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The Hawaii Department of Health said Tuesday it is pausing usage of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine out of an abundance of caution while federal regulators review six reports of rare, potentially dangerous blood clots.

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South Korea’s biggest city has a new mayor, and he’s looking to change the way the national capital is dealing with the coronavirus.

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Managing Hawai‘i's airports throughout the pandemic; Promoting innovation in isolated economies; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Co-living for digital nomads; Hana Hou: Netflix's "Finding ‘Ohana" 

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Governor David Ige has issued another emergency proclamation in response to the coronavirus pandemic that extends the statewide eviction moratorium for another two months and details plans for vaccinated travelers.

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Hawai‘i has consistently ranked in the top ten states for vaccination rates which has some people wondering about an inter-island vaccine passport system for residents.

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WAILUKU — Maui County will soon require second coronavirus tests for trans-Pacific travelers flying directly to the island.

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Golf is on the upswing with kama‘aina in Hawai‘i. It’s outdoors and it’s perceived as a safe activity in the pandemic. But local courses have struggled financially without tourists and tournaments.

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Thailand is closing bars and clubs in dozens of provinces, the latest move to contain an outbreak of the coronavirus. The actions come as residents are about to celebrate a national holiday.

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Starting on Monday, O‘ahu residents age 50 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Governor David Ige on the latest COVID-19 news; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Maui water dispute; Connecting young people to careers in the tourism industry

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Tourism is slowly returning to some parts of the world, and so is the concept of “travel bubbles.” That’s the ability to visit certain countries without quarantine, and a new one’s about to get underway in the Asia Pacific.

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Eight football players from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week, the athletics department announced Tuesday. This comes within two weeks of starting spring practice on March 25.

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HONOLULU — Hawai‘i's vacation rental market has outperformed hotels in occupancy rates in every month since October.

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COVID-19 cases are spiking again in the Philippines. The government there is extending a lockdown in the Manila area, and some hospitals are turning patients away.

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Expanding and funding vaccine access for rural communities; Mental health repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Parents on the return to the classroom; A new book tracks the history of beer in Hawai‘i

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KAILUA-KONA — A coronavirus outbreak at the University of the Nations Kona has been reported by university officials, forcing the campus to close to the public.

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Late last week, the CDC said people who are fully vaccinated can travel “at low risk to themselves.” That helps bring a closer focus on the idea of “vaccination passports”—a concept under review in several Asian countries.

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A coronavirus outbreak tied to a Maui church and its congregation has resulted in at least 55 positive cases and prompted the state Department of Health to warn the general public of the "imminent risk."

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Some 28,000 travelers arrived in the state Saturday, raising questions about the possibility of a COVID-19 vaccine passport system in Hawai‘i.

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A positive COVID-19 test among the staff at the Department of Labor and Industrial Relation's call center has caused it to shut down Thursday, March 25.

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It’s been more than a year since the World Health Organization declared that the coronavirus was a global pandemic. Part of the new reality since then has been the widespread use of disposable masks. Now a team in Indonesia is experimenting with recycling them—not as masks, but as part of other products.

New cases of COVID-19 have risen in recent days here in Hawai‘i—along with a number of other states. They’re rising even faster in several locations overseas—including part of South Asia. Health officials in India are warning the country could be in the early stages of a new wave of COVID-19 cases.

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Despite the clamor to speed up the U.S. vaccination drive against COVID-19 and get the country back to normal, the first three months of the rollout suggest faster is not necessarily better.

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More people are making travel plans for the future, but right now international trips remain difficult. Many countries are not even accepting visitors, while others require lengthy quarantines. But in Southeast Asia, one long-planned alternative has now opened for business.

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The push to vaccinate hospitality workers; Maui healthcare workers honor those lost during the pandemic; An innovative renewable plastic project kicks off on the Big Island; UH Mānoa professor Steven Businger on Hawai‘i's status as rainbow capital of the world

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LIHUE — As the coronavirus ravaged other parts of the U.S., residents of Kauaʻi watched safely from afar.

The killing of six women of Asian descent in Atlanta this week is adding fuel to claims of anti-Asian hate alleged to be spreading across the U.S. A congressional hearing on anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination took place Thursday in Washington to address the hostile environment for people of Asian descent.

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Affordable housing, infrastructure, and homelessness are some of the priorities Rick Blangiardi wants to tackle during his time as Honolulu mayor. He gave his first State of the City address Monday outlining his vision for Oʻahu this year and beyond.

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Pop-up stores are not a new concept, but in Hawaii’s Covid economy, they have taken on a new significance for retailers.

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HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Health has launched a new mental health crisis counseling hotline to provide residents support during the coronavirus pandemic.

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