Free health clinic for uninsured is capable of treating patients statewide

  Forecast: Nice conditions for the weekend

  Hawaii native helps Ancestry.com launch DNA study into genetic clues for COVID-19

  Henry Kapono kicks off ‘Virtually Live,’ a Facebook concert series from HNN and Blue Note Hawaii

Public swimming pools to reopen on Oahu next week

PODCAST: Getting through this graduation season

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  Hawaii man who fought COVID-19 discharged after two months in hospital

  WATCH ‘This is Now’: George Floyd protests spread nationwide

For 2nd day in a row, Hawaii reports 3 new COVID-19 cases, all on Oahu

  Wet ‘n’ Wild prepares to welcome back guests with new safety measures in place

Chris Young among performers Saturday night at Grand Ole Opry

  Civil Beat-HNN poll: Most Oahu voters undecided on who should serve as city prosecutor

  Newest projection: State tax revenues will drop by a jaw-dropping $2.25B this fiscal year

The Council on Revenues estimate is based on the view that Hawaii’s tourism economy won’t recover until 2022.

  New COVID-19 infection identified through state’s expanded surveillance program

Public health officials say it’s vital to have a strong testing program in place when tourism resumes.

DOE shifting to summer schedule for ‘Grab-and-Go’ meals program

That means changes to its distribution sites.

Forecast: Pleasant conditions expected through the weekend

Breezy trade winds with mainly windward showers are expected through the weekend.

  Hawaii not spared amid national fraud attacks on unemployment systems

  Kamehameha School seniors unite virtually to mark 100 years of Song Contest

  Honolulu’s mayoral candidates throw out the old playbook to campaign during a pandemic

  Before heading off to high school, these Ewa Makai students got a drive-thru showering of aloha

  From movie theaters to spas: Wave of reopenings planned for Big Island, Kauai

PODCAST: How the pandemic is forcing Hawaii to adapt

Ige to extend quarantine for mainland, international travelers beyond June 30

The decision effectively rules out a reopening of the tourism industry by July 1.

UH report: Under ‘optimistic’ scenario, tourism might not fully bounce back for 5 years

What is certain: It will take years for Hawaii’s economy to recover fully because of the tourism shutdown.

LIST: From salons to pools, here’s what’s reopening next in Hawaii

For things that remain closed, here's a projected timeline for reopening.

Army investigates reports that military members were involved in large beach parties

Authorities shut down the party at Kaena Point, and had partygoers clean up their mess before they left.

Tourism Authority: With traveler quarantine in place, Hawaii saw 4,500 visitors in April

The pandemic has virtually shut down the tourism industry, and visitors who still decide to come must fulfill a mandatory, 14-day quarantine. Those who break quarantine face arrest or fines.

Along with barber shops and salons, Oahu tattoo parlors look forward to reopening Friday

On Wednesday, Governor David Ige approved Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell's requests to open the second round of businesses this week – including barber shops, nail salons, and tattoo parlors.

  Civil Beat-HNN poll: Political newcomer, longtime politician take early leads in mayoral race

The poll was conducted from May 18-20, and included 1,038 registered voters on Oahu.

Necco Wafers are returning! Here’s where you can buy the classic candy

You will soon see Necco Wafers on store shelves again after a two-year absence.

  Hawaii nursing homes embrace new protocols to keep kupuna safe amid COVID-19 crisis

Most senior living facilities across the country have been on lockdown this spring as the coronavirus became a more serious threat.

  Salons, barber shops and other ‘personal service providers’ on Oahu get OK to reopen Friday

It's part of a broader city timeline for reopening other “medium-risk” businesses.

  Generous donors with good connections bolster Hawaii’s PPE stockpile

Hawaii’s healthcare providers received a massive shipment of surgical masks: 752,000 to be exact.

Schatz, other senators call for moment of silence for COVID-19 victims

The moment of silence is planned for noon Monday.

Forecast: Best weather on the planet holds through the weekend

A trade wind weather pattern can be expected over the next several days thanks to high pressure north of the area.

Fire at a Kapolei church is deemed arson; damage tallied at $50K

Investigators say someone broke through a window early Tuesday.

After nearly 30 years, a beloved Waianae teacher is retiring

She's been instrumental in helping shape the digital storytellers of Hawaii.

Honolulu Zoo to welcome families back on June 5

The reopening comes with modified hours and health restrictions.

2020 Made in Hawaii Festival set for August is canceled

Products will still be available in an online setting, organizers said.

  With more people working from home, demand for office spaces dip

The pandemic has proven an array of jobs can be done remotely.

  Former Miss Hawaii secures spot as NFL cheerleader

Kathryn Teruya is the newest member of the Kansas City Chiefs cheer squad.

  Fearing COVID-19, patients are delaying urgent care and putting their health at risk, hospitals say

Pali Momi Medical Center treats more than 300 stroke patients a year. The most serious cases trigger an all-hospital alert.

Big Island man, 55, charged with first-degree sex assault, drug offenses

He was found with a missing minor in his passenger's seat.

  Even at the FBI’s gun range, social distancing is required. That’s meant protocol changes

"Although the way we train today is very different than the way we trained a few months ago, the standards are still the same. We have to maintain that proficiency."

State says scammers are trying to file fraudulent unemployment claims

Hawaii residents who suspect an impostor claim has been filed in their name should call 586-8947.

New ‘Hunger Games’ book sells more than 500,000 copies

A decade after the “Hunger Games” series had apparently ended, readers were clearly ready for more.

Dozens of actors, singers join virtual choir to offer an inspirational send-off to the Class of 2020

The group formed a virtual choir to sing “Magic of Da Mind."

  US death toll from coronavirus surges past 100,000 people

Outbreaks are still climbing in much of the Americas, while many countries in Asia and much of Europe are making steady progress in containing the deadliest pandemic in years.

US Rep. Gabbard drops $50M defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton

Gabbard, D-Hawaii, had alleged Clinton “lied about Gabbard’s ties to Russia during a 2019 interview.”

HPD: 50 inmates released early on Oahu due to COVID-19 fears were re-arrested

Some were re-arrested multiple times.

  WATCH ‘This is Now’: Scammers launch attacks on unemployment systems

Watch “This is Now” live from the HNN Digital Center weekdays on Hawaii News Now’s platforms online and on mobile.

Maui mayor seeks approval to reopen more businesses by June 1

“The people of Maui County have done a tremendous job in reducing the number of COVID-19 cases and taking care of one another.”

  A massive catch was put to good use feeding medical workers on Oahu

“It was nice to be a part of something greater than yourself."

  Civil Beat-HNN poll: Despite partisan divide, support for COVID-19 orders is broad

In the survey, participants were asked what was more important to them — stopping COVID-19 in Hawaii or stopping the spiral of Hawaii’s economy.

  Krispy Kreme is giving away free doughnuts for 5 days in June

Krispy Kreme is extending its free doughnut giveaway promotion to give customers more opportunities to swing by and pick up a sweet treat.

Board rejects Hawaii commercial aquarium fishing statement

A state board has rejected an environmental impact statement submitted by a group seeking permits for commercial aquarium fishing around Hawaii island.

Forecast: Breezy trade winds to hold through the weekend

Trade winds will strengthen to moderate to locally breezy levels Wednesday and Thursday then hold into next week.

  New COVID-19 guidelines poised to dramatically alter how child care facilities operate

Hawaii’s Department of Services released new guidelines Tuesday for childcare providers that are resuming or continuing operations.

Kamehameha Schools to debut virtual choirs for 100th song contest

Set a reminder for May 29.

  Young Brothers asks state for $25M in stimulus funds to overcome ‘dire’ financial situation

Without assistance, the company said the Neighbor Islands might see some service disruptions.

  Amid cloudy financial outlook, UH hopes to convince more Hawaii students to stay home for college

The University of Hawaii’s first summer session of the year started on Tuesday with students and teachers still connecting online.

New scholarship available for graduating seniors seeking alternative path

First Hawaiian Bank and the Hawaii Community Foundation pitched in $1 million each.

  Suspect in violent sex assault cites COVID-19, speedy trial violation in release requests

Zeth Browder was 18 years old when he allegedly raped an elderly woman last June.

  Lei murals popping up in Waikiki are a new symbol of aloha during the shutdown

The murals will live on even after storefronts re-open. They'll serve as a reminder of aloha.

  Civil Beat-HNN poll: Amid state’s pandemic response, voters have negative view of Ige

Gov. David Ige has been Hawaii’s chief executive through more than his fair share of crises.

2 more candidates in mayoral, council race file nomination papers

Keith Amemiya and Augie Tulba are both seeking political office.

‘Tell me a Story’ podcast explores ‘The New Normal’ amid the COVID-19 pandemic

In the sixth episode of “Tell me a Story with Jim Mendoza,” Jim focuses on “the new normal” we are all facing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  In 2019, Hawaii saw 10M visitors. This year, arrivals are projected to top out at 3.5M

In a new economic outlook, the state is also projecting that tourism recovery will be painstakingly slow.

How empty are the hotels still open in Hawaii? The occupancy rate in April was just 9%

New figures from the Hawaii Tourism Authority show Hawaii’s hotel room occupancy in April was just under 9%.

Ironman triathlon in Kona delayed again due to coronavirus concerns

All of the athletes who have already registered for the race, which typically draws about 2,500 participants, will soon receive details on the updated plans for the event

  Six Flags announces new safety measures for when parks reopen

If you are planning a trip to Six Flags this year, you will need to know about the new policies the company has put in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

  Got business at the DMV? Offices are slowly reopening island by island

Offices are slowly starting to reopen, most are by appointment only.

  Kaulana Pakele, lead singer of Manao Company, dies at 47

He was 47 years old.

’Incomprehensible’: Police say World War I monument vandalized on Memorial Day in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh police are investigating after they discovered a World War I memorial vandalized on Memorial Day.

  Weekend parties leave Oahu beaches trashed and raise concerns about spread of virus

“We’ve worked so hard to get here. And we’re going to sacrifice it because of some people who are very self-centered and selfish.”

Forecast: Light winds today, but brisk trade winds expected tomorrow

Lighter winds and mostly dry weather are expected through Tuesday, with just a few showers, mainly during the afternoon and evenings.

  Lt. Gov. Josh Green hopes to reopen Hawaii’s tourism industry by July

After two days with no new coronavirus cases statewide, some people are anxious to restart the tourism industry.

  Maui hair, nail salons welcome back clients with new safety measures in place

In Maui County, many spent the Memorial Day getting a much-needed hair cut or pedicure, as hair and nail salons reopened with new safety measures in place.

  Halau honors fallen soldiers with Memorial Day lei draping tradition

At the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl, there was no large ceremony and the Boy Scouts did not provide the usual flag and lei for every grave, but there was a steady stream of visitors including members of a hula halau who’ve been making lei for years.

  KGMB to air special Lantern Floating Hawaii broadcast on Memorial Day

By now, the stage would've been set and ready to go for the big event.