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Hawaii welcomes all vaccinated domestic travelers back to the state, Oahu tackles general plan, Hawaii council favors hotel tax hike, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David IgeGov. David Ige ready to welcome fully vaccinated domestic travelers back to Hawaii Nov. 1. Ige's announcement comes nearly two months after he asked travelers to avoid Hawaiʻi because case counts were surging with the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant. Star-Advertiser. Associated Press. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Video News. Big Island Now. Maui Now.  Hawaii News Now. KHON2. KITV4. Civil Beat.Hawaii sees 80 new coronavirus cases, bringing statewide total to 8...
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Gov. Ige welcomes back Hawaii visitors November 1

On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, Hawaii Governor David Ige made an announcement welcoming fully vaccinated residents and visitors to resume nonessential travel to and within the Hawaiian Islands beginning November 1. New COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have decreased significantly in recent weeks, and 70% of eligible residents have now been vaccinated. Back on August […] The post Gov. Ige welcomes back Hawaii visitors November 1 appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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Ready for some sun? Hawaii governor welcomes tourists as COVID cases, hospitalizations drop

With the decline in Hawaii's COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations, the islands are ready to welcome travelers once again, Gov. Ige said Tuesday.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Taika Waititi Almost Missed Out On Directing Thor: Ragnarok, But Moana Saved The Day

It's hard to believe that movie directors can get caught up on little things like losing your passport, but it happens. In fact, when it happened to "Thor: Ragnarok" director Taika Waititi, he almost lost his chance to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Things could have been completely different if it weren't for his script work on Disney's "Moana." Seriously. In the new book, "The Story of Marvel Studios," authors Tara Bennett and Paul Terry shared the story of how Waititi's "Thor: Ra...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Los Angeles, Hawaii, New Zealand, Tsa, Thor, Pacific, Moana, Zeppelin, Taika Waititi, Kevin Feige, The Walt Disney Company, Little China, Ragnarok

James Patterson has the highest number of 'New York Times' bestsellers - here are his 21 best books, ranked by Goodreads members

Goodreads readers have dubbed "Along Came a Spider," "Kiss the GIrls," and "1st to Die" as James Patterson's best books. Amazon; Rachel Mendelson/Insider When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. James Patterson is one of the bestselling American authors of all time. We turned to to rank his most popular novels. Readers' top favorites include "Along Came a Spider" and "Kiss the Girls." James Patterson is a bestselling American author kno...
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James Patterson has written more 'New York Times' bestselling books than anyone else - these are his best ones

Goodreads readers have dubbed "Along Came a Spider," "Kiss the GIrls," and "1st to Die" as James Patterson's best books. Amazon; Rachel Mendelson/Insider When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. James Patterson is one of the bestselling American authors of all time. We turned to to rank his most popular novels. Readers' top favorites include "Along Came a Spider" and "Kiss the Girls." James Patterson is a bestselling American author kno...
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A Black girl was arrested at school in Hawaii over a drawing that upset a parent

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii is demanding policy changes after a 10-year-old Black girl was arrested at school over a drawing linked to a "run of the mill" dispute among children.
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Telescope Protesters March to University President's Home

A group of protesters fighting a giant telescope planned for Hawaii's tallest mountain marched to the state university system president's home.
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Hawaii “shoulder season” perks

We’re in the middle of one of Hawaii tourism’s “shoulder seasons”, when demand for travel, accommodations, and tourism-adjacent businesses like restaurants and tour companies dips below peak summer and winter levels. But what does shoulder season really mean? Right now, in the middle of October, daily visitor arrivals are averaging ~20,000. Just this past August, […] The post Hawaii “shoulder season” perks appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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Hawaii governor says visitors welcome again starting November 1, 2021

As Hawaii COVID-19 cases were headed on their highest surge yet, Governor Ige, asked visitors and residents to reduce travel to and from Hawaii through October. Since then, case counts and hospitalizations have come down significantly. As such, Gov. Ige announced that visitors and residents are welcome to travel to and from the state starting November 1, 2021. Yesterday, at an event on Hawaii Island, Ige stated, “Beginning November 1st, we want to invite and encourage fully-vaccinated visitors ...
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Search for state schools superintendent stalls, 10-year-old handcuffed, arrested in school tiff, Sunshine Law changes surface, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Acting Superintendent Keith Hayashi PC: DOEHawaii’s Search For A New School Chief Will Take Longer Than Expected. The state Board of Education plans to use local grant money to hire the National Association of State Boards of Education to help facilitate the search. Civil Beat.Sinking test scores show pandemic impact on Hawaii students. Learning across public schools in Hawaii plummeted during the pandemic. New test scores and screenings show huge losses in math and reading. KHON2.OHA Ha...
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Hawaii's Governor Welcomes Travelers as COVID Counts Drop

Hawaii’s governor says COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations have declined to the point where the islands are ready to welcome travelers once again.
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Americans are offering to pay a lender who took an Afghan woman's 3-year-old daughter in exchange for a $550 debt she couldn't pay

Afghan refugees are processed at Fort Bliss' Doña Ana Village where they are being housed in New Mexico, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. David Goldman/AP Photo Some Americans are eager to help an Afghan woman who sold her 3-year-old kid to pay off a $550 debt. Nearly two dozen people emailed Insider offering to pay the $550 so Saleha could get her child back. One woman started a GoFundMe for Saleha, but the crowdfunding platform took it down. Americans are outraged that a 3-year-old Afghan gir...
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What channel is the NFL Pro Bowl on today? Time, TV schedule, full rosters & replacements for AFC, NFC teams

NFL AFC v NFC AFC NFC American Football There's only one actual game left in the NFL se...
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UH enrollment up, 70% of state fully vaccinated, Honolulu Zoo lion dies of COVID, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

University of Hawaii-Hilo pre-COVID ©2021 All Hawaii NewsUniversity of Hawaii bucks trend with first enrollment boost in 10 years. Enrollment at the 10-campus University of Hawaii system increased this fall for the first time in a decade, defying a national trend that was made worse by the coronavirus pandemic. Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Now. Maui Now. US Rep. Ed Case Raked In Campaign Cash While Threatening Biden’s Agenda. The Hawaii congressman, a self-described fiscal...
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ACLU Demands Reform After Black Girl Arrested in Hawaii

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii is demanding reform and $500,000 in damages while alleging Honolulu police officers and officials with Hawaii's public school system discriminated against a disabled Black child by handcuffing and arresting the 10-year-old girl.
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Jennifer Coolidge Is Returning For The White Lotus Season 2

The best part of "The White Lotus" — yep, you knew I meant Jennifer Coolidge — will return to season 2. Can I get a W in the chat, please?According to TVLine, several sources confirmed on October 15 that the legendary actress will be reprising her role as Tanya McQuoid (that's pronounced McWad, by the way) in season 2 of the hit HBO Max series.As previously revealed by HBO, the second season of the series will step away from Hawaii "and follow a different group of vacationers as they jet to anot...
Tags: Europe, Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Hawaii, White, Mike White, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Coolidge, Steve Zahn, Jennifer Coolidge, HBO Max, White Lotus, Tanya McQuoid, White Lotus Hawaii

The story of Hawaii's "invisible" cows

A sign near the Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii warns visitors of "invisible" cows— dark-colored cows who are hard to spot in foggy or dark conditions. It's become an iconic landmark, and a Mauna Kea gift shop sells invisible cow stickers (available online for $4 plus shipping). — Read the rest
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Head To Hawaii For An Intimate, Modern Wedding On The Waterfront

Lizette and Brian had guests meet them in Maui for a wedding that will take your breath away. Taryn Stark Wyant Event Planning and Design took the couple's vision for a destination wedding and created magic. With a ceremony and reception overlooking the water, you'll love the views and every intricate detail. Organic florals from Dellables add a vibrance to the day that matches the beauty of the location. The love of the day was artfully captured in the imagery by Dmitri & Sandra Photography...
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New York reports a record 15 cases of a rare disease linked to rat urine in 2021, as vermin complaints flood in

A jagdterrier holds a dead rat in its mouth after hunting it in a dumpster in lower Manhattan on May 14, 2021. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images New York has recorded 15 cases of leptospirosis, and one death, in 2021. The rare disease comes from exposure to rats. Three of the people infected were experiencing homelessness. To help drive down the city's rat problem, a volunteer group of dog-owners go rat hunting on Friday nights. Rats have been terrorizing New Yorkers even more than u...
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Astronomers Spot First Known Exoplanet To Survive Its Dying Star

"In our new paper, published in Nature, we report the discovery of the first known exoplanet to survive the death of its star without having its orbit altered by other planets moving around -- circling a distance comparable to those between the Sun and the Solar System planets," writes one of the study's authors, Dimitri Veras, in an article for The Conversation. From the report: This new exoplanet, which we discovered with the Keck Observatory in Hawaii, is particularly similar to Jupiter in bo...
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Proposed legislative districts draw fire, state GOP chairwoman resigns, inmates to get $50 to vaccinate, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Odd-shaped districts in proposed Oahu House map PC:Hawaii Reapportionment CommissionNew Hawaii Election Districts Are Drawing Fire. Some lawmakers say they feel targeted by the new plans while the Hawaii Reapportionment Commission also faced accusations of gerrymandering certain districts. Civil Beat.Chair of the Hawaii Republican Party resigns, shifts focus to recruitment. The chair of the Hawaii Republican Party resigned from the position Thursday, but said she would remain active in t...
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More Rain Expected for Hawaii, but Drought May Persist

The National Weather Service says Hawaii can expect above average rainfall during the upcoming wet season and potentially experience flooding like last winter.
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Hawaii Will Pay Inmates $50 to Get Coronavirus Vaccines

The Hawaii Department of Public Safety says certain inmates will get $50 to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
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‘It’s Going To Be Close’: CBS Sports’ Houston Nutt Previews #11 Kentucky Vs. #1 Georgia And 4 Other Games

(CBS Local Sports) – The college football season continues this week, with another full schedule of games on CBS and CBS Sports Network. Out of the SEC, #1 Georgia, who remains undefeated, faces another undefeated team in #11 Kentucky. Auburn also meets #17 Arkansas. In the Mountain West, #24 San Diego State looks to keep it going against San Jose State. Utah State plays UNLV, and Hawaii travels to Nevada. CBS’s Norm Elrod talked to CBS Sports’ Houston Nutt about the matchups. Auburn @ #17 Arkan...
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A half-mile installation just took 20,000 pounds of plastic out of the Pacific - proof that ocean garbage can be cleaned

An offshore Ocean Cleanup crew visits the new device in the ocean. The Ocean Cleanup The Ocean Cleanup, a nonprofit organization, aims to rid the world's oceans of plastic. The group recently debuted a new device that collected 20,000 pounds from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But some scientists worry the device still isn't effective or environmentally friendly enough. It's been nearly a decade since Boyan Slat announced at age 18 that he had a plan to rid the world's oc...
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Higa pleads guilty to embezzling CARES, AmeriCorps funds, UH resuming on-campus education, Kauai dissolves COVID tier system, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Oct. 8, 2020 FBI raid Na Leo TV ©2021 All Hawaii News Higa pleads guilty in federal court to embezzling, bribery. Former Hawaii County Council Chairman Stacy Higa admitted in federal court Wednesday to embezzling money from two federal programs and using some of it for cosmetic dental surgery and to help fund his 2020 campaign for mayor. Big Island Now. Hawaii Is Losing More Teachers Than Ever Amid Pandemic Fatigue. Hawaii had 25% more public school teachers retire or resign dur...
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The best cookbooks to gift or buy for yourself in 2021

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Amazon; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider A great cookbook makes a thoughtful and sentimental gift that evokes past travels, memories, and shared meals. Here are some of our favorite cookbooks this year, including "The Korean Vegan," "New World Sourdough," and "Xi'an Famous Foods." Still looking for a gift? Check out our list of the All-Time Best products we've ever tested. To me, there's no better...
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'I Was A Simple Man' Trailer - A Ghost Story Set on O'ahu, Hawai'i

"Dying isn't simple, is it?" Strand Releasing has unveiled an official trailer for an acclaimed indie film titled I Was A Simple Man, which originally premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The film is made by a Hawaiian filmmaker named Christopher Makoto Yogi, his second feature, and it earned some rave reviews from critics. It's a gorgeous slow burn work of art. A family in Hawai'i faces the imminent death of their eldest as the ghosts of the past haunt the country...
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Archaeologists Discover 1300-Year-Old Pair of Skis, the Best-Preserved Ancient Skis in Existence

Surfing is generally believed to have originated in Hawaii and will be forever associated with the Polynesian islands. Yet anthropologists have found evidence of something like surfing wherever humans have encountered a beach — on the coasts of West Africa, in the Caribbean, India, Syria, and Japan. Surfing historian Matt Warshaw sums up the problem with locating the origins of this human activity: “Riding waves simply for pleasure most likely developed in one form or another among any c...
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