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Top Story: The Hawaii State Department of Health has confirmed 29 new COVID-19 cases in Hawaii, bringing the state’s total to 151 cases of the fast spreading virus.
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Accessed on 29 March 2020, 0320 UTC, Post 20506.
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It made its way, too, into rural America, where hotspots erupted in ski havens in the Rockies and small towns in the Midwest. Read more
Hawaii National Guard soldiers in Afghanistan avoid Pentagon’s ‘stop movement’ order amid coronavirus pandemic
The majority of about 350 Hawaii National Guard soldiers who were deployed to Afghanistan just squeaked by a new 60-day overseas “stop movement” order by the Pentagon. Read more
Early on, the dozen federal officials charged with defending America against the coronavirus gathered day after day in the White House Situation Room, consumed by crises. Read more
U.S. death toll hits nearly 2K as Trump wants travel advisory for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
President Donald Trump backed away from calling for a quarantine for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, instead directing tonight that a “strong Travel Advisory” be issued to stem the spread of the outbreak. Read more
Marcus Mariota’s Motiv8 Foundation will join with other community entities in underwriting 1,000 free grab-and-go meals a day Monday through Friday for at least 43 days at Kauluwela and Palolo Elementary Schools during the COVID-19 shutdown. Read more
A flood advisory is in effect for Oahu until 7:15 p.m. tonight. Read more
Jessiya Villa, a freshman point guard for the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team, confirmed he has entered the transfer portal. Read more
A 21-year-old man was charged Friday in the stabbing death of his 23-year-old girlfriend and her infant son in Ewa Beach. Read more
The state Department of Health is warning the public about potentially dangerous side effects from using non-approved antimalarial drugs to treat a coronavirus infection. Read more
Police have opened an investigation after someone shot the back of a vehicle two times in Kaimuki. Read more
North Korea on Sunday fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea, South Korea said, calling it “very inappropriate” at a time when the world is battling the coronavirus pandemic. Read more
Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said there hasn’t been a death associated with the new coronavirus in an infant, and she again urged people to do all they can to prevent the spread of the virus. Read more
VIDEO: Institute for Human Services leader joins COVID-19 Care Conversation to discuss coronavirus testing among Hawaii’s homeless community
Connie Mitchell from the Institute for Human Services joined us for a discussion about testing among the homeless community. Read more
Besides the draft, the other big event on April’s NFL calendar is the release of the regular-season schedule. Read more
A fixture on television, actress Julie Bowen of “Modern Family” is doing the same thing as millions of other people during the widespread coronavirus shutdown. Read more
Farmworkers, after all, can’t work from home. Read more
China has sought to portray itself as a global leader in the fight against the outbreak, which began a few months ago in its Wuhan province. Read more
Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn had been diagnosed with prostate cancer years earlier. The Oklahoma Republican railed against federal earmarking and earned a reputation as a political maverick. Read more
Those eligible for testing must be experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, city officials said. Read more
Tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as airlines cancel flights and countries close their borders in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Read more
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