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                                Neil Patrick Harris, left, stars as the title role in the popular 1990s sitcom “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” with Max Casella, who played Vinnie. Disney+ confirmed Thursday it will be producing a Hawaii-based reboot of the show later this year.
Off the News: Medical dramedy reboot set in Hawaii

A “Doogie Howser, M.D.” (1989-93) reboot is in the works. And this time around the medical dramedy — currently titled “Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.” — will follow Lahela “Doogie” Kamealoha, “a 16-year-old girl, juggling a medical career and teen life in Hawaii.” Read more

                                People arrive to seek employment opportunities at a JobTrain office.
Off the News: More help for jobless, eventually

In addition to the $200 million federal Lost Wages Assistance grant Hawaii secured last month to cover four weeks of supplemental jobless aid, the state is getting another $53.5 million grant, to be tapped for a fifth week. But it’s unclear when the checks will be in the mail. Read more

                                The University of Hawaii football team warms up before their practice session at the Clarance T.C. Ching Field.
Off the News: A sea of red ink for UH athletics

Fall weekends without a University of Hawaii football schedule will be jarring for longtime fans. The last fall that UH went without a varsity team was 1961, when the school dropped the sport because it was failing to break even financially. Read more

                                Desks are arranged 6 feet apart so students can maintain social distancing while eating lunch in the cafeteria at Nimitz Elementary School once the school reopens.
Off the News: Public schools keep their distance

Like it or not, at least there’s more certainty with the state Department of Education’s decision to stay with distance learning through the first quarter, three weeks beyond its earlier wait-and-see scenario. That’ll mean online education through Oct. 2, before a one-week fall break. Read more

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