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Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday schedule

City and County of Honolulu offices will be closed on Monday, January 18 to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The holiday schedule for the City and County of Honolulu operations is as follows: Emergency medical services, fire, lifeguard, medical examiner, and police services will be available.TheBus will operate on a state holiday schedule. Visit thebus.org for route and schedule information, and rider guidelines.Refuse will be collected and transfer stations, convenience... Read More
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Hawaii Daily COVID-19 Update: 1/12

Hawaii Daily COVID-19 update of coronavirus reports and statistics from government departments as of Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in the Aloha State.  Department of Health:  https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii/ 114 COVID-19 Cases and Four Deaths Reported Today DOH reports 144 new cases of coronavirus today. This report includes cases up until Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Full data is posted on the State COVID-19 dashboard and on the DOH Disease Outbreak & Control website at... Read More
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Repairing popular hiking trail: Koko Head Crater Tramway

The City and County of Honolulu and the non-profit group Kokonut Koalition announced that an agreement has been signed to facilitate repairs to the Koko Head Crater Tramway. The tramway track and trestle structures have been widely utilized as a hiking trail, and the Koalition estimates that nearly 300,000 people utilized the tramway in 2019 to access the picturesque view from atop the summit. The WWII-era tramway was constructed in 1942 by... Read More
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114 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases – As of 1/12

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 114 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 23,627 (up 0.5% from the previous day). To date, 878,074 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 23,283 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 3.3%. Currently, the average daily cases is 190.1. There were a total of 2305 cases reported in the past... Read More
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Hawaii Vaccine Centers to open in public private partnership

Lieutenant Governor Josh Green announced yesterday that Hawaii vaccine centers will soon be opening on the island of Oahu. The phased vaccination plan remains in effect based on an order that follows guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control. The state will offer immunizations at Pier 2 on Monday, January 18, 2021, and with The Queen’s Medical Center to operate a large-scale vaccination clinic a week later at the Neal... Read More
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Hawaii COVID vaccine for jails and prisons

Last week, the ACLU of Hawaiʻi sent a letter to Governor Ige, Lt. Governor Green, Department of Health Director Char, and Department of Public Safety Director Otani asking them to clarify that people in jail and prison who meet the criteria to receive the Hawaii COVID vaccine under Phase 1 of the State’s vaccination plan will be able to receive the vaccine during that phase. The letter states: Hawaii’s draft vaccination... Read More
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172 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 172 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 23,513 (up 0.7% from the previous day). To date, 875,020 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 23,188 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 3.3%. Currently, the average daily cases is 190.1. There were a total of 2268 cases reported in the past... Read More
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Hawaii Proud Boys founder arrested in storming of US Capitol

The founder of the Hawaii Proud Boys and a supporter of President Donald Trump, Nicholas Ochs, was arrested in Hawaii on Thursday, January 7, 2021 for participation in the storming of the US Capitol that took place on January 6. He was charged with by the US Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC, for trespassing into a restricted building. It was Ochs’ own boasting on social media about his involvement in the... Read More
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Oahu Elderly Care Facilities to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

The City’s West Loch Elderly Village in ‘Ewa Beach and Mānoa Gardens are both preparing for the first round of the COVID-19 vaccine. CVS, under a direct contract with the federal government, will be running vaccination clinics at both senior housing facilities and have assigned a pharmacist for each site. Long-term care facilities are included in Hawai‘i’s first phase of vaccinations, Phase 1-A, which began in mid-December. “Protecting our most vulnerable... Read More
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Wailuku Bridge singing again

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announced that the emergency repairs on the Wailuku Bridge, also known as the Singing Bridge, located on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) between Waianuenue Avenue and Pukihae Street on the island of Hawaii, have been completed. Traffic flow on the bridge for both Honokaa and Hilo bound travelers was restored as of 10:30 a.m. today, Friday, January 8. The need for the emergency repairs to... Read More
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Ala Moana Satellite City Hall on the move

The City and County of Honolulu has announced the relocation of the Ala Moana Satellite City Hall. The current 3,500-square-foot location next to Barnes & Noble Booksellers will be relocated to a 1,977-square-foot space next to Assaggio Restaurant. The new street-level location on the ocean side of the Ala Moana Center will officially open for service on an appointment-only basis Tuesday, Jan. 19. To facilitate the move, the old location will... Read More
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Hawaii Daily COVID-19 Update: 1/8

Hawaii Daily COVID-19 update of coronavirus reports and statistics from government departments as of Friday, January 8, 2021 in the Aloha State. Department of Health:  https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii/ 264 COVID-19 Cases and Four Deaths Reported Today DOH reports 264 new cases of coronavirus today. Four (4) additional deaths were reported, all on O‘ahu. All of these people had been hospitalized and had underlying conditions. Woman, 50-59 yrs.Woman, 60-69 yrs.Man, 70-79 yrs.Man, 80-89 yrs.... Read More
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Hawaii vaccine plan phase by phase

The Hawai‘i Department of Health issued an executive summary of its updated COVID-19 Hawaii vaccine plan today to provide a roadmap of how the vaccine will eventually be made available to all Hawai‘i residents by the end of this summer.The prioritized system ensures the vaccine is distributed and administered in an orderly, safe and efficient manner, starting with prioritized groups based on updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and... Read More
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Tourists can no longer take TheBus to visit Hanauma Bay

After Hanauma Bay finally reopened on December 2, 2020, after 8 long months of being closed due to COVID-19, it was normal to see people walking along Kalanianaole Highway and cars parked on the side of the road as only walk-ins were being allowed into the ocean sanctuary. However, beginning this Saturday, January 9, 2021, only vehicular entry will be allowed into Hanauma Bay from Kalanianaole Highway, and walk-in entry will... Read More