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Hawaii travel news: December 2, 2020

* Kauai’s newly implemented rule requiring all travelers to quarantine for 14 days is in effect today. This rule applies to tourists and residents arriving on the island from traveling elsewhere. This new restriction has resulted in many cancellations, closures and job losses. For more information on Kauai-specific travel restrictions, go to Kauai.gov/covid-19. * The recently added restriction requiring travelers who participate in the pre-travel testing program to have their results before the...
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Public schools lose enrollment, predators target girl on school-issued laptop, Schatz pushes Ige for COVID-19 plan, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii public school in COVID-19 era PC:Department of Education Hawaii Public Schools Keep Losing Students Amid Coronavirus Concerns. Latest figures show Hawaii’s public school lost 1,023 more students in the first quarter as overall enrollment plunged nearly 3% compared with last year. Civil Beat.Oahu mom says online predators connected with her daughter through school-issued laptop. An Oahu mother has a warning for other parents after she says her 13-year-old was being groomed by a pair...
Tags: Travel, US, San Francisco, Hawaii, Cvs, Lanai, Big Island, North Shore, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Hawaii County, West Hawaii, Oahu, U S Justice Department, Hawaiian Islands


Huge Reservoir of Fresh Water Found Beneath the Sea Off Hawaii (slashdot)

A huge cache of fresh water found beneath the sea floor off the western coast of Hawaii's Big Island could lift the threat of drought for people living there. From a report, submitted by reader schwit1: Eric Attias at the University of Hawaii and his colleagues discovered the reservoir, which is contained in porous rock reaching at least 500 metres beneath the sea floor, using an imaging technique similar to an MRI scan. They used a boat towing a 40-metre-long antenna behind it to generate an el...
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Huge Reservoir of Fresh Water Found Beneath the Sea Off Hawaii

A huge cache of fresh water found beneath the sea floor off the western coast of Hawaii's Big Island could lift the threat of drought for people living there. From a report, submitted by reader schwit1: Eric Attias at the University of Hawaii and his colleagues discovered the reservoir, which is contained in porous rock reaching at least 500 metres beneath the sea floor, using an imaging technique similar to an MRI scan. They used a boat towing a 40-metre-long antenna behind it to generate an el...
Tags: Tech, Hawaii, Big Island, University of Hawaii, Huge Reservoir of Fresh Water Found Beneath, Eric Attias


Aloha Friday Photo: Waikoloa At Sunset

Mahalo to Scot Cavagnaro for sharing this excellent Big Island sunset shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Scot took this photo while visiting the Hawaiian Islands with his wife in October 2018. He tells us, “My wife and I spent 10 days on the islands. Didn’t wanna leave and can not wait to get back. We want to go back to Laie and check out Maui.” We hope you get back soon, too, Scot! Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: Waikoloa At Sunset appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
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Ige wants to reroute CARES money to pay loans as economic recovery falters, audit slams Honolulu Police Department's OT excesses, Kauai seeks tighter travel restrictions, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Downtown Honolulu business district ©2020 All Hawaii News ‘Treading Water’: Working From Home Hasn’t Hurt Hawaii’s Office Rental Market — Yet. A wholesale shift to employees working from home amidst the COVID-19 pandemic has softened the office market but there’s been no mass exodus from office space. Civil Beat.Rising COVID-19 cases on the mainland, new travel advisories likely to delay Hawaii’s tourism recovery. The robust holiday season that Hawaii’s visitor industry anticipated i...
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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...
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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


Hawaii schools superintendent says students' COVID-19 vaccine should be voluntary, 100+ legislators head to Maui conference despite pandemic, Hawaii National Guardsman, 52, dies from coronavirus, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Schools Superintendent Christina KishimotoHawaii DOE Optimistic Students Will Return To Class In January. In a briefing with legislators, school leaders said they were also encouraged by the low rate of teacher vacancies during the pandemic. Civil Beat.Should a COVID-19 vaccine be required for students to attend school? State superintendent says it should be “personal choice." The House Higher and Lower Education Committee held a meeting with the Department of Education (DOE) Tues...
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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...
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About 70-80% face mask compliance in Hawaii, Honolulu Fire chief to justify OT, Pearl Harbor ceremony closed to the public, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Masks are worn at Hawaii farmers market ©2020 All Hawaii News Lt. Governor: Current facemask rules 'too difficult’ to enforce, suggests revisions. With the holidays approaching, Lt. Gov. Josh Green said the current mask mandate is not enough to control a potential winter surge. He adds that mask wearing rates have ranged between 70-80%, but if the state can’t get over 90% consistently, he said there will be a spread of COVID. Hawaii News Now.Health experts warn lawmakers about holiday sur...
Tags: Travel, California, Senate, Usda, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Josh Green, State, Honolulu, Hawaii County, West Hawaii


Let it snow! Webcams at Hawaii's 2 tallest mountains, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, show signs of winter

The webcams on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island, the state's two tallest mountains, showed a light dusting of snow on Sunday morning.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Helicopter Heiress Cindy Robinson Asks $23 Million for Massive Hermosa Beach Mansion

2020 has been a real estate whirlwind for Cindy Robinson, the wildly wealthy heiress to a Los Angeles-based helicopter empire. Over the summer, Robinson paid $14.5 million for a Malibu compound, and she’s selling multimillion-dollar homes in the Hollywood Hills and on Hawaii’s Big Island. And now, just in time for the holidays, the 33-year-old […]
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Legislature won't take up mask mandate in special session, Hawaii's only volcano-powered electric plant resumes operations, Hawaiian Airlines allows frequent flyer miles for COVID-19 tests, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaiian Airlines at HNL ©2020 All Hawaii NewsHawaiianMiles now redeemable for a pre-travel COVID-19 test. Hawaiian Airlines now allows members to redeem HawaiianMiles for a pre-travel COVID test as part of the company's loyalty rewards program. KITV4.Senate Judiciary Committee to convene, but no plans for legislative mask mandate. The state Senate’s Judiciary Committee is scheduled to meet in special session Monday to review two judicial appointments but has no plans to discuss whether ...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Hawaii, Kilauea, Cvs, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Hawaiian Airlines, Kauai, Maui, Senate Judiciary Committee, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, Oahu, Health Department


Hawaii ICU beds at 60% capacity, SHOPO sues Kauai to halt disciplined officers' names release, 1-year-old hospitalized with COVID-19, shuttle planned to top of Mauna Kea, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Kayakers on the Ala Wai ©2020 All Hawaii NewsAla Wai flood control project tweaks add costs, pump station. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has made dramatic changes to its Ala Wai Flood Risk Management Project, which increase costs and add a four-story pump station to the historic Ala Wai Canal, where controversial walls and berms already are planned. Star-Advertiser.=====DOH releases new data showing current capacity at intensive care units. New data released by the Department of Heal...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Va, Nevada, Donald Trump, Council, Lanai, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Trump, Department Of Health, Josh Green, Honolulu, West Hawaii


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


Hawaii liked Trump a little more this election, state Legislature organizes for new session, state opens to visitors from Japan today, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii state senators sworn in PC:Senate Majority Biden Easily Won Hawaii But Data Shows Support For Trump Has Grown. In this historic turnout, the president’s supporters turned out in larger numbers but not enough to influence state elections. Civil Beat.Hawaii Trump campaign chair says roving caravans ‘worked against’ the president. The chair of the Hawaii Trump campaign said the recent waves of support for President Trump may have hurt him in Hawaii. Hawaii News Now.=====Legislatur...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Senate, Hawaii, Bill, Smith, Lanai, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Trump, Department Of Health, Honolulu, Legislature, West Hawaii, Oahu


Hawaii sends its 4 electoral votes to Biden; Blangiardi, Roth win county mayoral races, Kahele takes Tulsi Gabbard's congressional seat, voter turnout slows results, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii ballot sorting ©2020 All Hawaii News Full Hawaii election results as of 1:13 a.m. HST  Wednesday. Hawaii Office of Elections.Hawaii picks Biden in race for the White House. As expected, Hawaii voted overwhelmingly to support Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in Tuesday’s general election. In results released about 11 p.m., Biden had secured about 65% of the vote. Hawaii News Now.Hawaii’s general election voter turnout was the best its been since 1998.  High-profile races ...
Tags: Travel, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Gop, Hawaii, House, Republican Party, City Council, Johnson, Biden, County, Lanai, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai


Hawaii braces for COVID-19 spike from mainland, state hits record voter turnout, Honolulu mulls public transit fare hikes, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Socially distanced witches celebrate Hawaii Halloween PC: Royelen Lee Boykie from Facebook  Officials say Halloween parties could lead to small spike in cases. Many people had a relaxing Halloween and followed local health guidance by staying at home, but there were several large parties that officials said could lead to a small spike in cases in the next few weeks. KHON2.'It's a threat to us': Hawai'i experts urge public to follow restrictions amid mainland Coronavirus crisis. Corona...
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Hawaii opening to travelers from Japan, 20k apply for rent relief, HART board fails to kill rail partnership, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

House Speaker Scott Saiki and Gov. David Ige at Honolulu airport (Governor's Office video grab) Hawaii to welcome Japanese travelers next month through the state’s pre-arrival testing program. The number of Japanese visitors willing to come to Hawaii during the pandemic will be limited in part because of a requirement from the Japanese government that Japanese nationals traveling abroad complete a 14-day quarantine upon returning to Japan. Also, the Japanese government still has the U.S. ...
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41% of Hawaii voters already voted, Lanai voter center closed amid COVID-19 surge, Eddins appointed to state Supreme Court, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Hawaii Voter Turnout Already At 41%. Officials ask that voters mail ballots by Tuesday. Civil Beat.Hawaii elections office begins processing ballots. The state has already received nearly 365,000 ballots by mail. KHON2.Ballots pouring in: 41% of Hawaii County voters have already voted. Some 41% of Hawaii County’s more than 127,000 registered voters had already voted by Friday, with 11 days to go before the Nov. 3 general election. West Hawaii Today.=====Wrong Tests, Weird Exemptions – What Th...
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Hawaii unveils coronavirus vaccine plans, test backlog sends tourists to quarantine, Honolulu marathon canceled, Lanai COVID-19 outbreak balloons, students infected, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Department of Health Immunization Branch Chief Ron Balajadia How Hawaii Is Planning For A Future COVID-19 Vaccine. It could cost Hawaii a minimum of $25 million to get people vaccinated to prevent COVID-19 — once a vaccine is approved by the federal government — state officials said Thursday. Civil Beat.Gov. David Ige announces draft COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for Hawaii. Gov. David Ige, Lt. Gov. Josh Green and state Department of Health Immunization Branch Chief Ron Balajadia to...
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Surgeon general faces arraignment on charges of Honolulu COVID-19 violation, coronavirus cases surge on Lanai, 5k soldiers face quarantine, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams to be arraigned for beach park closure violation. U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams and an aide are scheduled to be arraigned in an Oahu court next month after police cited the two men in late August for being in a Kaneohe park during a COVID-19 emergency order-­mandated closure of the island’s beach parks. Star-Advertiser.US Surgeon General To Plead Not Guilty In Hawaii Virus Case. A lawyer for U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Wednesday that his client,...
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More parents opt for home schooling, $25M in 'pivot' grants to spur business innovation, Safe Travels tourist tracking system falters, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii classroom PC:Hawaii Department of Education Just 1 in 10 public school students get daily in-person classes in Hawaii. Only 10% of public school students in Hawaii are receiving in-person instruction daily, with younger students getting the most time on campus, according to data released Tuesday. Star-Advertiser.More Hawaii Parents Are Pulling Their Kids From DOE To Home School. There was a 43% rise in requests to home school in the first three months of the 2020-21 school year in ...
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The best Airbnbs in Hawaii

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb As winter approaches, many travelers may be daydreaming about warm weather and a passport-free vacation. There's perhaps no lovelier place to consider than Hawaii. While Hawaii has lifted the mandatory 14-day quarantine for visitors as of October 15, 2020, travelers will still have to present a negative COVID-19 test.  Airbnbs are a particularly attractive option for visitors to the islands ...
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More than 26% of Hawaii voters have already voted, Kauai restaurants bar tourists from dining rooms, tsunami advisory lifted, DOE revamps school reopening plans, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

 In Hawaii, Your Ballot Has To Be In By 7 p.m. On Election Day. Eighteen other states will still accept a ballot if it’s postmarked by Election Day. More than 900 ballots were not counted during the August primary in Hawaii because of a state law that sets a hard deadline of 7 p.m. on Election Day to return ballots. Civil Beat.Over 221,000 ballots received prior to opening of voter service centers. As of Monday, elections officials said over 188,000 ballots on Oahu alone have been received. At ...
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Big Island beaches closed after Alaska earthquake triggers tsunami advisory for Hawaii

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a Tsunami Advisory for the State of Hawaii on Monday afternoon.
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Keeping your backyard trees healthy with these tips to help them grow

“We have a large ash tree in our backyard. For the first time ever I recently noticed around 50 healthy, leafy shoots on the ground underneath it. These shoots were about 6-8 inches long with stems about ¼ inch in diameter, all of which were neatly cut at a 45-degree angle! There had been no wind or microburst that might have explained this and the shoot stems were green and flexible. This must have been done by a critter. Do squirrels to this? Why?” — Brian Westin, Whittier You are correct in y...
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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...
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