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Hawaii

Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The number of local residents stranded in Samoa needing repatriation back to American Samoa has been reduced down to just over 200, while a meeting was scheduled for yesterday to finalize the ASG repatriation plan, says Iulogologo Joseph Pereira, chairman of the...
Students from American Samoa include: Gauula Moemoe (Atu’u, AS); Tia Sagapolu (Kaimuki, HI); Nate Kwon (Petesa Uta, AS); Ielu Acosta (Petesa Uta, AS); Jemima Nafatali (Lauli’I, AS); Frantacia Mauigoa (Aua, AS); Kiso Skelton (Pago Pago, AS); H. Gingerlei Porter (Auasi, AS)
Honolulu, HAWAII — Ministers and their wives from various Samoan Methodist Churches in Hawaii presented donations of food and monetary gifts to students from American Samoa at UH Manoa and Chaminade University, who are unable to return home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students from American Samoa...
Hawaii poll results
Honolulu Hawaii — Hawaii voters strongly support stay-at-home and quarantine orders implemented to prevent the spread of coronavirus. In response to a Civil Beat poll conducted in partnership with Hawaii News Now, a strong majority of voters said it’s more important stop COVID-19 from spreading in...
Artyon Zhiryada, 20, was seen shooting a chicken
Honolulu, HAWAII (HNN) — A man who was seen in a social media video allegedly shooting a chicken with a spear gun has been arrested. He was among the latest arrests of alleged travel quarantine breakers. Authorities say 20-year-old Artyon Zhiryada of Happy Valley, Ore., was charged with...
Honolulu, HAWAII — Arriving airline passengers in the age of the new coronavirus will face a new form along with a new TSA-type inspection system that originally cost $35 million just at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport — a price tag that lawmakers rejected as too high. Hawaii has “already...
 a police officer arrives to tell people to leave Waikiki Beach
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii authorities are cracking down on rogue tourists who are visiting beaches, riding personal watercraft, shopping and generally flouting strict requirements that they quarantine for 14 days after arriving. A newlywed California couple left their Waikiki hotel room repeatedly,...
Lone woman walks on Waikiki beach
HONOLULU (AP) — Flying to a faraway beach might seem like the perfect way to escape a pandemic, but for isolated Pacific islands, controlling the coronavirus means cutting off tourism. Hawaii has among the lowest COVID-19 infection and mortality rates in the U.S. As cases rose in March, Gov. David...
Woman being screened at a Hawaii airport
Honolulu, HAWAII — Hawaii State senators on Friday saw firsthand the efforts to try to discourage tourists from breaking quarantine. The group toured Honolulu’s airport one day after grilling the deputy director of the Transportation Department about not doing enough to keep visitors inside their...
Zippy's proposed Las Vegas location
HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) — Coronavirus has put a pause on Zippy’s plans to expand to Las Vegas. Zippy’s said this week they do still plan to open in Sin City after making significant investments, but it’ll just take a bit longer. Property has already been purchased and a construction...
Screenshot from Hawaii News Now 5 p.m. Friday news with reporter in front of coronavirus graphic
Honolulu, HAWAII — Two new COVID-19 fatalities were reported in Hawaii on Friday, bringing the state’s death toll from the virus to 14. State Health Department officials said both of the patients were Oahu men over age 65. Both of the men also had underlying health conditions, they said....

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