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From the coronavirus pandemic to the troubled rail line, 2020 is a year to forget

  • GEORGE F. LEE / APRIL 13
                                Above, the lagoon at Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki stood quietly unused in April.

    GEORGE F. LEE / APRIL 13

    Above, the lagoon at Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki stood quietly unused in April.

  • GEORGE F. LEE / APRIL 13
                                Above, travelers were screened at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport after arriving on trans- Pacific flights in October. The state opened its pre-travel COVID-19 testing program that allowed incoming passengers to bypass the 14-day quarantine with a negative COVID-19 test.

    GEORGE F. LEE / APRIL 13

    Above, travelers were screened at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport after arriving on trans- Pacific flights in October. The state opened its pre-travel COVID-19 testing program that allowed incoming passengers to bypass the 14-day quarantine with a negative COVID-19 test.

  • COURTESY SWAPNAL ACHARYA / JAN. 19
                                Smoke filled the sky as homes burned on Hibiscus Drive near Diamond Head during a police shootout with a troubled resident that left two police officers dead in January.

    COURTESY SWAPNAL ACHARYA / JAN. 19

    Smoke filled the sky as homes burned on Hibiscus Drive near Diamond Head during a police shootout with a troubled resident that left two police officers dead in January.

  • GEORGE F. LEE / OCT. 6
                                Across the state, 551,036 general election votes were cast by mail-in ballots. Above, Elections Clerk Trenton Mihara handled ballots ready to be mailed out to voters from the Honolulu Elections Division Airport Facility.

    GEORGE F. LEE / OCT. 6

    Across the state, 551,036 general election votes were cast by mail-in ballots. Above, Elections Clerk Trenton Mihara handled ballots ready to be mailed out to voters from the Honolulu Elections Division Airport Facility.

Shortly after word spread that a novel coronavirus was circulating in far-away China, Honolulu was chosen in February as one of several U.S. airports where all flights to America from China would be funneled. Read more

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