State scrambles to address issues with website travelers use to upload COVID-19 test results

The state says the Safe Travels application has gone smoothly for about 80% of travelers. But for others, it’s been a major source frustration.

‘Two peas in a pod’: Toddler befriends 5-foot Halloween skeleton

The 2-year-old's mother thinks that COVID canceling playdates with other kids strengthened his bond with the skeleton.
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Woman runs under 6-minute mile while 9 months pregnant

Makenna Myler, 28, who’s originally from Australia but now lives in California, has been running five or six times a week during her pregnancy.

TOP STORIES

  Questions raised about state’s contractor choice for new unemployment call center

Seeking employment? A virtual career fair is happening this week

  After false positives, Hawaii County considers nixing post-arrival test for travelers

UHA gives $300K boost to new infectious disease unit at Queen’s

  Both Honolulu mayoral candidates say they won’t raise property taxes for rail

Both candidates also share frustration with the project.
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  Deadline looms, but COVID relief deal may be far off

Republicans are reconvening the Senate this week to vote on a virus proposal, but it’s a bill that failed once before, and that Trump himself now derides as too puny.

Oahu is poised to move to Tier 2 in its reopening plan this week. Here’s what that means

Rolling outages avoided on Kauai, but officials urge residents to conserve

  State launches new $25M grant program to help small businesses

Kauai police recover body from stretch of Wailua-area shoreline

  Since tourism relaunch, police have issued 4,500 warnings for violating COVID-19 orders

91 new COVID-19 cases reported; 2 additional fatalities on Oahu

  WATCH ‘This is Now’: Calls grow to ensure visitors are wearing masks, social distancing

Joseph Soul reps Hawaii pride in Season 19 premiere of ‘The Voice’

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Indiana student survives pumpkin smashing through car

An Indiana student says he’s thankful to be alive after a pumpkin crashed through his windshield while he was driving on the highway.

SPORTS

  UH football begins the ‘Todd Graham’ era this Saturday against Fresno State

After an off season unlike any other, it is finally game week for Rainbow Warriors football, opening their shortened 2020 schedule this Saturday against Fresno State.

  Former Saint Louis quarterback Tua Tagovailoa makes NFL debut in Miami Dolphins’ shutout win

First round draft pick and former Saint Louis quarterback Tua Tagovailoa made his NFL debut on Sunday in the final minutes of the Miami Dolphins dominant 24-0 win over the New York Jets.

‘Bows to play 2020 home games without fans at Aloha Stadium

The decision to play games without spectators was made in accordance with rules against social gatherings currently in place by the City and County of Honolulu, the school said.

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Joe Biden endorses Kai Kahele for Congress

  In final stretch of project, Ala Wai Canal dredging work to go later into night

Miami Dolphins name rookie Tua Tagovailoa their starting quarterback

  500 Hawaii volunteers participate in COVID-19 vaccine trial

Convicted ex-prosecutor wants phone hearings during pandemic

Katherine Kealoha, who is in jail while awaiting sentencing for a conspiracy conviction wants to participate in hearings for a lawsuit her uncle filed against her by telephone because of the pandemic.
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CDC: ‘Strong recommendation’ but no rule for masks on planes

The CDC says masks should be worn by all passengers and workers on planes, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis and ride-sharing vehicles. That includes in airports and at subway and bus stations.

Forecast: Light winds, spotty showers to linger

Church manager once accused of smuggling money for a Filipino televangelist sentenced

  Avoiding a guilty plea, trial possible for former Maui officer in wire fraud case

Over 221,000 ballots received prior to opening of voter service centers