Ige: Staying at home the only way to beat COVID-19

Gov. David Ige on Wednesday recognized the challenges faced by Hawaii residents during the statewide lockdown aimed at slowing the progression of COVID-19, and discussed ongoing efforts to provide relief to those affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

New York mobilizes against virus, Trump urges action on aid

NEW YORK — New York authorities on Wednesday mobilized to head off a potential public health disaster in the city, with its emergence as the nation’s biggest coronavirus hot spot a warning flare — and perhaps a cautionary tale — for the rest of the country.

Stocks have first back-to-back gains since sell-off began

NEW YORK — Stocks scored their first back-to-back gains Wednesday since a brutal sell-off began five weeks ago, but much of an early rally faded late in the day as a last-minute dispute threatened to hold up a $2 trillion economic rescue package in Congress.

Obituaries for March 26

Sheila Antoinette Leimomi Frasco, 74, of Kealakekua died Feb. 26 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she was a coffee farmer, housekeeper at the former Kona Lagoon Hotel, cook for the former Captain Beans, custodian at Kahakai School and member of Kahikolu Congregational and Kona Gospel churches. Services at a later date. Survived by sons, Alan Navas and Edwin Hao Jr. of Honaunau, Shannon (Shannon) Hao of Hookena; daughter, Pearl Hori of Vancouver, Wash.; brother, Edward (Barbara) Navas of Honaunau; sisters, Annie Araki of Oahu, Gail Nitulama of Hilo and Wilma Puna of Oahu; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Dr. Anthony Fauci is the coronavirus truth teller we need. Let him do his work

One of President Donald Trump’s smartest moves in response to the COVID-19 pandemic was naming Dr. Anthony Fauci to the White House’s coronavirus task force. The head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Fauci is a public health hero who has led the agency through six presidents and won’t bend the facts or deny science to appease egos.