Trump says he will pressure states to reopen schools in fall

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday assailed plans by some local districts to offer in-person instruction only a few days a week and said schools must be “fully operational” even amid the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Coronavirus Pandemic

EPA approves first surface disinfectant products tested for the coronavirus

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved two products for killing the novel coronavirus on surfaces following laboratory testing.

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  Mayor: Spike in COVID-19 cases could force some businesses to close again

  WATCH ‘This is Now’: Officials warn high-risk businesses could close amid COVID-19 spike

  Japanese travel agency extends tour cancellations to Hawaii until Aug. 31

  2 men seriously injured while working at construction site at Honolulu airport

  As economic crisis deepens, Hawaii Foodbank vows to support families still struggling

The Hawaii Foodbank is teaming up with private partners to bring resources to communities that are further away from Honolulu.
  • Coronavirus Pandemic

Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge coronavirus can spread in air

The World Health Organization has long maintained that COVID-19 is spread via larger respiratory droplets, most often when people cough or sneeze, that fall to the ground.

  State facing $2.3B in lost tax revenue due to coronavirus pandemic

  Surge in COVID-19 cases across US raises questions about Hawaii’s plan to reopen tourism

Hawaii lawmakers stall funding for 10-story school building

Forecast: Trade winds strengthening through the week

  Ventilator use declines as doctors get a better understanding of COVID-19

Oahu visitor attractions counting down days until tourism restart

  Gyms battle germs as officials consider rollbacks of high-risk businesses

Pandemic boosts bike sales as Hawaii turns to pedal power as exercise alternative

  • Coronavirus Pandemic

McConnell eyes virus aid as evictions, benefits cuts loom

An eviction moratorium is lifting. Extra unemployment benefits are ending. Parents are being called to work, but schools are struggling to reopen for fall as the COVID-19 crisis shows no signs of easing.

SPORTS

Max Holloway to auction off his UFC 251 fight, all proceeds going to the Hawaii Foodbank

Ahead of his UFC featherweight title rematch with Alexander Volkanovski (21-1), Max Holloway (21-5) announced that he will be auctioning off his fight kit from UFC 251 for charity.

Kapolei native Shandon Hopeau is paving the way for local athletes in pro soccer

For Shandon Hopeau, a call from the Seattle Sounders FC was the realization of a childhood dream.

The ‘Iolani Prep Classic basketball tournament has been canceled for 2020

It was announced Wednesday that the ‘Iolani Prep Classic has been canceled.

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Federal loans helped keep thousands of Hawaii businesses afloat during pandemic

Here’s how to register to vote in Hawaii before Thursday’s deadline

12 arrested on Maui during holiday DUI crackdown, police say

  WATCH ‘This is Now’: Concerns grow over plans to reopen tourism amid rising COVID-19 cases

Fordham University cancels Sept. 12 football game against University of Hawaii

The Rainbow Warrior football team’s match-up with Fordham University, originally set for Sept. 12 at Aloha Stadium, has been canceled, a school official said Monday.
  • National News

Protective gear for medical workers begins to run low again

A national nursing union is concerned that gear has to be reused.

  Honolulu mayor: ‘I am concerned’ about reopening tourism on Aug. 1

HPD searching for suspect after drive-by shooting in Kahaluu

  1 dead, 1 critically injured in early-morning crash on Pali Hwy.

Hawaii gym reports member has tested positive for COVID-19