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Researchers around the world are continuing to work on a vaccine for COVID-19. A team in India is focusing on an even more challenging project: a vaccine that can tolerate hot weather.

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Updated: 11/9/2020, 3:23 p.m.

After five days of triple-digit daily case counts, the state Department of Health reported 64 new cases today. The decline in the COVID-19 daily count comes with an asterisk. The smaller number comes on a Monday after a weekend when labs may not be reporting all of their results.

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Maui police said they have arrested and charged a New York couple for violating coronavirus quarantine rules.

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Updated: 11/8/2020, 3:21 p.m. Five days of triple-digit daily case counts have created mounting concerns that the state, particularly Oahu, could be slipping back into another surge in infections that would force a retreat in reopening efforts.

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The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources reopened a popular scenic spot on Oahu that has been closed to visitors since the outbreak of the coronavirus.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's chief of staff Mark Meadows has been diagnosed with the coronavirus as the nation sets daily records for confirmed cases for the pandemic.

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People in Australia are starting to deal with a new development in the pandemic: returning to the workplace. While many businesses are encouraging staffers to return to the office, a lot of the workers would prefer to stay home.

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Updated: 11/6/2020, 3:10 p.m. 

The state Department of Health reported no deaths and 122 new COVID-19 cases today, again retreating from what had been a general decline in the spread of the virus in the islands over several weeks.

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U.S. voters went to the polls starkly divided on how they see President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic. But in places where the virus is most rampant now, Trump enjoyed enormous support.

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Updated: 11/5/2020, 3:37 p.m.


The state Department of Health reported no deaths and 100 new COVID-19 cases today. The total infections since the pandemic began now number 15,572.


Oahu had 66 new cases, Hawaii County 24, Maui 1, Lanai 1, Kauai 1 and Molokai none. There were 7 new cases diagnosed out of state. The death toll stands at 219.


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Updated 11/4/20, 3:07 p.m.

The United States set another record for daily confirmed coronavirus cases as states around the country posted all-time highs, underscoring the vexing issue that confronts the winner of the presidential race.

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Uupdated: 11/4/2020, 3:38 p.m. The state Department of Health reported no deaths but 156 new COVID-19 cases today. The total infections since the pandemic began now number 15,473.

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Americans went to the polls Tuesday under the shadow of a resurging pandemic, with an alarming increase in cases nationwide and the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 reaching record highs in a growing number of states.

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Researchers around the world are working on various strategies to keep the spread of COVID-19 to a minimum, while allowing certain aspects of routine life to return. For some, that includes sporting events — a focus in Japan.

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Updated: 11/3/2020, 3:18 p.m.

The state Department of Health reported no deaths and 89 new COVID-19 cases today. The total infections since the pandemic began now number 15,318.

Oahu had 73 new cases, Hawaii County 7, Kauai 1, Lanai 3, and Maui and Molokai none. There were 5 new cases diagnosed out of state. The death toll stands at 219.

There have been 13,321 cases on Oahu, 1,311 on Hawaii Island, 410 on Maui, 103 on Lanai, 67 on Kauai, and 17 on Molokai. There have been 89 cases diagnosed out of state.

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On Sunday, Central Union Church tolled its tower bells 228 times, one for each person who has died of COVID-19 in Hawaii and for the nine whose confirmation of death from the virus remains pending.

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FENTON, Michigan — As the coronavirus pandemic surges across the nation and infections and hospitalizations rise, medical administrators are scrambling to find enough nursing help — especially in rural areas and at small hospitals.

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WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans are fighting to save their majority, a final election push against the onslaught of challengers in states once off limits to Democrats but now hotbeds of a potential backlash to President Donald Trump and his allies on Capitol Hill.

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DETROIT — Calling Joe Biden his “brother,” Barack Obama on Saturday accused Donald Trump of failing to take the coronavirus pandemic and the presidency seriously as Democrats leaned on America's first Black president to energize Black voters in battleground Michigan on the final weekend of the 2020 campaign.

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Updated: 10/31/2020, 12:30 p.m. The Hawaii Department of Health reported 68 new COVID-19 cases today, pushing the statewide total in the pandemic to 15,071. There were three new deaths, raising the toll to 219. 

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Hawaii's businesses are still reeling from eight months of the COVID economy — and bracing themselves fo rmore. And in the restaurant industry, that's bringing a great deal of change.

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On Oahu, everyone from the police chief to the mayor is asking people to be careful this Halloween, and not gather in crowds. That message is also being delivered in Asia — particularly in South Korea.

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Updated: 10/30/2020, 12:26 p.m. Hawaii marked another milestone with an additional 94 new reported COVID-19 cases, pushing the statewide total in the pandemic to over 15,000 today.


Spike in COVID cases on Hawaii Island and Lanai; Small businesses respond to state pivot grants; Police union stifling info to public; Future of sustainable transportation; Safety net for Oahu's homeless teens

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The Marshall Islands has reported its first cases of the coronavirus after two people who flew from Hawaii to a U.S. military base tested positive.

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Many voters across the country have been casting their ballots early in this election, but others will be going to the polls next week in some states. Overseas, there's a regional election going on in India where democracy and the coronavirus are on a collision course.

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Updated: 10/29/2020, 1:15 p.m. The Hawaii Department of Health reported 2 deaths and 77 new COVID-19 cases today. The latest count brings the total number of COVID cases during the pandemic to 14,911. The death toll now stands at 215.

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Rules on international travel still vary around the world in the time of this pandemic. Hong Kong is moving slowly to ease some of its restrictions, but it's also considering a tougher approach on testing.

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Updated: 10/28/2020, 12:15 p.m. 

The state Department of Health today reported no deaths and 62 new COVID-19 cases. The count for Lanai, which is seeing an outbreak that has locked down the island, increased by 7 cases to 94 in total.

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WASHINGTON — Americans may feel whiplashed by a report Thursday on the economy's growth this summer, when an explosive rebound followed an epic collapse.