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Hawaii Updates: Weekend Curfew For Oahu; New Cases Slow; Maui Memorial Infection Control Rules

Updated: 4/9/2020, 4:52 p.m. Starting tomorrow night and ending Monday morning, no vehicles will be allowed on Oahu roads between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., with a few exceptions. Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard announced the trial curfew today. It's a ramp-up of enforcement during the current coronavirus crisis when residents should be staying at home. Ballard says the department won't set up roadblocks, but it will have more officers patroling the roads overnight. "So what does that mean? That...

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National and World Headlines

In Reversal, Federal Support For Coronavirus Testing Sites Continues

The Department of Health and Human Services is stepping back from a plan to end support on Friday for community-based coronavirus testing sites around the country. Instead the agency says local authorities can choose whether they want to transition to running the programs themselves or continue with federal oversight and help. The news came after NPR reported yesterday that some local officials were critical of plans to end the program before the pandemic peaks. "The federal government is not...

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LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved out of intensive care Thursday at the London hospital where he is being treated for the new coronavirus, as his government told Britons to prepare for several more weeks in lockdown.

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Police across the islands are starting to crack down on people who are disobeying “stay at home” orders. On Oahu, police are moving from warnings to misdemeanor arrests. Across Asia, authorities are facing a slightly different challenge: dealing with those who break quarantine.

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WASHINGTON — The Strategic National Stockpile is nearly out of the N95 respirators, surgical masks, face, shields, gowns and other medical supplies desperately needed to protect front-line medical workers treating coronavirus patients.

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Throughout the global pandemic of COVID-19, many health experts have pointed to Singapore as a country that has taken many of the right steps to combat the spread of the virus.  Now, the country is ramping up a new series of restrictions.

Irene Hirano Inouye, Widow Of Late Senator, Dies At 71

Apr 8, 2020
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Irene Hirano Inouye, widow of the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, died yesterday, according to the U.S.-Japan Council. She served as president of the Washington, D.C.-based organization.

Hirano Inouye, 71, passed away following an extended illness, according to a statement posted on the council's website.

She married Daniel Inouye in 2008 after the death of his first wife in 2006.  The senator passed away in 2012.


HPR-Produced Talk Shows

Facebook/City and County of Honolulu

Honolulu Mayor Caldwell discusses Waimanalo construction and coronavirus crisis; Predicting when COVID-19 peaks in Hawaii; Schools unlikely to reopen before summer; UH researchers working on COVID-19 vaccine; Protecting against sex trafficking during COVID-19 crisis

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Find out about some best practices to securing your remote workforce. On this edition of Bytemarks Café, a discussion on ways to protect sensitive data, separate personal space from work space, and conduct secure videoconferences.

Facebook/County of Kauai

Kauai takes on flooding and "covidiots"; Bleak future for Hawaii eateries; Insurance companies aren't paying claims to businesses effected by crisis; The Long View with Neal Milner: Free and fair elections during a pandemic; Concerns raised as Hawaii's 2020 Census count lags

HPR Features

Hawaiian Word of the Day: April 9th

23 hours ago

Most of us know ipu to be the gourd we see and hear in the hands of many hula dancers and chanters. But it also has other meanings – it can be used to mean any kind of container; even a dish, mug, calabash, pot, cup, urn, bowl, or a utensil.

HPR-Produced Music Shows

We're all pretty gutted about the loss of folk and country music legend John Prine earlier this week, so what better way to pay tribute to the man is there other than playing some of his best tracks as well as the music of his peers and the many musicians he influenced. 

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Evening Concert

6 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.


Evening Jazz with Charles Husson

7 hours ago

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 8 PM on HPR-1. The latest in instrumental and vocal releases is the focus of Evening Jazz. You'll also hear about live jazz acts performing around the islands.

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