Hawaii governor urges visitors to stay away

Hawaii’s governor asked that visitors and residents reduce travel to the islands to essential business only while the state struggles to control COVID-19 as the highly contagious delta variant spreads in the community.

Push for tighter vaping restrictions fails in Hawaii

Hawaii lawmakers on Thursday killed a proposal that would have banned flavored electronic smoking devices and e-liquids, saying they suspected teenagers would continue to get the products online even if sales were prohibited.Supporters said the bill was needed to fight an alarming surge in teenage vaping.