Protests in Hawaii continue over the death of George Floyd.
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Despite its physical distance from the mainland and a cultural history and population makeup unlike any other in the country, protests following the killing of George Floyd continued in Hawaii today. Read more
Hawaii’s only two commuter airlines supplying scheduled flights have decided to merge operations as they battle COVID-19 fears and tourism lockdowns amid an increasingly competitive interisland landscape. Read more
Paramedics responded to Halekauwila and Keawe streets in Kakaako just before 7 p.m., officials said. Read more
Lt. Gov. Josh Green is proposing that the state use some of its $50 million federal CARES Act testing funds to begin randomly testing visitors for COVID-19. Read more
Officials reported one new case on Oahu, but removed one case from Maui as a result of “updated testing information.” Three new release cases on Oahu were reported today, according to health officials. Read more
The Senate passed the bill by voice vote after a handful of GOP opponents gave way. The measure now heads to President Donald Trump for his expected signature. Read more
The 20-page report released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office came with the family’s permission and after the coroner’s office released summary findings Monday that Floyd had a heart attack while being restrained by officers, and classified his May 25 death as a homicide. Read more
Under new COVID-19 “Act With Care” guidelines, up to 10 people not necessarily from the same household, including passengers and crew, may be on a boat at a time in all four counties. Read more
Bank of Hawaii will reopen Monday the Kunia, Kaneohe and Waialae-Kahala branches on Oahu that previously were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
All four were fired last week. If convicted, they could be sentenced to up to four decades in prison. Read more
Obama is signaling a willingness to sharply critique his successor, President Donald Trump, and fill what many Democrats see as a national leadership void. Read more
Three Nevada men with ties to a loose movement of right-wing extremists advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government have been arrested on terrorism-related charges. Read more
The billowing clouds of tear gas that the authorities are sending through protest crowds across the United States may increase the risk that the coronavirus could spread through the gatherings. Read more
Japan will allow some resident foreigners to re-enter the country on humanitarian grounds after facing criticism its policies made their return uncertain and left the group in a Covid-19 travel limbo. Read more
The person calling claims to be with a law enforcement agency, and the request for payment is to fulfill sex offender registration obligations or to face arrest. Read more
MLB rejected the players’ proposal for a 114-game regular season with no additional salary cuts, and will turn its attention to a shortened slate of perhaps 50 games or fewer. Owners last week proposed an 82-game schedule starting in early July. Read more
The teams that will be going to the ESPN Wide World Of Sports complex on the Disney campus near Orlando, Fla., would play eight games to determine playoff seeding starting around July 31 before the postseason begins. Read more
Oahu had the greatest share of fatalities, with 16, followed by Hawaii County with eight, Maui County with four, and Kauai County, with two. Read more
Explosions have hit 50 cash machines in and near Philadelphia since the weekend, and one man has died, in a coordinated effort to steal them or take the money inside, authorities said today. Read more
Results published today by the New England Journal of Medicine show that hydroxychloroquine was no better than placebo pills at preventing illness from the coronavirus. Read more
Three male suspects were arrested Tuesday in three separate incidents of abusing women in front of young children in Halawa, Nanakuli and Kalihi, police said. Read more
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