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Christina Koch
RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- North Carolina State University announced that graduate and NASA astronaut Christina Koch will speak for its first-ever virtual graduation. The commencement ceremony will take place December 4. Koch is a three-time graduate of NC State. She graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor...
Ioane Nui Tumua, his wife Melita
Apia, SAMOA — A Tokelau man, on the same flight as the Samoan sailor who tested positive for Covid-19 last week, says he's concerned precautions are not being adhered to on repatriation flights amid the pandemic. Samoa's Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi announced on Thursday his...
Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green
Honolulu, HAWAII — As the first COVID-19 vaccine inches closer to federal approval, Hawaii health officials continue to make preparations for shipments expected to arrive as early as next month. If the federal government approves a vaccine for emergency use, Hawaii could start vaccinating some...
Leausa Dr Take Naseri
Apia, SAMOA — Confirmation whether Samoa has a Covid-19 infection or not should be received this weekend. A Samoan sailor who returned on a repatriation flight from Auckland last week tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday night despite previously testing negative. A subsequent test also...
Graph of Hawaii’s COVID-19 cases by race depicted over time.
Honolulu, HAWAII — Pacific Islanders, excluding Native Hawaiians, are more than twice as likely to be killed or hospitalized by the coronavirus in Hawaii than other racial and ethnic groups after adjusting for age and gender, according to newly released data from the state Health Department. The...
Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's state of emergency, issued nine months ago, has been extended to 23 December after the country recorded its first positive test for Covid-19. Public concern and uncertainty swept across the country following Thursday's announcement by the government. The man was among 26...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Ministry of Health intends to conduct more testing of the sailor who had initially tested positive for coronavirus last night but returned a negative result this morning. He was among 26 sailors who traveled via New Zealand last Friday with more than 250 others. In announcing...
with (back row left to right) Meriuter Mauricio, Brigid Mauricio Fenderson, Maysleen Mauricio and Meulynn Mauricio Kapiriel. Diondra Kirielmo stands next to Rodrigo.
Honolulu, HAWAII — Rodrigo Mauricio knew that his wife Mary was going to die. For a decade, he had watched her diabetes worsen and her kidneys weaken. He had ushered in 2020 with her in the hospital. He had read the pamphlets from Island Hospice about what to expect when the end came. On the day...
Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi speaking to reporters
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Govt is planning to send to New Zealand this weekend on a cargo flight arriving Friday and returning the same day swab samples from the Samoa sailor, the first suspected COVID19 positive case in the country. While awaiting the results from New Zealand, the sailor placed...
Samoa PM, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa has recorded its first positive test for Covid-19, Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi announced in a live address to the nation this morning. He confirmed one patient in a quarantine facility tested positive to the coronavirus on Wednesday night. However Tuila'epa...

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