In addition to the new coronavirus cases, Hawaii health officials report the statewide total of COVID-19 infections rising to 28,352.
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Today’s new statewide infection cases include 30 on Oahu, seven on Maui, eight on Hawaii island, one on Kauai and two Hawaii residents diagnosed outside the state. Read more
The Department of Land and Natural Resources has closed the Poamoho Trail due to a large landslide. Read more
The data does not include inoculations given by the military. Read more
With two shootings at massage parlors in Atlanta and the knowledge of the Acworth shooting, Atlanta police said they dispatched officers to check nearby similar businesses and increased patrols in the area. Read more
For the second time in 15 months, an armed sailor aboard a submarine undergoing maintenance at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Read more
A sting operation involving multiple law enforcement agencies in Hawaii has resulted in charges against seven men who are accused of soliciting who they believed to be minors for sex and arranging to meet up with them on Maui. Read more
Honolulu police have opened an attempted murder investigation involving a man who shot at a 44-year-old driver at a traffic light in the Piikoi area early today. Read more
The Hawaii National Guard said it is sending about 80 of its citizen soldiers to Washington D.C. to support U.S. Capitol Police until early May. Read more
Some workers in industries outside the latest DOH guidelines had already gotten appointments, which will be honored, said Hilton Raethel, president and CEO of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii. Read more
At a rally this morning at the state Capitol, opposing a Senate bill that would change existing law to allow residential development in Kakaako Makai by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, House Speaker Scott Saiki promptly knocked the wind out of its sails by announcing the legislation would not receive a hearing in the House. Read more
Woods has stayed in touch through text messages, sending them to Bryson DeChambeau ahead of his Bay Hill victory and to Justin Thomas ahead of his victory in The Players Championship on Sunday. Read more
Griddy’s bankruptcy plan proposes to waive claims against customers for charges they incurred from Feb. 15 through Feb. 19, while the $9,000 per megawatt hour price for wholesale power was in effect. Read more
Police have initiated a first-degree robbery and auto theft investigation. Read more
The declassified report represented the most comprehensive intelligence assessment of foreign efforts to influence the 2020 vote. Read more
Investors weighed new economic data today that showed Americans cut back on spending last month. Read more
The LPGA’s Lotte Championship will have a new host course in Hawaii for the time in its nine-year history. Read more
Since the designation of the nation’s first National Heritage Area in 1984, there are now 55 NHAs nationally, but none in the state of Hawaii. Read more
Progressives have been agitating for such a change to allow Biden to steer his agenda around Republican obstruction, and a growing number of Democrats are openly considering it. Read more
The Maui Police Department is looking for a California man who was last seen three years ago after flying to Hawaii. Read more
The incomplete border wall, with an estimated eventual price tag of more than $15 billion, is igniting tensions again as critics urge Biden to tear down parts of the wall and Republican leaders call on him to finish it. Read more
The access lane is not open to the public at this time. Read more