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HI-EMA Says Culture Of Complacency Major Contributor To Veterans Home Outbreak

Updated: 9/22/2020, 10:50 a.m. A culture of complacency among staff at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo was a major contributor to the rapid spread of COVID-19 throughout the facility. That’s according to a new report on the outbreak, which has claimed the lives of 25 veterans as of today and infected another 79 residents and staff.

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House Passes Short-Term Funding Bill To Keep Government Running

A stopgap funding bill to keep the government running through Dec. 11 passed the House 359-57 late Tuesday evening, with one lawmaker voting present. The bill was temporarily delayed over a heated dispute regarding farm aid. The legislation still must be approved by the Senate and signed by President Trump, or the government faces another shutdown threat in eight days. The initial Democratic bill lacked federal farm assistance sought by the Trump administration despite support for it from...

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Police in Thailand are filing charges against more than a dozen individuals following protests this past weekend in Bangkok.

In a year that's been plenty scary, this much is clear: Pandemic Halloween will be different than regular Halloween. Many traditional ways of celebrating are now considerably more frightful than usual, because now they bring the risk of spreading the coronavirus.

Updated at 12:50 p.m. ET

In a speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly, President Trump once again sought to blame China for the COVID-19 pandemic and called on Beijing to be punished for its handling of the disease, which has killed nearly 1 million people worldwide – a fifth of them in the United States.

U.S. Census Bureau

ORLANDO, Fla. — The decision to shorten by a month the 2020 head count of every U.S. resident was not made by the U.S. Census Bureau, and some agency officials suspect it was made by the White House or the Department of Commerce, according to a report from the bureau's watchdog agency.

courtesy Shawn Laatsch

For Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss the latest developments relating to Venus.

  

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HPR-Produced Talk Shows

  Spending CARES Money; Maui County EMS Budget Cuts; Reality Check: Possible Rail CEO Replacement; Gauging Vaccine Willingness; National Public Lands Day



September is National Suicide Prevention Month and we are talking with Dr. Mason Turner of Kaiser Permanente about what the signs and symptoms are of someone who might be in trouble and need more help.

 (If you or a loved one are in distress, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or 911 for any emergency.)

 John Gotanda on Ginsburg; Hilo Veterans Center; Reality Check: Schatz Furious at Veteran Deaths; Hu Honua; Timeshare Report

HPR Features

Hawaiian Word of the Day: September 23rd

3 hours ago

Ulu means “to grow, increase, spread.” It is often used in conjunction with such words as wehi. Ulu wehi, for example, means “lush and beautiful, festively adorned.”

HPR-Produced Music Shows

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Showcasing the new R&B tracks that have made their way into my library recently - some earlier on in the pandemic, and some as recently as this morning.

Evening Concert

13 hours ago

Weekdays at 6pm on HPR-2

Evening Concert gives listeners a chance to unwind through the pau hana hours. You'll enjoy classic performances, along with weather updates and musical birthdays and anniversaries.

HOSTS:

Classical Pacific presents classical music from pre-Renaissance to the current day, locally curated by Keali‘iloma (Louise Keali‘iloma King Lanzilotti) from a Pacific perspective. The program is live weekdays from 3-6pm Hawaiian Standard time, streaming live on hawaiipublicradio.org and on the HPR mobile app.  

Questions? Comments? Email me: llanzilotti@hawaiipublicradio.org

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