Just under 9,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported statewide over the last seven days, with Hawaii County reporting 1,102 new cases, an increase of over 250 from the week prior.
HONOLULU — A high school prom in Hawaii where masked dancers weren’t allowed to touch. A return to virtual city council meetings in one Colorado town after the mayor and others tested positive following an in-person session. A reinstated mask mandate at skilled nursing facilities in Los Angeles County after 22 new outbreaks in a single week.
HONOLULU — The University of Hawaii said Tuesday it will require masks indoors across its 10-campus system amid a spike in COVID-19 cases in the islands.
At the direction of President Joe Biden, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the U.S. flag and the Hawaii state flag will be flown at half-staff at the state capitol and upon all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawaii National Guard, immediately, until sunset on Saturday.
On a mission: Middle school student installing refill stations to eliminate plastic bottles on Hawaii Island
A middle school student is on a mission to eliminate plastic bottles on Hawaii Island — one specialized refill station at a time.
The Volcano Art Center is proud to announce a juried art exhibit celebrating 150 years of Hawaii honoring King Kamehameha The Great. The mixed media exhibition is now on display daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. through June 26 at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Judith “Judy” Julie Ater, 76, of Hilo died April 22 at Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Honolulu, she was a homemaker, member of Hilo Seventh-day Adventist Church and volunteer at the County Office of Aging. Visitation 2-3 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at Hilo Seventh-day Adventist Church, 162 Kapiolani St. Celebration of life at 3 p.m. Casual or aloha attire; no flowers. Survived by son, Thomas (Genevieve) Teixeira; daughters, Jessica (Duane) Vargas and Jamie Ater; daughter-in-law, Anna Ater; brother, Ismael “Pancho” (Judy) Flores Jr.; sisters, Violet Wadkins and Lucille (Stephen) Meek; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; two aunts; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Of the nine County Council seats up for election this year, all but two incumbents have drawn challengers, with just two weeks remaining before the June 7 filing deadline.
Two Big Island teachers were recognized this year for showcasing their potential and growth in the Hawaii Department of Education.
Mayor Mitch Roth issued a statement Tuesday condemning the actions an arsonist or arsonists who on Sunday torched four Department of Parks and Recreation vehicles.
Morgan “Max” Victor’s family describe him as “the life of the party.”