Hawaii Lt. Governor Josh Green says unvaccinated COVID-19 patients are taking away resources from others.
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“These are the darkest days of the pandemic for us,” Lt. Gov. Josh Green said Friday.
Kealakehe High School held a vaccine clinic Friday, the deadline for student-athletes to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine if they want to participate once the fall season restarts Sept. 24.
The state Department of Health today reported another 162 new COVID-19 cases on the Big Island and 845 new cases statewide amid an ongoing surge driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant.
Tropical Storm Linda crossed over into the Central Pacific on Thursday.
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.
HONOLULU (AP) — The project director of a new solar telescope in Hawaii that will be the most powerful of its kind hopes scientists will be able to start observations at the facility in three months.
Tropical Storm Linda, which weakened from a hurricane overnight, is set to enter the Central Pacific basin.
The state Department of Health today has reported 752 new COVID-19 cases across Hawaii.
Mayor Mitch Roth has urged Gov. David Ige to immediately reinstate pretravel testing requirements for all trans-Pacific passengers, regardless of residency or vaccination status, as the county struggles amid an ongoing surge of COVID-19.
Early next month, the county will begin a broad restructuring of the island’s bus system in an effort to make mass transit easier to use.
Plans to open in-person appointments for unemployment benefits have been delayed amid rising COVID-19 cases.
The county Merit Appeals Board voted Monday to send a complaint over the selection of the fire chief to the state Labor Relations Board to determine if the county board has jurisdiction.
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.