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County Council members are fast-tracking money to two local nonprofits to combat hunger on the Big Island.
Because of the anticipated need for food in rural Ka‘u, The Food basket has changed the venue for it’s Ocean View Ohana Drop on Tuesday.
A 53-year-old Hilo man who claimed to be COVID-19 positive and coughed in the face of Hawaii Police Department officers is in police custody.
Kona Ambulatory Surgery Center is a donation collection site for personal protective and medical equipment.
A county operation to clear a downtown Hilo homeless camp Tuesday contradicted recommendations by HOPE Services Hawaii and federal guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
HONOLULU — The Honolulu Zoo has been accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums after years of efforts to recapture the designation.
Hawaiian Electric reports it has seen a significant reduction in the use of electricity as tourism activities cease, businesses close and thousands of residents stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The number of COVID-19 cases reported daily by Hawaii County Civil Defense has often differed from the number reported each day by the state Department of Health.
The state Department of Health on Thursday continued to monitor a cluster of COVID-19 cases among crew members of the Pride of America cruise ship as the state’s positive or presumptive case count topped 440.
HONOLULU — Honolulu’s mayor has announced a city park construction project will be put on hold after expressing concern about gatherings of protesters during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.