Economists believe the April unemployment rate could reach 20% amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Economists have forecast that the unemployment rate for April could go as high as 20%. Read more
A couple, who were arrested Tuesday for violating the state’s quarantine order, gave law enforcement the slip and broke the rules again before finally getting sent home today. Read more
Lawyers for Michelle Janavs, who is supposed to report to prison next month, said in a legal filing that she has a health condition that makes her particularly vulnerable if she were to get the virus behind bars. Read more
A total 444 patients have recovered since the start of the outbreak, with health officials reporting seven new recoveries today. Read more
Nevada officials condemned comments today by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman after she called for casinos and other nonessential businesses to reopen. Read more
The Hawaii Tourism Authority reported today that 488 trans-Pacific passengers arrived on Tuesday, including 139 visitors and 171 residents. The count also included 108 airline crew members, 19 transit passengers who are catching other flights and 38 intended new residents for Oahu and 13 for Kona. Read more
President Donald Trump said he “disagreed strongly” with the decision by Georgia’s Republican governor to reopen salons, gyms and other nonessential businesses that had been shuttered to contain the coronavirus, saying, “It’s just too soon.” Read more
The man was a member of a party of four hikers when he slipped and fell, fire Capt. Jeff Roache said. Read more
China has declared a section of Philippine-claimed territory to be part of its southernmost province of Hainan, Locsin said, adding that a “radar gun” was pointed at a Philippine navy ship in Philippine waters. Read more
All who attend will first be screened for symptoms and asked to provide personal information and contact numbers so results can be made known to them. Read more
Two Tennessee brothers who stockpiled 17,700 bottles of hand sanitizer have avoided prosecution and a fine, but will not recoup the thousands of dollars they spent on the supplies. Read more
The Education Department will prohibit colleges from granting emergency assistance to students who entered the country illegally, even those known as Dreamers who are under federal protection. Read more
President Donald Trump claimed today that he had signed an executive order “temporarily suspending immigration into the United States.” But experts say the order will merely delay the issuance of green cards for a minority of applicants. Read more
VIDEO: Gov. Ige and Department of Labor and Industrial Relations director Scott Murakami discuss unemployment issues
Gov. David Ige and Scott Murakami, the director of the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, discuss unemployment filings and claims issues. Read more
Maui Land & Pineapple Co. narrowed its first-quarter loss to $1.07 million from $1.1 million in the year-earlier quarter even as its revenue declined. Read more
Earth Day festival, cleanup canceled, but replaced with a virtual film screening and talk-story on ‘The Story of Plastic’
Starting at 5:30 p.m. today, Sustainable Coastlines is hosting a virtual screening of “The Story of Plastic,” a documentary that takes a sweeping look at the impact of plastic pollution on the health of the planet. Read more
President Donald Trump and members of the National Coronavirus Task Force are holding a daily briefing to provide updates on the fight against COVID-19. Read more
Hawaii Police Department’s three-week combined total enforcement is 232 individual offenses with 55 arrests, 168 citations issued and nine additional cases. Read more
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos today urged the nation’s richest colleges, including Harvard, to reject federal funding that was allotted to them in the government’s multi-trillion dollar coronavirus rescue package. Read more
The department on Tuesday said it issued a notice of violation and order to Mariefe Galvez, the owner and operator of residential care home at 2625 Ferdinand Ave. Read more
Two pet cats in New York state have tested positive for the coronavirus, marking the first confirmed cases in companion animals in the United States, federal officials said. Read more
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