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Top Story: Hawaii records its 3rd coronavirus death. The number of positive COVID-19 tests climbs to 319 as of late Friday afternoon (03 April 2020).
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The latest fatality was an elderly Oahu resident had been hospitalized in critical condition on life support for several weeks after returning from travel to Washington state. Read more
Four units of the Hawaii National Guard have been activated by Gov. David Ige. Read more
Victorino said the county was notified early this morning of the positive test result for a female resident who has some travel history. Read more
No coronavirus cases had been reported in Hawaii’s correctional facilities as of Wednesday, but Public Defender James Tabe and inmate advocates warn it might just be matter of time. Read more
The rousing show of support provided the latest gripping scene to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic: the rank and file shouting their admiration for a boss they viewed as putting their safety ahead of his career. Read more
The money from the Federal Transit Administration also will “keep transit employees on the payroll,” Hawaii Congressman Ed Case said in a statement. Read more
President Donald Trump announced new federal guidelines today recommending that Americans wear face coverings when in public to help fight the spread of the new coronavirus. Read more
The company said it has been producing as many masks as possible for the U.S. “over the last several weeks and months.” Read more
The Hawaii Bankers Association is urging small businesses, including solo proprietors, that have been affected by COVID-19 tocontact their bank as soon as possible to learn about loans they can receive through the federal relief program known as thePayment Protection Program, or PPP. Read more
Bank of Hawaii said that given the volume of Small Business Administration applications for loans under the Paycheck Protection Program that it is currently accepting applications from existing customers. Read more
State and federal officials are finalizing details of Nevada National Guard role in the statewide response to the coronavirus, but they’re emphasizing the mission won’t include martial law. Read more
Waianae residents gather to protest rumored housing of arrestees with coronavirus at police substation
Pine, who represents the Waianae Coast, said she spoke to a top HPD official who said the Waianae substation was one of a number of locations under consideration as part of a plan to deal with the growing pandemic. Read more
Passengers from an ill-fated cruise were carefully freed from their cabins and allowed to touch dry land today for the first time in weeks, after the removal of 14 critically ill people who were wheeled off to Florida hospitals bracing for an onslaught of coronavirus patients. Read more
The Senate Special Committee on COVID-19 is holding a hearing today to assess and advise the Senate regarding the state’s COVID-19 plans. Read more
The branches affected are in Aina Haina, Kalihi, Kapahulu, Kapolei, Waipio, Pearl City and Kihei. Read more
The Trump administration on Friday abruptly changed its description of the Strategic National Stockpile and put forward a narrower vision of the role the federal government’s repository of life-saving medicines and equipment should play in supplying states’ needs. Read more
Anick Jesdanun, longtime Associated Press technology writer, dies at 51 from coronavirus-related complications
For more than two decades, Jesdanun helped generations of readers understand the emerging internet and its impact on the world. And while his work may have been about screens and computers and virtual networks, Jesdanun’s large life was about the world and exploring all of the corners of it that he could, virtual and physical alike. Read more
New York governor to seize ventilators for NYC’s overtaxed hospitals as U.S. coronavirus death toll passes 6,900
The number of people infected in the U.S. exceeded a quarter-million and the death toll climbed past 6,900, with New York state alone accounting for more than 2,900 dead. Read more
Days after the NFL revealed its hopes of conducting a normal regular season and playoffs, its chief medical officer warns that nothing is a certainty during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more
American Savings Bank said it is waiving ATM fees and allowing customers to withdraw cash and make a balance inquiry from any ATM across the state through June without charges from ASB. Read more
In an Instagram post today, Baldwin said that her symptoms — a fever, chills and aches — came on suddenly Thursday afternoon. Read more
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