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The Hawaii Island Humane Society animal shelters are closed on the Big Island, but adoption and fostering demands remain high during the COVID-19 outbreak.
HONOLULU — The coronavirus pandemic has plunged the state’s economy into a recession that’s unprecedented for people alive in Hawaii today, a University of Hawaii economist told lawmakers Monday.
The state Department of Education is seeking approval to modify high school graduation and commencement requirements for the Class of 2020.
HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige further tightened travel restrictions to limit the spread of the coronavirus on Monday by ordering people moving between islands to adhere to a 14-day self-quarantine.
WAILUKU — Hawaiian Electric has proposed the construction of a battery storage system on Maui that will lead to the closure of a power plant there.
HONOLULU — Observatories on Maunakea have shut down operations in response to the governor’s stay-at-home order aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus.
HONOLULU — Like many cities across the world, Honolulu came to an eerie standstill this weekend as officials implemented measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic throughout the islands.
WAINIHA — An unidentified man took a backhoe to a taro patch in northern Kauai, damaging a staple of the traditional Hawaiian diet, a local food supply and an attached water line affecting water service in the region, authorities said.
Stay calm, and sew on.
A majority of hotels from South Kona to South Kohala will be closed as of today because of the novel coronavirus.
All county parks and park facilities are closed. Except for the Hilo Municipal Golf Course.
Two more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed on Hawaii Island, state health officials said Friday, bringing the total number of diagnosed cases in the county to seven.
Premier Medical Group and Bay Clinic, with the support of Hawaii County COVID-19 Task Force, will offer a drive-through screening and testing clinic.
Hawaii Island police have arrested an Ocean View man for several offenses in connection with a burglary of an Ocean View restaurant in Kaʻu.