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Peggy Torda-Saballa, the mother of Lee-Jacob “Coby” Torda, said she received her result today via phone after getting tested on March 21. Read more
Mayors Kirk Caldwell of Honolulu, Derek Kawakami of Kauai and Mike Victorino of Maui County sent a letter today requesting that Trump bolster the various orders already in place in the islands. Read more
VIDEO: Man who became Hawaii’s first coronavirus death likely caught disease in Las Vegas, state says
State Department of Health Director Bruce Anderson said a review of the case was completed today with results pointing to coronavirus as the cause. Read more
Nearly 3,000 sailors aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier where the coronavirus has spread will be taken off the ship by Friday, Navy officials said as they struggle to quarantine crew members in the face of an outbreak. Read more
The Hawaii Tourism Authority reported that trans-Pacific passengers had dropped on Tuesday to 906, including 161 visitors and 321 residents. Read more
Tenants in the building include the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the offices U.S. Rep. Ed Case, who represents urban Honolulu. Read more
The USPS said the worker is an employee of the Honolulu mail processing and distribution facility. Read more
Moreno said he was suspicious of the Mercy and believed it had an alternate purpose related to COVID-19 or a government takeover, an affidavit states. Read more
When it comes to social distancing, some authorities are resorting to unprecedented tactics to try and slow the spread of Covid-19. Read more
It only took a month for coronavirus to become the third-leading cause of death in the United States, according to a San Diego doctor and data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more
Federal funding will be available to the state and eligible local governments, along with certain private nonprofit organizations, for emergency protective measures. Read more
Tua Tagovailoa, the Alabama quarterback recovering from a severe hip injury ahead of the 2020 NFL draft, says he’s now 100% healthy. He also believes he could perform like the dynamic player he was in college. Read more
A study by researchers in Singapore became the latest to estimate that somewhere around 10% of new infections may be sparked by people who carry the virus but have not yet suffered its flu-like symptoms. Read more
U.S. Sen. Mazie K. Hirono announced today that Hawaii will receive $5.5 million in funding from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justiace Assistance Grant (JAG) program to support state and county law officials as they combat the coronavirus outbreak. Read more
Security for the area is being increased and violators will be cited. Those issued citations could face fines of up $2,000 and jail time, the board said in a release today. Read more
Tradewinds, which have weakened, will gradually shift out of the southeast Thursdayand more showers are expected on Friday. Read more
The senators cited special messaging in South Korea and San Diego and Los Angeles Counties in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
Woman and infant in Ewa Beach double-homicide died of multiple stab wounds, Medical Examiner’s Office says
The manner of deaths for 23-year-old Kayla Holder and Kainoa Ramsey has been classified as a homicide, with the medical examiner noting “multiple sharp force injuries.” Read more
Two patients were taken to the hospital in stable condition and the other two were taken in serious condition. Read more
The IRS and Treasury have provided more details on how to ensure you get paid. Here are the basics: Read more
The Office of Consumer Protection of Hawaii’s Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs today released frequently asked questions for homeowners and renters. Read more
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