Four new COVID-19 cases bring Hawaii’s statewide coronavirus total to 625.
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A total 551 patients have recovered since the start of the outbreak, with health officials reporting three new recoveries today. Read more
“We are not out of the woods yet, but we are getting there.” Read more
More out-of-state passengers came to Hawaii on Monday than any day since the start of March tourism lockdowns. Read more
Mayor Kirk Caldwell held a news conference this afternoon to discuss the city’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more
Hawaii County police reported today that an all-terrain vehicle operator died in a crash with an excavator at an industrial construction site near Hualalai. Read more
Honolulu firefighters responded to a building fire this afternoon in Waikiki. Read more
Tagovailoa wore No. 13 during his three seasons at Alabama, but that number belonged to Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino. Read more
Hawaiian Telcom is still poised to get a new owner with the $2.9 billion buyout of its parent company still on track. Read more
Matson Inc. today reported that its Hawaii ocean cargo container volume dropped 12% in April, largely due to the tourism drought amid COVID-19. Read more
Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. took some financial hits from the COVID-19 pandemic during the first quarter as it incurred higher bad debt expense at its utility and its bank increased the amount it was setting aside for potential loan losses. Read more
The 87-year-old justice underwent non-surgical treatment for what the court described as acute cholecystitis, a benign gall bladder condition, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Read more
“It really is all a reflection of the tremendous progress we’ve made as a country,” Pence told reporters at the White House. Read more
VIDEO: Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Director Scott Murakami takes your unemployment questions on the COVID-19 Care Conversation
Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Director Scott Murakami joined us on the Star-Advertiser Facebook page to take readers’ unemployment questions on the COVID-19 Care Conversation. Read more
Hawaiian Airlines reports significant first quarter loss of $144.4M; settles flight attendant contract
Parent Hawaiian Holdings Inc. today reported a first quarter net loss of $144.4 million or a loss of $3.14 a share. Read more
Take the New York metropolitan area’s progress against the coronavirus out of the equation and the numbers show the rest of the U.S. is moving in the wrong direction. Read more
Rick Bright, former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, filed the complaint today with the Office of Special Counsel, a government agency responsible for whistleblower complaints. Read more
Authorities from eastern Anhui province placed exit bans on Hsu and his wife, Jodie Chen, blocking them from returning home to suburban Seattle in August 2017 and effectively orphaning their 16-year-old daughter in America. Read more
Former President Barack Obama has announced that he will celebrate the Class of 2020’s graduating seniors in at least three upcoming events. Read more
Sharmel Teague, 45, was arraigned via video today in district court, according to the Genesee County prosecutor’s office. Read more
President Donald Trump visited an Arizona face mask factory today, using the trip to demonstrate his determination to see an easing of stay-at-home orders even as the coronavirus remains a dire threat. Read more
Their haul ranged from $2 million per positive test in Hawaii to nearly $3.4 million per test in Alaska. Read more
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