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Honolulu authorities bring father and son to isolation facility after breaking quarantine

  By Ron Hamilton and Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – A father and son who recently traveled to Hawaii from Florida were caught and brought to an isolation facility on Tuesday, July 28, for violating the …

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Honolulu’s Emergency Operations Center partially activated ahead of Hurricane Douglas

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) — Mayor Kirk Caldwell gathered directors, deputy directors and staff at the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Friday, July 24, to discuss the onset of Hurricane Douglas. In addition, …

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Hawaii issues emergency declaration in anticipation of Hurricane Douglas

By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Governor David Ige issued on Thursday, July 23, a pre-landfall emergency proclamation as the entire State of Hawaii prepares for possible impacts from Hurricane Douglas, which the National Weather Service …

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Hawaii faces another lawsuit over exercising emergency powers in response to pandemic

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – A national civic action organization filed a lawsuit late last week in state court against Hawaii Governor David Ige, challenging his enforcement of emergency power beyond the 60-day threshold …

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MLB Blue Jays barred from playing games in Toronto

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — The Toronto Blue Jays have struck out in a bid to play games in their home stadium because of fears that frequent border crossings from the United States …

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Passenger screening technology provider selected for Hawaii airports

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) has selected NEC Corporation, NEC Corporation of America and their partner, Infrared Cameras Inc., to provide thermal temperature screening and facial imaging technology …

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US Government charges Hawaii crime boss, associates with 22 counts including racketeering, murder

By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The U.S. Government announced on Thursday, July 16, that Michael J. Miske, Jr. and ten other people are being charged with at least 22 counts of racketeering conspiracy and other …

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Canada-US border to remain closed to nonessential travel for another month

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — The ban on nonessential travel between Canada and the United States has been extended until August 20, Acting US secretary of State Chad Wolf confirmed Thursday. “Based on …

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Announcement expected this week on extension of Canada-US border closure

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau  EDMONTON (Eagle News) — A decision is expected this week whether to extend the ban for a fourth time on non-essential cross-border traffic between Canada and the United States, said Prime Minister …

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US records another 60,000 new virus cases in 24 hours

  WASHINGTON (AFP) — The United States, the country hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, on Sunday recorded 59,747 new cases over the last 24-hour period, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University. The number of cases in the …

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State officials respond to Hawaii’s largest single-day count of new COVID-19 cases

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) announced on Tuesday, July 7, that there were 41 new cases of COVID-19, the highest case count since the pandemic began in …

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Hawaii public schools prepare to safely welcome back students, staff, families

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) released on Thursday, July 2, its “Return to Learn: School Reopening Plan” that public schools are using to prepare safe and healthy …

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