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Latest: Alaska's biggest hospital begins rationing treatment

Sep. 14, 2021 23:16 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska’s largest hospital has begun rationing care, saying it has been overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients. Providence Alaska Medical Center said Tuesday it will prioritize resources and treatment to those patients who have the potential to benefit...

Ige: Vaccination rate means no more full-scale shutdowns

Sep. 14, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Citing the high vaccination rate among Hawaii residents, Gov. David Ige said there would not be another shutdown in the state despite the recent surge in COVID-19 cases. “I can pretty much tell you there won’t be another full-scale shutdown,” Ige...

The Latest: Alaska Gov: Biden’s vaccine order 'un-American'

Sep. 10, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy said President Joe Biden’s effort to require millions of U.S. workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 is “ill conceived, divisive, and un-American.” “At a time in which we are called to work together, forced medical...

Hawaii state contractors must be vaccinated or test weekly

Sep. 10, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige is requiring government contractors and visitors to state facilities to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Ige issued an executive order Thursday that takes effect Monday, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. ...

Hawaii creates optional digital vaccination record program

Sep. 08, 2021 21:09 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The state of Hawaii this week plans to launch a program that will allow people to use their smartphones to prove they have been vaccinated against COVID-19. The Hawaii Smart Health Card comes shortly before Honolulu and Maui begin instituting vaccine...

Idaho hospitals begin rationing health care amid COVID surge

Sep. 07, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho public health leaders announced Tuesday that they activated “crisis standards of care” allowing health care rationing for the state's northern hospitals because there are more coronavirus patients than the institutions can handle. The...

Hawaii health care workers decry lack of COVID mandates

Sep. 03, 2021 21:31 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Health care workers in Hawaii say a lack of government action is worsening an already crippling surge of coronavirus cases in the islands, and without effective policy changes the state’s limited hospitals could face a grim crisis. “Soon we’re...

Israel urges Netanyahu return gifts; he denies keeping them

Aug. 30, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister's office has urged former premier Benjamin Netanyahu to return dozens of expensive gifts he received while serving in the nation's top job. The request, confirmed Monday by the office of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, came as...

Native Hawaiian attorney confirmed for Hawaii appeals court

Aug. 27, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Senate on Friday voted to approve Gov. David Ige's nomination of Native Hawaiian attorney Sonja McCullen to serve on the Intermediate Court of Appeals. Senators voted 24-0, with one senator excused, to confirm MuCullen, who currently serves...

Hawaii officials eye lockdowns amid surge of delta variant

Aug. 27, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — As visitors continue to fly to Hawaii and locals go about their business, state officials say the islands may need to go into lockdown if the surge in COVID-19 delta variant cases continue to rise. County mayors are asking for more restrictions, and...