Welcome to the Hawaii State News update from Hawaii News Digest.
Top Story: A tour guide at the Kualoa Ranch with no recent travel history has become the 10th confirmed coronavirus patient in the State of Hawaii.
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Content supplied by the “Honolulu Star-Advertiser” and the Associated Press.
Accessed on 17 March 2020, 0420 UTC, Post 20435.
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A younger tour guide at Kualoa Ranch with no recent travel history has contracted the coronavirus in the state’s first confirmed case of community transmission. Read more
Caldwell said Hanauma Bay will also be closed through April. Read more
VIDEO: Hawaii waiving waiting period for jobless claims, activating National Guard in response to coronavirus concerns
Gov. David Ige announced the new measures during a news conference today about the state’s response to COVID-19. Read more
The public can go online to can file claims and file weekly certifications; claim inquiries; and receive email confirmations, instructions and notices. Read more
Sentencing hearings for Katherine and Louis Kealoha, scheduled for Tuesday have been postponed to a date “to be determined.” Read more
Mike Mayock, the Raiders’ second-year general manager, had Mariota rated as the No. 1 quarterback in the 2015 NFL Draft. Read more
Over the next 15 days, Americans should not gather in groups of more than 10 people, according to new federal guidelines. Read more
HPU has decided to move its classes online starting Wednesday until the end of the semester in response to the new coronavirus outbreak. Read more
House and Senate leadership announced this afternoon that the 60-day legislative session will go into a recess effective immediately. Read more
Today’s milestone marked just the beginning of a series of studies in people needed to prove whether the shots are safe and could work. Read more
Regal Entertainment Group, the second-largest theater chain in the U.S., will close all of its cinemas indefinitely starting Tuesday because of the risk of coronavirus. Read more
With each day that the coronavirus outbreak spreads and claims more lives, the damage to global airlines rises too. U.S. carriers today put a price tag on their pain: They asked the federal government for more than $50 billion in rescue aid. Read more
Radar showed heavy rain over most of the island with ground conditions already saturated. Read more
Even for a market beset by volatility in recent weeks, the losses were staggering. Read more
Can my kids go on a play date? Is it OK if I visit the gym? Read more
An Ohio judge rejected a request late Monday to postpone the state’s primary amid concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, but it was not clear if that would be the final word hours before polls were scheduled to open. Read more
The gunman’s motives remain unclear, Springfield police Chief Paul Williams said at a news conference, where his voice broke as he described his officers’ actions. Read more
Officials in seven San Francisco Bay Area counties issued a sweeping shelter-in-place mandate today affecting about 7 million people, ordering residents to stay at home and go outside only for food, medicine and outings that are absolutely essential. Read more
The San Francisco 49ers have traded former Punahou, Oregon and 49ers star defensive tackle DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts for a first-round draft pick, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Read more
Nordstrom Inc. says it will temporarily close all of its stores for two weeks starting Tuesday as it tries to limit the spread of the new virus. Read more
Just as grocery stores have been stripped bare by Americans panicked by coronavirus, guns and ammunition have started flying off the shelves. Read more