A Hawaii restaurant puts a Thanksgiving tradition on hold but finds a new way to give

  Experts predict small uptick in COVID-19 cases after holiday, but caution larger spikes are possible

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade takes flight in virus times

Adopt-a-Family 2020: As Christmas approaches, this Hawaii family is hoping for brighter times

Hawaii reports 120 new COVID-19 infections, 2 additional fatalities

Salvation Army busy distributing thousands of Thanksgiving meals in Hawaii

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  Oahu couple’s generosity blossoms into mask-making business

  As COVID restrictions batter mall sales, shopping centers try new strategies for Black Friday

9 months after recovering from COVID-19, this man’s ‘long hauler’ symptoms persist

  Hawaii sees one of its busiest travel days of the pandemic, despite CDC guidance

Another pedestrian crash in West Oahu sends a man in his 60s to the hospital

Maui’s ‘Iao Valley reopens with new fees for tourists

Man killed while trying to cross Farrington Highway in Nanakuli identified

It happened around 6 p.m. near Black Rocks Beach in Nanakuli.

  Kamehameha Schools adapts to hybrid learning with only some students on campus

A few grades at Kamehameha Schools are participating in hybrid learning.

  Statistics suggest returning residents, not visitors, more likely to bring COVID-19 into Hawaii

While more passengers overall are landing in the islands since the launch of the pre-travel testing program, it’s returning residents who have the higher infection rate.

  Survey: Most Hawaii residents say they’re following holiday gathering protocols

The CDC has urged Americans to only gather with their household members this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Health Department has offered a similar measure.

Hawaii reports 2 additional COVID-19 fatalities, 108 new cases

  Perseverance prevails as construction on tiny home village for homeless resumes

PODCAST: A special Thanksgiving kanikapila with the ‘Muthaship’

Flash flood warning extended for Kauai as heavy rains drench island

Survey: Maui County, Hawaii Island top the state for mask wearing rates

Brighten a child’s Christmas by ‘adopting’ a letter to Santa

Hawaii’s delegation calls on Trump to extend COVID-19 funding for National Guard

Gov. David Ige has also appealed to the president to assist with funding for National Guard efforts.

Watch ‘This is Now’: Thanksgiving travel prompts concerns about more COVID-19 spread

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

  Picture of US economy is worrisome as virus inflicts damage

A flurry of data released Wednesday suggested that the spread of the virus is intensifying the threats to an economy still struggling to recover from the deep recession that struck in early spring.

Online queues and social distancing: Hawaii malls prep for Black Friday

Black Friday 2020 is already poised to be unlike any other before.

  For visitors and returning residents, navigating traveler testing rules is complicated

“It’s very stressful,” said Lauren Bartels, of Waikele. “If I had a chance to do it again, I wouldn’t fly.”

After 8 months, the Magic Island parking lot is back open

The 470-stall parking lot was repaved and re-striped, along with several other improvements done.

  Local experts chime in on the discussion surrounding youth sports in Hawaii

Our panel of experts this week address whether they think sports should restart, whether it’s safe to do so, and what impact the current restrictions are having on Hawaii’s keiki.

Attorney: Officer who cited US surgeon general under investigation for overtime abuse

He's hopeful the newly discovered circumstances will encourage prosecutors to drop the case.

  Read Katherine Kealoha’s handwritten letter to a judge ahead of her sentencing

In the five-page letter, Kealoha says she has been locked in her cell for 23 hours a day since April because of the pandemic and calls her time behind bars “my cross to bear.”

Maui man fighting for his life after 2-vehicle crash in Kahului

Both men involved weren’t wearing seat belts, officials said.

These paramedics saved his life. Today, he got to thank them.

On October 11, Ariel Cadiz was at his Kapolei home doing yard work when he felt a burning sensation in his chest that led to shortness of breath. and a feeling that he was going to vomit.

  ‘Surreal’: For the last 9 months, they’ve been isolated on a remote atoll with no news

“It was definitely a bit of a shock coming back into the airport because all of the shops were boarded up and we’re all standing single file."

  Honolulu’s mayor proposes additional testing changes for trans-Pacific travelers

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell will ask the governor for a workaround to allow trans-Pacific travelers still awaiting travelers to avoid quarantine.

  Man charged in brutal sex assault was trying to meet women on dating app

Michael T. Hirokawa was locked up Saturday on attempted murder charges. Two days later, he was out again after posting $500,000 bail.

  College students headed home for the holidays run into testing headaches

“It seems like stars have to align for you to be able to secure that testing appointment."

  After string of new COVID-19 cases, Kauai seeks to opt out of pre-travel testing program

Kauai's mayor did not address the economic concerns of opting out, but said the island “needs to take a pause from an influx of travelers."

Mass testing reveals 46 new COVID cases among Waiawa prison inmates

This is the second largest cluster of cases within a state-run prison facility.

Maui group Na Wai ‘Eha earns a Grammy nomination

Their album 'Lovely Sunrise' is in the running for the Best Regional Roots Album award.

City teams up with Airbnb, Vrbo to crack down on illegal vacation rentals

“We know there are bad actors out there, and this will help us crack down on them. While this is not a panacea, it’s a step forward."

  Here’s how big your Thanksgiving gathering can be in each county

This Thanksgiving, health experts are urging Americans to keep holiday gatherings small ― and only include those you live with.

After long-awaited makeover, Magic Island parking lot reopened to the public

A long-awaited project to refurbish the Magic Island parking lot at Ala Moana Regional Park was finished Tuesday and opened to traffic.

Hawaii reports 61 new COVID-19 infections; no new fatalities

No new fatalities were reported. The death toll from the virus stands at 233.

  Watch ‘This is Now’: Airlines consider requiring a ‘vaccination passport’ for travelers

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

Kauai police arrest homeless man who allegedly pointed gun at arriving officers

Kauai police have arrested a 38-year-old who allegedly fired a gun into the air at Hanamaulu Beach on Monday night and then pointed it at arriving officers.

  Tighter COVID-19 rules now in effect for all trans-Pacific travelers to Hawaii

Beginning Tuesday, incoming trans-Pacific travelers will need to have a negative COVID-19 test result before departure for Hawaii if they want to skip quarantine.

  Nearly 60,000 citations issued for violating emergency orders thrown out

Less than one in 50 citations issued on Oahu since March for violating COVID-19 emergency orders resulted in a conviction, newly-released statistics show.

  Taylor Swift ‘folklore’ concert film coming to Disney+

The concert film will include guest appearances from Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver — acts who all appear on Swift’s “folklore” album.

Forecast: Flooding possible for parts of the state

A flash flood watch is in effect for Maui and the Big Island, with the greatest concern being on the windward sides of the islands.

  Officers hand out turkeys instead of tickets in NYC

The officers made several stops for minor infractions, but instead of handing out tickets, they cut the drivers a break and gave them turkeys.

Flash flood watch posted for Maui, Big Island, with wet weather possible statewide

Persistent or heavy rain could cause flooding in areas already saturated from weekend showers.

More than 100 inmates at Waiawa Correctional Facility are now COVID positive

More than 100 inmates have tested positive for coronavirus at Waiawa Correctional Facility.

  Some lawmakers want the governor to rethink the new travel rules

Some are worried the new rules will hurt Hawaii's tourism recovery.

Ocean Safety urges caution after water rescues at a popular West Oahu beach

“The surf was flat but what people may not realize is there is a strong current there."

  Oahu man out on bail following ‘sadistic’ attack that left victim fighting for her life

Michael T. Hirokawa is charged with attempted murder and two counts of first-degree sex assault.

A Pearl City park is renamed in honor of a respected community leader

The late Breene Harimoto died in June from pancreatic cancer.

  Former NFL star Marshawn Lynch gives back by giving out free turkeys in Hawaii

From Beast Mode to Feast Mode — former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch was in Halawa Monday Morning, handing out free turkeys for the upcoming thanksgiving holiday.

Kauai reports first COVID-19 fatality since pandemic began

Officials said the fatality was that of an elderly resident who had no history of travel.

US agency ascertains Biden as winner, lets transition begin

The move clears the way for Joe Biden aides to begin coordinating with federal agencies on plans for takeover on Jan. 20.

  City Council leader calls on police chief to bring back COVID-19 enforcement team

The unit was suspended following allegations of overtime abuse.

Dozens of Hawaii employers participate in virtual job fair

Participating employers include the City and County of Honolulu, the Queen’s Medical Center, Kamehameha Schools and much more.

  DOH warns of maritime clusters as industry embraces safety protocols

The state Department of Health is warning about coronavirus clusters among ocean businesses, including commercial and recreational boating.

Here’s the recipe for Sam Choy’s Kitchen famous Pumpkin Crunch!

It’s a Hawaiian Thanksgiving staple: Sam Choy’s famous Pumpkin Crunch. Here’s the recipe and the instructions, so you can make it and enjoy it with your family this holiday!

Misprint leads to removal of Love’s Stuffing Mix from store shelves

If you recently bought the product, the expiration date should be 2021, not 2020.

  At rehab hospital, this four-legged friend offers his own brand of medicine

At REHAB Hospital of the Pacific, a two-year-old yellow Labrador offers his own brand of medicine.

Aid available to Oahu businesses hardest hit by COVID-19 restrictions

The fund is aimed at helping small businesses on Oahu remain afloat.

Hawaii reports 114 new COVID-19 infections; no new fatalities

The death toll from the virus in Hawaii stands at 233.

  COVID numbers from prison outbreaks must remain in Oahu case counts, mayor says

Mayor Caldwell says the additional cases brought on by isolated outbreaks are an element of the recovery framework that the city is going to have to weather for help and safety reasons.

  Watch ‘This is Now’: Mayor hopeful Oahu will soon get to next tier in city’s reopening strategy

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

  Former HPD captain with COVID-19 left to sleep on a park bench after quarantine mix-up

'I fell through the cracks I guess': He said the state botched his quarantine accommodations.

  State officers break up large party on Maui beach

Department of Land and Natural Resources law enforcement cited one woman for having alcohol and warned others about COVID-19 rules.

  City’s mobile testing lab at Honolulu airport now open to inter-island travelers

Initially, this project was catered to first responders and their families and state and federal airport workers. But now, it’s officially a trusted testing partner for inter-country travel.

Hawaii island group distributes $7.5M in virus housing aid

A group of Hawaii island organizations has distributed $7.5 million in federal funds to help pay rent and mortgages for 1,322 households during the COVID-19 economic and health crisis, officials said.

Hawaii police union sues counties over name disclosures

The lawsuits challenge a law enacted Sept. 15 by Democratic Gov. David Ige that places the disciplinary files of officers who are fired or suspended into the public record.

Forecast: Breezy winds, scattered showers linger through Tuesday

Strong trade winds will gradually diminish during the first half of the work week but will remain breezy on Monday and Tuesday.

  Hawaii engineers semi-finalists in worldwide mask challenge

A group of local engineers have made it to the semi-finals in a world-wide challenge that is focused on finding the best mask design of the future.

  Forecast: More wet weather, maybe even some t-storms, ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

Drier conditions should return in time for Thanksgiving Day and Friday.

High surf advisory extended for east-facing shores

Rough and choppy surf of 10 feet of higher is possible.

Hawaii Island mayor-elect announces 3 more cabinet appointees

The appointees were selected for lead roles of the Planning, Public Works and Environmental Management departments.