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July 28: 2,255 passengers, 26 flights arrive in Hawaii

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 22:42
The Hawaii Tourism Authority reported that 2,255 people arrived in the State of Hawaii on July 28 .
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Honolulu man sentenced 5 years for possessing child pornography

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 22:35
HONOLULU (KHON2) – A 20-year-old man is sentenced five years in prison on Wednesday, July 29, for possessing child pornography. Tyler Pang must also register as a sex offender. According to court documents, Pang found a sexually explicit video of a young girl online. After identifying her and finding her social media account, he contacted […]
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Bar owners oppose plans to shutdown industry for nearly a month

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 22:13
The Honolulu mayor said a proposed three-week shut down of bars could give inspectors with the Honolulu Liquor commission and police the time to prepare to better enforce COVID-19 rules at bars, but owners who are already struggling financially strongly disagree.
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Hilo woman sentenced 5 years for embezzling money from a Hawaiian charter school

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 21:46
HILO, Hawaii (KHON2) — A Hilo woman was sentenced on Wednesday to 60 months in prison for embezzling funds from the Hawaiian charter school she worked at. According to court documents, 40-year-old Kelaukila Estabilio worked for the Kua O Ka La Public Charter School from 2006 through January 2019. The school was formerly located in […]
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Gov. Ige wants to limit gatherings after triple digit COVID-19 spike

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 21:29
HONOLULU (KHON2) — The state saw its biggest jump in COVID-19 cases to date with 109 new cases reported Wednesday. The governor is now urging all counties to implement restrictions yet again. There were 98 new cases on Oahu, nine on Maui and two on Kauai, bringing the statewide total to 1,867. Health officials anticipated […]
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38th Hawaii Annual Kupuna Hula Festival canceled

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 21:17
KONA, Hawaii (KHON2) — The Big Island’s Elderly Activities Division’s 38th Hawaii Annual Kupuna Hula Festival has been canceled. This was supposed to take place at the Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay from September 9 through September 10. The festival was supposed to feature hula dancers from the state and around the […]
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City begins Makaha project to prevent erosion at Mauna Lahilahi Beach Park

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 21:09
MAKAHA. Hawaii (KHON2) – The city is taking action to prevent further erosion at a Leeward Oahu beach park. This is at the Mauna Lahilahi Beach Park in Mahaka. Crews will install a new rock revetment, which is a structure to absorb the energy of incoming water. They will also get rid of deteriorating sandbags […]
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Arcadia Retirement Residence employee tests positive for virus, company confirms

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 20:48
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Officials with the Arcadia Retirement Residence say that one of its employees has tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, July 29. The company says that it’s a non-direct care dining services wait staff employee. “We are in the process of identifying those who may have been in close contact with this employee […]
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Honolulu BWS confirms employee tested positive for COVID-19

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 20:34
HONOLULU (KHON2) – An employee with the Honolulu Board of Water Supply has tested positive for COVID-19, the BWS confirmed on Wednesday, July 29. “The affected employee is under the care of a physician and we wish them a safe and speedy recovery,” said BWS manager Ernest Lau.   The BWS says that it consulted Dr. […]
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COVID-19 vaccine in early trials, developed by UH researcher and pharmaceutical company

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 20:12
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Can you imagine being immune to COVID-19? That’s what a University of Hawaii at Manoa researcher is looking to accomplish. Assistant professor Axel Lehrer has developed a COVID-19 vaccine and it’s in pre-clinical trials. It’s said to show promise in rapidly inducing immunity to the virus. The vaccine was created in collaboration […]
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Local television host Tiny Tadani arrested for violating mandatory quarantine

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 19:29
HONOLULU (KHON2) – Hawaii cable television personality, Tiny Tadani, was arrested Wednesday morning for violating the state’s mandatory 14-day travel quarantine. The state says a concerned citizen reported Tadani after seeing him on his social media in Las Vegas and returning to Honolulu on Saturday. Department of the Attorney General investigators said two days after […]
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Firefighter from Hawaii Kai Fire Station tests positive for COVID-19

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 19:14
HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Honolulu Fire Department confirmed that one of its firefighters has tested positive for COVID-19. This firefighter is with the Hawaii Kai Fire Station and has been placed on leave. The employee will self-isolate until further notice, officials say. According to HFD, affected employees have been sent home. They were instructed to […]
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Topgolf development at Ala Wai Driving Range put on hold due to pandemic

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 18:47
HONOLULU (KHON2) – A major project to enhance one of Oahu’s busiest golf courses is on hold. Topgolf says it’s temporarily pausing the development project at the Ala Wai Driving Range. The company says it’s focusing on responding and adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic. Topgolf also says, while uncertain of the timing, they will resume […]
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Reporter covering COVID not prepared to see grandmother succumb to pandemic

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 18:12
FRESNO (KSEE) — As journalists, we work hard to make our stories about you, and keep our personal feelings out of them. But once in a while the news we cover hits close to home. That’s the case for reporter Mederios Babb. Two weeks ago she lost her grandmother to COVID-19. Mederios is sharing her […]
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WATCH: Honolulu mayor discusses city’s response in recent spike in COVID-19 cases

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 17:59
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell discussed how the City and County of Honolulu is responding to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases on Oahu. Latest Stories on KHON2
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WATCH: Hawaii County mayor to discuss county’s COVID-19 situation, island policies

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 16:54
HILO, Hawaii (KHON2) — Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim discusses the coronavirus situation in the county, as well as review the county’s policies. Eric Honda of the Dept. of Health will also appear during this press conference. Latest Stories at KHON2
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With concerns about the upcoming school year, parents explore homeschool options

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 16:17
HONOLULU (KHON2) – Maui County Council member Keani Rawlins-Fernandez will host a virtual meeting to ease the minds of parents who are thinking about teaching their kids at home due to the pandemic. Rawlins-Fernandez has homeschooled her own children for two years. She says the option is great for parents who are not ready to […]
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Breezy trade winds continue, with windward showers

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 14:24
HONOLULU (KHON2) — A stationary high pressure system north of the state will maintain through next week, keeping fresh to locally strong trade winds across Hawaii. [Hawaii’s Weather Station – Latest in Hawaii weather] Showers will focus over windward areas, occasionally spilling to leeward sides of the smaller islands, and will be most prevalent at night. […]
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VIDEO: Gov. Ige addresses 109 new COVID-19, highest single-day count since coronavirus pandemic

KHON2 Local News - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 13:13
HONOLULU (KHON2) —  The number of COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday have hit another single-day record, although the State had been anticipating the increase due to lab closures on Sunday and Monday after Hurricane Douglas. [LISTEN to KHON 2GO for the latest news updates every morning at 7:30 a.m.] The Department of Health reported 109 new […]
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