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The Latest: Maui Considers Resort 'Bubbles' For Tourists; 124 Inmates Now Positive; 233 New Cases

If tourists could be confined to a Neighbor Island resort while they wait out their 14-day quarantine, would that be a viable option for a state hobbled economically by the pandemic? Maui County thinks perhaps so.

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Biden Faces A Convention Test, To Offer A Vision Beyond Beating Trump

In a recent campaign ad , Joe Biden is behind the wheel of a 1967 Corvette Stingray, in his trademark aviator sunglasses. "I love this car, nothing but incredible memories. Every time I get in, I think of my dad and Beau," Biden says, referring to his late son. "God, could my dad drive a car." It's pure nostalgia. But then Biden pivots to his pitch to restore American manufacturing. "They're making an electric Corvette and it can go 200 miles an hour," Biden says. "You think I'm kidding — I'm...

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Some local tech companies are landing big contracts with the City & County of Honolulu’s for transit work.

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The spread of COVID-19 has led to many changes in daily life. But in some places, those changes go beyond wearing masks and social distancing.

Department of Public Safety

The Hawaiʻi Supreme Court will hear arguments today on a potential second round of inmate releases at an Oʻahu jail, where more than 80 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19. The state Public Defenders’ office filed the petition with the high court after hearing news of the spread of the coronavirus in the overcrowded Oʻahu Community Correctional Center.

Updated 3:40 p.m. ET

Note: This story was updated to include Massachusetts, which began to share contact tracing data on its website on Wednesday.

When everyone who tests positive for coronavirus in your community gets a call from a public health worker asking them about their contacts and those contacts are then asked to quarantine, the process creates a powerful way to keep the virus from spreading.

Updated at 3:20 p.m. ET

Israel and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to forge a path toward normal diplomatic relations, and Israel said as part of the agreement it will suspend its controversial plans to annex more territory in the West Bank.

The historic deal was brokered during a call between leaders of the two nations and President Trump.


HPR-Produced Talk Shows

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Mohamed_Hassan via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll learn about the next generation wireless technology called 5G. We’ll find out how much of the country is adopting this new technology and what benefits it brings to mobile applications.


State Department of Health underutilized contact tracing; Hawaii's long road to economic recovery; Data shows Hawaii's dire situation; The Long View with Neal Milner: Keeping nightlife alive during the COVID crisis; Self care via meditation at Kaiser Permanente

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Maui Mayor shares thoughts about travel quarantine; Assisting healthcare workers cope with stress; Correction workers face COVID outbreak; 2020 Elections; UH Outreach College offers clinical research certificate program

HPR Features

Hawaiian Word of the Day: August 14th

Aug 14, 2020

Our Hawaiian Word for today is a beautiful Oʻahu place name, Kawaiahaʻo. And it means the water used by Haʻo. Some say Haʻo was a chief. As most of you know, it is a name for the most famous church on the island, often called the Westminster of the Pacific.

HPR-Produced Music Shows

Howard's Day Off

9 hours ago

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Saturdays 5-7 AM on HPR-1


Focusing on the Funk tonight, to keep you dancing into the weekend. Also celebrating the life of Jon Horvath from the Fort Knox Five who passed away 5 years ago today.

Latin Beat with Ray Cruz

15 hours ago

Fridays at 8 PM on HPR-2. Latin Beat shares music and information regarding the Latin Genre. Host Ray Cruz connects the dots for the listener as he tells the story via music so that the audience feels surprised, entertained and moved. "Latin Beat.....music to make your ears smile"

Listen to archived shows HERE

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