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HONOLULU — Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Incident Commander Kenneth Hara said Monday that Gov. David Ige’s administration is exploring further stemming the flow of visitors amid the coronavirus pandemic by disrupting their ability to make hotel reservations.
The state health director told lawmakers Monday morning only five new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus were reported in the past day, bringing Hawaii’s total cases at 504.
HONOLULU — Hawaii was not fully meeting the large demand for affordable child care before the coronavirus outbreak. But many providers are now struggling with a severe decrease in business and unsure if they will reopen after the health emergency passes.
HONOLULU — Hawaii’s tourism lockdown has created an opportunity for the the start of about a half-dozen construction projects in the state’s most economically important area.
Hawaii County is asking the state to test all homeless and homeless program staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
For Honokaa, Gov. David Ige’s stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating.
Sixteen people were cited for trespassing and violating Gov. David Ige’s stay-at-home order on Saturday after police busted a party at Pohue Bay in Ka‘u.
Editor’s note: This is the second 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 story is about students and parents.
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.
One death and 21 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Saturday in Hawaii, according to the COVID-19 Joint Information Center.
For Ray Booth, surfing is more than just a sport. It’s a passion, a way of life, a therapy. Maybe even an obsession.
HONOLULU — The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs has asked colleges and universities in Hawaii to determine how to give out more than $31 million in cash grants to students provided by the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.
LIHUE — Two or more multiple-family units could be developed on any size land under an ordinance, permitting high-density housing projects on Kauai Island.
This is the time of year we usually attend Easter Egg hunts with the keiki, maybe attend church followed by a day at the beach or brunch at your favorite restaurant.