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The Hawaii State Senate Special Committee on COVID-19 is meeting at 12:30 p.m. today to discuss planning on the coronavirus outbreak in Hawaii. Read more
Mayor Kirk Caldwell announces $25M program to reimburse household and childcare expenses during coronavirus
Mayor Kirk Caldwell is holding a news conference this afternoon to talk about a program providing hardship relief using money from the federal coronavirus aid bill. Read more
A total 565 patients have been classified as released from isolation since the start of the outbreak, an increase of seven from Wednesday. Read more
Lawmakers are anxious to head off any effort by Gov. David Ige to impose furloughs. Read more
UH students can quickly apply online for the grants, which range from $200 to more than $2,000 depending on the campus, student need and available funds. Read more
The shop, which occupies the space formerly occupied by Grylt at the center, is the second location for Donut King, which has a location at Market City Shopping Center in Kaimuki. Read more
National outrage over the case swelled this week after a cellphone video that appeared to show the shooting. Read more
Seventeen states do not appear to meet one of the key benchmarks set by the White House for loosening up — a 14-day downward trajectory in new cases or infection rates. And yet many of those states have begun to reopen or are about to do so. Read more
“Customers should NOT worry about their power being shut off due to nonpayment through the end of June, and any threat of immediate disconnection unless payment is made received before June 30 should be treated as a scam,” said Hawaiian Electric in a news release. Read more
On March 30, the NCAA’s Division I Council approved a ruling granting spring-sport players “an additional season of competition and an extension of their period of eligibility.” The group left it up to each school to determine how to act on the waiver. Read more
UH is scheduled to play the University of Oregon on Sept. 19 in Eugene, a game for which the Rainbow Warriors are contracted to receive $1 million. Read more
The move is a stunning reversal for one of the signature cases brought by special counsel Robert Mueller. Read more
Officials in Venezuela said today that they have now captured 23 people involved in the botched attack. Read more
Gaualofa Nua has been fighting for his life for the past six weeks, the most severe complications of the coronavirus having blindsided the 45-year-old construction industry worker, who had no previous medical conditions. Read more
The newspaper publisher said it is “well positioned to ride out this storm and thrive in a post-pandemic world” because of its shift to relying more on subscriptions from readers than on advertising. Read more
The Ruby Princess joins at least 16 other cruise ships at anchor waiting for their more than 5,000 Filipino crew members to be tested for the coronavirus before disembarking. Read more
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agency scientists were told the guidance “would never see the light of day,” according to an agency official. Read more
Lt. Gov. Josh Green joins the COVID-19 Care Conversation today and took viewers’ health questions. Read more
The court concluded the government had overreached in prosecuting Christie allies Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni for their roles in creating a traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge as political payback for a Democratic mayor who declined to support the Republican governor’s reelection. Read more
The move by the 112-year-old storied luxury department store chain was announced today and follows the bankruptcy filing by J.Crew on Monday. Read more
Today’s forecast is partly to mostly cloudy with highs from 79 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit and isolated showers. Read more
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