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 2020-08-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

26 new cases on Big Island; testing available today...

The Big Island's COVID-19 case count continues to grow, with 26 new cases reported Friday, bringing Hawaii County's total to 279 since the start of the pandemic....

 2020-08-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Kim: No 'surge testing' needed on Big Island...

While mass COVID-19 testing is underway on Oahu, Mayor Harry Kim said Friday that the overwhelmingly positive response to localized community testing in Keaukaha this week has obviated the need for "surge testing" on the Big Island....

 2020-08-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Health agencies' credibility at risk after week of blunders...

WASHINGTON — The credibility of two of the nation's leading public health agencies was under fire this week after controversial decisions that outside experts said smacked of political pressure from President Donald Trump as he attempts to move ...

 2020-08-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Kenosha writes another sad chapter in America...

Another Black man is shot by police — this time in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Another night of mostly peaceful protesting devolves into violent damage to property, buildings and vehicles....

 2020-08-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Cartoon for August 29...

The world as seen by cartoonist Steve Breen, The San Diego Union-Tribune....

 2020-08-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Ecuador couple certified as oldest married pair, nearly 215...

QUITO, Ecuador — Julio Mora slipped away from his parents to secretly marry Waldramina Quinteros one February day. Both families disapproved....

 2020-08-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Biden, Harris prepare to travel more as campaign heats up...

WASHINGTON — After spending a pandemic spring and summer tethered almost entirely to his Delaware home, Joe Biden plans to take his presidential campaign to battleground states after Labor Day in his bid to unseat President Donald Trump....

 2020-08-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Kansas girl's killer 5th federal inmate executed this year...

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — A Kansas girl's killer on Friday became the fifth federal inmate put to death this year, an execution that went forward only after a higher court tossed a ruling that would have required the government to get a prescription f...

 2020-08-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

GOP portrayal of urban mayhem doesn't always match reality...

At almost every turn at the Republican National Convention, speakers from the president on down portrayed American cities such as Portland, Ore., New York and Chicago as lawless Democratic wastelands that have been overrun with violence, looting and destr...

 2020-08-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Japan PM Shinzo Abe says he's resigning for health reasons...

TOKYO — Japan's longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe, said Friday that he is stepping down because a chronic health problem has resurfaced. He told reporters that it was "gut wrenching" to leave many of his goals unfinished....

 2020-08-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

At D.C. march, families decry 'two systems of justice'...

WASHINGTON — Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. famously laid out a vision for harmony between white and Black people 57 years ago, his son issued a sobering reminder about the persistence of police ...

 2020-08-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Ka'u man arrested for illegal aquarium fish, gear...

A 47-year-old Naalehu man is the latest Big Island resident to be cited by state officers for illegal collection of aquarium fish withing the West Hawaii Regional Fisheries Management Area....

 2020-08-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Top general says no role for military in presidential vote...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. armed forces will have no role in carrying out the election process or resolving a disputed vote, the top U.S. military officer told Congress in comments released Friday....

 2020-08-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Monsoon rains wreak havoc across Pakistan, killing 63 people...

KARACHI, Pakistan — Heavy rains fell on parts of Pakistan for a fifth consecutive night, bringing more flooding to the financial capital Karachi and towns and villages and leaving at least 63 people dead, officials said Friday afternoon. Rescuers ev...

 2020-08-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Teen vaping on the rise: Nearly half of high schoolers have tried e-cigarettes...

Nearly half of Hawaii high school students and a third of middle school students have tried e-cigarettes, according to data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....

 2020-08-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

State health officials dispute contact tracing report...

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Health is disputing a state auditor report that said health officials did not provide timely information about its coronavirus contact tracing program....

 2020-08-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Legislators addresses virus spread among homeless...

How to identify, isolate and treat the growing spread of COVID-19 among vulnerable populations was among the primary concerns discussed by legislators Friday during a state House Committee on Human Services and Homelessness informational meeting....

 2020-08-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

In contrast to US, UN backs testing people without symptoms...

GENEVA — The World Health Organization said Thursday that countries should actively test people to find coronavirus cases even if they don't show symptoms — a stance that comes after the U.S. health agency switched its policy to say asympt...

 2020-08-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Laura victims may go weeks without power; deaths climb to 14...

LAKE CHARLES, La. — The Louisiana coastline devastated by Hurricane Laura began a long and gloomy recovery Friday as hundreds of thousands of people still without water and power confronted the possibility that basic services might not return for we...

 2020-08-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

State briefs for August 29...

Law school grads fear virus infection at bar exam...

 2020-08-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Tropical Gardening: In times like these, consider a bamboo trek...

COVID-19 has really restricted our lives, but here is a fun trip to consider this coming weekend....

 2020-08-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

39 new virus cases on the Big Island, including at Hilo veterans home...

There were 39 new cases of COVID-19 on the Big Island today, the single highest one-day total since the pandemic began....

 2020-08-29 01:25 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Man killed in single-car crash in HOVE...

One person was killed in a single-car crash Thursday morning in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates....

 2020-08-28 21:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Man sentenced in 2016 sex assault case...

A 55-year-old Mountain View resident was sentenced to 18 months in jail and five years probation in connection with a sex assault that occurred in 2016....

 2020-08-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Hilo a virus hot spot...

Most — if not all — of the Big Island's active COVID-19 cases are in Hilo,...

 2020-08-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Cartoon for August 28...

The world as seen by cartoonist Steve Breen, The San Diego Union-Tribune....

 2020-08-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Eden Roc body ID'd, police seek leads in slaying...

A 49-year-old homicide victim was awaiting sentencing for violating his probation for a pair of burglary convictions, according to court records....

 2020-08-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Trump lashes Biden, defies pandemic on White House stage...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump blasted Joe Biden as a hapless career politician who will endanger Americans' safety as he accepted his party's renomination Thursday on the South Lawn of the White House. While the coronavirus kills 1,000...

 2020-08-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Council to only accept oral public testimony via WebEx starting Tuesday...

The Hawaii County Council will no longer take oral public testimony from conference rooms located at the West Hawaii Civic Center and Hawaii County Building starting Tuesday....

 2020-08-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

DOT reports road work...

The state Department of Transportation is advising motorists of traffic changes during ongoing road work, weather permitting:...

 2020-08-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Report: Auditors stonewalled in contact tracing probe...

HONOLULU — A report from the state auditor's office says state Department of Health officials stonewalled them while attempting to get answers about the government's coronavirus contact tracing program....

 2020-08-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

The scenic route: Livai overcomes obstacles, reconnects with fellow Hilo High alum at Fresno...

Tilini Livai and Jordan Loeffler first met at Hilo High and found themselves together again on the Fresno State football team though vastly different circumstances....

 2020-08-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Ill. teen charged in Kenosha shooting that killed 2, hurt 1...

KENOSHA, Wis. — Prosecutors on Thursday charged a 17-year-old from Illinois in the fatal shooting of two protesters and the wounding of a third in Kenosha, Wis., during a night of unrest following the weekend police shooting of Jacob Blake....

 2020-08-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Judge orders ex-CIA officer detained in China spy case...

HONOLULU — A former CIA officer and contract linguist for the FBI accused of selling U.S. secrets to China must remain locked up because he's a "serious flight risk" in a case involving "espionage over many, many years," a federa...

 2020-08-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Arraignment set for man accused of fatal stabbing...

A 65-year-old Orchidland Estates man accused of stabbing to death a 58-year-old Keaau man last month has waived a preliminary hearing....

 2020-08-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

DOE extends distance learning through 1st quarter...

The state Department of Education said Thursday that public schools will be limited to distance learning through the first quarter of the school year, but the union representing the state's teachers claims that is still not enough to keep educators an...

 2020-08-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Some schools drop online platform after objections raised...

HONOLULU — Some public schools stopped using an online learning platform after parents and teachers objected to what they considered sexist, racist and unsuitable content....

 2020-08-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Buying masks, delivering food: Teens step up in pandemic...

DALLAS — In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, communities throughout the country have discovered a powerful resource that stepped forward to make a difference: America's teenagers....

 2020-08-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

As virus rages, US economy struggles to sustain a recovery...

WASHINGTON — Home sales are booming. Stocks are setting record highs. Industrial production is clambering out of the ditch it fell into early this year....

 2020-08-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Protect the Postal Service...

Because of the ongoing health risks associated with COVID-19, a record number of Americans are expected to vote absentee in the Nov. 3 election, rather than in person. Knowing this, President Donald Trump has weaponized the pandemic to obstruct mail servi...

 2020-08-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Ocean View man sought for nonappearance in court...

Police are seeking the public's assistance with locating a 26-year-old Ocean View man wanted on bench warrants, and for questioning in connection with other criminal investigations....

 2020-08-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Section of Maui pavilion threatened by erosion to be removed...

WAILUKU, Maui — Work is underway to remove a section of an 80-year-old pavilion in Maui County that is in danger of sliding into the ocean because of erosion....

 2020-08-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Judge blocks rule that moves relief funds to private schools...

LANSING, Mich. — A federal judge in California blocked a rule that Michigan, seven other states and four big-city school districts said would unlawfully allow too much pandemic relief aid to be diverted from K-12 public schools to private ones....

 2020-08-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Your Views for August 28...

Burning pollutes...

 2020-08-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Obituaries for August 28...

Mary Amolato, 82, of Kailua-Kona died Aug. 25 in Kailua-Kona. Born in Ookala, she was a cook for Sandy's Drive Inn and baker for Standard Bakery. Celebration of life at a later date. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by sons, J...

 2020-08-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Laura thrashes Louisiana, but damage is less than predicted...

LAKE CHARLES, La. — One of the strongest hurricanes ever to strike the U.S., Laura barreled across Louisiana on Thursday, shearing off roofs, killing at least six people and maintaining ferocious strength while carving a destructive path hundreds of...

 2020-08-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Hawaii grad Conor Hunt waits for football's return after Georgetown's season canceled...

Saturday, Sept. 5, was supposed to be the day....

 2020-08-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Close contacts of two Planning Department employees test positive for COVID-19...

The county Planning Department office in Hilo was closed to the public and operating Thursday with just two officials at the helm after close contacts of two employees tested positive for COVID-19....

 2020-08-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

A joyful song: How the Williams twins are teaching us to listen with fresh ears...

For those of us spending the pandemic at home, bored and cranky, one of the few bright spots has been the YouTube videos of the reactions of young twin guys listening to classic pop songs for the first time....

 2020-08-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

26 new cases on Big Island today...

Twenty-six new COVID-19 cases have been reported on Hawaii Island today, while the total number of cases statewide dropped from yesterday....

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