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Hawaii

Honolulu police officer telling a couple the beach is closed.
Honolulu, HAWAII — Starting Aug. 1, travelers who test negative for coronavirus no more than 72 hours before arriving in Hawaii will be able to avoid the state’s mandatory quarantine. Gov. David Ige said the pre-testing plan will allow the tourism industry to reopen without a significant spike in...
A surfer at Haleiwa HA
HONOLULU (AP) — A quarantine imposed on travelers arriving to Hawaii discriminates against out-of-state residents, the U.S. Department of Justice said in support of a lawsuit challenging the mandate meant to protect the islands against the spread of the coronavirus. “This case raises issues of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Due to the recent “uptick” in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Hawaii, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga early this week requested, and Hawaiian Airlines says it “will comply” with suspension of flights between Honolulu and Pago Pago through July 31st. The governor...
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...

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