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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...
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Hawaii happiest state in the nation, Ige signs proclamation on travel, masks, eviction moratorium; COVID-19 cases back in triple digits, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hula in Hawaii ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaii tops ranking as Happiest State in America. Hawaii may have a double-digit unemployment rate and a virtual tourism lockdown, but the state ranks as the Happiest State in America, according to a WalletHub study released Tuesday. Star-Advertiser.Ige’s latest emergency proclamation OKs pre-travel COVID-19 testing and extends travel quarantine, evictions ban. Gov. David Ige today signed a new emergency proclamation that extends Hawaii’s COVID-19 emer...
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Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program becomes more official + United Airlines to pilot pre-flight testing

Well, it’s “official-er” that Hawaii’s new pre-travel testing program is set to begin October 15, 2020.  After a few delays, at least this time, the pre-travel testing program with a start date of October 15, 2020 has made its way into official state documentation. The pre-travel testing program was signed by Governor Ige yesterday, September 23, 2020, in a new supplemental proclamation. This new program allows visitors to be exempt from quarantine if they provide an approved, negative COVID-19...
Tags: Travel, San Francisco, Hawaii, Sfo, North Carolina, United, United Airlines, Maui, Abbott, State, Honolulu, DFW, Kona, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Hawaiian Islands, San Francisco International Airport


‘Three-Ring Circus,’ part 4: Shaq stars, Kobe sits in their first Lakers training camp

Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment of a five-part serialization of “Three-Ring Circus,” Jeff Pearlman’s book about the Lakers era that featured Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal and Phil Jackson. The book was released Tuesday. Three-Ring Circus Kobe, Shaq, Phil, and the Crazy Years of the Lakers Dynasty Parts 1 2 3 4 of 5 The Los Angeles Lakers would officially open training camp on Oct. 4, 1996, and if the plan was to have some sort of grand rollout – what with a new larger-...
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Hawaii COVID-19 cases drop, Caldwell announces 4-phase reopening plan for Honolulu, affordable housing plan dropped after community pushback, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Coffee beans on a drying floor ©2020 All Hawaii News  Coffee Producers Eligible For Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. The Hawaiʻi Coffee Association lauded the USDA for including coffee in CFAP funding eligibility. Big Island Video News.Candy maker Hawaiian Host feels squeeze to pay off vendors’ invoices. Hawaiian Host Inc., a 60-year-old kamaaina producer of chocolate-covered macadamia nuts largely enjoyed by tourists, has been one of Hawaii’s businesses hardest-hit by COVID-19 fallou...
Tags: Travel, Usda, Hawaii, Kilauea, Medicaid, Big Island, Maui, Honolulu, Oahu, Waimea, Hawaiian Islands, Caldwell, Office of Economic Development, Kailua, David Ige, Ige


Alhambra couple who contracted COVID-19 aboard ship sues Princess Cruises

An Alhambra couple and their cousin are seeking more than a $1 million in damages from Princess Cruises, alleging the company failed to take steps that would have prevented them from contracting COVID-19 in March aboard a ship that sailed from Sydney, Australia. A lawsuit filed earlier this month by Leroy and Gina Paialii and their cousin, Elizabeth Hill of Honolulu, alleges Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises negligently allowed the Ruby Princess to sail March 8 despite a previous COVID-19 out...
Tags: Cruises, News, Australia, Mexico, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Sydney, Sailing, Local News, Honolulu, U S District Court, Yokohama Japan, U S Centers for Disease Control, Santa Clarita, Hill


Read the memo mall giant Brookfield Properties sent employees announcing job cuts affecting 20% of its retail workforce: 'Business has been frustrated, interrupted and constrained'

An empty Brookfield Place mall in lower Manhattan on March 29, 2020 in New York City. Across the country schools, businesses and places of work have either been shut down or are restricting hours of operation as health officials try to slow the spread of COVID-19. Spencer Platt/Getty Images One of the biggest mall owners in the US is laying off 20% of the workforce in its retail division, according to an internal memo obtained by Business Insider. Brookfield Properties owns major shopping ...
Tags: New York, Shopping, New York City, US, Trends, Retail, Manhattan, Apparel, Fifth Avenue, Taylor, Valentino, Honolulu, Brookfield Asset Management, Brookfield Place, Ala Moana Center, Malls


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...
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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...
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House flipping rates decline while profit margins rise across the U.S.

Although house flipping rates declined during the second quarter of 2020, the gross profit on the typical home flip in the U.S. increased to $67,902 from $63,000 the previous quarter.
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Hawaii most restrictive state in COVID-19 era, hotel industry pushes Ige for reopening, statewide prison testing to begin, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hanauma Bay ©2020 All Hawaii News Hanauma Bay is recovering. Some want to limit crowds in the long run to further protect it. Users of Hanauma Bay are pushing for an online reservation system to reduce the number of visitors and protect the bay’s ecosystem. Hawaii News Now.New study ranks Hawaii as state with most COVID-19 restrictions. A new study by finance website WalletHub ranks Hawaii as the state with the most COVID-19 restrictions in the country. Most states have mask requirements ...
Tags: Travel, Navy, Senate, Hawaii, House, PAC, City Council, Pacific, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Hra, Department Of Health, Josh Green, Honolulu, Hawaii County


Hawaii's on-again-off-again reopening plans are off again, Honolulu mayor to loosen restrictions, Kauai to open resort bubbles, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii sunset with airplane ©2020 All Hawaii News Gov. Ige says pre-arrivals testing program to reopen tourism probably won’t begin Oct. 1. Gov. David Ige today said that he’s likely to delay for the third time the start of a pre-arrivals testing program to reopen tourism in Hawaii. Star-Advertiser.Pre-travel testing program likely to be delayed beyond Oct. 1. It’s likely that the 14-day mandatory quarantine for all passengers arriving to Hawaii will remain in place beyond Oct. 1, Gov. Da...
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How to Road Trip Around Oahu

Posted: 8/3/20 | August 3rd, 2020 I didn’t know much about Oahu before I visited. Everyone told me it was worth it for Pearl Harbor but to spend the rest of my time elsewhere in Hawaii. Maui and Kauai were where the action was, they said. But Oahu was home to Honolulu’s international airport from which I was catching an onward flight to Taiwan. Since I had limited time, going to multiple islands wasn’t feasible. Fortunately, after spending a full week on Oahu, I can say this: everyone was wron...
Tags: Travel, America, Ted, Taiwan, Hawaii, Airbnb, Mcdonalds, Pearl Harbor, Road Trip, Joe, Waikiki, Kauai, Honolulu, Oahu, Jenny, Leonard


Lt. Gov. Green describes how he and his security detail contracted coronavirus, new contact tracing head moves fast to quell virus, flaws in response cause COVID-19 to spread, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

An apparently exhausted Lt. Gov. Green in July from Facebook Live Lt. Gov. Josh Green: "I guess I had to get COVID to make my point". Lt. Gov. Green explains how one doctor's call not to test a person for COVID-19 potentially exposed dozens of people, and underscores need for more testing and contact tracing. KITV4.Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green says he’s asymptomatic during home quarantine despite testing positive for coronavirus. Green, head of Hawaii’s COVID-19 efforts, announced Friday th...
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Coronavirus infections trending downward in Hawaii, Oahu opens hotels to COVID-19 quarantiners, Health Department whistleblower speaks out, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Coronavirus epi curve as of Sept 10, 2020 Hawaii Department of Health DOH Reports Overall Decline in COVID-19 Cases Statewide. Hawai‘i is beginning to regain control of the spread of COVID-19 after nearly six weeks of elevated case numbers throughout the state. Big Island Now.DOH: COVID-19 case numbers appear to be declining. After weeks of increased COVID-19 cases, the state Department of Health said Thursday that Hawaii is beginning to turn the corner and regain control of the spread of...
Tags: Travel, Cdc, Hawaii, Donald Trump, Sierra Club, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Department Of Health, Josh Green, Honolulu, Oahu, Health Department, Department of Agriculture, Hawaii Department of Health, Hawaiian Islands


Poll: Coronavirus Pandemic Takes Toll On Mental Health Of Young Adults

PHOENIX (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has taken a harsh toll on the mental health of young Americans, according to a new poll that finds adults under 35 especially likely to report negative feelings or experience physical or emotional symptoms associated with stress and anxiety. A majority of Americans ages 18 through 34 — 56% — say they have at least sometimes felt isolated in the past month, compared with about 4 in 10 older Americans, according to the latest COVID Response Tracking Study co...
Tags: Health, California, California News, Ap, Depression, Arizona, Smith, Young, Phoenix, National Science Foundation, Honolulu, North Carolina State University, Torres, Northern Arizona University, Wayne Evans, NORC


State pushes for Oct. 1 trans-Pacific travel amid gloomy economic forecast, Honolulu City Council chairman resigns, Kauai bans polystyrene, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii airport screening from Department of Transportation video State's pre-travel testing program for transpacific travel scheduled to start October 1. Governor David Ige spoke to the four county mayors on Wednesday about using interisland travel as a pilot for the state's pre-travel testing program. KITV4.Green says state should be ready to reopen to travelers on Oct. 1. Lt. Gov. Josh Green said Wednesday that he does not see any reason the state could not reopen to trans-Pacific trave...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, City Council, Pacific, Department Of Transportation, County, Lanai, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Josh Green, State, Honolulu, Oahu, Pau, Hawaiian Islands


Health Department whistleblower forced out, Honolulu mayor extends stay-at-home order, Hilo jail inmates riot, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Health Department investigator Jennifer Smith PC:KITV4 video Whistleblower at Department of Health says she was placed on leave. Whistleblower at the Department of Health and case investigator Jennifer Smith says that she was placed on leave. KITV4.Hawaii Dept Of Health Whistleblower Forced Out As Shakeup Continues. After revealing flaws in the state’s contact tracing program, Jennifer Smith, a state DOH case investigator, was put on leave on Friday. Civil Beat.DOH whistleblower placed on...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Maui, Department Of Health, State, Honolulu, U S Environmental Protection Agency, West Hawaii, Oahu, U S Army, Health Department, Aloha


Coronavirus updates: AstraZeneca halts vaccine trials; Trump accuses NC of politicizing pandemic; Honolulu extends stay-at-home order

AstraZeneca puts vaccine trials on hold. Honolulu extends stay-at-home order. Trump accuses North Carolina of politicizing the pandemic. Latest COVID-19 news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Lt. Gov. Green presents 5-point coronavirus plan, Love Has Won cult leaves Hawaii after harassment on Kauai, Kahele defends Big Island gathering, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Lt. Gov. Green explains ICU beds in a July 29, 2020 briefing (from video) Here’s the 5-point plan Lt. Gov. Green says Hawaii needs to follow to lower COVID cases. Lt. Gov. Josh Green says Hawaii can defeat COVID-19, and bring numbers significantly lower again. Hawaii News Now.Commentary: A plan to defeat COVID-19 in Hawaii — and we must deploy it now. Lt. Gov. Josh Green outlines coronavirus control plan. Star-Advertiser.=====Hawaii commercial real estate sales crashing. Hawaii’s commerci...
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Unemployment diary: I'm a 34-year-old bartender, teaching assistant, and retail worker in Hawaii who's been out of work since April

Julia Cornell. Courtesy of Julia Cornell; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider The Unemployed States of America takes readers deep inside the decimated American workforce. Julia Cornell is a 34-year-old bartender, teaching assistant, and retail worker based in Honolulu, Hawaii. She quit her jobs at the height of the pandemic, relying solely on savings and her pandemic unemployment assistance money as funds from regular unemployment slowly came through.  She says quarantine wasn't at all what she ...
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Hawaii traveler quarantine likely to be extended again, state epidemiologist takes leave as Health Department leadership flounders, group threatens legal action over contact tracing fail, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii dawn ©2020 All Hawaii News When will tourism in Hawaii reopen? One expert predicts it might not be until 2021. The trans-Pacific quarantine rules for travelers to Hawaii remains in effect until at least Oct. 1, but one travel expert thinks that will be pushed back again. Hawaii News Now.=====Embattled state epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park put on paid leave. The turmoil at the top of the state’s public health organization reflects deep frustration with Hawaii’s inability to halt the s...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Park, Hawaii, Kim, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Maui, National Park Service, Department Of Health, Travelers, State, Honolulu, Hawaii County, West Hawaii, Oahu


New state contact tracer on leave after Health Department upheaval, downsized 75th WWII anniversary commemoration held, many jobless still wait for unemployment checks, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Dr. Emily Roberson Aug. 20, 2020 More Health Department Drama: New Contact Tracing Head Asks For Leave. Announced with fanfare by Gov. David Ige last month, Emily Roberson says she is frustrated with trying to do her job and says leadership needs to make clear the chain of command. Civil Beat.Newly hired head of Hawaii’s contact tracing program asks for leave, cites chain-of-command issues at Department of Health. A leave request Wednesday from the head of Hawaii’s COVID- 19 contact traci...
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H-3 tunnel coronavirus testing commences despite feds saying no, vets gather for 75th WWII anniversary, UH students investigated for recreating George Floyd death, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Cars line up for coronavirus testing Sept. 1, 2020 PC:Hawaii COVID-19 Joint Information Center Hawaii Ignores Feds, Uses H-3 For COVID-19 Testing Anyway. Federal highway officials cited safety concerns and the military’s access between Pearl Harbor and Kaneohe Bay for their denial but the state is proceeding regardless. Civil Beat.Feds spurn COVID-19 testing held on H-3 freeway. Hawaii officials acknowledged facing the potential loss of federal transportation funding after the Federal Hig...
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World War II veteran will fly again to mark 75th anniversary of war’s end

He will fly again. He will feel the rattle of the old C-53 engine and the thrill of those propellers cutting through the air. His memory will drift to days that weren’t so sweet. He said he’s flown dozens of times since the war, but this time will have special meaning. At 96 years old, who knows how many more times Pat Hofferbert will be airborne? On Wednesday, Sept. 2, Hofferbert will be a passenger on the “Victory Flight” to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Japanese surrender which ende...
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State Health Department director, corrections chief retire amid COVID-19 spike, Ige announces possible vetoes, police transparency bill approved, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Can Hawaii ‘Reset’ With New Public Safety And Health Directors? Gov. David Ige insists the abrupt departures of Bruce Anderson and Nolan Espinda were voluntary. Civil Beat.Embattled health and public safety directors stepping down. Gov. David Ige announced on Aug. 31 that State Department of Health Director Bruce Anderson and Department of Public Safety Director Nolan Espinda are retiring. KHON2.State Health Director Bruce Anderson and Public Safety Department Director Nolan Espinda are leaving...
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Honolulu vial mislabeling sends 1,000 back for second COVID-19 test, $300 weekly unemployment bonus begins, health inspector fined for ethics violation, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

COVID-19 lab testing About 1,000 Oahu residents told to retake COVID-19 surge test because of mislabeling. Just five days into a federally funded COVID-19 surge testing program on Oahu, about 1,000 people from the Kaneohe testing site have been told they have to retake the test due to a mislabeling error. Star-Advertiser.Due To Mislabeling, About 1,000 Oahu Residents Told To Re-Test For COVID-19. The tests were part of the two-week federally funded testing surge. Civil Beat.Due to mislabe...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Fema, Biden, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Department Of Education, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Federal Emergency Management Agency, West Hawaii, Oahu, Maui Maui, Kailua Kona, state Department of Education, Hawaiian Islands


Hawaii battles COVID-19 surge, government fights data release, entire H-3 freeway to become testing site, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii coronavirus cases on Aug 27, 2020, state Department of Health U.S. Surgeon General warns spike will continue as COVID-19 cases climb above 300. Coronavirus infections in Hawaii reached their second-highest daily level Thursday as Oahu began complying with a two-week stay-at home order limiting business and activities on the island. Star-Advertiser.Number of COVID-19 cases likely to spike again after testing surge, officials warn. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell likened Hawaii’s battle...
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Feds step in to assist, U.S. Surgeon General visits Hawaii as Oahu returns to COVID-19 stay-at-home lockdown, ambulances turned away from overburdened hospitals, Ige applies for $300 weekly unemployment bonus, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams at Aug. 25, 2020, press conference, from Honolulu city video U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams was on Oʻahu Tuesday to explain how the surge testing process will be carried out. As the State of Hawaiʻi prepares for the impacts of the increase in COVID-19 cases on Oʻahu, the federal government – represented by the U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams, who is now in Honolulu – is stepping in to help. Big Island Video News.Federal program relaxes rule...
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