged to call in to get the most up-to-date and accurate information about the virus.
HONOLULU (AP) A million trees could be planted in Hawaii each year under a proposed program to increase the number of non-invasive trees in the state.
Developers of a 38-acre shoreline parcel north of Kohala Kai want to downsize the zoning to create only six lots rather than the 50 currently allowed, but local conservationists would prefer no development there at all.
The first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Hawaii Friday.
HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines today announced it would adjust flight frequencies between Hawaii and Tokyos Haneda Airport (HND) at the end of March due to slowing travel demand attributed to the COVID-19 virus.