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                                Lt. Gov. Josh Green says there’s a 50-50 chance for a patient to be put on a ventilator if that person is placed in an intensive care unit. He added that there’s also a 50-50 chance of dying in that instance.

Hawaii’s number of new coronavirus cases falls but worst yet to come

Hawaii’s number of new coronavirus cases falls but worst yet to come


Bank of Hawaii Iwilei branch.
Bank of Hawaii donates $3 million to fund addressing impacts of coronavirus

It is, to date, the largest corporate donation to HCF’s fund, which was established by the foundation and the Omidyar ‘Ohana Fund. Read more

911 Report

Police investigate Kaimuki robbery that injured employee

The employee suffered non-life-threatening injuries and suspect fled the scene. Read more

Vital Statistics

Vital statistics: March 20-26, 2020

Each week, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health’s Vital Statistics System. Read more

Kokua Line

                                The Unemployment Insurance Claims office is seen on March 19. Independent contractors and the self-­employed who are out of work should apply for unemployment insurance benefits via a new online form.
Kokua Line: Gig workers can file online for unemployment benefits with no job search required

Be sure you’re on the address. This form collects sensitive personal information. There are numerous imposters floating around, according to the department. Read more

Lee Cataluna

                                Geri Kasadate has been working for the U.S. Postal Service for 19 years.
Lee Cataluna: Isolation, gratitude connect pen pals

This time of isolation and the loss of comforting routines has made some of the smallest interactions seem like deep friendships. Read more

Incidental Lives

Incidental Lives: Family-run business thrives on a set of old-school values

If you want to do business with Miller Industries, you’ll need to pick up the phone and have an actual conversation with an actual human being or, better, stop by the shop on Kalihi Street, where you can have that same actual conversation face to face with one of those human beings. Read more


                                Gov. David Ige held a press conference in the state Capitol rotunda on March 21, announcing the 14-day quarantine for arrivals.
David Shapiro: If the coronavirus hasn’t driven you bonkers yet, this might help

Public leaders have advised us to find what routine we can to maintain our sanity in these dreadful times, so … it’s the last Sunday in March and time to “flASHback” on the month’s news that amused and confused — mostly the latter. Read more

Facts of the Matter

                                Frost covers the sundial in front of the Legislative Building at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.
Facts of the Matter: Sundials are sophisticated measures of solar time

To build a sundial that keeps accurate time is not an easy task. A sundial is more than merely a statue that casts a shadow on numbers as the sun moves across the sky. Read more

Volcanic Ash

                                A Kalakaua Avenue sidewalk is all but deserted Friday afternoon. The threat of the coronavirus and the unprecedented travel and social restrictions have negatively impacted businesses in the Waikiki area.
David Shapiro: Our city of anxiety is surprisingly serene on the outside

After two weeks at home consuming news about the fear and turmoil gripping the world from a deadly pandemic with no clear end, I was fascinated by the tranquility I found when I finally ventured out. Read more


Skywatch: Catch meteor shower and supermoon in April

April welcomes the sun back to the northern hemisphere and the star family Kaiwikuamo‘o, the Backbone, back to the spring night sky. Read more

Ocean Watch

                                The kolea population is unknown because the last census was in 1968. With a new website started,, the public can contribute sightings to get an estimate on the population size.
Ocean Watch: Citizen scientists needed to track kolea in Hawaii

This is not a farewell column. It’s a see-you-soon-in-another-place column. I wish everyone the best in these challenging times, and look forward to continuing our connection. Read more

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