Gyms, theaters, and bars on Oahu will reopen in 2 weeks.
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Gov. David Ige this afternoon approved Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s proposal to reopen those businesses, a city spokeswoman told the Star-Advertiser this evening. Read more
The memorial was part of a day of demonstrations around the city that once again continued past the city’s imposed curfew of 8 p.m., even as Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio sought to deflect criticism over harsh tactics from police enforcing it. Read more
A briefing on how to reopen Hawaii’s economy was canceled today due to an evolving spat between some members of the Senate Special Committee on COVID-19 and the head of the state Department of Business Economic Development & Tourism. Read more
The count dipped below Tuesday’s 419 visitors and Monday’s 462 visitors, which was the highest level since the trans-Pacific quarantine began on March 26. Read more
Hawaii Department of Health officials reported one new case on Oahu and another new case of a resident diagnosed outside of Hawaii. Read more
Jon Estabilio Jr., 45, of Honolulu was searched based on monitored calls between inmates who were possibly talking about drugs being smuggled into the prison, according to a U.S. District Court criminal complaint. Read more
Hawaii’s Mazie Hirono, other senators raise ‘grave concern’ over possible use of Insurrection Act by Trump
Under certain circumstances, the Insurrection Act of 1807 allows the president to deploy military personnel within U.S. borders in the event of an insurrection, rebellion, or extreme civil unrest, according to the letter. Read more
The announcement was made at the Kalihi headquarters of Hawai‘i Teamsters and Allied Workers Local 996, which represents 1,239 city bus and HandiVan drivers. Read more
A 2-year-old boy was critically injured today in a “high-speed” crash in Ewa, the Honolulu Emergency Medical Services said. Read more
Police said the suspect and a 52-year-old man were involved in a physical altercation shortly before 6:50 p.m. Read more
Children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are the most likely populations to develop illnesses or infections after coming into contact with polluted water. Read more
The National Weather Service says surf of 6 to 8 feet is expected along all south-facing shores due to a swell that will diminish today. Read more
Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed today two bills into law regarding an advanced energy code and affordable rental housing. Read more
In the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, Brees repeated his opposition to kneeling during the national anthem. And the biting backlash that followed prompted the Saints’ star quarterback to issue a public apology today in which he acknowledged he totally “missed the mark.” Read more
The complaint filed with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing says Union was harassed and discriminated against because of her race, and experienced retaliation for reporting these problems. Read more
First Hawaiian Bank donates $250K to Blood Bank of Hawaii through its ‘Aloha For Hawaii’ takeout initiative
The gift is the result of another 250,000 restaurant takeout and delivery purchases made by FHB cardholders. Read more
The 56-year-old woman was hiking about 10:30 a.m. today. Read more
Around 3 p.m., paramedics treated the woman at Nuuanu Avenue and Kukui Street after she was hit while crossing the street. Read more
The Iowa senator, a longtime advocate for the watchdog role of inspectors general, pledged to block Senate consideration of Christopher Miller to be director of the National Counterterrorism Center and Marshall Billingslea to be undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, indefinitely. Read more
Michael White flew from Tehran to Zurich, where he was met by diplomat Brian Hook, the U.S. special envoy for Iran. Read more
The endorsement was made at a press conference today at the union’s Kalihi headquarters. Read more