Hawaii’s statewide COVID-19 cases now rise to 635.
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Hawaii’s low COVID-19 infection and mortality rates has increased calls to start re-opening the economy that has seen it’s top industry — tourism — collapse. Read more
The Hawaii Tourism Authority reported that Monday had a heavier day for visitor traffic than the day Hawaii’s tourism lockdown started. Read more
The agency this morning tweeted about the status of isle patients who previously tested positive for the coronavirus. Read more
The aircraft will travel a course above most of Hawaii’s large hospitals and major metropolitan areas. Read more
Mayor Kirk Caldwell is holding a news conference to announce a business relief fund from the federal coronavirus relief act. Read more
Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday he’ll let gyms and public swimming pools reopen and will allow his stay-at-home order to expire this week. Read more
The shutdown on Broadway has been extended again — until at least early September. Read more
The Wall Street Journal reports that Uber is considering acquiring Grubhub in a deal that would give the companies control over a majority of the U.S. food delivery business. Read more
Casdon Jardine, a 6-foot-7 stretch four, will sign a scholarship agreement and enroll at UH as a graduate transfer. Read more
The Southern California sports academy previously co-owned by Kobe Bryant has retired his “Mamba” nickname and rebranded itself nearly four months after the basketball icon’s death in a helicopter crash. Read more
Maui police arrested a man this morning for disorderly conduct after finding him yelling from the top of a utility pole on Makawao Avenue. Read more
Two of the federal government’s top health officials painted a grim picture of the months ahead, warning a Senate panel that the United States has not contained the coronavirus pandemic. Read more
Cannes should have been buzzing with cinema glitterati this week. But during the time of the coronavirus, the French Riviera resort is nothing but a ghost town. Read more
Since April 27, Zippy’s Restaurants has been preparing 100 bentos a night for hospital staff on the graveyard shift, and Every1ne Hawaii has been delivering them nightly across Oahu. Read more
The lives of tens of thousands of foreign workers on skilled-worker visas have been upended by the economic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis. Read more
Counterfeit goods continue to pour in — not just masks, but also mislabeled medicines, and fake COVID-19 tests and cures, according to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. Read more
Vacation rentals statewide realized 64% occupancy, a nearly 15% drop from March 2019 when occupancy was just over 78%. Read more
A day after agreeing to terms on a four-year, $30.2 million NFL contract, Tua Tagovailoa said he plans to start charity efforts in Hawaii and elsewhere. Read more
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro today denied that he attempted during a videotaped Cabinet meeting last month to shield his relatives and friends from federal police investigations. Read more
Police arrested the suspect shortly before 9 p.m. Monday on suspicion of first-degree sex assault. Read more