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Top Story: Staff shortages for the popular Summer Fun programs in West Hawaii and Hamakua could disappoint keiki.
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There are going to be some disappointed keiki headed for the islands Summer Fun program in North and South Kona, North and South Kohala and Hamakua unless more workers are found to oversee them.
Although there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus on the Big Island, the worldwide pandemic has hit close to home, especially in the past week, putting a damper on entertainment and live performances.
Spring break for Hawaiis public schools and charter schools will be extended through March 27 due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, the state Department of Education announced today.
A Native Hawaiian family claiming ownership of a Kohala shoreline parcel sparked a heated outburst from a sovereignty activist that temporarily shut down a Planning Committee hearing last week, but ended with the parcel moving forward to a rezoning.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread event postponements and cancellations, school campus closures and other measures, including social distancing, in an attempt to stop the spread of the potentially deadly virus.
A mainland couple in isolation on Kauai after learning they had contracted COVID-19 visited urgent care facilitieson Maui and Kauai with flu-like symptoms before testing positive for COVID-19 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Kauai.
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.
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