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Accessed on 26 March 2020, 1455 UTC, Post 20491.
Lt. Gov. Josh Green vowed Wednesday to continue his message of greater social distancing, more coronavirus testing and stricter laws to cut off the deadly disease before it overtakes the islands regardless of whats been going on in state Capitol corridors.
Gov. David Ige on Wednesday recognized the challenges faced by Hawaii residents during the statewide lockdown aimed at slowing the progression of COVID-19, and discussed ongoing efforts to provide relief to those affected by the ongoing pandemic.
Queens North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea is participating in a statewide drive to collect personal protective equipment, or PPE, for health care workers.
The Hawaii Island Humane Society closed its three shelters to the public and volunteers effective Wednesday.
HONOLULU Hawaii mistakenly reported it had its first death from the coronavirus because a worker at the state public laboratory accidentally recorded a negative test as positive, the director of the laboratory said Wednesday.
HONOLULU Three workers at a federal prison in Honolulu suffered injuries after they were assaulted by an inmate, officials said.
LIHUE The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized the first draft of a plan to protect threatened and endangered bird species on Kauai.
MOSCOW A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck in the northern Pacific on Wednesday and forecasters said tsunami waves were possible for the nearest shores. A brief tsunami watch for Hawaii was canceled.
A follow-up test has determined that what was believed to be Hawaiis first coronavirus death was inaccurate.
A new website developed by the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation hopes to support restaurants statewide by providing an updated list of locally owned businesses that offer takeout or delivery services.
Dr. Scott Miscovich, a private physician on Oahu who is a senior adviser on Lt. Gov. Josh Greens COVID-19 Task Force, said Tuesday he conducted the testing of several asymptomatic senators at the state capitol on Thursday after Sen. Clarence Nishihara tested positive.
Hawaii Countys legal department is combing through a stay-at-home emergency proclamation Gov. David Ige signed Monday, looking for interpretations that best fit the Big Island, Mayor Harry Kim said Tuesday.
HONOLULU Hawaii said officials recorded its first death from COVID-19, but later said they were re-evaluating test results.
The statewide stay-at-home order that goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday will not impact Matson operations, the company said Tuesday.
Bank of Hawaii will be temporarily closing select branch locations across the state and the West Pacific region in light of the recent stay-at-home/work-at-home order for the state of Hawaii.