Welcome to the Hawaii State News update from Hawaii News Digest.
Top Story: New York City mayor De Blasio says the country should be on a wartime footing to meet the COVID-19 threat.
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Content supplied by the “Honolulu Star-Advertiser” and the Associated Press.
Accessed on 03 April 2020, 1615 UTC, Post 20537.
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De Blasio said on CNN that the country should be on a wartime footing to meet the coronavirus threat. Read more
The news of the second death came about an hour after the state Department of Health reported the toll of COVID-19 cases in the islands has risen to 285. Read more
His death comes as the public has drawn inspiration from his music during the coronavirus pandemic, with health care workers, choirs, artists and more posting their own renditions on “Lean on Me” to help get through the difficult times. Read more
Police said the man arrived on Kauai Thursday on Alaska Airlines from Washington state. Read more
The man has some travel history to Las Vegas and has been hospitalized on Oahu. Read more
Kauai continues checkpoint stops; KPD Chief promises further action if high traffic volume continues
Kauai police have issued a total of 12 misdemeanor citations to date, mostly for violating the 9 p.m. curfew. Read more
The job loss of 701,000 reported today by the government — the worst since the depths of the Great Recession in 2009 — is still just a small indication of what’s to come. Read more
A total of 21 traffic related fatalities have been tallied from the start of the year up to March 31, according to the latest preliminary statistics from the Hawaii Department of Transportation. Read more
The firefighter had returned to work after traveling and before symptoms appeared. Read more
He said residents shouldn’t wear N95 masks, which are for first responders and in short supply. Read more
The student was last on campus almost three weeks ago. Read more
The paper checks will be issued at a rate of about 5 million per week, which means it could take up to 20 weeks to get all the checks out. Read more
The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts related to the coronavirus pandemic, which it says can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft. Read more
The stimulus bill provision gave DeVos 30 days to submit recommendations for any waivers from the law she believes are necessary. Read more
The Hawaii Supreme Court today appointed an independent special master to consider which inmates in the state’s jails and prisons should be released as a measure to combat the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. Read more
The stockpile of supplies that were seized included 192,000 N95 respirators, 130,000 surgical masks and nearly 600,000 medical grade gloves. Read more
Fewer than 1,200 visitors have come to Hawaii’s airports on trans-Pacific flights in the week since the state implemented strict COVID-19 containment measures. Read more
The Kauai Police Department (KPD) highlighted four instances of graffiti and damage done at county parks since March 18, when Mayor Derek Kawakami issued an islandwide curfew to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Read more