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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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A Hawaii resident is under mandatory quarantine at Pearl Harbor after arriving from Hubei Province in China on Monday.

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One of the consequences of the strict U.S. travel restrictions imposed in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak is that it's difficult for some Chinese nationals to return home.

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The Hawaii Department of Health gathered public comments Monday on a proposal to require underground fuel storage tanks like those at the U.S. Navy's Red Hill facility to have a secondary containment system or be moved by 2045.

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Hawaii lawmakers held an informational briefing Tuesday on the state's crackdown on unlicensed elderly care homes, but some in the industry say Hawaii Department of Health licensing procedures may have contributed to the problem. 

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WAILUKU — The Hawaii Department of Health notified a Maui neighborhood of a suspected case of a mosquito-borne illness near their residences, officials said.

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The public will have two chances this week to hear about the U.S. Navy's proposed plans to upgrade underground tanks at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility to satisfy an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii Department of Health.

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A Mainland visitor to the Big Island who fell ill is the state's seventh confirmed case of rat lungworm disease this year.

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In today's call-in show, we talked CBD in Hawaii. What is it? And why do you see it advertised and for sale everywhere? It's in oils, food, lotions and creams, even though the state Department of Health says state law prohibits it in cosmetics.

The compound is found in hemp and marijuana, but it doesn't get you high. Across the country, state and federal regulators seem to be at odds about whether CBD is safe or legal. 

Our guests today are:

  • Greg Edwards, Supervisor, Hawaii Department of Health, Food and Drug Branch
  • Me Fuimaono-Poe, Family Nurse Practitioner at Malie Cannabis Clinic