Tag Archives: Hawaii

737 Cargo Plane Crashes Off Hawaii, Crew Rescued

Honolulu’s CBS News affiliate reports: A cargo plane crashed off Hawaii on Friday morning with two people on board. The state Department of Transportation confirmed the crash happened 2 miles off the coast near Kalaeloa Airport. According to CNBC, both crew members were rescued after making a belly landing in the ocean after attempting to return to the airport due …

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HI Cops Spent $150K In COVID Funds On Robot Dog

The Honolulu Civil Beat reports: The Honolulu Police Department used $150,045 in federal funds intended to respond to the pandemic to acquire a robot dog named Spot, according to city spending data. As for its use helping Honolulu combat COVID-19, the city’s spending data says Spot was purchased to take people’s temperatures at HPD’s tent city for homeless people. In …

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Hawaii Govt Readying Launch Of Vaccine Passport App

Honolulu’s NBC News affiliate reports: State officials are moving toward issuing some type of vaccination passport to travel in and out of Hawaii as thousands of Hawaii residents get vaccinated against COVID-19 every day. Lt. Gov. Josh Green says the state can have travelers use the vaccination card as proof while waiting for an app to be ready. Officials at …

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CDC Study: Life Expectancy Lowest In Southern States

CNBC reports: Hawaii took the top spot for the state with the highest average life expectancy at 81 years. The Aloha state was followed by California, New York, Minnesota, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Washington, Colorado, New Jersey and Rhode Island to round out the top ten states where you’ll live the longest. West Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, South …

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Hawaii GOP Spox Resigns After Defending QAnon

Hawaii News Now reports: The Hawaii GOP is facing backlash Sunday after a series of tweets — now deleted — that expressed support for QAnon conspiracy theorists. Tweets were posted Saturday night on @GOPHawaii and deleted Sunday morning without explanation. On Sunday night, Hawaii GOP vice Chair of communications Edwin Boyette resigned through a Facebook post. In his statement, he …

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COVID+ Couple Charged For Knowingly Boarding Flight

The Los Angeles Times reports: A Hawaii couple were arrested after they boarded a flight knowing they had tested positive for the coronavirus, Hawaii police said Wednesday. Wesley Moribe, 41, and Courtney Paterson, 46, of Wailua, Hawaii, face charges of “reckless endangering” after they put fellow passengers “in danger of death,” according to a statement from the Kauai Police Department. …

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Roger Stone Endorses Proud Boy For Hawaii House

Media Matters reports: Roger Stone endorsed Nick Ochs, the leader of a Hawaii chapter of “western chauvinist” hate group the Proud Boys, in his campaign for a state representative seat. The Proud Boys, whose members have been linked to acts of street violence, often provide security for Stone. Ochs is the Republican nominee for Hawaii House of Representatives District 22 …

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Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendant Dies Of COVID After In-Person Training Event Linked To At Least 17 Cases

NBC News reports: A Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant who was one of 17 people to test positive for coronavirus after attending in-person training event, died Tuesday, the company confirmed. Jeff Kurtzman and 16 others contracted the respiratory illness after attending the course in Honolulu in late June, the company confirmed to NBC Los Angeles, adding that it is now investigating …

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OAHU: 44 New Cases Linked To Single Person [VIDEO]

Oahu’s ABC News affiliate reports: The Hawai’i State Department of Health has traced 44 cases of COVID-19 on O’ahu to a single person. The state says 24 cases associated with a training program at Hawaiian Airlines are also linked to 20 cases at two Oahu gyms. The state says a person infected during Hawaiian Airlines meetings worked out at both …

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DOJ Backs Challenge To Hawaii’s Quarantine On Visitors

The Associated Press reports: A quarantine imposed on travelers arriving to Hawaii discriminates against out-of-state residents, the U.S. Department of Justice said in support of a lawsuit challenging the mandate meant to protect the islands against the spread of the coronavirus. “This case raises issues of national public importance regarding the interplay between the government’s compelling interest in protecting the …

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HAWAII: Visitors To Be Quarantined Beyond June 30th

The Associated Press reports: Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Thursday said he would extend the state’s 14-day quarantine requirement for travelers arriving in the state beyond June 30. The state mandated the quarantine beginning on March 26 to control the spread of the coronavirus. The governor told a joint online press conference held with the state’s four county mayors that …

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Hawaii Gov Extends Statewide Lockdown To May 31st

Hawaii News Now reports: In a decision that was largely expected but nonetheless will be a major blow to thousands of shuttered Hawaii businesses struggling to stay afloat, the governor has extended the statewide stay-at-home order along with the mandatory quarantine for travelers through May 31. “We are not out of the woods yet,” said Gov. David Ige, in a …

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SCOTUS Boots Appeal From Anti-Gay B&B Owners

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday announced it has refused to hear the case of a Hawaii bed and breakfast that sought to refuse service to same-sex couples out of religious objections. The high court indicated it had denied certiorari to Aloha Bed & Breakfast, or refused to take up its case, in …

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HAWAII: Bill Would Raise Smoking Age To 100 By 2024

The Hawaii Herald-Tribune reports: Rep. Richard Creagan wants Hawaii to be the first state to ban the sale of cigarettes. The Hawaii Island lawmaker said he doesn’t think taxes or regulations are doing enough to stem their use. He wants to see them off store shelves all together. His bill, HB 1509, seeks to halt the sale of cigarettes by …

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Man Sues Over Heart Attack After False Missile Alert

ABC News reports: A man who suffered a heart attack shortly after Hawaii mistakenly issued an alert about a ballistic missile has filed a lawsuit against the US state. The false missile alert and the state’s failure to cancel it in a timely manner was a substantial factor in causing James Sean Shields’s heart attack on January 13, the lawsuit …

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Hawaiian Singer Stuns With Unique Take On Anthem

The Huffington Post reports: Hawaiian singer and musician Willie K. stunned the crowd at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu on Saturday with a stirring new take on the national anthem. Accompanied by his ukulele, he dispensed with the traditional melody and went with his own for “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to the game between the University of Hawaii and University of …

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Hurricane Pummels Hawaii With 30+ Inches Of Rain

ABC News reports: As Hurricane Lane lurches north, the Category 2 storm has already dumped more than 31 inches of rain on Hawaii’s Big Island, bringing catastrophic flooding. The dangerous storm could even lead to landslides or mudslides. Rainfall rates in the outer bands of the hurricane may reach 1 to 3 inches per hour, meaning flash flood watches will …

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Category 4 Hurricane Barrels Towards Hawaii [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Hawaii residents rushed to stores to stock up on bottled water, ramen, toilet paper and other supplies as they faced the threat of heavy rain, flash flooding and high surf as a hurricane churned toward the state. The National Weather Service said Wednesday that Hurricane Lane had weakened to a Category 4 hurricane, but those hurricanes …

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HAWAII: State Supreme Court Rejects Hate Group’s Appeal On Behalf Of B&B That Turned Away Lesbians

Via press release from Lambda Legal: The Hawai`i Supreme Court today rejected a petition from a Hawai`i bed & breakfast seeking review of a lower court ruling that the business had violated Hawai’i’s anti-discrimination statute when it denied a room to a lesbian couple because of their sexual orientation. Aloha Bed & Breakfast, whose owner says same-sex relationships “defile our …

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HAWAII: Governor Signs Ex-Gay Torture Ban Into Law

Hawaii News Now reports: Hawaii is now the 12th state in the country with a law that prohibits therapists from offering so-called “conversion therapy” to minors. Conversion therapy, the practice of trying to change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, is universally rejected by national organizations that guide accepted practices for licensed psychological professionals and is considered …

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