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How Hawaii Botched Contact Tracing And What It Will Take To Fix It

Updated: 8/11/2020, 10:05 a.m. The state Department of Health’s contact tracing has failed to keep up with the burgeoning numbers of COVID-19 cases and key state senators are calling the department’s bluff on officials' claims that they are managing with the workers they have and are hiring.

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Biden Selects California Sen. Kamala Harris As Running Mate

WILMINGTON, Del. — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party's presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald Trump.

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More than 5 million people in the U.S. have tested positive for the coronavirus and more than 160,000 have died. Though growth in new cases slowed in late spring, by mid-June new cases began to trend upward nationally.

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It’s been six weeks since China passed a new security law covering Hong Kong — and one day since a new round of high-profile arrests. One of those arrests underlines how far the practice of journalism is now under threat in the city.

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As congressional negotiations for additional pandemic assistance drag on, advocates are arguing for a different approach to small business assistance that offers more flexibility.

At least 97,000 children tested positive for the coronavirus during the last two weeks of July, according to a new review of state-level data by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Children's Hospital Association. The increase represents a 40% surge in the nation's cumulative total of child cases.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted by a U.S. Secret Service agent out of the White House briefing room as he was beginning a coronavirus briefing Monday afternoon. He returned minutes later, saying there was a “shooting” outside the White House that was “under control.”

“There was an actual shooting and somebody’s been taken to the hospital,” Trump said. The president said the shots were fired by law enforcement, saying he believed the individual who was shot was armed. “It was the suspect who was shot,” Trump said.

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Maui Mayor shares thoughts about travel quarantine; Assisting healthcare workers cope with stress; Correction workers face COVID outbreak; 2020 Elections; UH Outreach College offers clinical research certificate program

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COVID changed a lot of exercise schedules, is it safe to get back out there and start a walking routine? Dr. Teresa Wee, head of "Walk with a Doc" will share tips to keep moving and stay safe.

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Big turnout and a few surprises in the primary election; Self care for physicians at Queen's Medical Center; State has a reopening and reclosing plan, but isn't following it; Job opportunities on Maui

HPR Features

Hawaiian Word of the Day: August 11th

19 hours ago

ʻOno is another of those very frequently used Hawaiian word understood by most people, even those who do not speak the language. ʻOno means delicious. Be sure to start it with that glottal stop, because ono without the glottal stop, is the popular and tasty fish known in English as the wahoo.

HPR-Produced Music Shows

Evening Concert

5 hours ago

Weekdays at 6pm on HPR-2

Evening Concert gives listeners a chance to unwind through the pau hana hours. You'll enjoy classic performances, along with weather updates and musical birthdays and anniversaries.

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HPR Streaming Music Show Archive

8 hours ago

Hawaii Public Radio is now offering on-demand listening for a few of our HPR music shows.  

Stream past episodes of Bridging the Gap HERE

Classical Pacific presents classical music from pre-Renaissance to the current day, locally curated by Keali‘iloma (Louise Keali‘iloma King Lanzilotti) from a Pacific perspective. The program is live weekdays from 3-6pm Hawaiian Standard time, streaming live on hawaiipublicradio.org and on the HPR mobile app.  

Questions? Comments? Email me: llanzilotti@hawaiipublicradio.org

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