After string of new COVID-19 cases, Kauai seeks to opt out of pre-travel testing program

Kauai's mayor did not address the economic concerns of opting out, but said the island “needs to take a pause from an influx of travelers."

  Biden to deliver Thanksgiving address to nation

According to his transition team, Biden will “discuss the shared sacrifices Americans are making this holiday season.”
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  3rd major COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective and cheaper

AstraZeneca is the third major drug company to report late-stage results for a potential COVID-19 vaccine as the world anxiously waits for scientific breakthroughs that will bring an end to a pandemic that has wrought economic devastation and resulted in nearly 1.4 million confirmed deaths.

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Maui man fighting for his life after 2-vehicle crash in Kahului

These paramedics saved his life. Today, he got to thank them.

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  Honolulu’s mayor proposes additional testing changes for trans-Pacific travelers

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell will ask the governor for a workaround to allow trans-Pacific travelers still awaiting travelers to avoid quarantine.
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Doctor simulates COVID-19 patient’s last moments to encourage virus precautions

The doctor encourages everyone to take precautions to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, including mask wearing, social distancing and hand washing.

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  College students headed home for the holidays run into testing headaches

Mass testing reveals 46 new COVID cases among Waiawa prison inmates

Maui group Na Wai ‘Eha earns a Grammy nomination

City teams up with Airbnb, Vrbo to crack down on illegal vacation rentals

Here’s how big your Thanksgiving gathering can be in each county

After long-awaited makeover, Magic Island parking lot reopened to the public

Hawaii reports 61 new COVID-19 infections; no new fatalities

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November’s full beaver moon rises at month’s end

The November full moon was traditionally called the beaver moon by both colonial and Native Americans.

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  Former NFL star Marshawn Lynch gives back by giving out free turkeys in Hawaii

From Beast Mode to Feast Mode — former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch was in Halawa Monday Morning, handing out free turkeys for the upcoming thanksgiving holiday.

  Famed Hilo clothier Sig Zane designs Oregon football uniforms to be worn this week

If the uniforms worn by the Oregon Ducks football team this week look especially dazzling ― even by Oregon’s well-renowned lofty uniform standards ― one need only to look toward Hawaii Island for the reason.

UH announces four-game football series with Stanford set to start in 2023

The University of Hawaii and Stanford University are set to collide on the football field for the first time in over 50 years, starting in 2023.

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Kauai police arrest homeless man who allegedly pointed gun at arriving officers

  Tighter COVID-19 rules now in effect for all trans-Pacific travelers to Hawaii

  Nearly 60,000 citations issued for violating emergency orders thrown out

Online queues and social distancing: Hawaii malls prep for Black Friday

Black Friday 2020 is already poised to be unlike any other before.
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  Millions stick to Thanksgiving travel plans despite warnings

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged Americans not to travel or spend the holiday with people outside their household.

Forecast: Flooding possible for parts of the state

Flash flood watch posted for Maui, Big Island, with wet weather possible statewide

More than 100 inmates at Waiawa Correctional Facility are now COVID positive

  Some lawmakers want the governor to rethink the new travel rules