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Hawaii Tourism Authority Announces Resumption of Kukulu Ola and Aloha Aina Programs

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has announced that it is resuming its Kukulu Ola and Aloha Aina programs, and seeking proposals from the community. HTA has issued two Request for Proposals (RFPs) to provide funding support to qualified nonprofit organizations and programs that will perpetuate the Hawaiian culture and preserve natural resources in 2022. The Kukulu Ola and Aloha Aina programs are a part of HTA’s commitment toward Malama Kuu Home... Read More
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Kolekole Bridge on Hawaii Belt Road: Weight Limit Reduced

The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) is reducing the allowable weight rating for Kolekole Bridge on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) to four tons effective Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. The weight reduction will be in effect until further notice and signs advising of restrictions and a lowered speed limit of 25 mph over the bridge will be posted shortly. Kolekole Bridge at Milepost 14.27 was being monitored due to bridge inspection findings. The... Read More
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Hana Highway Bridge Improvements: Virtual Public Meetings

The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT), in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration, Central Federal Lands Highway Division (FHWA-CFLHD), will be holding two virtual public meetings on improvements to the following bridges on Hana Highway (Route 360) between Huelo and Hana town in east Maui: Kailua Stream Bridge (Mile Post 5.9)Makanali Stream Bridge (MP 8.2)Puohokamoa Stream Bridge (MP 11.0)Kopiliula Stream Bridge (MP 21.7)Ulaino Stream Bridge (MP 27.9)Mokulehua Stream Bridge (MP 28.3)... Read More
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11 Deaths and 493 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 9/15

In the latest COVID-19 report from the Government of the Aloha State, there are 493 new cases bringing the total cases to date to 73,268. Of those total cases, 3,945 required hospitalization. The total cases reported in the past 14 days was 8,967. Total deaths to date are 671. CURRENT TRAVEL INFORMATION Hawaii’s 10-day mandatory self-quarantine remains in place for all trans-Pacific passengers. Travelers entering the state from the US and... Read More
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423 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 9/14

In the latest COVID-19 report from the Government of the Aloha State, there are 423 new cases bringing the total cases to date to 72,775. Of those total cases, 3,883 required hospitalization. The total cases reported in the past 14 days was 8,887. Total deaths to date are 660. CURRENT TRAVEL INFORMATION Hawaii’s 10-day mandatory self-quarantine remains in place for all trans-Pacific passengers. Travelers entering the state from the US and... Read More
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COVID-19 drive-through testing opens at Blaisdell today Sept. 13

The City and County of Honolulu, in partnership with Nomi Health, are proud to launch a new COVID-19 drive-through testing site conveniently located at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena beginning today, Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Participants will be able to choose the Binax Now rapid antigen test, with their result available in one hour or a PCR nasal swab with the test... Read More
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461 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 9/13

In the latest COVID-19 report from the Government of the Aloha State, there are 461 new cases bringing the total cases to date to 72,352. Of those total cases, 3,862 required hospitalization. The total cases reported in the past 14 days was 9,051. Total deaths to date are 660. CURRENT TRAVEL INFORMATION Hawaii’s 10-day mandatory self-quarantine remains in place for all trans-Pacific passengers. Travelers entering the state from the US and... Read More
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National Suicide Prevention Month in Hawai’i

DOH, Prevent Suicide Hawaiʻi Task Force Recognize National Suicide Prevention Month The Hawai‘i Department of Health’s Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention System Branch (EMSIPSB) and the Prevent Suicide Hawai‘i Task Force are taking action to recognize National Suicide Prevention Month. Events will be held statewide throughout September to call attention to this issue.  In Hawai‘i, one person dies from suicide every two days. Suicide is the leading cause of fatal... Read More
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Tragic 12 Deaths and 836 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 9/11

In the latest COVID-19 report from the Government of the Aloha State, there are 836 new cases bringing the total cases to date to 71,156. Of those total cases, 3,822 required hospitalization. The total cases reported in the past 14 days was 10,218. Total deaths to date are 653. CURRENT TRAVEL INFORMATION Hawaii’s 10-day mandatory self-quarantine remains in place for all trans-Pacific passengers. Travelers entering the state from the US and... Read More
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Federal Team Deployed to Hawaii to Treat COVID-19 Patients

A federal team of 30 civilians is being deployed to Hawaiʻi to administer monoclonal antibody therapy to treat COVID-19 patients. Increasing access to monoclonal antibody therapy will decrease severe illness in individuals recently infected with COVID-19, providing relief to Hawaii’s hospitals. Monoclonal antibody therapy is not a substitute for vaccination. Monoclonal antibodies help the immune system temporarily respond to the immediate infection. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued Emergency Use... Read More
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ACLU of Hawai’i Supports Petition to Release Certain Prisoners During COVID-19

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i (ACLU of Hawai‘i) filed a motion on September 7, 2021, seeking leave to file an amicus brief in support of the Hawai‘i Office of the Public Defender’s request that the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court release certain people from Hawaii’s jails and prisons during the state’s worst outbreak of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. The Hawai‘i Supreme Court issued two series of orders since the start... Read More
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8 Deaths and 747 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 9/10

In the latest COVID-19 report from the Government of the Aloha State, there are 747 new cases bringing the total cases to date to 70,320. Of those total cases, 3,805 required hospitalization. The total cases reported in the past 14 days was 10,377. Total deaths to date are 641. CURRENT TRAVEL INFORMATION Hawaii’s 10-day mandatory self-quarantine remains in place for all trans-Pacific passengers. Travelers entering the state from the US and... Read More