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Governor announces that pre-travel testing will begin Oct. 15

HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige yesterday announced a new leadership team that will oversee the state’s public health response to COVID-19 and the pre-travel testing program for COVID-19, which will start Oct. 15. Pre-travel testing enables travelers to avoid a mandatory 14-day quarantine if they are tested no earlier than 72 hours before their flight arrives with an FDA-approved nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), performed using a nasal swab, and can show proof of negative test results from a CLIA certified laboratory. Travelers also will have their temperatures checked upon arrival and must fill out a travel and health form. Upon arrival in Hawaii, passengers unable to provide proof of an approved negative test will be required to go into quarantine for 14 days or until they can provide proof of negative test results. Maj. Gen. Ken Hara, director of the Hawaii Emergency ...

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Maui Citizens Climate Lobby volunteer to speak at Rotary Zoom meeting

WEST MAUI - At 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1, the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset will feature Jeff Stark as the virtual speaker.Stark will share information about the Citizens Climate Lobby, a national lobbying organization working on House Bill 763, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend ...

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Long overdue updates may cause crashes

So, you want to text your ex-girlfriend a "goodbye Mary" and don't want her to see your phone number. Well, Bucko, you're in good luck. Just type in a code - *#67# - on your iPhone, and nobody will be able to see the phone number.But let's say you want to send her a video with you and your new ...

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Take precautions to prevent wildfires

Just hours after firefighters put out a fast-moving 1,500-acre brushfire in Central Maui, the National Weather Service kicked off its annual Wildfire & Drought Awareness Campaign on Aug. 31. Fires can happen at any time, but the fall months of September and October are typically the most ...