Ige signs proclamation allowing interisland trips for vaccinated travelers

Gov. David Ige Friday signed the 20th proclamation on COVID-19 to allow inter-county travelers vaccinated in the state of Hawaii to bypass the pre-travel testing and/or quarantine requirement starting May 11. The state’s Safe Travels platform went online Friday, allowing travelers to upload their travel information and vaccination data.

A mural for Merrie Monarch

Dante Orpilla spray paints a mural Thursday at a building on Keawe Street in Hilo. Orpilla modeled the painting after Kristina Waiau of Hilo, who dances hula. Orpilla and other artists are attempting to paint more murals to decorate downtown with color to celebrate Merrie Monarch this June.