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University of Hawaii students will receive a refund for some university fees in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that has shifted students online and off campus.
The cluster of COVID-19 cases associated with a pair of Kona McDonald’s restaurants increased again on Friday, state Health Director Dr. Bruce Anderson said.
A couple charged with multiple warrants, traffic offenses and property crimes are slated to enter pleas April 24 in Kona Circuit Court.
HONOLULU — Honolulu should expect an $80 million tax revenue shortfall for the city’s $9.2 billion rail transit project because of the coronavirus outbreak, officials said.
WAILUKU — A Maui man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of his roommate at their residence, police said.
HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige said the state has not met the U.S. government’s new recommended criteria for easing social distancing restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
HONOLULU — More than one-third of Hawaii’s labor force has filed unemployment claims, according to the latest state data as the islands effectively shut down large sectors of the economy to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
As the state struggles to resurrect an economy sucker-punched by the coronavirus, there were no guarantees Thursday that the neighbor islands will see their fair share of a federal bailout of local governments.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for today for a 47-year-old Pahoa man accused of threatening patrons of a Hilo gas station with a gun on Monday.
Seventy-seven people were cited and 17 people arrested for violating Gov. David Ige’s stay-at-home order between April 8 and Tuesday.
A additional person associated with a pair of McDonald’s restaurants in Kailua-Kona has tested positive for COVID-19, state health officials announced Thursday afternoon.