With the addition of 36 new coronavirus cases, Hawaii’s statewide total reaches 1,130.
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As of today, 271 infections in Hawaii are active cases, with a total of 840 patients now classified by health officials as “released from isolation,” and 29 new released cases. Read more
The death of Senate Bill 2940 is sure to delay the project for at least a year and drive up already-escalating costs, some legislators said. Read more
Misalucha has held executive positions in banking, marketing, public policy and community outreach sectors, Ige said. Read more
Under state law, health inspectors can temporarily close food establishments that pose a danger to public health. Read more
Mainland supplier of coronavirus testing equipment says it reduced, but not cut off, supplies to Hawaii lab
Honolulu-based Diagnostic Laboratory Services said its capacity for COVID-19 testing has decreased to 250 tests from 800 a day because of drastic cuts in access to reagents and other testing supplies by Roche Diagnostics. Read more
U.S. Rep. Ed Case’s office said the measure, which now goes to the full House for final approval, includes his requests for more than $300 million for major construction projects at military installations in Hawaii. Read more
With the recent spike in coronavirus cases and challenges with testing, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Gov. David Ige and the four mayors will continue to meet this afternoon to consider pushing back an earlier decision to lift the mandatory 14-day self-quarantine order on Aug. 1. Read more
Police are searching for a male suspect in the stabbing of a 17-year-old girl at Kahala Beach at 1:45 pm today. Read more
In a change to its previous thinking, WHO noted today that studies evaluating COVID-19 outbreaks in restaurants, choir practices and fitness classes suggested the virus might have been spread in the air. Read more
“Investigators believe Rivera drowned in what appears to be a tragic accident,” a Ventura County Sheriff’s Office statement said. Read more
A brush fire that blackened 4,300 acres near Haliimaile and threatened homes in Paia’s Skill Village is 75% contained, the Maui Fire Department reported this afternoon. Read more
The COVID-19 pandemic claimed another island tradition today, albeit a rather recent one. Read more
The Big Ten Conference announced today it will not play nonconference games in football and several other sports this fall, the most dramatic move yet by a power conference because of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more
Democrat Joe Biden turned his campaign against President Donald Trump toward the economy today, introducing a New Deal-like economic agenda while drawing a sharp contrast with a billionaire incumbent he said has abandoned working-class Americans amid cascading crises. Read more
The imagery evoked by Dana White’s crazy idea was undeniably intoxicating: An octagon perched amid swaying palm trees on a white sand beach, waves lapping at the canvas while mixed martial arts fighters traded blows in the tropical sun. Read more
Dentists can’t eliminate all risk, but they are taking steps to minimize the chances of spreading the coronavirus. Read more
Today’s public art project was announced last month, and city officials have presented its location as a direct rebuke of Trump, who has repeatedly disparaged those protesting against systemic racism and police brutality in recent weeks. Read more
Anyone with information is asked to call 911. Read more
Nikola Vucevic had to raise his voice a bit to answer a question. He had just walked off the court after the first Orlando Magic practice of the restart, and some of his teammates remained on the floor while engaged in a loud and enthusiastic shooting contest. Read more
The USS Theodore Roosevelt returned home to San Diego on Thursday led by a new captain who came aboard after the previous commanding officer was fired over the handling of a massive COVID-19 outbreak on board. Read more