In addition to 2 more coronavirus deaths today, Hawaii reports 167 new cases of COVID-19.
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Accessed on 12 September 2020, 0201 UTC, Post 21,493.
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As of today, 7,029 infections are considered active cases statewide, with a total of 3,334 patients now classified by health officials as “released from isolation,” or about 31% of those infected. Read more
The lieutenant governor’s office, with 14 employees that include administrative, executive staff and security, was notified at 9 a.m. today of the infection. Read more
Dozens of people are missing and thousands of structures have been destroyed, according to officials. Read more
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz earlier this week made an urgent request for assistance from the VA as more cases and deaths were reported at the nursing home. Read more
Within days after Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s announcement that beaches, parks and hiking trails would reopen Thursday, but be restricted to solo activity only, a public backlash has ensued over the requirement. Read more
As officers approached, she stepped on the car’s accelerator in an attempt to flee and subsequently struck an unmarked police car. Read more
Wildlife enforcement officials are investigating the death of a juvenile monk seal found dead on Kauai. Read more
The particles are small enough that they can penetrate deep into the lungs, and health effects can include chest pain, arrhythmia and bronchitis. Read more
VIDEO: Nanci Kreidman, CEO of Domestic Violence Action Center, and Tina Yamaki, president of Retail Merchants Association of Hawaii, join Star-Advertiser’s Spotlight Hawaii
Nanci Kreidman, chief executive officer of Domestic Violence Action Center, and Tina Yamaki, president of Retail Merchants Association of Hawaii, joined Spotlight Hawaii today and answered viewer questions. Read more
Around the country, some communities canceled 9/11 ceremonies, while others went ahead, sometimes with modifications. Read more
The findings don’t mean that schools and child-care programs need to close, but it does confirm that the virus can spread within those places and then be brought home by kids. Read more
Millions of dollars could go to the most severely and permanently injured. Read more
The NFL’s new stance encouraging players to take a stand against racial injustice got its first test as some fans of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs booed during a moment of silence to promote the cause, touching off a fresh debate on how players should use their voice. Read more
John Sykes built his life around his cabin in the dense woods of Northern California. He raised his two children there, expanded it and improved it over time and made it resilient to all kinds of disaster except fire. Read more
The new rules will still limit the size of large indoor gatherings, such as concerts, meeting halls and theaters. Read more
Whistleblower says Hawaii Department of Health’s ‘toxic’ culture of fear impeded investigators’ work
Jennifer Smith said she was forced to leave the department due to a “faction protecting Dr. (Sarah) Park,” the state epidemiologist blamed for failing to build a robust COVID-19 testing and contract tracing program. Read more
One spent time quietly consoling families. The other proclaimed America’s might. Read more
The consultants billed taxpayers up to $380 per hour on work largely aimed at polishing the profile of Medicare administrator Seema Verma, the investigators wrote. Read more
A Dole Middle School employee who worked in the school’s office died Wednesday after being quarantined at home because of COVID-19 cases among staff members. However, the Department of Education could not confirm the cause of the death. Read more
The ocean of red ink is a product of the government’s massive spending to try to cushion the impact of a coronavirus-fueled recession that has cost millions of jobs. Read more
Honolulu Fire Department personnel found an unconscious 72-year-old woman in her burning apartment in the Maikiki this afternoon. Read more