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Hawaii

House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — House Speaker Savali Talavou Ale explained to representatives during Tuesday’s session this week that there is absolutely “no provision” under the election law that allows local voters and candidates intending to run for public office who are stranded off island due to...
Honolulu, HAWAII — The Hawaii governor has approved another sweeping “stay-at-home” order for Oahu starting Thursday in a dramatic bid to rein in a surge of new COVID-19 cases. The order, which was described as similar to the one issued in March, will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and...
Drive up testing in Honolulu
Honolulu, HAWAII — Hawaii has the fastest-growing infection rate in the country, according to several statistical models that try to estimate how many people an infected person will spread the virus to. While public health experts warn of the limitations of some of these models, they also say other...
Dear Editor, Since the article “Stranded American Samoans offer solutions to their overseas plight” was printed in the Samoa News, there has been overwhelming support. However, the issue is not “The Solution(s)”, the problem according to the populace, is the lack of leadership and TRUST in the...
Aloha Free Clinic logo
Honolulu, HAWAII — Thanks to donations, the Aloha Free Clinic is now able to operate through the end of the year.  The clinic is run by healthcare volunteers who help treat the uninsured. Their services have been a lifeline for some especially during this pandemic. Their funding was...
Rep. Vesi Talalelei Fautanu Jr,
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Representatives from Manu’a made a plea for another medical charter flight from Honolulu to bring those who are stuck in Hawaii and the mainland due to suspension of flights into the territory during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike the first flight which didn’t bring any...
Screenshot from Hawaii News Now with two reporters on camera
Honolulu, HAWAII — Oahu voters, apparently fed up with the status quo and facing an uncertain economic outlook as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, threw their support behind two first-time political candidates running for Honolulu mayor ― Rick Blangiardi and Keith Amemiya — helping them clinch the...
Headrick Hunkin during a zoom town hall video grab
Honolulu, Hawaii — Leaders of a Pacific Islander advocacy group desperate for help fighting the virus joined Lieutenant Governor Josh Green for a Zoom town hall meeting Thursday. The group, made up of Micronesians, Samoans, and Tongans have been hardest hit and say they’ve been ignored. The...
Graph of Coronavirus Testing for Hawaii
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Rather than sitting around lamenting their plight, an organization of American Samoan’s stranded overseas have come up with a plan — and not just one plan — but a number of ways they think would be feasible to bring them home safely with no threat to the territory....
Surfers in in Laie, Hawaii
Honolulu, HAWAII — Hurricane Douglas made a dangerously close pass north of the island chain Sunday into Monday, leaving residents tired but grateful. In the hours leading up to the anticipated impacts, leaders preached readiness to residents. “The storm is actually passing very close to the...

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