Trump orders more unemployment pay, a payroll tax deferral

Bypassing Congress, President Donald Trump on Saturday signed executive orders deferring payroll taxes for some Americans and extending unemployment benefits after negotiations on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.
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  Last-ditch virus aid talks collapse; no help for jobless now

A breakdown in the talks would put at risk more than $100 billion to help reopen schools, a fresh round of $1,200 direct payments to most people and hundreds of billions of dollars for state and local governments to help them avoid furloughing workers and cutting services as tax revenues shrivel.

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10 employees assigned to Honolulu Hale, annex test positive for COVID-19

  During unannounced visit, senators find a health department overwhelmed by COVID-19 surge

  Innovative program allows college students to shadow doctors for a summer

  DOH spends 250K in federal relief aid on marketing to help with COVID-19 messaging

Charter school celebrates a heartwarming donation of new bikes, helmets

"I think for our kids we’re going to have a lot of joy come from these bikes. The kids are going to be able to ride around the neighborhood and exercise."
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  Lebanon PM to introduce bill proposing early elections amid fury over massive blast

The blast claimed at least 154 lives, wounded more than 5,000 people and laid waste to the country’s largest port and nearby areas.

  New mobile testing clinic to play critical role in state’s pandemic response

Military, family members no longer exempted from 14-day quarantine

Inmate, corrections officer at OCCC test positive for COVID-19, state says

After several delays, Kealoha sentencing discussions resume

  WATCH ‘This is Now': Green says Oahu could see full lockdown if cases don’t decline

The new inter-island quarantine rules, explained

  As COVID-19 cases surge, parks, beaches to close and inter-island quarantine returns

Pandemic postpones start of UH football fall camp again

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Remains of 9 killed in California Marine sinking recovered

The military has recovered the bodies of nine people killed when a Marine landing craft sank in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coast.

SPORTS

  Kaimuki football gives back to their community during the pandemic

The Kaimuki high school football team is giving back to the community that supports them on Friday nights — even though the Friday night lights are turned off for now.

Multiple UH football players support MW United, which ensures the safety of Mountain West athletes

Football players in the Mountain West Conference, including multiple from the Rainbow Warriors team, took to social media to back the MW United movement — which ensures the safety of Mountain West Student athletes during the coronavirus pandemic.

  High school football season in Hawaii postponed until January

The Hawaii High School Athletic Association has postponed most fall sports, including high school football, until at least January, the organization said Wednesday.

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Man accused of attacking deputy sheriff near Honolulu airport identified

HPD searching for 2 suspects in late-night shooting in Wahiawa

Hawaii groups to take more action against illegal evictions

  Some Neighbor Island businesses say traveler quarantine is another blow to their bottom lines

  Do you have the right to know if a coworker tests positive for COVID-19?

Whether employers must inform employees if a co-worker tests positive is unclear.
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Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Tyler Skaggs

Federal prosecutors say a former Los Angeles Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year's overdose death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs.

  LIST: Here’s what the city and state are closing on Oahu to rein in the spread of COVID-19

  Oahu park users are disappointed (but not surprised) by shutdown

  Police chief says her officers will cite, arrest those who ignore emergency orders

Dire warnings by hospitals fueled decision to reinstate some COVID-19 orders