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A civilian who works in the Hawaii Police Department’s Records Division has tested positive for COVID-19, Chief Paul Ferreira confirmed Tuesday.
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.
Hundreds of Hawaii Army National Guard soldiers are scheduled to arrive in Hawaii Wednesday night following a yearlong deployment to the Middle East — but they won’t get the typical homecoming due to COVID-19 concerns.
“Alternative celebrations” will be held in place of traditional commencement ceremonies at public and public charter schools amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, education officials announced Wednesday.
The Healthcare Association of Hawaii and the state Department of Health announced Tuesday they are seeking volunteers for the Hawaii Medical Reserve Corps amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
HONOLULU — A Hawaii program providing free hotel rooms to health workers responding to the coronavirus has been modified after the demand exceeded the number of available rooms.
WAILUKU — Plans to build a Maui highway overpass have delayed the anticipated completion date of a high school construction project.
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.
A year ago at this time, nearly all areas of the Hawaiian Islands were affected by drought.
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.
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