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State Sen. Lorraine Inouye of Hilo said she was tested Thursday for the COVID-19 coronavirus and will remain in isolation in Honolulu until she receives the test results.
Public schools will remain closed for a total of three weeks to help slow the spread of COVID-19, and all DOE offices, except those for essential function will be closed for the next 15 days, the department said Thursday.
Ten more cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Hawaii — eight on Oahu and two on Maui — bringing the total to 26, state health officials said.
The Food Basket, Hawaii Islands food bank, is seeking the communitys help as they face uncertain times providing food for our islands hungry as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will be held today at Old Kona Airport Park in Kailua-Kona.
A 26-year-old Kailua-Kona man is facing several charges stemming from a vehicle break-in Tuesday evening in Hilo.
Two Hawaii Police Department officers discharged weapons Thurdsay morning after the driver of a stolen vehicle allegedly reversed toward an officer.
The Hawaii Department of Education will provide student meals during the extended closure of public schools due to concerns over the coronavirus concerns.
Hawaii Gas on Thursday assured its customers that the utility expects to have continued access to gas energy for cooking and heating needs.
HONOLULU (AP) A Hawaii lawmaker has tested positive for coronavirus. The lieutenant governor, who is also a physician, wants to limit travel to the islands to fight the spread of coronavirus, and the state Department of Health said the number of people who tested positive has reached 26.
The Hawaii County Department of Water Supply on Wednesday reassured customers their water remains safe to drink and inform the public of safety measures intended to slow the spread of the virus.
HONOLULU Hawaiis lieutenant governor, who is also a physician, wants to limit travel to the islands to fight the spread of coronavirus. The number of people statewide testing positive for the disease stands at 16.
With the state Legislature on an indefinite recess, Big Island legislators are split whether the session will meaningfully resume this year.
A recording-breaking 48 Hawaiian monk seal pups were born in the main Hawaiian Islands in 2019, including one on the Big Island.
Hawaiian monk seal RA20 is back in Konas crystal blue waters after a short stay at Ke Kai Ola Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital earlier this month.
Hawaii Island police have arrested and charged a 46-year-old Hilo man with auto theft and various traffic offenses after leading police on a vehicle pursuit on March 12.
Eighteen police recruits were honored during the Hawaii Police Departments 91st Recruit Class Recognition Ceremony held Friday in Hilo.
WAILUKU Police in Maui arrested a man for allegedly making arrangements online to meet an undercover officer who was posing as a teenage girl.
Hawaii Island police arrested 25 motorists for suspected drunken driving between March 9 and Sunday. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash and one was younger than age 21.
Fire officials are investigating the cause of an early Tuesday structure fire in Hawi.
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