Judge backs Hawaii’s 14-day quarantine but legal challenges will continue

Jim Hochberg, the attorney for the four travelers seeking to overturn the quarantine, said his clients will consider appealing.

In spike of cases, Oahu sees worrisome evidence of broader community spread

  Hawaii reports 19th coronavirus death and biggest single-day surge in cases since early April

Police investigate suspicious stabbing death of Hawaii Marine

  New clinic on wheels is designed to bolster Oahu’s COVID-19 response

4.3-magnitude quake rattles Big Island; no tsunami threat

Episode 12: Catching up with Hawaii’s first-ever quintuplets mom

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State to organizers of ‘floatilla’ planned for Oahu: Cancel or face arrest

  Coffee with a Candidate: David Hamman, Republican Candidate for Congress

Ohana bubbles. Festive masks. How to celebrate July Fourth safely

  WATCH ‘This is Now’: Officials urge July Fourth revelers to avoid crowds as COVID-19 cases spike

Visitor arrivals to Hawaii increase ahead of July Fourth weekend

Judge rules Hawaii’s quarantine is reasonable during pandemic

Memorial service set for late state Sen. Breene Harimoto

Flags will also fly at half-staff across the state.

  Games, scrimmages for most outdoor team sports allowed to resume on Oahu

July 3 is the date the City and County of Honolulu set for competitive team sports to resume in Oahu parks.

  Honolulu mayor’s expanded mask order goes into effect ahead of busy holiday weekend

The new order applies to all indoor private businesses and also includes some outdoor settings.

UH-Manoa giving dorm priority to non-Oahu freshmen

Hawaii’s public university system is giving student housing priority at its main campus to freshmen who don’t live on Oahu, a spokesman said Wednesday.

  One after another after another, small businesses in Hawaii call it quits

  GRAPHIC: Surveillance cameras capture brutal knife attack in Kalihi

  Efforts to combat unemployment fraud create new headaches for filers

  Bankruptcy filings soar in Hawaii as economic fallout of pandemic widens

  Teachers union isn’t on the same page as DOE on what ‘social distancing’ means

Survey: 45% of Hawaii households have seen their incomes decline during the pandemic

  8 Hawaiian Airlines employees who attended training subsequently test positive for COVID-19

Dr. Sarah Park, state epidemiologist, said those in the cluster had been told “masking was optional.”

  Firefighters continue to battle wind-whipped brush fire in Waianae

Honolulu firefighters are battling a large brush fire in Waianae on Thursday morning.

  Superintendent outlines how schools will reopen using face-to-face, remote learning

Which model a school chooses will be based on the realities on the ground.

  Coffee with a Candidate: Megan Kau, Candidate for Honolulu Prosecutor

"Coffee with a Candidate" is a special HNN series.

Kauai police detective arrested in domestic abuse case

Authorities on Kauai say a 19-year veteran of the Kauai Police Department was arrested Wednesday following an apparent dispute that left a 29-year-old woman injured.

  WATCH ‘This is Now’: Senator who grew up in Hawaii vetted as possible Biden running mate

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Hawaii reports 20 new COVID-19 cases, pushing statewide total to 946

The state reported its first COVID-19 case on March 6.

Man in critical condition following motorcycle crash in Kahului

Speed is believed to be a factor in a crash that left a motorcyclist critically injured in Kahului early Thursday, Maui police said.

Court rules in favor of Native Hawaiian homestead applicants

The Hawaii Supreme Court has issued a ruling on a Department of Hawaiian Homelands waiting list that could result in the state paying millions of dollars to beneficiaries.

  Come Aug. 1, will Hawaii residents who take short mainland trips have to quarantine? Maybe.

The state hasn’t yet said how they’ll handle residents who go to the mainland for short trips after quarantine restrictions have eased.

Hawaii legislators reject draft proposal to aid cargo firm

Hawaii legislators have opted not to approve a proposal to give an ocean cargo company $30 million in federal coronavirus relief funding to avoid a shutdown of its service.

NASCAR driver to race ‘Trump 2020’ vehicle sponsored by pro-Trump PAC

A political action committee working to help President Donald Trump is sponsoring a NASCAR driver’s vehicle starting this weekend.

Forecast: Weaker trade winds due for the weekend

Moderate trade winds will persist today, before lowering to light to moderate levels Friday through Independence Day.

  Some 11,000 people in Hawaii still haven’t gotten unemployment payments

Many laid-off Hawaii workers are growing desperate as they wait for their unemployment benefits.

In a positive sign, female inmates are returned to YWCA’s Fernhurst facility

Its work furlough program helps the women gain work skills and re-acclimate into society.

Driver in deadly 2018 trolley crash changes plea

He faces up to 10 years behind bars when he's sentenced in September.

Nearly 21 pounds of cocaine from Mexico intercepted in Honolulu

The street value of the shipment is estimated to be more than $250,000.

Family of Waianae man files suit against HPD over fatal Mililani shooting

The shooting happened in February 2019.

  Homeless triage center that Chinatown residents rejected may have found a new home

Unlike the previously proposed location at 65 Beretania St. in Chinatown, many businesses in the Kalihi neighborhood support the idea, saying the need is overwhelming.

  For 3 decades, the Big Island’s ‘Turtle Man’ has been helping save endangered honu

Pi'i Laeha is caretaker of the turtles that reside in the Mauna Lani Resort's Malama Honu program, an education and conservation effort.

  A Honolulu company is working overtime to develop an easy, cheap COVID-19 ‘spit test’

They say it’s a game changer that could be ready by the fall.

9 new COVID-19 cases reported, bringing statewide total to 926

The state reported its first COVID-19 case on March 6.

  Wildlife volunteers rescue baby Hawaiian hawk

A baby Io is recovering this week after being found alone in Hilo.

City extends emergency order mandating face masks, safety protocols

“Keeping everyone on O’ahu safe is our priority."

  Coffee with a Candidate: Byron McCorriston, Independent Candidate for Congress

"Coffee with a Candidate" is a special HNN series.

Shrimp poke distributed in Hawaii recalled because of possible contamination

The poke would have been distributed at the fish counter.

  FEMA discusses hurricane season changes amid COVID-19 crisis

The Atlantic hurricane season is already breaking records with several storms named so early this year. With parts of the U.S. battling the wrath of the coronavirus pandemic, experts urge you not to delay in preparing.

  UH issues new COVID-19 guidelines as students prepare for fall return

Under the guidelines, everyone is required to wear a face mask on campus and faculty members will be provided with face shields.

  WATCH ‘This is Now’: Ninth Island called ground zero for US economic crisis

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Hawaiian Airlines to resume flights to most of its mainland gateway cities starting Aug. 1

Hawaiian Airlines suspended most of its flights in late March due to the pandemic and Hawaii’s mandatory quarantine for all trans-Pacific travelers.

  Most COVID-19 patients recover at home, but hospitalizations higher among seniors

Despite recent upticks in cases, Lt. Gov. Josh Green and other officials say Hawaii’s hospitals are in good shape.

BWS officially transfers ownership of famed Haiku Stairs to city

The Board of Water Supply has officially transferred ownership of the Haiku Stairs over to the City and County of Honolulu as of Wednesday.

  City rolls out appointment-only system for bulky item trash pickup to all of Oahu

The appointment-only system will be for residents and multi-unit buildings.

Well-known steak house closes Maui location permanently amid pandemic

Another restaurant in Hawaii has closed its doors permanently amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Starting this fall, new immunizations required for Hawaii students

The requirement goes into effect Wednesday.

  State forges ahead with plan to reopen tourism with testing, despite potential loophole

There’s no clear plan to make sure those who don’t get tested before arrival actually isolate themselves.

Forecast: Breezy trade winds hold for now

Breezy winds hold for now, ease up for the weekend

Brush fire shuts down Central Oahu roads

A stretch of Kamehameha Highway was shutdown just after 10 p.m.

  Hawaii Supreme Court rules in favor of Hawaiian homelands beneficiaries

Beneficiaries have faced generations-long delays, and could get a payout.

Monk seal recently born on Oahu is healthy and happy, researchers say

PO5 is the 5th known monk seal to be born on Oahu this year.

  To help keep virus out and residents safe, a senior living facility turns to tech

The facility says it’s the first to install high-tech devices with two-levels of screening.

Former corrections officers indicted for allegedly assaulting a Hilo inmate

The indictment, filed earlier this month, was unsealed Tuesday.

1 year later, a man injured when his rental car caught fire is still recovering

The family has filed suit against the automaker and the rental car company.

  With new protocols in place, Chaminade to welcome grad students back to campus

“The students are the life and blood of this university, so we’re really excited to have students on campus, sitting in our classrooms,” said Chaminade President Lynn Babington.

  Unable to meet in person, nonprofit creates online hub for students with disabilities

Before COVID-19 came into the picture, Abilities Unlimited’s summer pre-employment classes were held in classrooms full of high school students with disabilities.

  To woo customers back, city announces Chinatown beautification plan

The plan calls for a deep clean of the area and various improvements.

Without its usual crowd, a new Cherry Blossom Festival queen is crowned

Jewel Kahiwalani Miyuki Mahoe won the title of Cherry Blossom Festival Queen and Miss Congeniality.

  Popular Maui visitor attraction closes .... with dim hopes for reopening

The Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu Valley announced Tuesday that it has closed indefinitely.

Kauai partners with Airbnb, travel sites to enforce short-term rental laws

Airbnb said they will remove ads of any host without a valid Tax Map Key number.

  City Mill raises $75,000 for Hawaii Foodbank through its ‘round up’ program

"It really adds up a small contribution can really help our community.”

  Head HVO scientist during Kilauea eruption looks to next chapter in Alaska

Tina Neal spent the last 5-years as scientist in charge at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

  Coffee with a Candidate: Tae Kim, Candidate for Honolulu Prosecutor

"Coffee with a Candidate" is a special HNN series.

Despite opposition, board OKs plan to import coronavirus samples for UH research

The University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine said it needs the samples for vaccine studies.

Klaneski reinstated as the head football coach at Damien Memorial School

Long-time coach and Monarchs alumni Eddie Klaneski has been reinstated as the head football coach and promoted to athletics director, school officials tell Hawaii News Now.

  Surge in COVID-19 infections on the mainland has some in Hawaii worried

The coronavirus case count is more than 2.6 million and climbing in the U.S.

Hawaii reports 18 new COVID-19 cases, including 15 on Oahu

The state reported its first COVID-19 case on March 6.

  WATCH ‘This is Now’: CDC chief blasts major airline for not blocking seats

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Hawaii’s largest daily newspaper agrees to deal with union on staff cuts

The agreement keeps most of the workers who initially received layoff notices on June 11.