Welcome to the Hawaii State News update from Hawaii News Digest.
Top Story: According to the State of Hawaii Department of Health, more than 2600 visitors have come to Hawaii since the quarantine began.
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Content supplied by the “Honolulu Star-Advertiser” and the Associated Press.
Accessed on 16 April 2020, 1520 UTC, Post 20602.
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More than 500 trans-Pacific passengers came to Hawaii on Tuesday — including some visitors. Read more
The Florida pair share a home, a profession and, now, a mission — shouldering the high-risk duty of placing breathing tubes in surgery patients, any of whom may have COVID-19. Read more
A total 359 patients have recovered since the start of the outbreak, with health officials reporting 26 new recoveries today. Read more
The suspect and Bacolini were involved in an argument at their residence at about 8:05 p.m. Tuesday. Police said a gunshot was heard and Bacolini was found with a gunshot wound. 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
They are among hundreds of doctors, nurses and other health care workers across the country who say they’ve been asked to work without adequate protection. Some have taken part in protests or lodged formal complaints. Others are buying — or even making — their own supplies. 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
Halladay had amphetamine levels about 10 times therapeutic levels in his blood along with a high level of morphine and an anti-depressant that can impair judgement as he performed high-pitch climbs and steep turns, sometimes within 5 feet (1.5 meters) of the water, the report says about the Nov. 7, 2017, crash off the coast of Florida. Read more
President Donald Trump’s decision to halt funding for the World Health Organization, depriving it of its biggest funding source, could have far-reaching effects in efforts to fight diseases and make health care more widely available across the globe. Read more
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation may need to borrow money to meet an $80 million dollar shortfall in the overall $9.2 billion project budget. Read more
Most of the 20-plus rescues Honolulu Ocean Safety responded to today were on the north shore, where there was a rising swell in areas including Laniakea and Chuns reef. 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
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
The Ige proposal would impose actual pay cuts for the first time since the “furlough Fridays” of the Great Recession. Read more
The state is pushing back by a year its plan to terminate its lease at Dillingham Airfield — giving airport tenants “a little reprieve” in the view of one business owner there. Read more