FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Whether President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to extend federal unemployment benefits by executive order remains unclear. Equally up in the air is whether states, which are necessary partners in Trump’s plan to bypass Congress, will sign on.
The county will consider filing a lawsuit against fossil fuel companies for damages caused by climate change.
ROME — With confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hitting 5 million Sunday, by far the highest of any country, the failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe.
Hawaii County Prosecutor Mitch Roth and political newcomer Ikaika Marzo were headed for a Nov. 3 runoff for Hawaii County mayor, judging from early returns in the state’s first all-mail election that had voters participating in record numbers.
When the state Legislature reconvenes in 2021, Puna will have new representation in both the Senate and House.
The University of Hawaii at Hilo is working to assist returning out-of-state students who have asked for help complying with the state’s mandatory two-week quarantine.
Oahu schools will temporarily move to online classes only when the school year starts — and the neighbor islands could follow suit.
WASHINGTON — A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money collapsed in disappointment Friday, making it increasingly likely that Washington gridlock will mean more hardship for millions of people who are losing enhanced jobless benefits and further damage for an economy pummeled by the still-raging coronavirus.
WASHINGTON — U.S. hiring slowed in July as the coronavirus outbreak worsened, and the government’s jobs report offered signs Friday that the economic damage from the pandemic could last far longer than many observers originally envisioned.