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Surfrider Foundation challenges Hawaii military sea wall

Jul. 14, 2020 9:32 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Surfrider Foundation Oahu and neighbors of a Hawaii military installation are challenging the proposed construction of a sea wall, raising concerns about possible impacts of the shoreline alternation. Marine Corps Base Hawaii conducted an environmental assessment that found the wall at...

Hawaii delays quarantine waiver, cites mainland outbreaks

Jul. 13, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's governor said Monday he will wait another month to waive a 14-day quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers who test negative for COVID-19, citing increasing virus cases in Hawaii, “uncontrolled” outbreaks in several U.S. mainland states and a shortage of...

Hawaii V-J Day planners say virus has not derailed schedule

Jul. 13, 2020 9:16 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials organizing events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Hawaii say the coronavirus has not derailed the plans. Planners expect to follow though with the schedule of Victory over Japan Day, or V-J Day, events Aug. 29 through Sept. 2 as uncertainty...

Hawaii debates how close kids can get after school reopening

Jul. 10, 2020 9:19 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Education professionals, state officials and parents in Hawaii are considering how close to allow children to get in classrooms as schools reopen for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak. Hawaii public schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto drew opposition when she said...

Virus test provider reduces but doesn't cut off supplies

Jul. 10, 2020 7:44 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A supplier of one of Hawaii’s largest COVID-19 testing laboratories said it has temporarily reduced the volume of test kits available locally because of a surge of cases across the country but not cut off the supply. Diagnostic Laboratory Services Inc. on Wednesday said it would no...

Mayor: Virus surge makes Hawaii traveler testing plan unsafe

Jul. 9, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Thursday it’s not safe to follow through with a plan to allow out-of-state travelers to use a negative COVID-19 test to bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement beginning Aug. 1. The mayor cited a surge in coronavirus cases in California and other...

Court official to oversee damages for Hawaiian homesteads

Jul. 9, 2020 9:29 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The price of land in a specific area of Oahu will be used to determine damages owed to Native Hawaiian plaintiffs who have waited years for property administered by the state. A court-appointed special master will determine the damages distributed to each plaintiff in a 1999 class-action...

Honolulu City Council urges delaying pre-travel test plan

Jul. 8, 2020 10:42 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council on Wednesday urged Hawaii's governor to consider delaying a plan to allow travelers to use a negative COVID-19 test to bypass quarantine until the number of new cases on the U.S. mainland and in Hawaii drop significantly. The nine-member council unanimously...

Hawaii Legislature passes bill to name suspended police

Jul. 8, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Legislature passed a police reform bill that would reveal the identities of police officers who have been suspended or discharged. The bill passed Monday would subject police to the same disclosure rules used for other public agency employees, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser...

Hawaii Foodbank partners with private firms for virus relief

Jul. 8, 2020 9:36 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's largest food distribution charity is working with private partners to support families who are facing food insecurity resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. The Hawaii Foodbank has teamed with companies from the construction and development industries to bring resources to...