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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Honolulu resident Cyrus Won always has a face mask handy in case he needs to put it on, and keeps a spare one in the glove compartment of his car. Read more
Today’s new cases include 23 on Oahu, two on Kauai, and one each on the Big Island and Maui. Read more
Oahu Transit Services was notified Saturday night that a driver for TheBus tested positive for COVID-19. Read more
What if one of the after-effects of COVID-19 is that Oahu doesn’t need rail as much anymore? Read more
Worldwide confirmed coronavirus infections hit the 10 million mark Sunday as voters in Poland and France went to the polls for virus-delayed elections. Read more
American consumers increased their spending by a record 8.2% in May, partly erasing huge plunges the previous two months, against the backdrop of an economy that’s likely shrinking by its steepest pace on record this quarter. Read more
We followed up with UH spokesman Dan Meisenzahl for more information about priorities in this new and temporary system. Here’s his response. Read more
More than 500 people were tested for COVID-19 on Saturday at a drive-thru site in Waipio set up in response to recent outbreaks in the area. Read more
Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered bars that have opened in seven California counties to immediately close and urged bars in eight other counties to do the same, saying the coronavirus was rapidly spreading. Read more
Most of the state’s visitor industry is in preseason training for the Aug. 1 reopening of trans-Pacific tourism, which revolves around a COVID-19 passenger testing program. Read more
After the casinos reopened with no requirements that patrons wear masks, the rules are changing. Read more
It’s the last Sunday in June and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused. Read more
The first patient to undergo elective bariatric weight-loss surgery at The Queen’s Medical Center-West O‘ahu faced additional concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
After months of being cooped up due to quarantine, kids are allowed to be kids again, playing sports out in the sunshine. Read more
“Getting Maui’d” is a dream come true for countless couples desiring a romantic destination wedding. Read more
Every once in a while, Maui will play host to a large-scale movie, but ultimately, producers and studios tend to go where it’s easier and cost-effective to shoot. Read more
A new hui formed by Maui restaurant owners is pushing the Department of Liquor Control to modify rules to help their businesses survive the pandemic shutdown. Read more
The COVID-19 pandemic has sent many segments of the economy into a tailspin, but not the global cocoa and chocolate market. Read more
It’s feeling more and more like summer, with city campgrounds now open and large picnic events allowed with a permit. Read more
The key to success is a system requiring only minor course corrections as tourism slowly returns. This is so critical to Hawaii. Let’s prepare carefully, so we can get things right the first time. Read more
In the coming months, more businesses will fail. This is not hyperbole, but a reality based on data. Read more
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