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13% of travelers to Hawaii test positive for COVID-19, Kauai seeks to opt out of Safe Travels program, Honolulu limits Thanksgiving parties to 5 people, unemployment tax expected to triple, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Travelers get screened at Honolulu airport PC:state of HawaiiTravelers testing positive up fourfold in November. Travel-related COVID-19 cases in Hawaii have more than quadrupled since the state began allowing nonessential travel in October, according to new data released by the state Department of Health. State health officials said Tuesday that 13% of travelers to Hawaii tested positive for COVID-19 in November, up from 3% in October, even though the total number of COVID-19 cases in g...
Tags: Travel, US, United States, Hawaii, Airbnb, Pacific, Expedia, Vrbo, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, State, Adams, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands


Ige signs 16th proclamation limiting quarantine-free travel to negative coronavirus tests, Honolulu throws out most COVID-19 citations, Kauai records first COVID-19 death, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii hotel beach scene ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaii’s hotel industry is still struggling despite tourism reopening, and isn’t expected to break even in 2021. A new annual Hawaii hotel forecast prepared by STR for the Hawaii Tourism Authority estimates that by the end of 2021, statewide occupancy will have hit only 46.3%, still short of the 50% to 60% occupancy that the industry needs to break even. Star-Advertiser.=====Concerns raised over state’s new quarantine plan. A new 14-day quara...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, City Council, Pacific, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu, House Committee, Maui Maui, Hawaiian Islands, Caldwell, County Council, Maui News


art in our new home

When we were in Salt Spring Island, we went to the Saturday Market, and I instantly fell in love with this man's work.  Salt Spring artist Lorne Tippett uses wine-barrel stays to create a hanging frame, and carves the designs from reclaimed wood. We splurged and bought one. It's not like we're spending money on anything else this year! It's now hanging on our covered deck. We hung it where you can also see it from inside the house. I love the shape of the wooden base; it echoes t...
Tags: Travel, Art, Personal, Indigenous Peoples, Pacific, Chris, Julie, Vancouver Island, Laura K, Cluxewe Waterfront Bistro, Lorne Tippett, Cluxewe


Hawaii tightens travel testing requirements, will soon welcome visitors from Canada; Caldwell strives to avoid layoffs and furloughs, activists block Waipio Valley, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii travel sunset ©2020 All Hawaii NewsHawaii-bound travelers with pending coronavirus test results will no longer have the chance to bypass quarantine. Gov. David Ige announced Thursday that trans-Pacific travelers to Hawaii who can’t present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival in the islands won’t be able to bypass the 14-day quarantine once their test results are received. Star-Advertiser.Ige tightens pre-traveler testing rules amid concerns about those arriving witho...
Tags: Travel, Navy, Washington, Air Canada, Earth, Canada, Hawaii, Arizona, Capitol Hill, Kim, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai


Hawaii's digital divide identified, Maui police chief admits to hit and run, Supreme Court nominee Todd Eddins heads to full Senate today, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii internet connectivity October 2020 by island Source: DBEDT State plan seeks to expand broadband connectivity across Hawaii. The 45-page Hawai‘i Broadband Strategic Plan 2020 offers what state officials say is a fresh look at ways to boost broadband connectivity at a time when the coronavirus pandemic is showing how important it is for education, health and economic prosperity. Star-Advertiser.Recognizing the need; State addresses ‘digital divide’ in Hawaii Broadband Strategic Plan ...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, Senate, Hawaii, Council, Pacific, Committee, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Kane, Guzman, State, Honolulu, Hawaii County, West Hawaii


Ige's 15th proclamation clarifies mask mandate, Honolulu Thanksgiving gatherings likely limited to five people, military shoots down Aegis SM-3 missile in test off Hawaii, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David Ige wearing Aloha mask PC:State of HawaiiFull Text: Gov. David Ige's 15th Proclamation Related to the COVID-19 Emergency. Masks rules clarified, Gov. David Ige imposes new decrees. A wide-ranging emergency proclamation on COVID-19 makes clear that mask-wearing is “mandatory” on every island, and imposes new statewide rules for hotels and other businesses. Star-Advertiser.Gov. Ige Issues New Mask Mandate, But Most Rules Remain The Same. People who don’t wear a mask in most pub...
Tags: Travel, Los Angeles, Hawaii, Pentagon, City Council, Pacific, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Maui, Department Of Health, Honolulu, Oahu, Kamehameha Schools, U S Navy, Aloha, Hawaiian Islands


Sister courses in Ireland and Oregon to host golf championships in 2021

GEARHART, Oregon, USA; CARNE, BELMULLET, County Mayo IRELAND, November 5, 2020. Though separated by thousands of miles, two courses with a unique connection will celebrate their alliance in the summer of 2021 by hosting national championships: The US Hickory Open will be held at Gearhart Golf Links on the north Oregon coast from Sept. 12-14, 2021, while Gearhart’s sister course, Carne Golf Links in Belmull...
Tags: Travel, UK, Mississippi, Oregon, US, Sport, Architecture, Ireland, Tourism, Golf, Portland, Dublin, Pacific, Pebble Beach, Mayo, Wild Atlantic Way


Coral reefs declining, pro surfing returning, Lanai reopening, state restaurant association asks for delay in Honolulu plastics ban, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Cauliflower coral in Hawaii ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaii’s coral reefs in fair shape but declining, report finds. Coral reefs in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, including those in Hawaii, were found to be in “fair” shape in the first-ever nationwide condition status report for U.S. coral reefs released Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Star-Advertiser.Traditional Veterans Day events canceled, but some virtual stand-ins planned. There are no big gatherin...
Tags: Travel, Atlantic, Hawaii, House, City Council, Pacific, DOE, Lanai, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Education, Department Of Health, Tvr


Green calls for mask mandate as COVID-19 cases climb, Maui prosecutor ousted, Kahuku 'Red Raiders' mascot nixed, more new from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. Ige and Lt. Gov. Green welcomes Japan tourists PC:Sate of Hawaii Law mandating masks needed, Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green insists. Coronavirus cases are rising again, and Lt. Gov. Josh Green is seeking to stop the spread by asking Hawaii’s legislators to pass a statewide mandatory mask-wearing law during a special session this month. Star-Advertiser.Five days of triple-digit daily case counts have created mounting concerns that the state, particularly Oahu, could be slipping back into ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Senate, Hawaii, Paris, Kim, Pacific, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Trump, Department Of Health, Josh Green, Guzman, Capitol


The best farm stay vacations in the US

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Cape Resorts As travelers prioritize social distancing due to COVID-19, farm stay vacations are gaining popularity.Working farms provide an easy way to connect with nature, complete with fresh air, wide-open spaces, and plenty of solitude.Overnight visitors can take part in simple activities from gathering eggs to picking ripe fruit. We've compiled a wide variety of vacation rentals and hotels on f...
Tags: New York, Cook, California, Virginia, US, Trends, Noah, Netflix, Pennsylvania, Maine, New Jersey, Portland, Airbnb, Epa, New Mexico, Tripadvisor


Inmates to get $1200 stimulus, Honolulu maintains existing COVID-19 restrictions, coffee leaf rust hits two islands, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii jail dorm ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaii Inmates Can Now File For $1200 Federal Stimulus Checks. A federal court in California has ruled that prison and jail inmates are eligible to receive federal stimulus payments under the $2.2 trillion federal CARES Act, and Hawaii corrections officials are now distributing forms for prisoners to use to file for the payments. Civil Beat.CARES Act Funding Lifted Hawaii Residents’ Incomes. The state Council on Revenues projects total personal i...
Tags: Travel, California, Hawaii, Pacific, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Kauai, Maui, Josh Green, Honolulu, Brown, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Garden Island, Hilo, Wailuku Maui


Pacific Countries: From the Highs to the Lows, Where Does Performance Stand Now?

Countries across the world have seen various levels of impact over the last seven months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So where exactly do Pacific countries stand now? We look at how performance has changed over the course of the pandemic.
Tags: Travel, Pacific


LA Rams, Fanatics and Postmates coordinate on an on-demand pop-up

Postmates, now a division of Uber, is diving deeper into the world of on-demand retail and its partnership with the National Football League. The company, working alongside Fanatics and the Los Angeles Rams is launching a pop-up shop Monday for fans to buy gear directly through the delivery service. The store is coordinated with the first Monday Night Football game being played at the Rams SoFi stadium. Postmates will be delivering Rams merchandise through the collaboration with Fanatics s...
Tags: Travel, Food, TC, Uber, California, NFL, Los Angeles, United States, National Football League, Pacific, Postmates, Partner, Online Food Ordering, Los Angeles Rams, Los Feliz, Asamoah


Hawaii COVID-19 vaccination plan kept secret, every island's rules different as tourists return, Tulsi Gabbard relocates to California, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Cruise ship along Kona coast ©2020 All Hawaii News  No cruise bookings in islands for remainder of 2020; cloudy waters ahead for industry. Although the state welcomed back trans-Pacific travelers without quarantines to island airports on Thursday, provided arriving passengers have tested negative for COVID-19 in the previous 72 hours, the future of the cruise ship industry remains murky. Tribune-Herald.Hawaii’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Is Ready But The State Is Keeping It Under Wraps. Ev...
Tags: Travel, California, Hawaii, John, Kim, Pacific, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Hawai, Honolulu, Hawaii County, West Hawaii, Oahu, Health Department, Kona


Smooth opening day for trans-Pacific travel to Hawaii, most Hawaii residents wear masks, Honolulu rail tops $10B, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

More than 8,000 out-of-state passengers fly into Hawaii on the first day they could test out of a travel quarantine. It was a solid first day for the reopening of Hawaii tourism with 8,000-plus passengers coming through local airports — still only a little more than a third of October 2019’s daily domestic air traffic. Star-Advertiser.Opening Day For Hawaii Tourism: It’s Just The Beginning. Lt. Gov. Josh Green laid out several likely next steps as Hawaii reopened to travelers on Thursday with 8...
Tags: Travel, US, Hawaii, Associated Press, Biden, Pacific, United Airlines, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Josh Green, Hawai, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawi


Hawaii opens travel to trans-Pacific flights, Japan flights coming soon; Ige popularity low in poll; $1B hole in Honolulu rail, more state and local news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaiian Airlines plane at airport ©2020 All Hawaii News Airlines Predict A Long Slow Recovery Even As Tourism Returns. As Hawaii reopens to tourists with a plan that lets travelers sidestep the state’s 14-day quarantine for arrivals, few companies stand to gain more than Hawaiian Airlines. Then again, few have lost more because of the shutdown. Civil Beat.=====Japan may join Hawaii COVID-19 pre-travel testing once ‘trusted partners’ picked. Japanese visitors, the state’s top internationa...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Hawaii, Epa, Kim, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Lanai, Big Island, Hawaiian Airlines, Maui, Department Of Health, Josh Green, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu


Hawaii sets travel rules for Thursday reopening, state GDP drops 42%, PPP consumed at 'scary' rate, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Lt. Gov. Green explains travel COVID-19 testing Island-by-island COVID-19 requirements and rules could confuse some visitors. Gov. David Ige signed a 66-page emergency order Tuesday that gives travelers coming into Hawaii from another U.S. destination the option to take a COVID-19 test and bypass the state’s mandatory 14-day quarantine. Star-Advertiser.More Details Emerge On Hawaii’s Pre-Travel COVID Test Plan. A single test will be required for all travelers arriving in the islands, alth...
Tags: Travel, Walgreens, Hawaii, Pacific, PPP, CVS Pharmacy, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Hawaiian Airlines, Kauai, Maui, Travel Partners, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Wildlife Service, Oahu


FBI raids public access TV station, Hawaii imports more health-care workers as tourist reopening nears, ballots going out in the mail, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

FBI confers with Na Leo CEO Stacy Higa as agent holds back reporters ©2020 All Hawaii NewsFBI Searches The Offices Of Cable Public Access Headquarters In Hilo. Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation served a search warrant Thursday morning on the offices of Na Leo ‘O Hawaii public access television, which provides public access programming to Hawaii County cable television subscribers. Civil Beat.FBI raids Na Leo offices in Hilo. Few details were available late Thursday followin...
Tags: Travel, Fbi, Hawaii, Leo, Pacific, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Josh Green, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Hart, West Hawaii, Oahu


Ige says state on track to open Oct. 15 but not all islands are on board, Fauci says wear your mask, Hilo High grad wins Nobel Prize, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Gov. David Ige at Honolulu airport Wednesday Pre-travel testing program on track. Gov. David Ige announced Wednesday that the state’s pre-travel testing program is on track to start Oct. 15 and will include random COVID-19 testing of 10% of incoming passengers four days after arrival in a move to determine the program’s effectiveness. Star-Advertiser.Ige: Hawaii Is Still On Track For Oct. 15 Tourism Reopening. Hawaii plans to move forward with a plan to reopen to tourists on Oct. 1...
Tags: Travel, Fbi, Hawaii, House, National Institutes of Health, Kim, City Council, Anthony Fauci, Pacific, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Education, State, Honolulu


Governor Ige confident pre-travel testing program will begin October 15th

In a press conference on October 7, 2020, Hawaii leaders presented more about the October 15th start of the trans-Pacific, pre-travel testing program. We’ve embedded the full presentation below. (Email subscribers: if you do not see the video, click here to watch it.) At about the 10-minute mark, Lt. Gov. Green presents information about the pre-travel testing program. Most of what he presented was already announced in his October 1st press conference. Here’s a summary of his presentation: ...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Kaiser, Kim, Pacific, Alaska Airlines, Big Island, American Airlines, Maui, Department Of Health, Hawaii Department of Health, CLIA, Ige, Maui County, Victorino, Hawaii Big Island


Hawaii in disarray over planned October 15th start of pre-travel testing program

It’s astounding that this late in the process, Hawaii leaders can’t agree on the way forward to test and allow visitors into the state. As we shared yesterday, Hawaii (Big) Island Mayor Kim has opted out of the pre-travel testing program. Could other islands follow? In a statement on Facebook, Kauai Mayor Kawakami says, “We have not yet made a determination. Decisions must be deliberate and we can’t commit to plans we don’t fully understand. Our goal from the beginning has been to supplement...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Hawaii, Kim, Pacific, Kauai, Maui, Hawaii News Now, Kawakami, Victorino, Hawaii Big Island, Coronavirus COVID 19, Facebook Kauai


U.S. surgeon general cited for COVID-19 lockdown violation, Fauci meets with Lt. Gov. Green, islands seek to opt out of state tourism reopening, Keck Observatory astronomer wins Nobel Prize, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Keck Telescopes and others on Mauna Kea ©2020 All Hawaii NewsU.S. surgeon general cited for being in closed Oahu park. The U.S. surgeon general was cited for being in a closed Oahu park in August while in the islands helping with surge testing amid a spike in coronavirus cases, according to a criminal complaint filed in court. Associated Press.Surgeon General among thousands cited for violating emergency orders. Surgeon General Jerome Adams has a court date pending here in Hawaii. Turns ...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Associated Press, Kim, City Council, Council, Anthony Fauci, Pacific, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Josh Green, State, Honolulu


Mayors seek own path: Hawaii Island opts out of pre-travel testing, maintains visitor quarantine; Kauai request for post-arrival COVID-19 test denied; 11k behind on their rent, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Big Island opts out of pre-travel testing program. Hawaii island Mayor Harry Kim said he is opting out of the state’s pre-travel testing program starting on Oct. 15, which means mainland visitors going to the Big Island still will be required to quarantine for 14 days. Star-Advertiser.Ige denies county’s proposed second-test program. Gov. David Ige has declined the county’s plans for a 72-hour post-travel COVID-19 test, or two-test program, for incoming travelers to Kaua‘i. Garden Island.Ige de...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, City Council, Pacific, Maria, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Health, Hawai, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Hart, Wailuku, Oahu


Hawaii mayors urge negative pre-travel tested visitors undergo 72hr quarantine pending second test

The journey to reopen Hawaii tourism to trans-Pacific travelers has been a long one already. Now, we’re less than two weeks away from the start of the much-anticipated pre-travel testing plan and yet another roadblock is being proposed. Are you sitting down? The mayors of Kauai and Maui counties are pushing the following additions above and beyond the pre-travel testing for their counties: Arriving visitors with proof of a negative pre-travel test go directly into quarantine for 72 hours. The ...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Pacific, Kauai, Maui, Oahu, Maui News, Victorino, Khon, Hawaii Big Island, Kauai Maui, Coronavirus COVID 19


Officials question readiness to reopen Hawaii to travelers, Ige to pick Supreme Court justice, film and TV production restarting, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Hawaii Supreme Court building ©2020 All Hawaii News Gov. David Ige Mulling Over His First Hawaii Supreme Court Nominee. The governor’s choice will likely be vetted by the Senate in November. Civil Beat.State Supreme Court Nominees to be Considered. Gov. David Ige has received a list of four nominees from the Judicial Selection Commission for Associate Justice on the Supreme Court. Big Island Now.Governor’s office seeks input on nominees for state Supreme Court. The Judicial Selection...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, Senate, Fbi, Hawaii, Fema, Kim, Pbs, Kilauea, Pacific, DOE, San Antonio, Hawaii Island, Hawaiian Airlines, Maui, Department Of Education


Arizona Memorial reopens today, officials scramble to fix Safe Travels bugs before trans-Pacific flights resume, Proud Boy House candidate loses Facebook page, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

USS Arizona Memorial PC:NPS  Arizona Memorial reopens Monday; other Pearl Harbor Historic Sites remain closed. The National Park Service will offer a 30-minute program, consisting of a brief orientation from NPS staff, followed by a boat ride to the memorial on U.S. Navy vessels. Star-Advertiser.USS Arizona Memorial will resume tours on Sept. 28. The National Park Service will resume its tours to the USS Arizona Memorial on Monday, Sept. 28. KHON2.Officials scramble to fix bugs in Safe Tr...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Hawaii, House, Pacific, Arizona Memorial, Lanai, Big Island, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Kauai, National Park Service, Nps, Department Of Health, Josh Green, Honolulu


Hawaii studies mask use, economic rebound not expected for many months, UH football to resume, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Grocery shopping in Hawaii during COVID-19 ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaii leads effort in study of mask use. Hawaii is breaking ground in trying to stop the spread of COVID-19. Officials said that it is the first state to track the percentage of residents wearing masks in public. Significant 2021 Hawaii economy rebound not in the forecast. Hawaii residents should not expect any meaningful broad recovery in the state economy until the middle of next year. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii Businesses A...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Pacific, United Airlines, Robbins, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Hawaiian Airlines, Maui, George Young, Honolulu, Hart, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, University of Hawaii, Maui News


Hawaii Senate special session to test live, remote testimony; VA faults veterans home as 24 vets die of COVID-19, jobless rate tied for third worst in nation, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Hawaii state Capitol ©2020 All Hawaii NewsSenate To Hold Special Session In October For Judicial Appointments. The public will have a rare opportunity for live, remote testimony to the Legislature. Civil Beat.Hawaii's Unemployment Rate Ties For Third-Worst In Nation. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday the state's 12.5% seasonally adjusted jobless rate was tied with New York for third-highest in the nation last month. Nevada had the worst rate at 13.2%, while Rhode Island ca...
Tags: Travel, New York, Hawaii, Va, Miami, Associated Press, Nevada, Kilauea, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Pacific, Rhode Island, Robbins, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui


Hawaii educators lay out school reopening guidelines, mayors unclear on pre-travel COVID-19 testing, Caldwell looks to loosen Honolulu lockdown, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Public schools will make ‘gradual’ transition to blended learning in October. Public school parents should prepare for distance learning to continue into the second quarter, but schools will slowly transition to a blended model that includes some in-person instruction starting in mid-October, schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto announced Thursday. Hawaii News Now.Some students could return to Hawaii public schools after fall break. Some public schools may offer blended learning later thi...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Council, Pacific, Udsa, Anderson, Hawaiian Airlines, Maui, Department Of Education, Department Of Health, Honolulu, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U S Food and Drug Administration, Board of Regents, West Hawaii, Oahu


Ige reassembles COVID-19 team, sets Oct. 15 tourism reopening date; VA 'tiger team' moves in after 15 veteran deaths; Hawaii Island beach closures extended, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Department of Health Director Libby Char  Gov. David Ige announces Oct. 15 as the start of the state’s pre-arrivals testing program. Gov. David Ige has set Oct. 15 as the new date to launch a pre-arrivals testing program to reopen tourism in Hawaii. Star-Advertiser.Ige: Hawaii Will Launch Pre-Travel Testing Program Oct. 15. The long-awaited program to let travelers bypass quarantine is set for next month, but state leaders did not have all the details ironed out on how it will work. Civil...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Va, Hud, Kim, Pacific, EMS, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Maui, Department Of Health, Hawai, Honolulu, Hawaii County, West Hawaii



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