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One death and 29 new cases of COVID-19 reported

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 14:59
HONOLULU (KHON) — The Department of Health reported 29 new cases of COVID-19 on July 3 for the state: 25 from Honolulu County, 2 from Maui County, 1 from Hawaii County and 1 Hawaii resident diagnosed outside of the state. The state’s cumulative total is now 975. The DOH also reported the state’s 19th death, […]
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Police investigate Pearl City fatal stabbing

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 13:28
Police say a man was found unresponsive with suspicious injuries after EMS responded.
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July 2: Incoming passenger count bumped up to 2,813, total 25 flights landed

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 13:07
HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Hawaii Tourism Authority reported that 2,813 people arrived in the State of Hawaii on July 2. There were 704 returning residents, and 937 visitors on Thursday. The remaining number were crew members, military, transit, those who are relocating to the state, and those exempt from the quarantine order. During this same […]
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Need a recipe to cook up this Fourth of July? Foodland Farms offers tips!

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 13:04
HONOLULU (KHON2) – Whether you’re heading out to the beach this holiday weekend or celebrating indoors, Chef Keoni Chang from Foodland Farms has the perfect recipe. “I’m sure everyone’s going to be doing their kalbi and ribs and all that fun stuff and steaks,” said Keoni Chang, Executive Chef of Foodland Farms. “When you think […]
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Seniors moved into a new affordable housing complex in Kahului

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 12:22
The Kahului Lani is on Kane Street across from the Kahului Foodland on Maui.
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Willie Nelson’s July Fourth picnic is virtual in virus era

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 12:11
Willie Nelson's annual Fourth of July Picnic is going ahead this year, but to reduce concerns about the coronavirus the event will be virtual.
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Friday holiday schedule: What’s open and closed

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 11:42
HONOLULU (KHON2) — The official government holiday for Independence Day is Friday.  That means TheBus will be operating on a holiday schedule. On-street parking will be free, except for metered stalls on Kalakaua Ave. along Kapiolani Park. Parking will be restricted for the entire 3-day weekend.  Traffic lanes will not be coned. Hanauma Bay the Blaisdell Box Office and all satellite city halls and driver licensing centers will be closed. Friday’s Farmer Markets will be open, but on Saturday they will be closed.
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4.6 magnitude earthquake hits the Big Island, no tsunami threat reported

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 09:39
HONOLULU (KHON2) — A 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit Hawaii Island on Thursday, July 2, around 11:20 p.m. according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.  Preliminary data reveals that it happened in the area of the southwest rift zone of Kilauea Volcano.  The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says that the earthquake was not large enough to cause […]
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Light to moderate trade winds will prevail through the holiday weekend

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 09:26
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Light to moderate trade winds will prevail through the holiday weekend, then strengthen early next week. An area of abundant moisture will be moving across the islands later today through Saturday, bringing with it warm and muggy conditions, and an uptick in showers. The boost in the trades e early next week, […]
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Showers ramping up through 4th of July, drier conditions return Sunday

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 01:15
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Light to moderate trade winds will prevail through the holiday weekend, then strengthen early next week. Clouds and brief showers will favor windward areas through the period, but an area of increased moisture moving across the islands Friday through Saturday night could potentially bring a few showers to leeward areas as well.
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State epidemiologist says COVID-19 battle is still not over

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 01:10
Contact tracing continues to be a major tool for the Department of Health in following the steps of the coronavirus within the community, the state’s lead epidemiologist said they are finding a recurring pattern in new cases. State Epidemiologist, Dr. Sarah Park said the latest ups and downs in cases are not where the state […]
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Ocean Safety: Kite surfer, swimmers in distress, toddler on floaty blown out to ocean

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 00:37
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Honolulu Ocean Safety wants you to be safe for the 4th of July. Here are some reminders Ocean Safety officials provided after several incidents that happened Thursday, July 2. Know the weather conditionsAt 9:15 a.m. Ocean Safety responded to a kite surfer 3/4 of a mile off of Haleiwa Beach Park. The […]
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Hawaii incoming visitor count highest since quarantine began

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 00:35
According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, a total of 2,424 people arrived in Hawaii on Wednesday, 754 were visitors.
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The New Normal: Vet clinics adjust operations amid the pandemic

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 00:08
The coronavirus has impacted almost every industry. Businesses across the country have had to adjust operations to implement countless safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you haven’t taken your pet to the vet lately, you might be surprised by all the changes. At Ali’i Animal Hospital and Resort, pet owners must wear […]
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Kupuna Life: This doctor helps those with dementia, Alzheimer’s with an app

KHON2 Local News - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 23:33
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Doctor Warren Wong retired five years ago, but he’s just getting started with a new venture. He worked at Kaiser Permanente Hawaii for more than 30 years and founded its geriatrics program with an edict to make sure you take care of older people with dignity. “I just love geriatrics,” said Dr. […]
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Honouliuli Internment Camp was known as “Hell Valley”

KHON2 Local News - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 23:15
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Dr. William Belcher is an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. But he spent years working with the University of Hawaiʻi West Oʻahu, teaching students about the history of the island’s largest internment camp.   For four years, Honouliuli in the moku of ‘Ewa housed the largest and longest running internment […]
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DOE lays out plan to reopen for the new school year

KHON2 Local News - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 21:23
The Department of Education released its reopening plan for the upcoming school year. But the teachers union still has some safety concerns. Public schools will be reopening on August 4, and the state says it’s committed to maintaining 180 instructional days in the new school year. How it plans to do that will vary from […]
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July 9 deadline approaches to register to vote in the 2020 Primary Election

KHON2 Local News - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 19:54
HONOLULU (KHON2) — New Hawaii voters have until July 9 to register to vote in the 2020 Primary Election. According to the State, registered voters will automatically receive their ballot in the mail starting July 21. Voters should also check that their registration is current, so their ballot is sent to the correct address. Voters […]
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Face masks now mandatory on Oahu

KHON2 Local News - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 18:51
Face masks are required on Oahu starting Friday. The mandate requires everyone wear a protective face covering indoor and outdoors where social distancing isn't possible
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State releases more updates on unemployment insurance information

KHON2 Local News - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 18:42
HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) released more updates on unemployment insurance claims information. According to the DLIR, the department paid $1,853,823,044 and 1,739,559 weeks have been claimed since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020. Department Deputy Director Anne Perreira-Eustaquio says that there have been nearly a thousand […]
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