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They say you cant fight city hall. In these uncertain times, you can hardly even go there.
Gov. David Ige on Tuesday urged potential visitors to the islands to postpone their vacations for at least 30 days as part of what he called strong measures to secure our islands from the global coronavirus pandemic.
Gov. David Ige this afternoon urged potential visitors to the islands to postpone their vacations for at least 30 days as part of what he called strong measures to secure our islands from the global coronavirus pandemic.
Hawaiian Electric will suspend service disconnections for 30 days amid the coronavirus pandemic.
HONOLULU The cost to build a giant telescope thats unpopular among many Native Hawaiians is now estimated to have ballooned by a billion dollars.
HONOLULU To date, Hawaii has recorded 14 positive cases of the new coronavirus. Officials have closed schools and facilities and postponed events to prevent the disease from spreading widely in the community and overwhelming the healthcare system.
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources to help reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 is closing all state parks and facilities indefinitely.
The Small Business Administrations Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is currently available to businesses that are being impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus.
LIHUE A Hawaii scientific group has announced the discovery of new cases of a fungal disease that has killed thousands of native ohia trees.
HONOLULU A bill to prohibit foreigners from buying some homes in Hawaii was endorsed by state senators in an effort to make housing more affordable for local residents.
Mayor Harry Kim doesnt want to shut the county down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying instead hes promoting a community effort to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus on the island.