New technology is aiming to cut down the time you spend stuck at red lights

  Hawaii reports 27th coronavirus fatality, another triple-digit jump in COVID-19 infections

With teachers back on campus, staff member at Iliahi Elementary tests positive for covid

  COVID-19 hospitalizations are up on Oahu and so are calls to 911

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, Chaminade offers students online option for fall

  Elections officials hope switch to all mail-in election boosts turnout

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  Despite spike in COVID-19 cases, state drags its feet on hiring more contact tracers

Episode 16: The School Delay Dilemma

  8th Honolulu firefighter tests positive for coronavirus: HFD

  State to start evicting public housing residents for repeat COVID-19 rules violations

Website launched to help students troubleshoot IT issues during online learning

  Mayor says ‘we’re ready to take drastic action’ if COVID-19 cases don’t drop

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  Top contenders for Honolulu mayor make their case in ‘The Job Interview'

Three panelists from HNN and three from Civil Beat conducted the interviews, a unique opportunity for voters to learn more about the candidates and decide who is best qualified to lead Honolulu Hale.

Former UH quarterback Colt Brennan arrested in Kona for trespassing while ‘heavily intoxicated’

Former standout UH quarterback Colt Brennan, was arrested on Saturday for allegedly causing a disturbance at the Kona Seaside hotel.

  WATCH ‘This is Now': Ige warns growing COVID-19 caseload could delay tourism’s reopening

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You only have a few more days to send in your mail-in ballot

  Civil Beat-HNN poll: Retired judge maintains lead in race for Honolulu prosecutor

  Civil Beat-HNN poll: As election nears, a leader in Honolulu mayor’s race emerges

  State fears residents are becoming too relaxed as COVID-19 becomes ‘entrenched’ in community

Sacred Hearts student tests positive for COVID-19

Honolulu to reopen surfboard locker racks destroyed in fire

Forecast: Brisk trade winds to continue through the week

Moderate to breezy trade winds will continue through the week, and may get a little stronger by the weekend.

Search suspended for missing spearfisherman off Maui

He was reported missing after he failed to return Friday night.

  Officials threaten to close more state parks if people continue large gatherings

Kauai's Polihale has already been closed, and other locations could be next.

  Some worry ‘there’s no contingency plan’ for COVID at Hawaii’s public housing

An employee at Mayor Wright Public Housing has tested positive for COVID-19.

Emergency water repairs in Kula could impact up to 1,000 Maui customers

Work will be done overnight Monday into Tuesday morning.

First Judiciary employee in Hawaii comes down with a case of COVID-19

The employee got tested on Saturday and was asymptomatic.

  More than a year after guilty verdict, still no sentencing date for Kealohas, police officers

Sentencing in Hawaii’s largest public corruption scandal still has not been set, more than a year after a jury handed down guilty verdicts.

  Play these cards right, and you’ll end up doing acts of aloha

"That's all we need, a little love and kindness to make someone's day."

As the pandemic drags on, Maui County sets up a new virtual job fair website

The website has more resources than just postings for job openings.

  State debunks popular Oahu church’s fake face mask waiver

As coronavirus cases rise in Hawaii, one of Oahu’s largest churches has been accused of preaching the wrong message in regard to wearing face masks.

Another Honolulu city bus driver tests positive for COVID-19, officials say

Oahu Transit Services said that the driver had no prolonged contact with any employees or customers.

Maui woman who pled no contest in a deadly 2005 crash is arrested for DUI again

A concerned citizen saw her get into a car appearing intoxicated, and alerted police.

Credit union to help Hawaii school teachers with grants to purchase classroom supplies

“We hope these grants will make a significant impact as teachers prepare their classrooms for in-person and distance learning.”

Citing family reasons, Hawaii’s Director of Human Services is stepping down

Pankaj Bhanot will be replaced by Cathy Betts at the end of August.

  Firefighters battle two-alarm building fire in McCully

Some lanes along South Beretania St. in the McCully area were closed Monday afternoon while crews battled a two-alarm building fire.

Officials rule federal agent’s line of duty death at Maui police station as accidental

Special Agent John Bost III died July 28 at the Kihei Police station, where he was employed with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

  WATCH ‘This is Now': City bans large gatherings as cases continue to spike

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Hawaii sees another single-day record of 207 new cases of COVID-19

The new cases also come after two days of relatively lower cases due to delays in lab reporting and missing data.

  Bar owners feel regulations they face are ‘overwhelming’ as closures begin

Oahu bars closed their doors once again this weekend by command of Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

  As cases spike higher, city bans gatherings of more than 10 people — both indoors and out

A spokesperson said the new ban went into effect immediately.

Federal Detention Center Honolulu confirms case of COVID-19

According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the patient is an inmate.

Court hearing held in notorious case of children’s deaths

The case has drawn so much attention that Madison County Prosecutor Rob Wood recently hired a public relations firm to handle the influx of media requests his office receives. But the investigation isn't over, so authorities have not given details on exactly what they believe happened.

UH football player tests positive for COVID-19; fall camp postponed

Fall camp was supposed to begin Monday but has been postponed until Tuesday.

Only 1 major candidate running to succeed Tulsi Gabbard

Kai Kahele became the front-runner when Gabbard later said she wouldn’t seek reelection so she could focus on her ultimately unsuccessful presidential bid.

Forecast: Breezy conditions to linger into the weekend

Surface high pressure far north of the state will produce moderate to locally breezy trade winds through next weekend.

  Recovered COVID-19 patients are being urged to donate their blood plasma

The plasma could potentially help save the lives of severely ill patients.

Maui man shoots himself in the hand before ending standoff with police

Police responded to a Paia home after reports of gunshots.

  State: Reporting issue skews Hawaii’s number of new COVID-19 cases

Delays and missing data is contributing to lower case numbers, state officials said.

Second EMS worker tests positive for COVID-19

The first case in an EMT was announced by the department on Saturday.

  Forecast: Breezy all week, but more showers are on the horizon

There may be brief downpours and muggy conditions approaching the weekend.

Driver killed after crashing into a Kapolei rail pillar identified

This marked Oahu's 30th traffic fatality of 2020.

Kalihi Kai firefighter tests positive for COVID-19, bringing total to 7 across the island

The first HFD COVID-19 case came out of the Hawaii Kai Fire Station.

  State: Dip in new COVID-19 cases likely due to ‘significant’ delay in testing results

In a news release Saturday, the state Health Department said while the one-day decline in cases is “encouraging,” it also represents a “significant lag in the testing results.”

  Small businesses in Hawaii plead for government help to stay afloat

“If you can provide unemployment, there has to be some way to free up funds to provide relief for rent for businesses.”

  Forecast: Breezy trades to dominate the coming week

Rainfall should be relatively scarce until the middle of the week.

23-year-old woman dies in a Kailua-Kona crash

Police say she wasn't wearing her seat belt at the time of the accident.

4.2 magnitude earthquakes rocks Kilauea Volcano, portions of Hawaii Island

The quake happened juts after 10 a.m.

2 men killed in early-morning crash near Wilson Tunnel entrance, driver survives

Speed and alcohol appear to be factors, HPD said.

Health official says COVID-19 cluster on Maui is tied to large beach parties

Maui's mayor is calling out partygoers for violating emergency rules in the middle of a pandemic.

  Unable to return home, this Hawaii candidate is managing his campaign from afar

Tommy Driskill has had to overcome obstacles to get his long-distance campaign started, beginning with the filing of his election papers.

  Benefits for Hawaii’s unemployed cut by more than half after Congress fails to act

Due to rampant fraud, the state is still withholding payments on about 18,000 claims.

  Workers, tourism industry leaders disagree over how ready hotels are to reopen

Hawaii hotels are ramping up for the reboot of the tourism industry on Sept. 1.

  State scrambles to bring on more contact tracers to handle COVID-19 surge

In a matter of days, state officials have gone from saying Hawaii has enough contact tracers to admitting they need more resources.

  Forecast: Breezy trade winds blowing through the weekend

Only light windward and mauka showers are expected.

  City Managing Director Roy Amemiya a ‘subject’ of federal grand jury investigation

The city confirmed Friday that Amemiya received a subject letter from the US Department of Justice.

Murder victim whose body was found buried in a shallow grave is identified

Police say the body was discovered bound and buried about 200 yards east of Makua Cave.

It’s been 10 years since Papahanaumokuakea was designated as a world heritage site

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization recognized the monument as “one of the best examples of both the world’s cultural as well as natural heritage.”

Suspect in fatal stabbing of Oahu nurse indicted on murder charge

A 35-year-old suspect in the fatal stabbing of an Oahu nurse was indicted Friday on second-degree murder charges.

3-week bar shutdown on Oahu has some owners uncertain if they’ll reopen

There have also been clusters tied to gyms, funerals, and large gatherings.

BOH branch closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19

According to BOH, the employee last worked on July 28 and typically worked from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  Amid COVID-19 surge in Hawaii, reopening of public schools delayed

The delay is designed to give schools additional time to prepare for the return of students and to train educators on distance learning tools.

WATCH: ‘A Climate For Change: A Second Life,’ a documentary from Hawaii News Now

On Thursday evening. Hawaii News Now will proudly present “A Climate For Change: A Second Life,” the second in a three-part documentary series about facing the climate change challenge.

  WATCH ‘This is Now': COVID-19 cases begin to impact operations at businesses, offices

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  Kauai teen to star in new Disney movie ‘Upside-Down Magic'

Siena Agudong, 16, will play Reina in “Upside-Down Magic,” a film based on the New York Times bestselling children’s book.

DeGeneres apologizes to show’s staff amid workplace inquiry

Steps are being taken to make several staffing changes and implement other steps, Warner Bros. said, without citing specifics.

  Georgia camp with COVID-19 outbreak didn’t require masks

A Georgia overnight camp hit by a coronavirus outbreak took many precautions, but didn’t make campers wear masks or have proper ventilation in buildings, according to a government report released Friday.

Ige: Hawaii doesn’t have enough contact tracers for COVID-19 surge

“We don’t have the staff that we need right now to respond."

  City closes bars for 3 weeks amid growing spread of COVID-19

On Thursday, the state 124 new coronavirus cases, all but four of which were on Oahu.