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Kauai police arrest Washington man for violating travel quarantine rules

  Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam confirms COVID-19 cases but details silenced by Pentagon

  Hawaii physician working in NYC recounts ‘war’-like fight against coronavirus

Authorities confirm first case of coronavirus on Molokai; patient transported to Oahu

  Hawaii floral industry at a standstill during what’s typically its busiest time of year

  PHOTOS: Empty streets, boarded up shops tell pandemic’s story in Hawaii

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  Sign of the times: Scores gather virtually to celebrate a Hawaii couple’s wedding

  Hawaii gets shipment of protective gear for healthcare workers from national stockpile

  To prevent spread of virus, mayor asks all Oahu residents to wear a cloth mask in public

  Board of Education waives grad requirements for Class of 2020

Drive-thru coronavirus testing sites planned for Oahu, Big Island

UH reports Oahu graduate student, employee on Maui test positive for coronavirus

  WATCH ‘This is Now’: 90% of Americans under stay-at-home orders as US cases top 220,000

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  Help available to renters, homeowners but protections have limits

Homeowners with federally-backed mortgages can delay payments for a year.

Hawaii government struggling with idle workers due to virus

Some state senators were frustrated after learning executive branch leaders are unaware how many workers are being paid to do nothing instead of being redeployed or furloughed.

US Army bases in Hawaii restricting non-essential visitors in wake of coronavirus pandemic

The rules went into effect on Wednesday.

Forecast: Light winds, scattered showers ahead of period of unsettled weather

Deal reached with apparent new owners of Meadow Gold Hawaii

  Experts: Don’t forget your mental health in a stay-at-home environment

Blood Bank of Hawaii seeks some extra help (not just donors)

  Are surfing and other ocean activities safe during a health crisis? Most experts say yes

  With Hawaii residents forced to stay at home, booze sales boom

Parks and hikes are closed, but that’s not keeping everyone away

Several hikers were also seen walking up the Haunauma Bay ridge line ― even though the entire preserve is off limits to the public and the gates are locked with yellow tape.

  State’s expanded, mandatory quarantine for inter-island travelers goes into effect

Violators of the quarantine face a $5,000 fine and even jail time.

  With so many staying at home, cab companies see their business all but disappear

With tourism on hold and residents staying indoors calls for taxi rides are nearly non-existent.

Disaster declaration signed for Kauai’s severe flooding last weekend

The county is still working to assess the damage across the island.

  Pandemic speeds up construction start on master-planned village for the homeless

All 21 of the donated homes will be built off-site and transported to the Kauhale.

Hawaii Foodbank sees demand grow by 30% ... and is bracing for more need

“We are preparing for the worst and looking at what it will take to distribute 1.75 to 2 million pounds a month."

Hawaii’s small businesses unite for ‘Pop-Up Makeke,’ a digital marketplace for local products

Pop-Up Mākeke, airing Wednesday on KFVE beginning at 7 p.m., is a centralized online marketplace for customers to have easy access to local products.

21-year-old Lahaina man dead after vehicle dives over a cliff

Police believe speed was a factor in the crash. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

Pahoa High and Intermediate distributes laptops to students who need them

Online learning started this week and staff say teachers and students are adapting to the changes.

  WATCH ‘This is Now’: US death toll rises to more than 4,600 in first month of crisis

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Attorney general warns against a wave of coronavirus-related scams

Common scams range from federal stimulus payment scams to bogus door-to-door tests.

As stay-at-home order continues, president approves Hawaii disaster declaration

The declaration allows means federal funding will be made available to Hawaii government entities and even some nonprofits.

USPS employee in Honolulu tests positive for COVID-19

The employee works at a mail processing and distribution facility in Honolulu.

4 patients at Pearl City Nursing Home taken to ERs after facility loses power

EMS personnel and firefighters responded just before midnight to the facility on Lehua Avenue.

  Oahu, Maui adjust bus schedules as stay-at-home order remains in effect

The city has deemed city bus service essential, but has urged passengers to practice social distancing.

  Hawaii’s first coronavirus-related death was older Oahu man with multiple health issues

Mayor Kirk Caldwell said the patient who died was an Oahu resident.

Hawaiian Electric proposes Tesla batteries for Oahu power

Hawaiian Electric Company Inc. has proposed using giant batteries manufactured by auto maker Tesla Inc. to provide energy to Oahu’s power grid.

Forecast: Winds ease, scattered showers for some areas

The light winds will lead to daytime heating and with the ample moisture, result in some scattered afternoon showers and a slight chance of a thunderstorm, especially over the interior and leeward areas of the smaller islands.

  Queen’s Health Systems employee diagnosed with coronavirus

The Queen's Health Systems did not say which of its facilities the employee works.

As economy weakens, state lawmaker says public worker raises could be in jeopardy

'Right now, the real need is to make sure people have food," Rep. Sylvia Luke said.

New study makes dire predictions about human toll of coronavirus in Hawaii

The University of Washington study made projections for all 50 states.

  Hawaiian Air scales back service, offers free interisland flights to health care workers

The company is also temporarily suspending flights to America Samoa.

A closer look at how the state’s coronavirus zip code maps work

An explanation Tuesday on that map released by the department of health showing cases by zip code.

  Despite shutdown, businesses are hiring. Here’s how to find those with ‘help wanted’ signs

Even during these historic times with an unprecedented number of layoffs, there are companies that are hiring.

  Amid pandemic, 17 homeless people move into state’s first Kauhale village

“It’s a wonderful feeling,” said Pamela Rundgren. “I have a door and windows. A floor I can keep clean.”

Battleship Missouri offers Hawaii students free virtual tour

Students can learn about the history of the battleship, its service in World War II and even participate in a question and answer session.

  HFD temporarily closes Kalihi Uka station after firefighters test positive for COVID-19

All personnel from the fire station have been directed to stay home and self-monitor until advised otherwise.

  Mayor calls on president to stop all non-essential travel to Hawaii

His remarks come as Hawaii is reporting its first coronavirus-related death.

  Kauai police arrest visitor accused of violating state’s mandatory quarantine

Authorities identified the man as 62-year-old Dwight Anthony Tucker, of Tampa.

Police publish FAQ on stay-at-home order after 911 dispatchers are swamped with questions

"Each call requesting clarification on the orders places a significant strain on our dispatch center to answer 911 and non-emergency public safety calls."

  Suspicious device investigation triggered evacuations, road closures in McCully

Police responded to the scene around 7:20 a.m.

  Governor expands state’s mandatory quarantine to include inter-island travelers, too

The state reported 29 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the state's total to 204.

Maui’s mayor: Surfing or paddling is fine. Lounging on the beach is not

Sunbathing is a no-no.

  Economist: Recession in Hawaii will surpass anything we’ve seen ‘in our lifetimes’

“This is worse than they ever expected."

Kauai chef launches virtual marketplace to connect farmers to consumers

'This is your virtual farmers market.'

PHOTOS: Hawaii honors first responders on the front lines of the pandemic

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  Amid virus outbreak, volunteers come together to serve food to kupuna, others in need

Despite the chaos and uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, stories are emerging of people coming together to help Hawaii’s most vulnerable populations, including kupuna.

Hawaii Democrats to count presidential primary votes May 23

The Democratic Party of Hawaii said Monday it will count ballots cast in its party-run presidential primary on May 23.

Forecast: Lighter winds with increasing showers due today

Moderate trade winds will decrease by Wednesday.

‘Grab-and-Go’ meals are coming to more Hawaii public schools

By Wednesday, 46 sites will offer meal service.

  Some Hawaii hospitals accept homemade masks as experts urge public to wear them

The coronavirus is making our local health care system change some of its old rules. Now some hospitals are accepting donations of homemade masks and the CDC is considering guidelines that would recommend everyone to wear them in public.

  To pass the time, these kids ditched their phones and produced a play

At a home in Makakilo the backyard is the back drop for a puppet production put on by three siblings and teacher Zen Bishop, their "hanai" grandmother.

NCAA grants extra year of eligibility to spring athletes due to coronavirus

The decision, which applies to athletes in sports like men’s volleyball, baseball and softball, effectively extends each individual’s eligibility by one year.

  If you’re struggling to pay your rent or mortgage, here’s the help available to you

Homeowners with federally-backed mortgages can delay payments for a year.

In bid to stop spread of virus, Queen’s hospitals will no longer allow most visitors

Exceptions are being made for obstetrics and pediatrics, end-of-life care and patients with an appointment at a clinic who are accompanied by a caregiver.

Visitor arrivals to Hawaii slow to a trickle under mandatory quarantine order

The Hawaii Tourism Authority says 167 visitors arrived in the islands Saturday.

Local distillery needs help with supplies to keep making sanitizer for first responders

But in order to keep production up, the company says they are in desperate need of a number of items.

  Researchers need your help tracking the movement of coronavirus in Hawaii

The questionnaire, which should take 5 to 10 minutes to complete, collects data for researchers and health professionals.

  WATCH ‘This is Now’: Number of coronavirus cases in US nears 160,000

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Hawaii to get $1.2B in direct cash payments to residents as part of stimulus package

The funding is part of a massive, $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package.

  Entrepreneurs launch website to collect data, provide info on coronvirus in Hawaii

The group wants the site to be able to share information -- and track the virus in Hawaii in real time.

Power outage cancels grab-and-go meal service at Maui school for the day

The DOE said during the first week, nearly 16,000 breakfasts and 30,000 lunches were served.

TSA screening officer at Honolulu’s airport tests positive for COVID-19

The employee is reported to be at home resting.

  Kids stuck at home? Let’s learn about the weather together!

To help Hawaii’s kids keep learning during their time away from campus, Emmy Award-winning meteorologist Jennifer Robbins is doing these lessons and experiments from her own home.

Telescope operations atop Mauna Kea shut down in response to virus order

The shutdown of telescope operations on Mauna Kea is expected to affect more than 500 technicians, astronomers, instrument scientists, engineers, and support staff.

Hawaiian Electric proposes battery storage project on Maui

Hawaiian Electric has proposed the construction of a battery storage system on Maui that will lead to the closure of a power plant there.

  Is takeout safe to eat during the coronavirus outbreak? Experts explain.

There has not been evidence to show the virus is transmitted by eating food.

Crash on Waialua Beach Rd. leaves motorcyclist in critical condition

Honolulu Police say the 65-year-old man apparently lost control of his motorcycle and struck the pavement. They say he was not wearing a helmet.