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Hawaii’s COVID hospitalizations soar to their highest levels since January

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Amid an ongoing surge in new infections, overwhelmingly among the unvaccinated, COVID hospitalizations in Hawaii have surged to their highest levels since January. As of Monday morning, 92 people with COVID were being treated at facilities across the state. Of those patients, 89 were unvaccinated, health officials...
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Hawaii reports 163 new COVID cases; vaccination rate ticks to 59.8%

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii reported another triple-digit increase in COVID infections Monday, with 163 new cases statewide. Of the new cases Monday, 105 were on Oahu, 34 on Hawaii Island, 16 on Maui, and one on Kauai. There were also seven residents diagnosed out-of-state. The state does not provide details...
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Hawaii updates COVID-19 guidance for schools a week before new school year

HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Hawaii Dept. of Health (DOH) released an updated COVID-19 guidance for schools on Monday that includes core essential strategies and multiple mitigation strategies as schools return to in-person education. Below is a summary of recent changes:. ADDITIONS. Promoting COVID-19 vaccination as a core essential strategy. Physical...
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Jill Biden Visits Hawaii in a Floral Dress & Endless Leis

Jill Biden made a stop on her way home from the Tokyo Summer Olympics, visiting with locals in Hawaii this weekend. The first lady visited Waipahu, Hawaii on Sunday after touching down at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Saturday in a bright lavender dress. While also modeling a floral tiered dress yesterday as well, the educator earned a series of floral leis; a lei is a garland historically strewn together with a series of objects, given as a gift for a variety of reasons including arrivals, departures, graduations and more major occasions.
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Waimea’s Native Hawaiian Rural Clinic Awarded OHA Grant

A native Hawaiian rural clinic in South Kohala was awarded a one-year grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Kīpuka o ke Ola/KOKO, located in Waimea, will receive $118,454 for its Kauka Noʻonoʻo program. “Mahalo nui to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for helping KOKO bring a licensed psychiatrist to...
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Study: Hawaii County has third worst primary care provider shortage in US

Hawaii County has the third biggest shortage of primary care providers in the country, according to a recent study. NursingEducation.org, a website that provides information and resources for nursing students, analyzed 2021 data from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Health Professional Shortage Area tool to rank counties with the largest shortages of health care workers.
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Amid surge in cases, Hawaii issues new COVID guidance for public schools

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The state Health Department on Monday issued new COVID safety guidance for Hawaii public schools, stressing masking and social distancing while saying that the return to fully, in-person learning should be a priority for all campuses. Hawaii public school students return to class Aug. 3. Last school...
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Check your mailbox, jury duty may be coming

The annual Hawaii State Judiciary juror questionnaires will soon be mailed to individuals who have a Hawaii state driver’s license or are registered to vote in Hawaii. Beginning August 2, approximately 235,000 juror questionnaires will be mailed to 85,000 residents on Oahu, 55,000 in Maui County, 70,000 on Hawaii island, and 25,000 on Kauai.
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Letters: Tourists don’t pollute, support life in Hawaii; Don’t allow anti-vaxxers to get COVID treatment; Save Haiku Stairs as public safety measure

Too many visitors (“‘There’s too many visitors’,” Star-Advertiser, July 18)?. Hawaii is blessed. Every state must have its own enterprises in order to survive. Alaska has its oil, Michigan has car manufacturing, West Virginia its coal and Pennsylvania its steel. All of which suffer from pollution. Hawaii, on the other...
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Project to assess health care in Hawaii County

Health care leaders across the county and state are preparing to launch a comprehensive health care needs assessment unlike any before it. The assessment will be conducted by Hilo Medical Center Foundation, Hawaii State Rural Health Association, Community First, the state Department of Health, Hawaii County and the Hawaii Island Rural Health Association.
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New COVID-19 protocols for Hawaii's public schools

The Department of Health updated its guidance just before the school year starts. The Ching family enjoyed a little summer fun before their public school students head back to the classroom. "Them being at home was not ideal for their learning. So I am definitely looking forward to them going...
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First Lady Jill Biden meets with military families during visit to Hawaii

Battle against little fire ants expands on Maui after the pest is reportedly found in Waihee. New suspected pockets were discovered Monday morning by the Maui Invasive Species Committee. With more people dining out, restaurants are reporting a new problem: No-shows. Updated: 1 hours ago. The Hawaii Restaurant Association said...
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Survey: Hawaii ranks 40 in top-performing U.S. school system

The Hawai'i State Department of Education has just under 175,000 students enrolled in its 294 public and charter schools. According to a recent survey, Hawai'i's school system could use a little work. WalletHub set out to find America's top-performing school system in 2021 and Hawai'i ranked 40 out of the...