NEW YORK — The Trump White House has installed two political operatives at the nation’s top public health agency to try to control the information it releases about the coronavirus pandemic as the administration seeks to paint a positive outlook, sometimes at odds with the scientific evidence.
County civil attorneys were ironing out details of a plan to be submitted to Gov. David Ige to allow interisland travelers to come to the Big Island without a 14-day quarantine as of late Friday afternoon, Mayor Harry Kim said.
It was all hands on deck Friday at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport, the second day of rapid testing for trans-Pacific arrivals.
The county said Friday there will be new days and hours at the Waiohinu and Ocean View transfer stations in Ka‘u.
The 20th annual Akamai Living Health Fair thrived as a drive-through event for seniors in East Hawaii on Friday morning.
HONOLULU — Hawaii’s Board of Education has approved phasing out distance learning curriculum that parents and teachers complained contained racist and sexist content and will send parents a letter acknowledging the Acellus program was selected hastily during the pandemic without proper vetting.