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ATLANTA — Herman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of a major pizza chain who went on to become an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 74.

Dwight Nadamoto

Honolulu voters get to choose a new prosecutor this year, and HPR will be profiling the major candidates running for the office ahead of the August 8 primary. Today, a look at acting prosecuting attorney Dwight Nadamoto.

The Latest: 124 New Cases; Rollbacks Possible As New Cases Surge; Caldwell Rethinks Mask Mandate

Jul 30, 2020
Hawaii Department of Health

Updated: 7/30/2020, 12:02 p.m.

Hawaii had another record-setting day today with 124 new cases of COVID-19, the state Department of Health reported. That overtakes yesterday's record of 109 new COVID-19 cases. As has been the pattern, most of today's new cases were on Oahu.

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Updated 4:11 p.m. 7/29/20

At least nine soldiers from the Royal Thai Army tested positive for COVID-19 upon returning home from training in Hawaii.

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Updated 7/29/20, 11:41 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell warned Wednesday that the viral epidemic is endangering the modest economic recovery that followed a collapse in hiring and spending this spring. As a result, he said, the Fed plans to keep interest rates pinned near zero well into the future.

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With a daily focus on the millions of COVID-19 cases around the world, it may not seem like a good time to go to a movie theater. But in China, many theaters around the country have re-opened — and they’re getting customers. 

The Latest: 109 New Cases; Teachers Want More DOH Guidance Before Reopening

Jul 29, 2020
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Updated: 7/29/2020, 3:12 p.m. 

Hawaii Gov. David Ige says he is very concerned about today's record 109 COVID-19 cases, even though the spike was anticipated given the July 4th gatherings and other summer get-togethers. People are not maintaining their vigilance to socially distance and wear face masks, the governor said.

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Updated 7/29/20, 9:25 a.m.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Federal agents who have been guarding the U.S. courthouse during violent protests in downtown Portland, Oregon, will begin withdrawing in the next 24 hours, Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday, though Trump administration officials said some would remain in the building and the entire contingent would stay in the city on standby.

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Updated 7/29/20, 8:40 a.m.

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is calling for bars to be shut down for three weeks, but that isn't the only thing he's asking for.

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Funding for seven public pre-K classes were cut to help cover the state’s approximately $2.3 billion budget shortfall due to COVID-19.

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Areas that have been the most successful in dealing with the coronavirus have generally acted quickly to fight it. That’s been the case in Vietnam — which is facing a new challenge this week.

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Updated: 7/28/2020, 2:50 p.m.

 

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is seeking approval from Gov. David Ige to shut down bars for three weeks. He's also asking to restore restrictions on how many can gather together and to tighten face covering rules so that they must be worn at all times when out in public, except when there is a health issue.

 

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International students at American universities are facing the twin challenge of pandemic-induced travel restrictions and an administration in Washington determined to reduce immigration.

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The U.S. Coast Guard declared “Condition Zulu” and closed port facilities across the state over the weekend.

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SALT LAKE CITY — A Hawaii man accused of tormenting a Utah family for more than a year by using the internet to send more than 500 people to their house for unwanted services including food deliveries, repairs, tow trucks, locksmiths, plumbers and prostitutes pleaded guilty Monday to one count of cyberstalking.

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Diplomatic relations between the United States and China are at their lowest point in years. Last week, the United States ordered the closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston. Today, a U.S. consulate in China is closing — at the order of the Beijing government.

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The owner of a hydroponic greenhouse operation in Hawaii has announced changes to the farm operation in Lanai, including a new leader and severance from resort operations.

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Updated: 7/27/2020, 12:17 p.m.

 

The Hawaii Department of Health reported 28 new COVID-19 cases today, all on Oahu. The daily count is far fewer than have been reported in recent record-setting days but also comes after a weekend when Hurricane Douglas stopped regular activity.

 

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PARIS — Olivia de Havilland, the doe-eyed actress beloved to millions as the sainted Melanie Wilkes of “Gone With the Wind,” but also a two-time Oscar winner and an off-screen fighter who challenged and unchained Hollywood’s contract system, died Sunday at her home in Paris. She was 104.

NOAA

Updated: 7/26/2020, 8:20 p.m.

Hurricane Douglas is moving past Oahu to the north and closer to Kauai County tonight but still with the potential to deliver strong winds and flooding. Oahu and Kauai County remain under a hurricane warning while the hurricane warning for Maui County has been canceled.

NOAA

Updated: 7/25/2020, 8:11 p.m.

Hurricane Douglas is still approaching the islands with the potential to deliver destructive winds, floods, landslides and life-threatening surf and currents through this weekend into Monday. Oahu remains under a hurricane warning, meaning hurricane conditions are expected within the next 36 hours. The other counties, including Kauai, are now under tropical storm warnings.

Joseph Cultice

 

Today we conclude with guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani joining HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence as the latest guest in our new HPR ATC interview series Off the Road, with musicians remotely sharing how the pandemic and other crises have touched them.

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Nonprofits are struggling in Hawaii’s economic crisis.

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The continuing COVID-19 crisis is costing lives around the world, and is also hitting economies. From job losses to business closings, a growing number of countries are sliding into deep recessions — and that includes in the Asia Pacific.

NOAA

As Hurricane Douglas approaches the state with 90 mph sustained winds, it's time to dust off the household emergency plan, stock up on supplies and work out how to reach family and friends if the power goes out.

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Officials on the Big Island are reviewing an idea that would allow tourists to roam freely on resorts while their movements are tracked to ensure they stay inside the boundaries of the facilities.

NOAA

Updated: 7/25/20 at 5:15 a.m.

Hurricane Douglas is projected to produce strong winds, heavy rain and high surf for portions of the state starting tomorrow, prompting officials to urge residents statewide to prepare a plan and stock up on emergency supplies.

noe tanigawa

A key part of Honolulu’s homeless strategy lies in a scrubby field off Lagoon Drive at Ke’ehi Lagoon Park. That’s where the Honolulu Police Department has set up a COVID-19 isolation center where, currently, up to 100 homeless clients can maintain social distancing while they decide what their next steps might be. The city considers the project highly successful in getting people off the street.

Joseph Cultice

Today and tomorrow guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani joins HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence as the latest guest in our new HPR ATC interview series Off the Road, with musicians remotely sharing how the pandemic and other crises have touched them.

Reflecting on Hawaii's Mandatory 14-day Quarantine

Jul 23, 2020
Amy Nakamura / HPR

Hawaii Public Radio’s summer intern and Syracuse University student Amy Nakamura found herself sheltered for two weeks earlier this summer due to the state’s mandatory 14-day quarantine. Here she shares her experiences -- not least of all the day she was set free.

 

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