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Governor Ige Extends 14-day Quarantine for Travelers Entering State

Gov. David Ige has signed the 10th emergency proclamation, which keeps the mandatory 14-day quarantine in effect for travelers entering the State of Hawai‘i. Under the proclamation, travelers arriving in Hawai‘i will continue to undergo a mandatory screening process at the airport. The period of self-quarantine continues to begin at the time of arrival through 14 days or for the …

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FEMA Urges Hawai`i Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Season

With hurricane season upon us, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) advise Hawaii residents to prepare now for hurricane-related storms and flooding. The 2020 Central Pacific hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. This year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted up to six tropical storms and hurricanes in the …

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AG: Quarantine Enforcement Is Active For Visitors & Returning Residents

More than 2,200 returning residents and travelers flew into Hawai‘i airports on Wednesday and unless they have an exemption, all of them are required to abide by the State’s current 14-day quarantine rules. It’s a monumental effort to keep track of everyone who should be in quarantine and it involves a hui of law enforcement agencies, representatives of Hawai‘i’s visitor …

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Wailuku Man Sentenced for Attempted Sexual Enticement of a 14-Year-Old Girl

Nolan Nishida, 37, of Wailuku, Maui, was sentenced today in federal court by Senior U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway to 10 years of imprisonment followed by 10 years of supervised release for attempting to entice a minor to engage in unlawful sexual activity. Nishida is required to pay a $5,000 special assessment pursuant to the Justice for Victims of …

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Da Kitchen to Close it’s Last Maui Location in Kahului

Popular Maui restaurant Da Kitchen will close its Kahului location on Wednesday, July 22nd after more than 20 years in business. The company announced via social media today that it will be “will be suspending food service in our Kahului location.” Earlier this month, the restaurant took similar steps and also shuttered its Kihei location. The post read: It has …

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Sept. 1 is New Date for Resumption of Trans-Pacific Travel

Calling the delay in re-opening trans-Pacific travel to Hawai‘i a very tough decision, Governor Ige outlined the reasons for changing the date during an afternoon news briefing. Record numbers of new cases in Hawai‘iLarge, uncontrolled outbreaks in mainland statesSupply chain for testing supplies interrupted because of outbreaksAnticipated uptick in cases when schools reopen The governor said his decision, discussed during …

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Three Covid-19 Deaths And 86 New Cases Since Friday Renew Calls For Safe Practices In Hawai‘I

A tragic reminder of the impact of COVID-19 on individuals and their families are the deaths of three more Hawai‘i residents from coronavirus. The Department of Health’s (DOH) Disease Outbreak Control Division (DOCD) reports an elderly Kaua‘i resident is the 22nd recorded COVID-19 death. This person died out of state, in Arizona, where he had been receiving treatment for several months …

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Man hit & killed by pickup truck while crossing street in Kahului

On Sunday, July 12, 2020, at approximately 8:23 PM, a motor vehicle collision occurred on Kahului Beach Road, .2 miles Northwest of Kaahumanu Avenue (Fronting Harbor Lights Condominiums) in Kahului.  Investigation reveals a 2014 Toyota 4-Runner traveling southeast on Kahului Beach Road collided into a pedestrian. The pedestrian was traveling southbound across Kahului Beach Road, illegally crossing the roadway outside …

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Gyms And Patrons Encouraged To Practice Safety After Recent Covid Clusters

Contact tracing by the Dept. of Health has uncovered a total of 17 cases to-date involving two O‘ahu commercial gym facilities. DOH says cases in both gyms are linked to one person who participated in exercise classes at both. State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park said, “By their very nature, gyms that operate in closed spaces with poor ventilation and without …

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