Lt. Gov. Josh Green

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Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green said Friday the state is moving into “Phase 2” of its effort against the coronavirus now that it has successfully reduced the rate of new infections and “flattened the curve.”

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Updated: 4/15/2020, 2:30 p.m.

Residents can use IRS web tools to speed their federal stimulus checks to their bank accounts.

Those eligible for direct payments under the CARES Act -- including those who don't file income tax forms -- can provide their direct deposit information to the IRS, Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz and Congressman Ed Case said in a news release.

To be eligible for the stimulus checks, residents must:

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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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See latest updates for 3/10/2020

The news on the Hawaii front of the coronavirus battle is swiftly changing. Here are the live updates on local health, economic and societal impacts from the spread of COVID-19.

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UPDATED: 2/14/20, 8:58 a.m.

Two Hawaii residents have fallen ill with coronavirus while on the Diamond Princess, the quarantined cruise ship, and are hospitalized in Japan.

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Updated 2/4/2020 10:31 a.m.

Hawaii has only a modest healthcare system and can’t be a hub for accommodating people potentially exposed to the rapidly spreading new virus that emerged in China in recent months, Lt. Gov. Josh Green said Monday.


Hawaii Lieutenant Governor Josh Green recaps the medical mission to Samoa to address its deadly measles outbreak; U.S. Attorney's office warns of Chinese espionage, especially at American universities; Civil Beat gives an update on protecting native birds from mosquitoes; An interview with Takuma Itoh, composer of Picture Brides, which will be performed tonight as part of the Honolulu Chamber Music Series

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The federal government says no state in the country has a more severe homeless problem than Hawai’i. That’s been the case for a number of years—but the approach to dealing with the issue is changing. One idea is to move hundreds of people at a time into new communities. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa found that Lieutenant Governor Josh Green is embracing a Kauhale village model that some homeless are eager to try.

Hawai'i Infrastructure Report Card: D+

Mar 7, 2019
Wayne Yoshioka

Hawai’i’s infrastructure received its first report card and more than half of grades were below passing. 

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A coalition of state lawmakers and community health organizations are pushing to outlaw flavored tobacco products in Hawai’i. 

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The Inauguration Ceremony for the state’s top chief executives was conducted today.