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Inspectors and license penalties may be added to enforce COVID rules at bars

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 21:12
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Today marks just two weeks since bars on Oahu were allowed to reopen, and already many complaints have been raised about lax adherence to COVID guidelines. One lawmaker wants the liquor commission to get involved. Currently it’s up to the Honolulu Police Department to deal with violations of public health orders on […]
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4.3 magnitude earthquake hits Big Island Friday afternoon

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 18:52
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Another earthquake has hit the Big Island, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), on July 3, at 2:19 p.m. It was a 4.3 magnitude earthquake located beneath the Kilauea Volcano’s south flank, centered about 3.5 miles south of Puu Oo, about a mile north of last night’s 4.6 […]
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Portions of Ala Kinoiki on Kauai will be closed for road work

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 17:19
HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Department of Public Works announced that portions of Ala Kinoiki will be closed from July 6 to July 17 for road work from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays. The first phase of the project will be along Ala Kinoiki from Aina Place to Waila‘au Road from July 6 to […]
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Noise, traffic, helicopter activity during sixth annual Exercise Lightning Forge training event

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 16:48
The sixth annual Exercise Lightning Forge training event will be July 7 to July 21 on Oahu.
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Judge denies TRO to pause state’s travel quarantine mandate

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 15:58
A judge has denied a motion to grant a TRO that sought to put a pause on the state's travel quarantine mandate.
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Flotilla organizers and attendees warned to cancel or face arrest

KHON2 Local News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 15:03
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Several hundred people have RSVP’d for a flotilla event being publicized on social media for the 4th of July holiday at an East O‘ahu beach. The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) says not only is attendance at this gathering illegal, in light of 29 additional Hawai‘i COVID-19 cases today (25 on […]
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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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