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Lt. Gov. Josh Green reports 3 more coronavirus-related deaths and 70 new infections statewide
Green said there are now 2,202 active cases in Hawaii, and that today’s 70 new positive results came from 1,963 tests for a positivity rate of 3.6%.
Trump’s doctor’s comments on COVID-19 symptoms, care spark confusion
For the second day in a row, the Navy commander in charge of President Donald Trump’s care left the world wondering: Just how sick is the president?
Long-term jobless caught in a squeeze that imperils recovery
Millions of Americans in the industries hit hardest by the viral pandemic face a similar plight: their unemployment has stretched from weeks into months, and it’s become painfully unclear when, if ever, their jobs will come back.
James Bond film ‘No Time To Die’ pushed again, to 2021
The release of the James Bond film “No Time To Die” has been delayed again, this time to 2021, because of the effects of COVID-19 on the theatrical business.
Fashion designer Kenzo Takada dies from COVID-19 at 81
Kenzo Takada, the iconic Franco-Japanese fashion designer famed for his jungle-infused designs and free-spirited aesthetic that channeled global travel, has died. He was 81.
Police officer in Chile accused of throwing teen from bridge
Authorities in Chile have arrested a police officer who allegedly threw a teen-ager from a bridge into a river bed during a protest.
Source says Titans have 2 new positives, none for rest of NFL
Another Tennessee Titans player and another staff member have tested positive for the coronavirus, while the rest of the NFL returned no new positives today, a person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press.
AP Top 25: Oklahoma, UCF out; BYU up; Iowa State back in
Oklahoma dropped out of the Associated Press college football poll for the first time since September 2016 and No. 24 Iowa State jumped back into the Top 25 after a day of upsets.
Italy considers mask mandate for outdoors
The Italian government is weighing whether to require masks outdoors nationwide amid a steady, nine-week increase in coronavirus infections.
NYC seeks to reinstate coronavirus restrictions in some areas
New York City’s mayor says he has asked the state for permission to close schools and reinstate restrictions on nonessential businesses in several neighborhoods because of a resurgence of the coronavirus.
Record-breaking California wildfires surpass 4M acres
Deadly wildfires in California have burned more than 4 million acres this year — more than double the previous record for the most land burned in a single year in the state.
Wingfoiling is the latest craze in watersports
Its popularity has been literally soaring in Hawaii’s waters over the last year as people have found a new sense of freedom and fun in the sport.
Trump declares ‘I get it,’ then briefly leaves hospital
Two days after being hospitalized with COVID-19, President Donald Trump declared, “I get it,” in a message to the nation before briefly leaving the hospital, a move that again showed his willingness to disregard basic precautions.
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Television and radio — Oct. 4, 2020
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Hawaii Real Estate Sales: Aug. 31-Sept. 4, 2020
Derived from the state conveyance tax data. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read more
Vital statistics: Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, 2020
Each week, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health’s Vital Statistics System. The dates indicate when the information was filed. Read more
Kailua farm receives funding to continue work to heal people, land
Kupa ‘Aina farm, which grows kalo and provides experiential learning on five acres of reclaimed pasture neighboring the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility in Kailua, has received $15,000 from the Omidyar ‘Ohana.
David Shapiro: Just when Oahu rail can’t get any worse, it always does
The best way to describe the latest unraveling of Honolulu’s $9.2 billion rail debacle is to take liberty with a Bob Dylan title and call it “Tangled Up in Poo.”