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HONOLULU (AP) A 93-year-old Native Hawaiian heiress needs someone to handle her estate despite taking testimony from the so-called princess on Monday that she didnt need a conservator because shes still alive, a judge ruled Friday.
Drive-through testing coming: Meanwhile, cruises cancelled; Matson pushes back against rumors; first random virus tests negative
Hilo Medical Center on Tuesday will open a COVID-19 drive-through area to collect samples to be sent away for testing.
The Hawaii High School Athletic Association in conjunction with its member leagues the Big Island Interscholastic Federation, Interscholastic League of Honolulu, Kauai Interscholastic Federation, Maui Interscholastic League, and the Oahu Interscholastic Association announced that effective Monday all interscholastic competition will be suspended indefinitely based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat.
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HONOLULU Matson issued the following statement today in response to concerns circulating in Hawaii about service disruption:
NEW YORK Seven weeks have passed since the first U.S. case of coronavirus was announced, and the government is failing to account for what could be thousands of additional infections because of ongoing problems with testing.
Hawaii Islands long-term nursing and care facilities have implemented unified no-visitor policies in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The County Council has nothing but aloha for a $103 million bond measure to raise money for road construction.
The public is advised that the University of Hawaii at Hilos campus gates on Nowelo Street will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., 7 days a week, effective today. The gates are located makai (oceanside) of the Nowelo Street and Aohoku Place intersection, and makai of the Nowelo Street bridge near the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management building.
The 2020 Merrie Monarch Festival has been cancelled due to concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus, according to a post this afternoon on its Facebook page.