Hawaii’s coronavirus incentive campaign begins Friday, 04 June 2021.
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The private sector is stepping up and coming up with incentives that will be for both those who have already been vaccinated, as well as those who decide to get vaccinated at the campaign’s launch. Read more
Honolulu Emergency Medical Services said the man in his 30s died in the crash around 2 p.m. today at Hanauma Bay Road. Read more
A man was killed when authorities who were part of a task force that included U.S. Marshals fired their weapons after he allegedly displayed a handgun in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood, the U.S. Marshals said. Read more
Hawaii has a new hotline to report ghost fishing nets, derelict gear and other plastic debris that washes ashore across the Hawaiian archipelago. Read more
Otis Alexander was charged with first-degree assault, first-degree terroristic threatening and possession of a switchblade knife in commission of a crime. Read more
Police arrested 11 during a fugitive sweep and checked on 141 registered sex offenders, with one found to be non-compliant. Read more
Today’s new infection count by island included 36 new cases on Oahu, one on Maui, three on Hawaii island, one on Kauai and four Hawaii residents diagnosed outside the state. Read more
They will be updated daily, according to the department, and will help identify “vaccine deserts.” Read more
Both pups appear to be healthy and well, according to HMAR, which will continue monitoring both mom-and-pup pairs. Read more
At 56, Dr. Tomoaki Kato was healthy and exceptionally fit. Then he became ill with COVID-19 in March 2020. Read more
Federal officials say a lawsuit in Florida could block cruise ships from visiting Alaska in summer 2021. Read more
Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s second attempt to fill the final vacancy on the Honolulu Police Commission was met with near unanimous opposition Wednesday as opponents cited concerns about the nominee’s record as a police officer and his career in private security. Read more
Paramount Pictures has shut down shooting on the British set of Tom Cruise’s seventh “Mission: Impossible” film after someone tested positive for coronavirus. Read more
Part of Kapiolani Park will be used to stage equipment, and a few parking stalls along Kalakaua Avenue will be restricted as well. Public access around the work site is expected to remain open. Read more
Giovanni Brusca, 64, got out of prison this week after serving 25 years of a life term for some of Cosa Nostra’s most heinous crimes Read more
Police said distracted driving may have been a factor. Read more
Twitter is rolling out a subscription service, starting in Canada and Australia, that offers perks like an undo button for subscribers. Read more
Testing is still required for trans-Pacific travelers to Hawaii whether or not they are vaccinated. Read more
President Joe Biden is trying to break a logjam with Republicans on how to pay for infrastructure improvements. Read more
The plan calls for restoring the site to pre-development conditions at a cost of a little over $4 million. It could be completed by the end of 2022. Read more
Osaka, who also acknowledged suffering “long bouts of depression,” received criticism by some who say the media events are just ” part of the job. ” Read more