Hawaii Supreme Court: No mass inmate release

There will be no immediate mass release of inmates from county jails under a Hawaii Supreme Court order published Thursday, but intermittent inmates will be released while a special master studies the situation more fully.

Biggest one-day spike in COVID-19 cases hits Hawaii

Wednesday had the largest number of new COVID-19 cases reported in Hawaii over a one-day period, and Gov. David Ige said the pandemic “has turned our community upside down and is forever altering the way that we once lived.”

First COVID-19 death in Hawaii

The first COVID-19-related death in Hawaii is that of an elderly Oahu man who tested positive for the coronavirus after being hospitalized, authorities revealed Tuesday during a statewide media conference.

Oahu distillery producing hand sanitizer during pandemic

An Oahu distillery is producing hand sanitizer to fill the supply gap and provide sanitizer to hospitals, first responders, correctional facilities, homeless providers and to the state Department of Education at no cost.