Welcome to the Hawaii State News update from Hawaii News Digest.
Top Story: More than 2600 visitors have come to the state since the COVID-19 quarantine began.
Views expressed in this Hawaii News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
Content supplied by the “Honolulu Star-Advertiser” and the Associated Press.
Accessed on 16 April 2020, 0340 UTC, Post 20601.
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More than 500 trans-Pacific passengers came to Hawaii on Tuesday — including some visitors. Read more
A total 359 patients have recovered since the start of the outbreak, with health officials reporting 26 new recoveries today. Read more
VIDEO: Hawaii government leaders share coronavirus updates; Gov. David Ige says he and cabinet will take pay cut
Gov. David Ige and state officials are holding a press conference to discuss the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Hawaii. Read more
No sooner had many tried Zoom for the first time than they began to hear reasons they might want to stay away. Read more
The Ige proposal would impose actual pay cuts for the first time since the “furlough Fridays” of the Great Recession. Read more
A 34-year-old hiker fell approximately 100 feet from a trail at Lulumahu Falls around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday. Read more
As snow fell, others got out of their vehicles and raised signs with messages such as “Gov. Whitmer We Are Not Prisoners” and “Michigander Against Gretchens Abuses.” Read more
The bench ruling by Travis County District Judge Tim Sulak came hours after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, stated that voters without physical conditions or illnesses that prevent their voting at the polls will be denied mail-in ballots. Read more
The individual is not a resident of the facility. Read more
COVID-19 forces Hawaii public, charter schools to replace graduation with ‘alternative celebrations’
The Department of Education will replace traditional graduation ceremonies for the class of 2020 with “alternative celebrations” due to safety concerns about coronavirus. Read more
Hawaii State Teachers Association President Corey Rosenlee and other educators held a news conference to address plans to cut pay of educators and other public employees. Read more
Three bullets struck a house next door, one of which hit a man in the arm while he was inside his home. Read more
It marks the first time a president’s name has appeared on any IRS payments, either refund checks or other stimulus checks that have been mailed during past economic crises. Read more
VIDEO: Hawaii State Department of Education Superintendent Christina Kishimoto joins the COVID-19 Care Conversation
Hawaii Department of Education Superintendent Christina Kishimoto said DOE is moving ahead with plans for summer school, but announced that traditional graduation ceremonies for the class of 2020 will not go on. Read more
The second-generation iPhone SE introduced today will sell for as little as $399, a 40% markdown from the most affordable iPhone 11 unveiled last year. Read more
All top three insulin makers are now offering programs to help patients. Read more
The Defense Department inspector general found no evidence of White House interference in the contract award process. Read more
A home version of the SAT college entrance exam is being prepared in case schools remain closed into the fall, College Board officials said as they announced the cancellation of June testing. Read more
Federal health officials are coming under increasing pressure to start publicly tracking coronavirus infections and deaths in nursing homes amid criticism they have not been transparent about the scope of outbreaks across the country. Read more
The attorney for a man who slapped a Hawaiian monk seal while visiting Oahu several months ago has issued an apology on behalf of his client. Read more
By the time President Xi Jinping warned the public on the seventh day, Jan. 20, more than 3,000 people had been infected during almost a week of public silence. Read more
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