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Hawaii’s Mauna Loa could lose title as “world’s largest volcano” to another Central Pacific volcano

By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The scientific community and the public have long thought that Mauna Loa, currently an active shield volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, was the largest volcano in the world. However, after …

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Hawaii reports first case of rat lungworm disease in 2020

By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) confirmed on Friday, May 15, a case of angiostrongyliasis, more commonly known as rat lungworm disease. The individual in question is a resident of …

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Hawaii’s beaches, shopping malls cautiously reopen while state report few to zero new COVID-19 cases daily

By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – One day after Kauai County reopened its beaches, Honolulu and Maui Counties follow suit by allowing all their beaches to be opened on Saturday, May 16, for certain activities and …

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Hawaii’s Kauai Island reopens beaches, extends mandatory quarantine to serve as pilot program for State

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Beaches throughout Kauai Island will be allowed to reopen on Friday, May 15, as directed by Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami. His decision is part of a two-week pilot program …

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Poll says Canadians believe ‘return to normal’ is far off

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Seven out of 10 Canadians believe a return to normal life is at least six months away according to an Angus Reid Institute poll released Friday. The pessimism …

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Hawaii Congressman to FAA: Pre-board testing is key to protecting Hawaii’s public, not just post-arrival self-quarantine

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU, Hawaii (Eagle News) – Democratic Congressman Ed Case (representing Honolulu and urban Oahu) called on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday, May 13, to confirm the state’s ability to impose and …

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California authorities say Tesla plant could reopen next week

  SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) — Authorities in California say Tesla’s only assembly plant in the United States could open as early as next week, albeit with enhanced safety measures because of the pandemic, after a very public anti-lockdown tirade by …

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Emergency nutrition assistance program benefits Hawaii’s qualified households during COVID-19 crisis

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The Hawaii Department of Human Services (DHS) received approval this week to provide three months of emergency supplements to address temporary food needs for qualified families. Since March, Hawaii …

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Hawaii’s Mokulele Airlines adds more safety measures as inter-island travel resumes normalcy

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Beginning on Monday, May 11, Mokulele Airlines is requiring all its customers to wear face coverings, including masks, bandanas, scarves or other forms of protection. These will be required …

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Honolulu provides relief for individuals experiencing COVID-19-related hardships

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The City and County of Honolulu announced on Friday, May 8, an Individual COVID-19 Hardship Relief Program using money from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. …

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Google, Facebook extend work-from-home plans

  SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) — Google and Facebook have told most employees to keep working from home for the rest of the year as part of a response by the tech giants to the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Chief executive Sundar …

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As parks, beaches reopen, Hawaii reminds people to continue social distancing, do not disturb wildlife

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The State Parks division of Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is re-opening select parks and monuments this week with an emphasis on social distancing and exercise, …

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