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The Hawaii County Council on Wednesday passed a pair of last-minute resolutions urging Gov. David Ige to suspend evictions statewide for residents and small business owners alike.
Honolulu and Maui get millions for mass transit, and Honolulu gets a direct infusion of $387.18 million of the $1.25 billion the state’s getting from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, known as the CARES Act.
Both the state and county are reporting numerous violations of Gov. David Ige’s stay-at-home directive, self-quarantine orders and park closures during the COVID-19 emergency.
With hotels and restaurants closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, farmers who need to get their produce to market are relying on the community to keep the supply chain running.
HONOLULU — Irene Hirano Inouye, the widow of the late U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii and the founding CEO of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, has died. She was 71.
HONOLULU — Health officials said Wednesday they have identified a cluster of COVID-19 cases at Maui island’s only hospital as it disclosed 15 employees of the facility have tested positive.
Starting next week, Hawaii County transfer stations will have reduced functionality until the end of the month in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
HONOLULU — A Honolulu health care company was the victim of a theft of personal protective equipment valued at $250,000, the firm’s president said.
HONOLULU — Kauai’s mayor is calling a Florida man accused of trying to flout Hawaii’s traveler quarantine a “covidiot.”
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaiian monk seal has died from a parasitic disease while in treatment at a marine center, an official said.
Kanealii-Kleinfelder pulls papers for mayoral race: Puna Councilman still to decide his political future
If you want something done right, you’ve got to do it yourself. Or perhaps it’s just a shot over the bow that Puna Councilman Matt Kanealii-Kleinfelder made by pulling nomination papers to run for mayor.
Quarantine enforcement proving difficult: Interisland traveler info not provided to police in timely manner
Mayor Harry Kim said Tuesday county police aren’t receiving in a timely manner the names of interisland travelers subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine because of the COVID-19 pandemic and where they are staying.
NEW YORK — New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus rose past 4,000 on Tuesday, eclipsing the number killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11.
More than $2.2 million in federal grant funding is headed to Big Island community health centers to assist their efforts in responding to, preventing, diagnosing and treating COVID-19.
Hawaii Island police have arrested and charged two individuals with multiple property crime offenses stemming from a burglary incident that occurred last week in Hilo.