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How to register to be vaccinated

Hawaii has begun the rollout of its vaccination program.

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Four-pronged rollout of vaccines in the works

There are four major ways the state Department of Health is working to get COVID-19 vaccines out to the public, state Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Char told lawmakers last week during a joint informational briefing with the House Committee on Pandemic and Disaster Preparedness and the state Senate Committee on Health.

Appellate court affirms police presence on Maunakea

Hawaii County Police Chief Paul Ferreira had the legal authority to request police officers from other counties to help maintain order on Maunakea during 2019 protests over the Thirty Meter Telescope, the state Intermediate Court of Appeals said Wednesday in an opinion upholding a ruling by 3rd Circuit Court Judge Henry Nakamoto.

School drinking water to be tested for lead

To ensure the water at Hawaii public schools and child care facilities is safe to drink, the state departments of Education, Health, and Human Services will launch a joint project to test tap water at selected schools and child care facilities for the presence of lead.

County expanding pool hours

The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation on Friday announce the islandwide expansion of county swimming pool operations starting next week.

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