COVID-19 Update For Hawaii Island

Here’s the latest COVID-19 information for Hawaii Island as of Saturday, 23 October 2021.

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This is a Civil Defense message.

This is a COVID-19 informational update for Saturday, October 23rd.

For Hawaii County, Department of Health reports 44 new cases, 392 active cases, and 8 persons hospitalized.

Mahalo for your efforts in helping to control the spread of Coronavirus on Hawaii Island.  Because you are following the preventive measures, community spread of the Coronavirus remains low with 392 active cases. 

Today’s vaccination and testing clinics are at the following locations:

 

For testing:

Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo from 9 AM to 1 PM.

Waimea District Park in South Kohala from 9 AM to 1 PM.

For a comprehensive calendar and list of all pharmacies and clinics providing vaccination and testing, as well as community vaccination and testing events, please visit the Civil Defense website. www.hawaiicounty.gov

Mahalo for your kokua and have a safe weekend.

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


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Hawaii News

Here’s the latest Hawaii News for Saturday, 23 October 2021, compiled by EIN Presswire.

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Daily update · October 23, 2021

 
 

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Honolulu Star-Advertiser – Hawaii

Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! COURTESY SIG ZANE Halau o Kekuhi, the center of cultural knowledge at the Edith Kanaka‘ole Foundation, honored Kilauea’s volcanic eruptions at this year’s Merrie Monarch Festival. The …

 
 
Sarasota Herald Tribune – Florida

The New Mexico State Aggies (1-6, Independent) travel to meet the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (3-4, 1-2 Mountain West) Saturday at the Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex in Honolulu. Kickoff is scheduled for 11:59 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the New Mexico …

 
 
Honolulu Star-Advertiser – Hawaii

Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! COURTESY HAWAII ATHELTICS Andre Ilagan University of Hawaii sophomore Axel Labrunie won two singles matches and junior Andre Ilagan rolled in his opener to advance to the round of 32 at …

 
 
Honolulu Star-Advertiser – Hawaii

Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! Profit dipped a bit at Hawaii’s largest bank in the third quarter even as more deposits pushed total assets of First Hawaiian Inc. above $25 billion. The holding company for First …

 
 
Honolulu Star-Advertiser – Hawaii

A federal judge has dismissed a complaint objecting to state and county COVID-19 vaccination policies for employees, in essence determining the plaintiffs were never forced to take the vaccines. A dozen county employees — 10 first responders from the City …

 
 
Honolulu Star-Advertiser – Hawaii

Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM Hawaii quarterback Chevan Cordeiro throws the football against the Portland State Vikings on Sept. 4. It will be a football game of firsts …

 
 
Honolulu Star-Advertiser – Hawaii

Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! The challenges of the coronavirus pandemic were seen in the latest results of Hawaii’s public school test scores as proficiency in language arts, math and science all suffered during …

 
 
KHON TV – Hawaii

HONOLULU (KHON2) — The three COVID vaccines are now being used as booster shots. Health officials said these booster shots will provide an extra layer of protection as people continued to move forward through this pandemic. In addition to having more …

 
 
Honolulu Star-Advertiser – Hawaii

Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! Hawaii’s conference winning streak ended right where it began. UC Santa Barbara overpowered the Rainbow Wahine in a 25-16, 25-16, 25-23 sweep on Friday at the Thunderdome in Santa …

 
 
KHON TV – Hawaii

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Many spooky events were canceled in 2020 but there are plenty of opportunities to find tricks and treats in 2021. In-person Halloween events are returning to the islands — Kapolei Commons is hosting a free pumpkin patch on Saturday, Oct. …

 
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Calf Survives Fall From Cliff

Calf walks away unharmed after 80-foot fall from Pepeekeo cliff.

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Council seeks Sunshine Law changes

All nine members of the County Council on Wednesday embraced a resolution seeking changes to the state Sunshine Law, even though most of the details remain unclear.

Funds released to improve Waimea charter school

Construction of electrical and telecommunication system upgrades are set to begin at Waimea Middle Public Conversion Charter School following the release Monday of $1.2 million in Capital Improvement Project funds by Gov. David Ige.

It’s back: ‘The Rocky Horror Show’

Put on your costumes and prepare for a night of fun as the Hilo Community Players put on a live production of Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show” to celebrate Halloween.

EA shouldn’t affect Puna buyout program

Puna property owners participating in the county’s housing buyout program should be unaffected by an environmental assessment that will be conducted for the entire program. 

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More COVID-19 Cases On Hawaii Island

Thirty-four new coronavirus cases were reported Friday as the total case count rises to 10,802 for Hawaii Island.

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Thirty-four new COVID-19 cases were reported Friday on the Big Island, bringing the total case count to 10,802 since late February 2020.

Special breed

To give special dogs an opportunity to be adopted into an equally exemplary home, Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary will be hosting a Special Needs Dog Adoption Event today.

Council seeks Sunshine Law changes

All nine members of the County Council on Wednesday embraced a resolution seeking changes to the state Sunshine Law, even though most of the details remain unclear.

Green favors fewer limits

Lt. Gov. Josh Green said with current vaccination rates, there should be no restrictions on outdoor gatherings if events can confirm COVID-19 inoculations

Ige: Aloha, tourists

Gov. David Ige said the state will welcome tourists back to Hawaii on Nov. 1 as COVID continues to decline statewide.

 

 

COVID-19 Lawsuit

Judge dismisses lawsuit against COVID-19 policies for Hawaii state and county employees.

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PBS Hawaii Weekly Newsletter

NA MELE:  Mark Yamanaka, Monday, 25 October 2021, 730 pm HST on PBS Hawaii.

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NĀ MELE: Mark Yamanaka

Monday, October 25 at 7:30 pm or stream here now
 
 
Mark Yamanaka is a singer, songwriter, multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winner and a car salesman. In this installment of Nā Mele, enjoy Yamanaka’s soothing yet powerful falsetto voice.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

HIKI NŌ

2021 HIKI NŌ Triple Crown of Storytelling Challenge

PART 1: Tuesday, October 26 at 7:30 pm
 
 
For the 2021 HIKI NŌ Triple Crown of Storytelling Challenge, students had just four days to film, conduct interviews and edit projects that met the theme: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE. They did so without any hands-on help from teachers and no mentoring from industry professionals.
There were three categories in which students entered: the How-To, the Student Reflection, and the traditional Story Category. This episode highlights the middle and high school division winners of the first two categories.
The 2021 HIKI NŌ Triple Crown of Storytelling Challenge is supported by State Farm®.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Master storyteller Lopaka Kapanui returns to WHAT SCHOOL YOU WENT? to talk about the legend of the Night Marchers… and what to do if you cross their path. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts, including Apple and Spotify.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Every 10 years, the boundaries of elected political districts around the state are redrawn to reflect population changes, sometimes creating a new district in one county and eliminating an old district in another. Join us as we discuss Reapportionment: Why It Matters on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI (Thurs., Oct. 28, 7:30 pm). You can phone in a question during the program or leave us a comment on our livestream on the PBS Hawaiʻi Facebook page. INSIGHTS also streams live on pbshawaii.org.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On PBS HAWAIʻI PRESENTS Ohta-San: Virtuosity and Legacy (Thurs., Oct. 28, 8:30 pm), ʻukulele legend Herb Ohta, better known as Ohta-San, performs songs including “The Girl from Ipanema” and his chart-topping ballad, “Song for Anna.” Ohta-San also teams up with his son, Herb Ohta Jr., for “Hiʻilawe” and “Sanoe.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GREAT PERFORMANCES (Fri., Oct. 29, 8:00 pm) goes inside the mind of a genius, as host Scott Yoo and fellow musicians undertake a recording of Beethoven’s most personal music. Now Hear This: Beethovenʻs Ghost explores the composer’s brilliant career at a historic Berkshires manor, where they are visited by some unexpected guests.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AMERICAN VETERAN (Tuesdays at 9:00 pm, Oct. 26 – Nov. 16) is a four-part documentary series, tracing the veteran experience across the arc of American history while exploring the present-day divide between civilian and veteran communities.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Learn more about these shows, and all of our upcoming programming on our Schedule page.
PBS Hawaiʻi is now livestreaming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Click HERE to watch now.
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Final thought… It’s tough to make a living, only making music. Many musicians lead double lives. Art Garfunkel of Simon and Garfunkel was a math teacher for years before finally focusing only on music. Freddie Mercury of Queen sold used clothing before finally making it big, and the late David Bowie was a butcher’s delivery boy before saving enough money to buy a saxophone. Here at home, multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner Mark Yamanaka has been making beautiful music for more than 23 years. For the last 15 years, he’s also worked as a car salesman at Aiona Car Sales in Hilo and he’s still there. If you’re looking for a good car deal, go check him out in Hilo. If you’re not in the market for a new vehicle, check him out anyway on NĀ MELE, Monday, October 25 at 7:30 pm on PBS Hawaiʻi!
 
 
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Moderna, J&J Booster Shots

Hawaii health officials authorize booster for Moderna, J&J vaccines.

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Hawai‘i health officials to authorize booster doses for Moderna, J&J vaccines
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday approved Covid booster shot recommendations. It also greenlighted mixing Moderna and J&J vaccines for booster shots. Star-Advertiser. Big Island Now. KITV4. KHON2.

About 119,000 people in Hawai‘i who chose a two-shot Covid-19 vaccine did not return for their second shot. KITV4.

Hawai‘i’s jobless rate falls to 6.6%
The state’s unemployment rate, which during the early stages of the pandemic hit a record 21.9%, has now fallen eight straight months to an 18-month low of 6.6% in September. The drop in the labor force has been mainly caused by people either moving out of state, being discouraged and not looking for jobs, or unwilling to return to the workforce in the midst of the pandemic. Star-Advertiser. KITV4.

Hawai‘i residents will need to press more buttons to make phone calls soon
Many are used to dialing seven digits to make local calls, but they will need to include the 8-0-8 area code before those seven digits when calling local numbers starting Sunday, Oct. 24. KHON2.

New task force to shine spotlight on missing and murdered Native Hawaiian women
It’s co-chaired by the Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. There’s was no additional money attached to the task force, but they are looking for funds. Hawaii News Now.

University of Hawai‘I regents defer controversial tenure proposal
Dozens of faculty members criticized the effort as detrimental to the university. The proposal would give deans and other administrators greater input in the five-year review of tenured faculty members. They also reserve tenure for faculty who actively engage with students in the classroom, tie tenure to enrollment requirements and eliminate tenure tracks for support faculty and extension agents. Star-Advertiser.

 

 
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How Collaboration Creates New Ideas and Projects
Ideas on how the right blend of collaboration, mentorship, infrastructure and information sharing can turn Hawai‘i into a more creative, innovative and prosperous place. “It’s important to look at your network and outside of that to see who would be willing to help… read more.
 
OʻAHU
 
Attorney General OKs Honolulu’s process to designate important agriculture lands
The state attorney general’s office has ruled that Honolulu officials complied with state law in proposing to designate nearly one-eighth of O‘ahu as “important agricultural land,” tossing the final decision back to the Hawai‘i Land Use Commission. Civil Beat.

Plans to dramatically expand West O‘ahu, Downtown hospitals advance at City Council
The City Council’s Coning Committee on Thursday voted to advance plans to expand Queen’s Medical Center West O‘ahu and Straub Medical Center’s Downtown campus. Hawaii News Now.

Temporary fix planned for Honolulu rail’s too-narrow wheels
The current long-range plan is for the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation and contractor Hitachi Rail Honolulu to retrofit each car with wider wheels, which could take a year to manufacture, ship to Honolulu and install because of a global supply issue. Star-Advertiser.

Hawai‘i’s congressional delegation stops short of demanding closure of Red Hill fuel facility
As the Hawai‘i Department of Health weighs whether to grant the U.S. Navy a permit for its Red Hill fuel facility, some community members are demanding the facility’s closure. Sen. Mazie Hirono supports an independent investigation into the Navy’s response to a Pearl Harbor fuel leak, but says the fuel facility should stay put. Civil Beat.

Honolulu officers in two fatal shootings did not break the Law, board says
The Hawai‘i Law Enforcement Officer Independent Review Board ruled that the shootings of Kyle Thomas and Siatuu Tauai were justified. Civil Beat.

 
 

 
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Wake Up at This Year’s Wahine Forum

Start your mornings off right with our Wake Up Wahine Sessions as we take a moment to focus on our well-being. Join us on Oct. 28 as Kilty Inafuku, owner of Kilty Yoga, guides us through 30 minutes of yoga and meditation. On Oct. 29, Melissa Rota, founder of Sweat + Soul, will take us through a special Barre class consisting of light cardio, strength training and stretching. Register Now!
 

HAWAIʻI ISLAND
 
State board to rule on whether UH missed deadline to break ground on TMT
Currently, the University’s permit to build the TMT requires construction to begin by Sept. 26, 2021. If the Board grants the group’s petition that states construction has not begun, the University would have to request another permit extension at a public hearing before the Board or its permit would be void within a year. Maui Now.

Funds released to improve Waimea charter school
Construction of electrical and telecommunication system upgrades are set to begin at Waimea Middle Public Conversion Charter School following the release Monday of $1.2 million in Capital Improvement Project funds by Gov. David Ige. Tribune-Herald.

1,363 acres in Kaʻū acquired for preservation
The County and State of Hawaiʻi, in partnership with various other non-profit associations, announced the voluntary sale, acquisition, and protection of 1,363 acres in Kaʻū known as Kaunāmano. Big Island Video NewsBig Island Now.

Hotel occupancy down in September after governor’s request to not travel
During September, Hawai‘i Island’s hotels reported 56% of rooms occupied, down from 73.2% in August, according to data released Wednesday by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority. West Hawaii Today.

 

 
WAHINE FORUM 2021
Servco Pacific Inc.’s Wahine Allyship Group Brings More Voices to the Table

Chauna Aguilar and Kristine Wada, Servco Pacific Inc.’s Wahine Allyship Group Co-Chairs share how their company works to build an inclusive workplace where team members feel comfortable sharing unique ideas..Learn more.
 
MAUI COUNTY
 
West Maui group settles with renewable energy company
Kahana Solar by Innergex Renewable Energy had been chosen by Hawaiian Electric last year in a request for proposals to advance the state’s renewable energy transformation. It would also help with the scheduled closure of the Kahului Power Plant in 2024. Maui News.

Hale Makua submits grant application to address challenges with aging population
The application identifies Maui’s high cost of living, high unemployment and an overdependence on tourism along with increased poverty, especially among older residents as challenges. If awarded, the grant aims to create a new paradigm that addresses challenges with a growing kūpuna population.
Maui Now.

Renters left scrambling as more homeowners take advantage of hot market
Maui County’s median sales price hit $998,000 last month. That’s a 25% increase from the previous year. Hawaii News Now.

 
KAUAʻI
 
Driver license, registration fees may rise
Bill No. 2832 and No. 2833 will raise fees for various driver’s services, including the price to renew or reinstate driver’s licenses as well as vehicle registration and titling fees. Both passed second readings during the council’s Wednesday morning meeting and, if signed by Mayor Derek Kawakami, will become law. Garden Island.

County considering acquiring land
Signs indicating access being closed to the sole trail down to Hideaways Beach on Kenomene Bay have been in place since April, and now an easement to get down to the water is currently being reviewed for possible county acquisition and maintenance. Garden Island.

County has state’s highest jobless rate
The county’s rate this September, 8.5%, was down 0.4% from August, more than halving last year’s September unemployment rate of 20.4%. Garden Island.

 
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Coronavirus Update for Hawaii Island

Here’s the latest coronavirus information for Hawaii Island as of Friday, 22 October 2021.

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

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This is a Civil Defense message.
This is a COVID-19 informational update for Friday, October 22nd.
For Hawaii County, Department of Health reports 34 new cases, 390 active cases, and 8 persons hospitalized.
Mahalo for your efforts in helping control the spread of Coronavirus on Hawaii Island.
Know that community spread continues with the 390 active cases. If you feel sick or have been exposed by a positive case, vaccination and testing continues to be available.
Your help in following the preventive measures and getting vaccinated will further reduce the coronavirus cases in our community.
Today’s vaccination and testing clinics are at the following locations:

For testing:
Old Kona Airport from 1 PM to 5 PM.

For vaccination:
Edith Kanakaole Stadium from Noon to 4 PM.

For a comprehensive calendar and list of all pharmacies and clinics providing vaccination and testing, as well as community vaccination and testing events, please visit the Civil Defense website. www.hawaiicounty.gov
Mahalo for your kokua.
This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


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