North America

Hawaii along with numerous nonprofits rescue hundreds of pets for adoption in U.S. mainland

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – More than 600 healthy dogs and cats from overcrowded pet shelters throughout Hawaii were flown to the U.S. mainland for adoption under the program Paws Across the Pacific. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HIEMA) teamed …

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Hawaii expands pre-travel testing option to visitors from Japan

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Hawaii has included Japan in the state’s pre-travel testing program giving travelers from Japan an option to bypass Hawaii’s mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. Starting November 6, 2020, people may take a COVID-19 pre-travel test from trusted …

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Early US voting surpasses 2016, nine days before election

  WASHINGTON (AFP) — Early voting in the 2020 US election has surpassed all the pre-election ballots from four years earlier, an independent vote monitor said Sunday, with nine days still to go before the November 3 poll. Millions of …

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Preparations underway in Hawaii for statewide COVID-19 vaccination program

HONOLULU (Eagle News) — As the world waits for an approved vaccine, Hawaii state and county officials, together with private-sector partners representing over 90 organizations, have already launched a preliminary plan to implement a COVID-19 vaccination program. The said plan …

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Canada issues new sanctions against 31 Belarusian officials

  OTTAWA (AFP) — Canada on Thursday announced new sanctions against 31 Belarusian government officials in response to the crackdown on unprecedented protests there demanding strongman President Alexander Lukashenko resign. Ottawa has already barred from Canada and frozen the assets …

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Hurricane Delta forces tourist to shelter in Cancun hotel convention room

  CANCUN, MEXICO (Eagle News) — EBC Texas Bureau Chief Jane Kathleen Gregorio who was supposed to be on a romantic anniversary getaway with her husband in Cancun, Mexico, now finds herself with other guests sheltering in their hotel’s convention …

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New York seeks virus shutdowns in nine neighborhoods

  NEW YORK (AFP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday he planned to reimpose restrictions on nine neighborhoods as Covid-19 cases rise in parts of the city, which had largely controlled the virus after a catastrophic …

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U.S. Marine Corps activates newest base on Guam

HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Blaz was activated on Thursday, October 1, on the island territory of Guam. This is the first such base activated by the Marines since 1952. MCB Camp Blaz will be home …

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University of Hawaii Community Colleges to offer free job training

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) -The University of Hawaii (UH) Community Colleges in partnership with the City and County of Honolulu will hold a short-term employment training program as part of the “Oahu Back to Work” initiative. The training program, scheduled …

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Pearl Harbor’s Arizona Memorial welcomes visitors again under Oahu “Tier 1” reopening

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor National Memorial reopened its doors on Monday, September 28, providing a limited number of programs on the USS Arizona Memorial. The 30-minute program consists of a brief orientation from National Park Service …

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Ginsburg honored at US Supreme Court, Trump vows quick replacement

  By Charlotte Plantive Agence France-Presse WASHINGTON (AFP) — Mourners flocked to the US Supreme Court on Wednesday to pay their respects to late liberal justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose death has opened a crucial seat on the nine-member bench …

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Nearly half of Oahu’s beaches could disappear by 2050: Coastal Geology Group study

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – According to a new study released on Monday, September 21, by the Coastal Geology Group at the University of Hawaii’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), as much as 40% of all …

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