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About 700 gallons of fuel were recovered Friday after 1,000 gallons leaked from a fuel line at the Navy’s Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, according to the Hawaii Department of Health and the Navy Region Hawaii.

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The Hawai‘i Department of Health believes the state will still be able to reach herd immunity against the coronavirus, and it’s taking a grassroots approach to getting more residents vaccinated.

All state residents 16 years and older are eligible for vaccinations and the Department of Health is strongly encouraging everyone to get the vaccine. Three upcoming vaccine clinics on Hawai‘i Island are part of that continuing effort.

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Kaua‘i reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, the first uptick of positive cases in many months. The island is also participating in the Safe Travels Program while encouraging residents to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

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All Hawai‘i residents age 16 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, meeting President Joe Biden's deadline for states to open up vaccinations to all U.S. residents 18 and older by April 19.

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The Hawaii Department of Health said Tuesday it is pausing usage of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine out of an abundance of caution while federal regulators review six reports of rare, potentially dangerous blood clots.

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Hundreds of Pacific Islanders on the Big Island received the COVID-19 vaccine over the weekend, in a first-of-its-kind mass vaccination clinic in Kona targeting this high-risk population.

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A coronavirus outbreak tied to a Maui church and its congregation has resulted in at least 55 positive cases and prompted the state Department of Health to warn the general public of the "imminent risk."

A new directory of organizations and individuals providing identity-affirming services for sexual and gender minorities, also known as LGBTQ+ people, is now available in Hawai‘i, the Department of Health announced Tuesday.

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Mar 23, 2021
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While COVID-19 vaccinations are available to anyone 65 years of age or older, some O‘ahu kūpuna have not felt comfortable registering online.

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HONOLULU — Hawaii has detected a new COVID-19 variant in the islands, one that first emerged in South Africa.

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HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Health has launched a new mental health crisis counseling hotline to provide residents support during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Starting next Monday, people age 70 and older will be eligible to get to their COVID-19 vaccination.

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Updated 2/18/21, 2:36 p.m.

Various measures that would affect funding for art and culture in Hawaii are moving through the state legislature. While the need in other sectors has never been greater, arts advocates say cutting state funding for the arts could eventually hamper the state's recovery.

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HONOLULU — A new Hawaii State Department of Health survey indicated the rate of daily vaping among high school students more than doubled over two years.

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WAILUKU — The Hawaii Department of Health said suicide rates decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic compared with previous years.

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Updated 2/11/21, 11:57 a.m.

A recent statewide survey found 91% of participants plan to get the COVID-19 vaccine. State officials say it's a strong indication that attitudes about the vaccine are rapidly shifting since vaccinations began in mid-December.

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As the state tries to vaccinate Hawaii residents a key task will be communicating with the public to combat misinformation and include community partners.

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DOH Vaccine Update

This morning we hear from Hawaii’s State Health Director Libby Char. She shares the details of how officials are strategically planning how to best roll out the vaccines. Part of the challenge is we will only know from week to week how much and when vaccines will be sent our way.

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Updated 1/6/21, 3:30 p.m.

Governor David Ige condemned the actions of protestors who stormed the U.S. Capitol in D.C. Monday morning, protesting the congressional confirmation of the presidential election’s result.

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HONOLULU — Residents have been warned to be extra vigilant and continue to follow safety guidelines as cases of a new seemingly more contagious strain of the coronavirus have recently been reported in the U.S., health officials said.

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HONOLULU — Hawaii expects to receive 80,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine in December for distribution to health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities.

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is sending a larger COVID-19 team to the Big Island Thursday to help contain the coronavirus outbreak at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. Multiple investigations are underway into the outbreak at the Hilo nursing home that has claimed the lives of 14 veterans and left another 84 residents and staff infected with the virus.

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The state Department of Health continues to record a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases among young people. One key reason may be that public messages to avoid the virus haven't yet effectively reached them.

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Aug 27, 2020

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Updated 8/19/20, 3:45 p.m.

Governor David Ige is again postponing the plan to welcome back transpacific travelers due to the large spike in local COVID-19 cases. Daily case counts have been in the triple digits since the beginning of the month and have only declined somewhat in the past two days.

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The state Department of Health is working to increase contact tracing after Gov. David Ige put a new person in charge of the effort following mounting criticism of the program.

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