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Accessed on 16 April 2020, 1550 UTC, Post 20604.
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The number of Hawaii National Guardsmen activated to provide support during the COVID-19 pandemic increases today.
The number of cases associated with two Kailua-Kona McDonald’s restaurants remained steady at a dozen Wednesday, reported state health officials.
Gov. David Ige’s point man on economic and nonmedical logistic response to the COVID-19 pandemic told lawmakers Wednesday now is the time to plan for reopening the state for business.
East Hawaii high schools must now consider new ways to celebrate the class of 2020.
A 38-year-old Pepeekeo man arrested Monday admitted to being a heroin dealer, according to court documents filed by police.
A civilian who works in the Hawaii Police Department Records Division tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, Chief Paul Ferreira confirmed Tuesday.
The number of COVID-19 tests conducted at sites in Hilo and Pahoa continue to decline.
For about an hour a day, cars full of families line up throughout Hawaii County to pick up breakfasts and lunches for their students as the COVID-19 pandemic keeps schools closed indefinitely.
The state Senate confirmed Peter K. Kubota as a circuit court judge of the 3rd Circuit, effective immediately.
Police are looking for 16-year-old girl missing since Feb. 2.
HONOLULU — Face masks made with the same colorful prints used for aloha shirts — known as “Hawaiian shirts” elsewhere in the United States — are the latest fashion trend in Hawaii as islanders try to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
A brief look at other news from throughout the state.
Police say Jake Branch, the subject of two wanted bulletins who had allegedly evaded capture in at least two police pursuits, was arrested this morning in South Kohala.
The state Department of Health reports 13 new cases of COVID-19 today, making the total number of reported cases statewide 530.
State Superintendent Christina Kishimoto confirmed today that traditional high school graduation and commencement ceremonies won’t take place this year amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
When a constitutional lawyer says the Hawaii government is within its rights to restrict basic freedoms during the coronavirus pandemic, you can probably take that to the bank.
State health officials said there is no “significant risk” to the public after a dozen people associated with a Kailua-Kona fast-food establishment tested positive for COVID-19.
The state Director of Labor and Industrial Relations on Tuesday gave lawmakers some good news regarding unemployment benefits claims, which have skyrocketed during the economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Several state programs to assist with food, finances and child care are available during the COVID-19 crisis for those who might need help.
A brief look at other pandemic news from Hawaii.