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Darkest Days of the Pandemic

Hawaii Lt. Governor Josh Green says unvaccinated COVID-19 patients are taking away resources from others.

Views expressed in this Hawaii Island News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Accessed on 22 August 2021, 0509 UTC, Post 23,345.

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State DOH recommends COVID booster doses

The state Department of Health on Thursday recommended that moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals should receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine after the initial two doses.

Legislators ask why HHSC has delayed mandatory vaccinations

Three state lawmakers sent a letter Thursday to the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation requesting information about its decision to delay implementation of mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations until the vaccines have been fully approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Admin-istration.

Roth asks Ige to OK new restrictions

County parks and recreational facilities would close again under a new emergency rule proposed by Mayor Mitch Roth that has been sent to Gov. David Ige for consideration, the Tribune-Herald has learned.

Ray Johnson, actor, poet, Hilo icon, dies at 89

CORRECTION 8/19/21: A previous version of this story misidentified Johnson as the actor who played the bank robber in the film “Dirty Harry.” While he was in the film, he had another role, identified in the corrected text. The bank robber was played by the late actor Albert Popwell. Johnson would’ve turned 90 on Nov. 11. And while he lived in Oregon, it was not in a commune. Services, survivors and other information should appear in a standard obituary yet to be published. The Tribune-Herald regrets the errors.

Settlement in ‘lava bomb’ lawsuit

A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit regarding a “lava bomb” that tore through the roof of a lava tour boat and injured numerous passengers near Kapoho on July 16, 2018.

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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amatuer (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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