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 2020-07-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Hundreds who lost homes in 2018 eruption could be eligible for up to $230K...

Former Puna residents whose homes were destroyed by the 2018 Kilauea eruption can choose to sell their properties to the county through a nearly $80 million recovery program....

 2020-07-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Fed wrestles with its next moves as virus stalls US economy...

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials are grappling this week with the timing and scope of their next policy moves at a time when the raging viral pandemic has weakened the U.S. economy....

 2020-07-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

States resist mask rules as Midwest virus uptick stirs alarm...

JACKSON, Miss. — The baseball season descended deeper into crisis Tuesday, states such as Mississippi and South Carolina cast about for more hospital beds and governors in some of the hardest-hit places staunchly resisted calls to require masks, des...

 2020-07-29 10:05 

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Barr defends aggressive federal response to protests...

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr defended the aggressive federal law enforcement response to civil unrest in America as he testified for the first time before the House Judiciary Committee, pushing back against angry, skeptical Democrats w...

 2020-07-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Obituaries for July 29...

Herman "Gouse" Miller Haupu Keala Jr., 66, of Hilo died April 4 at The Queens Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he was an equipment operator for Boise-Cascade Construction in Waikoloa and other construction firms and a Friend of the Al...

 2020-07-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Can we please stop spitting on grocery store workers?...

Just a few months ago, Americans rightly lauded grocery store employers as heroes — underpaid front-line workers who braved the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic so households could put food on the table....

 2020-07-29 10:05 

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US officials: Russia behind spread of virus disinformation...

WASHINGTON — Russian intelligence services are using a trio of English-language websites to spread disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, seeking to exploit a crisis the United States is struggling to contain ahead of the presidential electi...

 2020-07-29 10:05 

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Your Views for July 29...

Ban booze?...

 2020-07-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Springing back: UHH volleyball navigates new terrain, tries to replace middle Wade...

For the UH-Hilo volleyball team, fall is the new spring....

 2020-07-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

DOH reports 109 new COVID-19 cases...

More than 100 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported today, hitting another single-day record....

 2020-07-29 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Ige seeks to reinstate some measures to curb COVID-19...

In the light of the recent surge of COVID-19 cases, Gov. David Ige today said he is proposing that Hawaii's four counties reinstate measures — initially implemented to curb the spread of the virus — that have been relaxed in recent weeks....

 2020-07-28 21:59 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

State logs 47 new COVID-19 cases today, total now 1,757 cases...

There are 47 new cases of COVID-19 reported today statewide as of noon today. That brings the statewide total of cases to 1,757, as one case previously listed was removed from the count.....

 2020-07-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Lake inside Kilauea caldera passes 1-year mark...

It's been a year since a lake began forming within a 1,600-foot-deep pit inside Kilauea caldera....

 2020-07-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

County seeks applicants for PONC lands stewardship grants...

The county Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking applicants for a stewardship grant program to maintain and preserve key lands around the island....

 2020-07-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Compassion in action: Aloha MAP program distributes school supplies to participants...

A steady stream of cars filtered through Big Island Grill's parking lot on July 18 as Aloha MAP staff distributed 900 bags filled with school supplies to students participating in the summer program....

 2020-07-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Palace Theater gets a facelift...

The Historic Hilo Palace Theater is being restored to its former glory. The Palace team is making the most of this period of closure, currently working through a full restoration of the theater's front facade. The earthquake of 2018 caused substantial...

 2020-07-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Police: Missing teen found in good health...

Police report Layne Tomlinson was found in the Hilo area and is in good health. He was previously reported as a runaway....

 2020-07-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Let's Talk Food: Curries from around the world...

India is the birthplace of curry, but curry has traveled throughout the world and become a staple dish in those countries that adopted the wonderful blend of spices....

 2020-07-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Obituaries for July 28...

Scot K-aloha Aiona, 30, of Waimanalo, Oahu, formerly of Hilo and San Francisco, died May 20 on Oahu. A 2007 Hilo High School graduate, he worked for, among others, Jas. A. Glover, Ikaika Construction, S&S Welding and Fabrication and Kakaako Bakery. Visita...

 2020-07-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Virus vaccine put to final test in thousands of volunteers...

The world's biggest COVID-19 vaccine study got underway Monday with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping test shots created by the U.S. government — one of several candidates in the final stretch of the global vaccine race....

 2020-07-28 10:05 

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Mnuchin, Pelosi talk virus relief; GOP slashes jobless aid...

WASHINGTON — Unemployment assistance, eviction protections and other relief for millions of Americans are at stake as White House officials launch negotiations with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on a new coronavirus aid package that's teetering in ...

 2020-07-28 10:05 

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Concerns raised about quarantine enforcement as number of mainland travelers to Hawaii increases...

Hawaii's traveler quarantine has been touted repeatedly as a significant reason the state has contained the coronavirus more effectively than any others in the nation....

 2020-07-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

State briefs for July 28...

Maui mayor wants interisland travel quarantine restored...

 2020-07-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Hilo twins receive ROTC scholarships...

Venus and Cloud Rodin, 2020 graduates of Hilo High School, have both won Army ROTC National Scholarships. These scholarships are only given out to 2,000 students per year....

 2020-07-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Cartoon for July 28...

The world as seen by cartoonist Ken Catalino, Creators.com....

 2020-07-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Lewis hailed as 'conscience' of Congress at Capitol memorial...

WASHINGTON — In a solemn display of bipartisan unity, congressional leaders on Monday praised Democratic Rep. John Lewis as a moral force for the nation during a Capitol Rotunda memorial service rich with symbolism and punctuated by the booming, rec...

 2020-07-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Mayor Kim, others optimistic about restarting Japan-Hawaii travel...

Mayor Harry Kim said an announcement by Japanese officials that Hawaii is on a list of 12 countries and regions being considered as safe destinations for international travel is very good news for both the Big Island and the state....

 2020-07-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Kayaker rescued 6 miles off South Point...

The U.S. Coast Guard and Hawaii County Fire Department crews rescued a kayaker Monday 6 miles off South Point....

 2020-07-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Ultimate comback: Paula Newby-Fraser wins her eighth Ironman title in 1996...

Editor's note: While the sports world is shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, West Hawaii Today will look back every Tuesday at memorable sports moments on the Big Island....

 2020-07-28 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

BOE to consider a delaying start of school year for students...

The state Board of Education on Thursday will consider pushing back the start of school to Aug. 17 for students....

 2020-07-28 08:43 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Runnin' with Rani: Paying It Forward and Velofix to provide free bike repair services for students...

It's hard to imagine that after all these months, kids may soon return to school in August receiving instruction selected from a variety of learning models outlined in the Department of Education's reopening plan announced earlier this month....

 2020-07-27 20:11 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

DOH reports 28 new COVID-19 cases statewide, advises patrons of 2 Oahu bars to be tested...

The state Department of Health reported 28 new cases of COVID-19 today, all on Oahu....

 2020-07-27 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

South Texas drenched by cyclone amid surge in virus cases...

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A day after roaring ashore as a hurricane, Hanna lashed the Texas Gulf Coast on Sunday with high winds and drenching rains that destroyed boats, flooded streets and knocked out power across a region already reeling from a sur...

 2020-07-27 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Digging the dirty work: Hospitable St. Joseph alum climbed the corporate ladder but never forgot his roots...

If you Google the name "Keith Vieira," the first thing you'll learn about is his generosity. Last year, he donated $1 million to UH-Manoa's Shindler College of Business to provide kamaaina kids scholarships to eventually work in the hotel ...

 2020-07-27 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Plantation museum waits for right time to reopen...

The Hawaii Plantation Museum is closed indefinitely as the COVID-19 pandemic and travel quarantine persists....

 2020-07-27 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

State Land Use Commission takes up Hawaii County's STVR law...

The question of whether Hawaii County can prohibit short-term vacation rentals on land classified as agriculture is now in the hands of the state Land Use Commission....

 2020-07-27 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

The ADA as a work in progress...

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law transformative legislation known as the Americans with Disabilities Act. It was a major victory for the rights of people with disabilities, not just in the United States but globally....

 2020-07-27 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Virus spike in Spain prompts UK, France to warn off tourists...

BARCELONA, Spain — Nightclubs, bars and beaches — some of Spain's most beloved summer venues — are facing new lockdown restrictions after turning into coronavirus hot spots, and some European nations are warning citizens not to visit...

 2020-07-27 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Your Views for July 27...

Vote!...

 2020-07-27 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Hamakua: A beautiful area with a rich history...

Idrive Hamakua regularly. For those unfamiliar with the wet side, Hamakua is the area that includes the coastal cliffs on the rainy half of the island....

 2020-07-27 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Police and protesters clash in violent weekend across the US...

ATLANTA — Protests took a violent turn in several U.S. cities over the weekend with demonstrators squaring off against federal agents outside a courthouse in Portland, Oregon, forcing police in Seattle to retreat into a station house and setting fir...

 2020-07-27 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

White House pushes narrow virus aid; Pelosi blasts GOP delay...

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday assailed Republican "disarray" over a new pandemic relief package as the White House suggested a narrower effort might be necessary, at least for now....

 2020-07-27 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

AP-NORC poll: US course at record low, Trump sinks on virus...

WASHINGTON — With the November election 100 days away, more Americans say the country is heading in the wrong direction than at any previous point in Donald Trump's presidency, putting the incumbent in a perilous position as his reelection bid a...

 2020-07-27 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Asteroid to pass close to the Earth today...

An asteroid discovered by the University of Hawaii's Pan-STARRS1 telescope atop Haleakala will make a close pass of Earth today....

 2020-07-26 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Douglas weakens, but Hawaii could still see severe impact...

HONOLULU — Hawaii geared up on Saturday to face a hurricane that threatened to pummel the islands with dangerous surf, strong winds and flash floods even as residents grappled with escalating numbers of coronavirus cases....

 2020-07-26 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Volcano Watch: HVO looking to install seismographs in your community...

The Youth and Education in Science (YES) program at USGS in collaboration with the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is launching a community outreach and educational project called Bridging Local Outreach &Seismic Signal Monitoring in Hawaii. BLOSSM aims at e...

 2020-07-26 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

John Lewis left us a better America...

Right now, America needs heroes. And we have one for the ages in John Lewis....

 2020-07-26 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Your Views for July 26...

'Wonderful care'...

 2020-07-26 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Virus-weary Texas braces as Hurricane Hanna arrives...

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Hurricane Hanna roared ashore onto the Texas Gulf Coast on Saturday, bringing winds that lashed the shoreline with rain and storm surge, and even threatening to bring possible tornadoes to a part of the country trying to cope...

 2020-07-26 10:05 

Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Hawaii County prosecutor candidate: Jared "Kamaka" Auna...

Jared "Kamaka" Auna, said he wants to become the elected prosecutor of Hawaii County because of "the love I have for my island."...

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