Number of COVID-19 cases on Lanai swells to 48 as authorities consider lockdown

State Rep. Lynn DeCoite, whose district includes Lanai, said she is preparing for more spread in the coming days.

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Anonymous woman pays off day’s worth of birthday cakes in memory of son

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said she "wanted to spread positivity" after losing her son about a year ago.

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131 new COVID-19 cases reported amid outbreaks on Lanai, Big Island

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  Lanai resident who contracted COVID-19 urges others to get tested

  Despite new unemployment call center, many still struggling to get answers

3 students at Lanai High and Elementary School test positive for COVID-19

It comes as the island scrambles to contain a growing outbreak of COVID-19 cases.
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  Trump, Biden fight over the raging virus, climate and race

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden scrapped over how to tame the raging coronavirus in Thursday’s final 2020 debate.

Election, virus may have driven increase in Oahu gun permits

Forecast: Spotty showers linger, stormy conditions shaping up for next week

  Sign of the times: Orders for 'business closing’ signs are way up

  Hotels help police enforce quarantine for travelers who land without a negative test

  Bars are closed and people are driving less, but Oahu’s roads aren’t any safer

  Hospitals on Maui, Oahu on alert as COVID-19 outbreak on Lanai grows

Hawaii Foodbank adds additional pop-up distribution events

In another blow to Hawaii’s economy, the 2020 Honolulu Marathon is canceled

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Trump posts ‘60 Minutes’ interview before it airs

The footage shows Trump growing increasingly prickly as anchor Lesley Stahl presses him on the coronavirus pandemic, his slipping support with suburban women and other issues.

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  UH football’s Cheven Cordeiro ready to lead the ‘Bows this Saturday against Fresno State

The 'Bows finished their final practice on Thursday, before heading to the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport for their flight to Fresno, California.

Lahainaluna’s Mata’afa, Kahuku’s Matagi make official roster for the 2021 Polynesian Bowl

The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame has released their latest set of local prospects selected to the 2021 Polynesian Bowl — inviting a pair of standout players from Maui and Oahu.

The Big West Conference announced 2020 schedule for men’s and women’s basketball

The Big West Conference released the 2020-21 men’s and women’s basketball schedule on Wednesday — all subject to necessary State and local approvals.

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3 additional COVID-19 fatalities reported on Oahu, 102 new cases statewide

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Oahu residents may hear increased air traffic due to runway repairs

Hawaiian Airlines to resume Boston, New York routes in December

Last week, the state launched its traveler testing program that allows trans-Pacific arrivals to skip quarantine if they present a negative COVID-19 test.
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  GOP-led Senate panel advances Barrett as Democrats boycott

Democratic senators refused to show up in protest of the GOP’s rush to install President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Mourning 'Tuxedo Man’: After a homeless man’s death, his life story comes to light

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