As of Tuesday afternoon, Hawaii reports one more coronavirus death and 66 new infections.
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Accessed on 16 September 2020, 0127 UTC, Post 21,514.
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As of today 6,859 infections are considered active cases statewide, with a total of 3,885 patients now classified by health officials as “released from isolation,” or about 36% of those infected. Read more
Gov. David Ige said Monday that he’s likely to delay for the third time the start of a pre-arrivals testing program to reopen tourism in Hawaii. Read more
Kauai Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami said that the county has not set a date for when a resort bubble might open, but that “several hotels have expressed interest and we are working on a concrete plan.” Read more
Two or three white tip sharks, each about four feet in length, were observed today feeding on a school of fish. Read more
Besides working regular shifts at the airport, King and his handler traveled to support high profile events including a presidential inauguration, Super Bowl 50, and the 2018 NCAA Final Four. Read more
The coach’s comments, which were directed at “guys at the Pentagon,” came in response to a question in Monday’s online media session. Read more
In a complaint filed Monday, a nurse alleges that the Irwin County Detention Center performed questionable hysterectomies, refused to test detainees for COVID-19 and shredded medical records. Read more
The scaled-down Apple Watch follows on the heels of a budget iPhone the company released five months ago as the economy cratered. Read more
The state’s Office of Emergency Management today said two of the reported fatalities were later identified as animal remains. Read more
The Councilmembers said they believed Amemiya’s leadership style was more fitting for the mayor’s office than his opponent. Read more
The union, which represents Hawaii’s skilled trades working on many of the state’s infrastructure and building projects, has nearly 3,000 active and retired members in Hawaii. Read more
He is also accused of trying to muzzle an important scientific report in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more
The bilateral agreements formalize the normalization of Israel’s already thawing relations with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in line with their common opposition to Iran. Read more
Democratic governors and local leaders have urged the president to reconsider the events, warning that he’s putting lives at risk. Read more
While some Americans may see such things as a welcome step closer to normal, public health experts warn the U.S. is setting itself up for failure — again. Read more
Anyone with information is asked to contact the HPD Traffic Division at 723-3413. Read more
Before each of her seven U.S. Open matches, she wore a mask with the names of Black Americans who died as the victims of violence. Read more
Ultimately his goal is far more ambitious: to double American foreign aid from less than 0.25% of gross domestic product to 0.5% or more. He sees the pandemic as an opportunity to do that. Read more
Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a 32-year-old woman on a $100,000 warrant of arrest for second-degree assault. Read more
Taylor’s death sparked months of protests in Louisville and calls nationwide for the officers to be criminally charged. Read more
Minit Medical Urgent Care will be administering the diagnostic PCR testing, and Maui County will be sending about 2,000 masks to be distributed during the event. Read more