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Although Easter marks one of the most joyous days of the year for Christians, churches around the world will largely be empty of celebration today.
Geographical distance and internet connectivity are two barriers educators in some Hawaii Island schools are facing as teaching moves out of the classroom amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, school administrators say.
Editor’s note: This is the first article in a two-part series examining some of the challenges teachers, parents and students are facing amid the coronavirus pandemic and the statewide closure of schools. Today’s stories feature teachers and administrators. Monday’s story will feature students and parents.
The Holiday Inn Express in Kailua-Kona has been repurposed into a homeless shelter amid Gov. David Ige’s stay-at-home order.
Three people accused of burglarizing homes during the COVID-19 emergency include a felony probationer who allegedly traded a pilfered generator for heroin and a couple busted after driving with an allegedly stolen fishing cooler protruding from an open door of their car.
Mayor Harry Kim signed an emergency rule Friday shutting down transient vacation rentals for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic emergency.
After weeks of confusion, Hawaii County officials confirmed this week that county parks will remain closed for the duration of the COVID-19 lockdown.
More than 100,000 people worldwide have died due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A 53-year-old Hilo man was arrested this morning for allegedly claiming to be infected with the COVID-19 virus and threatening to infect police officers.