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Top Story: Coast Guard and Air Force help FEMA deliver protective equipment (PPE) to medical responders in American Samoa.
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The Coast Guard and Air Force worked with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deliver personal protective equipment (PPE) Wednesday to medical responders in American Samoa. Read more
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
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
He is the third person to be arrested on Kauai for violating a 14-day quarantine order. Read more
The man was found bleeding heavily and had apparent stab wounds when police responded at 12:52 a.m. to the report of a stabbing in the area of Punahoa Street and Furneaux Lane. Read more
Scarce supplies of medical equipment are leading to growing competition within the U.S. and among nations, in what one French politician called a “worldwide treasure hunt.” Read more
Hawaii military battling COVID-19 with child-care center employee testing positive, troops returning early from Thailand and postponement of key missile test
In a letter today to the “Fort Shafter Child Development Center ohana,” U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii commander Col. Tom Barrett said that on Thursday, one of the care center’s employees tested positive for COVID-19. Read more
In a pair of tweets, she said she and her three-year-old son were displaying symptoms two weeks ago 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
For weeks, officials from the White House to Chicago’s City Hall told people that wearing a face mask in public isn’t necessary as the novel coronavirus spread — and that it could even cause more harm than good. Read more
Father-son duo charged with crimes connected to shooting at driver and ramming vehicle on Hawaii island
Hawaii County detectives arrested and charged a father and son from Keaau with several crimes related to a traffic-related altercation Wednesday in Keaau. Read more
Trump said in the letter that it is “vital” that he has confidence in the appointees serving as inspectors general, and “that is no longer the case with regard to this inspector general.” Read more
An overturned canoe matching the one used by the missing people was found on Thursday night. 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
This new fundraiser will replace this year’s March of Dimes’ annual in-person March for Babies events that have been ongoing for the past 50 years. Read more
Four units of the Hawaii National Guard have been activated by Gov. David Ige. 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
Commemorations took place at 10 a.m. in all major cities, but were particularly poignant in Wuhan, the industrial center where the virus was first detected in December. 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
Numerous governors have complained about delays in getting equipment from the Strategic National Stockpile or receiving amounts of gear far below what they had requested. Read more
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