Governor David Ige releases plan to ease restrictions for restaurants, gatherings.
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|Ige outlines plan to ease restrictions for restaurants, gatherings
Gov. David Ige announced that once 60% of the state’s population is fully inoculated, indoor gatherings of 25 people and outdoor gatherings of 75 will be permitted. Restaurants will be able to serve 75% of their capacity, up from the current 50%. Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Video News. Big Island Now. Garden Island. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. Civil Beat.
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Officials step up efforts to expand vaccine access to underserved communities
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Peter Thoene loved his work as a guide for Hawaii Forest & Trail on Hawai‘i Island. But in March 2020, the pandemic closed all the tours. Thoene flew to Hawai‘i Island, moved back in with his parents and pondered what to do next. “I loved teaching people but I wanted to have some impact in this state. And that’s when I applied to Kupu… read more.
|Public access to Honolulu police and fire scanners to end
The city is nearing completion of a $15 million system overhaul that will encrypt the frequencies used by nine city departments, preventing public monitoring of the transmissions. Star-Advertiser.
New special agent in charge steps into role at FBI’s Honolulu field office
Activists hit new roadblock in efforts to reroute Farrington Highway at Mākaha Beach
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Monthly Index Tracks Robust Rebound in Sales at Hawai‘i Restaurants
Food Gurus Hawaii Restaurant Index is based on over 125,000 daily transactions at more than 130 restaurant units statewide. Sales in April increased a robust 9% over March, which itself had been stronger than previous months…. read more.
|State official is concerned with overcrowding as Hilo jail outbreak rises to 154
Since May 24, 137 inmates and 17 staff at the Hawaiʻi Community Correctional Center have tested positive for COVID-19. The chairman of the Oversight Commission says the inmate population was already beyond capacity before the pandemic. Hawai‘i Public Radio. Tribune-Herald.
Public is asked to help prioritize federal transportation spending
Pa‘auilo brush fire burns 1,400 acres
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|Public opinion weighed as search for Maui’s next police chief begins
As applications are being reviewed for the Valley Isle’s next police chief, residents say values such as honesty and transparency should be prioritized. Hawaii News Now.
UH Maui holds in-person graduation
|The pa‘u rider lives on in new museum exhibit
“Pau: A Hawaiian Tradition” at the Kaua‘i Museum traces the history of the riders, who have been integral to King Kamehameha Day and Aloha Week celebrations. The exhibit is open for self-guided tours on Monday through Thursday. Garden Island.
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