Ige said pre-travel test program for travelers to start Oct. 15

Gov. Ige said today the state will start its pre-travel COVID-19 testing program for travelers coming to Hawaii on Oct. 15. That will allow travelers who test negative for the coronavirus within a 72-hour time frame before arrival to Hawaii to be exempted from the 14-day quarantine now imposed on arriving travelers to the state.


Two more COVID-19 deaths were reported today among residents of the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home by Hawaii County Civil Defense. That’s in addition to two veterans home resident deaths reported on Monday.

Trump denies downplaying virus, casts doubt on mask usage

PHILADELPHIA — Fielding cquestions about voters’ real-world problems, President Donald Trump denied during a televised town hall Tuesday that he played down the threat of the coronavirus earlier this year, although there is an audio recording of him stating he did just that.

Green’s family tests negative for COVID-19

Lt. Gov. Josh Green and two deputy sheriffs remained the only three positive COVID-19 cases in the Lieutenant Governor’s Office, the state COVID-19 Joint Information Center said Tuesday. All 11 other employees tested negative.

Police arrest 13 for DUI

During the week of Sept. 7-13, Hawaii Island police arrested 13 drivers for DUI. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One was younger than 21.

‘Say her name’: City to pay $12M to Breonna Taylor’s family

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Months after the police killing of Breonna Taylor thrust her name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race, the city of Louisville agreed to pay the Black woman’s family $12 million and reform police practices as part of a settlement announced Tuesday.

Seeping under doors, bad air from West’s fires won’t ease up

PORTLAND, Ore. — Dangerously dirty air spewing from West Coast wildfires is seeping into homes and businesses, sneaking into cars through air conditioning vents and preventing people already shut away because of the coronavirus pandemic from enjoying a walk or trip to the park.

Apology, no firing: Official said US scientists hurt Trump

WASHINGTON — A Trump health appointee accused of trying to muzzle an important scientific publication in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic apologized Tuesday for a separate video in which he reportedly says scientists battling the virus are conspiring against President Donald Trump and warns of shooting in America if Trump loses the election.

Pelosi: House to stay in session until COVID-19 rescue pact

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday the House will remain in session until lawmakers deliver another round of COVID-19 relief, a move that came as Democrats from swing districts signaled discontent with a standoff that could force them to face voters without delivering more aid.

Israel signs pacts with 2 Arab states

WASHINGTON — Israel on Tuesday signed historic diplomatic pacts with two Gulf Arab states during a White House ceremony that President Donald Trump declared will mark the “dawn of a new Middle East,” casting himself as an international peacemaker at the height of his re-election campaign.