Two coronavirus-related deaths and 12 new COVID-19 cases were reported Saturday on Hawaii Island, according to county and state officials.
After Tuesday’s daylong Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court came a one-paragraph, unsigned opinion from her potential future colleagues: They granted the Trump administration’s effort to stop the counting for the decennial census, proving once again that the top bench — and who sits on it — matters immensely.
There has been significant interest in leveraging smartphone apps for contact tracing, a public health strategy that involves tracking people who are COVID-19 positive to identify disease hot spots. Traditionally this is done by workers on foot and over the telephone, and we know this labor-intensive method works — it has helped in the elimination of smallpox and in curbing the spread of sexually transmitted infections. However, the efficacy of the app-boosted method is still unknown.
The Koa‘e fault system connects Kilauea’s East and Southwest Rift Zones south of the caldera. Faults here appear as low cliffs, or “scarps” along Hilina Pali Road in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. These fault-cliffs slip during major earthquakes, such as those of May 4, 2018, near the beginning of Kilauea’s 2018 eruption.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s new moonshot rules: No fighting and littering. And no trespassing at historic lunar landmarks like Apollo 11’s Tranquility Base.
There have been no significant changes observed recently at Kilauea’s summit water lake, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said this week.
This year, roughly a quarter of the vast Pantanal wetland in Brazil, one of the most biodiverse places on Earth, has burned in wildfires worsened by climate change. What happens to a rich and unique biome when so much is destroyed?
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — President Donald Trump’s administration abruptly reversed course and approved California’s application for disaster relief funds to clean up damage from six recent deadly and destructive blazes that have scorched the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday.
Drive-through service for seniors: Flu shots, health screenings, medical info available at county health fair
The 20th annual Akamai Living Health Fair thrived as a drive-through event for seniors in East Hawaii on Friday morning.
HONOLULU — Hawaii’s Board of Education has approved phasing out distance learning curriculum that parents and teachers complained contained racist and sexist content and will send parents a letter acknowledging the Acellus program was selected hastily during the pandemic without proper vetting.
It was all hands on deck Friday at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport, the second day of rapid testing for trans-Pacific arrivals.
Kim makes interisland pitch: Travelers exempt from quarantine after post-arrival negative test for virus
County civil attorneys were ironing out details of a plan to be submitted to Gov. David Ige to allow interisland travelers to come to the Big Island without a 14-day quarantine as of late Friday afternoon, Mayor Harry Kim said.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Marcell Ozuna and the Atlanta Braves got a little ahead of themselves.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The only member of the Kansas City Chiefs that was available and willing to discuss Le’Veon Bell, arguably the biggest free-agent signing since the offseason, happened to be the defensive coordinator who won’t have anything to do with him.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Anyone who knows anything about both college football and COVID-19 realized this season was going to get messy.