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Top Story: Youth from Makaha to Kaneohe can pick up free takeout meals as nonprofit groups “have stepped up” to supplement the meals offered at 42 public schools across the state.
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Youth from Makaha to Kaneohe may pick up free takeout lunches in their neighborhoods as nonprofit groups have stepped up to supplement the grab-and-go meals offered at 42 public schools across the state. Read more
Hawaii’s first police officer with COVID-19 was tested positive sometime last week, according to the State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers. Read more
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
Drive-thru testing for COVID-19 — by appointment only — will take place again Monday at the War Memorial Gym parking lot in Wailuku. Read more
U.S. Senator Brian Schatz released a resource guide for small businesses in Hawaii to help them navigate new programs in the federal $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed Friday. 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 for Oahu has been canceled, but a flash flood watch will remain in effect through 6 a.m. Sunday for Kauai, Niihau and Oahu. 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
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
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
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 and Japan said, continuing a streak of weapons launches that suggests leader Kim Jong Un is trying to strengthen domestic support amid worries about a possible coronavirus outbreak in the country. 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
Tokyo Olympic organizers seem to be leaning away from starting the rescheduled games in the spring of 2021. More and more the signs point toward the summer of 2021. Read more
In tiny Munfordville, Kentucky, the closure of the public library has cut people off from a computer used only for filling out census forms online. In Minneapolis, a concert promoting the once-a-decade count is now virtual. In Orlando, Florida, advocates called off knocking on doors in a neighborhood filled with new residents from Puerto Rico. Read more
Besides the draft, the other big event on April’s NFL calendar is the release of the regular-season schedule. Read more
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