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Hawaii Reopening Travel To Japanese Tourists But It's Not Reciprocal Yet

Travelers from Japan will be able to avoid the state’s 14-day quarantine with a negative COVID-19 test starting on November 6th.

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National and World Headlines

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FBI Warns Ransomware Assault Threatens US Healthcare System

BOSTON — Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. healthcare system designed to lock up hospital information systems, which could hurt patient care just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has refused, for a second time, a Republican Party effort to block a three-day extension for counting absentee ballots in Pennsylvania. That means that at least until after the election, the court will not intervene in the way the state conducts its vote count.

The court in a second case from North Carolina, also refused late Wednesday to block a similar extension of time to count votes, an extension put into place by the state election board.

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Rules on international travel still vary around the world in the time of this pandemic. Hong Kong is moving slowly to ease some of its restrictions, but it's also considering a tougher approach on testing.

Manu Minute: 'I'iwi, the Scarlet Honeycreeper

Oct 27, 2020
Ann Tanimoto-Johnson

This is the first in a series of stories about Hawaiian songbirds, their environment and their conservation. They are based on "Manu Minute," a new weekly segment on HPR's The Conversation. Have a question about Hawaiian birds or a comment on this series? Call our talkback line at 808-792-8217 and leave us your comment or question, name and email address, or email us at with the subject line "Manu Minute."

Casey Harlow / HPR

A full 25% percent of all Hawaii businesses have closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and recession.

Hawaii Office of Elections

Updated: 10/27/2020, 8:25 a.m. Today is the day to get your ballot in the mail, state election officials advise. Doing so will help ensure your vote will be counted in time. Over 380,000 ballots have been sent in, a strong number that signals a better turnout than the August primary election. If you miss today's mail-in deadline, you can hand-carry and submit our ballot in a voter deposit box or at a voter service center


HPR-Produced Talk Shows

© Nobel Media. Ill. Niklas Elmehed.

Two 2020 Nobel Prize winners. Two women with Hawaii ties. We discuss gene editing and black holes from top minds in their respective fields, Jennifer Doudna and Andrea Ghez.

Hemp & the Maui Hemp Institute; Environmental Report Card; Reality Check: Lanai Covid Cluster; Manu Minute

Geralt via Pixabay
Geralt via Pixabay

Therapy for autism is increasingly difficult when schools are closed, and some providers are doing their treatments using video technology. What types of behavioral therapy is needed and how can this be adapted during Coronavirus? We’ll hear about how flexibility and creativity are the keys to success.

HPR Features

Hawaiian Word of the Day: October 29th

3 hours ago

Millions of people see it every year, but few know that the bay that extends from Honolulu Harbor to Pearl Harbor is called Māmala.

HPR-Produced Music Shows

Doing a mixed DJ set tonight on Bridging the Gap ahead of Friday's virtual dance party. It's the 1st public DJ set in a while... so I'm shaking off the rust and testing to see if I can still mix records. The event is this Friday at 8pm. RSVP from the link below.

RSVP for the HPR Gen Listen Virtual Dance Party with dj mr.nick and DJ Mermaid! 

Evening Concert

13 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.


HPR Streaming Music Show Archive

18 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

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