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Updated: 4/2/20, 5:52 p.m.

 

A second death in Hawaii due to the coronavirus has been reported, according to the governor's office. Hawaii's coronavirus case count jumped today to 285, according to the state health department's latest update. The number of positive and presumptive positive cases represents an increase of 27 from yesterday. Oahu now has a total of 206 coronavirus cases, Maui 27, Kauai 12 and the Big Island 18. 

 

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Updated 3/20/20, 4 p.m.

Latest coronavirus cases

The Hawaii Department of Health says the state total of confirmed and presumptive positive cases of the coronavirus now stands at 37. Two cases of community spread have been confirmed, officials said in an update Friday afternoon. The latest numbers reflect 11 new cases since yesterday. One is a child, the state's first young case of COVID-19.

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Updated: 3/18/20, 8:04 a.m.

Gov. David Ige said the state is encouraging tourists to temporarily postpone their Hawaii visits for a least 30 days and will screen cruise ship passengers for the coronavirus starting on Friday while working on similar thermal screening at the airport. At a press conference on Tuesday, he urged stricter social distancing, with gatherings of more than 10 strongly discouraged, which would effectively close many bars, night clubs, restaurants and religious gatherings.

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Hawaii Gov. David Ige issued an emergency proclamation Wednesday in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Hawaii is scheduled to receive new coronavirus test kits this week from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after an initial shipment didn't work as expected.

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Hawaii’s chief executive says, under current industry estimates, there is not enough land to cover the state’s energy needs solely using photovoltaic solar. But he sees promise in other options for the state to reach 100 percent renewable energy.

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Despite a recent high-profile shooting that left two police officers dead and a series of violent robberies, some targeting elderly victims, Hawaii Gov. David Ige says he still believes Hawaii is a safe place to live.

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Gov. David Ige delivered his sixth State of the State address Tuesday, laying out details about efforts worked out with legislative leaders that aim to address Hawaii's high cost of living in areas that include housing and child care.

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KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii transportation officials requested $90 million in special funds and revenue bonds to help pay the cost of extending Daniel K. Inouye Highway.

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Updated: Dec. 20, 6:45 a.m.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige announced Thursday he is withdrawing state law enforcement officers from Mauna Kea after informed that the $1.6 billion Thirty Meter Telescope won't proceed with construction at this time. Protesters who have stopped construction of the telescope say they were told to move out by Dec. 26 or face arrest.

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Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim issued his long-awaited proposal Monday to resolve the protest against the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, calling for a "core group" of community members as a next step to provide future direction.

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An unverified Twitter account has closely copied the appearance of the official Thirty Meter Telescope account and is sending out derogatory and culturally insensitive posts.

TMT Construction Scheduled To Start Up Next Week

Jul 10, 2019
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Updated: July 10, 4:27 p.m.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige and the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory announced Wednesday that construction of the telescope on Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island will begin next week.