The total number of coronavirus cases in Hawaii now totals 607.
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A total 493 patients have recovered since the start of the outbreak, with health officials reporting five new recoveries today. Read more
The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has paid claims for 65,252 filings since the coronavirus economic crisis began. Read more
Pahoa man allegedly spits, coughs at employees and claims he has coronavirus while stealing groceries
Mark V. Blankley was charged with first-degree robbery, terroristic threatening, fourth-degree attempted theft, and other offenses. Read more
More than 4,000 visitors have come to Hawaii since the state’s 14-day mandatory quarantine for arriving passengers took effect a little over a month ago. Read more
Some of the recommedations include businesses should close break rooms, restaurants should consider disposable menus and plates and schools should have students eat lunch in their classrooms. Read more
A survey of Hawaii businesses showed about 220,000 full- and part-time jobs in the state have been lost since January with some industries down more than 80% while others have cut jobs by less than 1%. Read more
The twins are the offspring of parents Remi, a 5-year-old female, and Finn, a 4-year-old male. Their 10-month old brother, Clark, was born at the Honolulu Zoo on June 10. Read more
The official release of the videos follows what the Pentagon called “unauthorized” distribution in 2007 and 2017 — but also the startling admission that the videos were the real deal. Read more
Surfers in New Zealand hit the waves at dawn, builders returned to construction sites and baristas fired up their espresso machines as the nation eased a strict lockdown Tuesday amid hopeful signs the coronavirus has been all but vanquished Down Under — at least for now. Read more
With comedy clubs from California to New York dark due to social-distancing mandates, comedians are finding ways to keep bringing the laughs to the public. Read more
Case told the House Select Committee on COVID-19 Economic and Financial Preparedness this morning that Hawaii individuals, businesses and other organizations have already received an estimated $4.5 billion. Read more
A Hawaiian Electric Co. spokeswoman said that a fallen tree resulted in two utility poles to go down, causing an outage in the Hilo area tonight. Read more
The White House released new guidelines today aimed at answering criticism that America’s coronavirus testing has been too slow, and President Donald Trump tried to pivot toward a focus on “reopening” the nation. Read more
The national governing body unveiled a tentative schedule today that begins with a series of regional events in August before a national lineup of meets kicks off in early November — all leading up to next summer’s Olympic trials in Omaha, Neb., and the Tokyo Games. Read more
The White House readied new guidelines today on coronavirus testing and reopening businesses as it sought to regain its footing after weeks of criticism and detours created in part by presidential sideshows. Read more
Police said two male suspects approached the victim, physically assaulted him and forced him into the trunk of his own vehicle at about 9 p.m. on April 20. Read more
While Kim Jong Un’s two-week absence has inspired speculation and rumors that he is gravely ill, he is not the first member of North Korean’s ruling elite to disappear from public view. Read more
Meat isn’t going to disappear from supermarkets because of outbreaks of the coronavirus among workers at U.S. slaughterhouses. But consumers could face less selection and slightly higher prices. Read more
Gov. David Ige and the State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism energy program administrator Gwen Yamamoto Lau were today’s featured guests on the COVID-19 Care Conversation. Read more
Brazil is emerging as potentially the next big hot spot for the coronavirus amid President Jair Bolsonaro’s insistence that it is just a “little flu” and that there is no need for the sharp restrictions that have slowed the infection’s spread in Europe and the U.S. Read more
The city agency governed by an independent board gave city leaders 18 months to complete an acquisition of Haiku Stairs or else BWS will proceed with a preferred plan presented by staff to remove the stairway in Kaneohe. Read more