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VIDEO: Gov. David Ige and Denise Iseri-Matsubara, executive director of Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation, join Honolulu Star-Advertisers Spotlight Hawaii [Video]

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Gov. David Ige said it is unlikely that the state will open transpacific travel on October 1st, and that his office will release a timeframe of when that could happen sometime later this week. This morning on Spotlight Hawaii, the Governor said he met with a number of travel industry leaders over the weekend to work out what will be needed to safely bring visitors back.

“Just talking with many in the industry, it will probably not be October 1st, but in the next few days we will be providing a better plan for the scheduling of what those dates would look like,” he said.

Ige said the state’s new mandatory travel application that began earlier this month, and other protocols put in place for pre-travel testing will help to streamline the process, but hotels and other-related businesses have told him they likely need at least a month to gear …

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"Dakota Spotlight: The House on Sweet and Seventh" airs at 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, on WDAY Xtra. This chilling and heartbreaking documentary looks back on the 1998 murder of Barbara and Gordon Erickstad in Bismarck. The couple was brutally killed in their home by their son, 18-year-old Brian Erickstad, and his friend, 27-year-old Robert Lawrence in September of 1998. Through interviews with investigators, vintage footage, documents, and more, host James Wolner shines a light on a very dark case and searches for answers.