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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Under a new revised Heath Department (DOH travel advisory - dated yesterday - all passengers from and transiting through US states with confirmed coronavirus, or COVID-19, cases will not be required to stay in Hawai’i for 14-days before entering the territory. The new...
Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu
Honolulu, HAWAII — With travelers from around the world visiting Hawaii, the state is boosting efforts to sanitize airports amid concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. “There are 58,000 people or so, on average, that come and go through (Honolulu) airport alone on any given day. That’s a lot of...
State Microbiologist Mark Nagata demonstrates extracting nucleic acid at the Hawaii State Laboratory
Honolulu, HAWAII — Hawaii can test as many as 250 potential coronavirus samples per week, but strict testing requirements remain in effect, public health officials said Tuesday. As of Tuesday, only six people in Hawaii met sufficient criteria to be tested. The first three tests conducted on Friday...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga is “optimistic” that the government will be able to re-establish the off-island medical referral program with Hawai’i healthcare providers, following two years of successful reimbursement and services provided through New Zealand medical...
The two police officers
Honolulu, HAWAII — A gunman is being sought in Hawaii after two police officers were shot and killed near a popular tourist area. Hawaii Public Radio reports officers had responded to an assault callout in Waikiki Beach when a man opened fire. The man is also believed to have set fire to the house...
Some members of Team Amerika Samoa at Polynesian Cultural Center
Honolulu, HAWAII — Team Amerika Samoa has been enjoying the various tourist attractions in the Aloha State, including the world famous Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC). They are in Hawaii for the JPS Paradise Classic 2020.  Good Luck Team Amerika Samoa. Coaches and players of the American Samoa...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — Casting directors are seeking hundreds of background actors to appear as extras in a major feature film on Oahu called “Next Goal Wins.” Hawaii Casting on Demand is holding an open casting call that will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 starting at 1 p.m. at Waianae High School Gym...
This Sept. 12, 2019 photo shows bleaching coral in Kahala'u Bay in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
CAPTAIN COOK, Hawaii (AP) — At the edge of an ancient lava flow where jagged black rocks meet the Pacific, small off-the-grid homes overlook the calm blue waters of Papa Bay on Hawaii’s Big Island — no tourists or hotels in sight. Here, one of the islands’ most abundant and vibrant coral reefs...
View of Oahu featuring downtown Honolulu and Diamond Head.
Honolulu, HAWAII — We all know the cost of living in Honolulu is high. Really high. But a new analysis from 24/7 Wall Street crunched the numbers to figure out just how much a family of four has to bring in to be able to afford a “modest yet adequate standard of living” in Urban Honolulu. The...
U.S. Federal District Courthouse in Honolulu
Honolulu, HAWAII — An American Samoan man, who was arrested in the territory last year and taken to Hawai’i by federal agents to face federal drug charges, has been sentenced to 2 years in federal prison, while another drug case against him has been dismissed. Alapati Vaivai is one of 14 defendants...

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