October 2020

October 21, 2020

Federal Bailout Money Is Speeding Up Gun Permits But Help With Rent Still Lags Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Federal Bailout Money Is Speeding Up Gun Permits But Help With Rent Still Lags

New data released by Honolulu shows police continue to rack up overtime but a hardship relief fund to help people pay their bills is about to be maxed out.

Governor Approves Next Stage In Oahu Reopening Plan Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Governor Approves Next Stage In Oahu Reopening Plan

More business restrictions will be lifted at midnight.

Soldiers Will Be Tested Before Returning To Hawaii But Will Still Quarantine Ezra Camarena/U.S. Army

Soldiers Will Be Tested Before Returning To Hawaii But Will Still Quarantine

The 25th Infantry Division troops re-certified in Louisiana for combat deployment.

Volunteers Needed For Free Kupuna Delivery Service

Volunteers Needed For Free Kupuna Delivery Service

With COVID-19 cases holding steady, a statewide delivery service needs more volunteers to deliver food, medications to kupuna.

Hawaii Democrats Work To Flip The US Senate, Retain The House Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hawaii Democrats Work To Flip The US Senate, Retain The House

The latest filings from the Federal Election Commission show how the majority of the state’s federal delegation has worked to help Democrats retake control of Washington.

More Hawaii Parents Are Pulling Their Kids From DOE To Home School Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More Hawaii Parents Are Pulling Their Kids From DOE To Home School

The increase in the first three months of the current school year is a likely sign of the way COVID-19 has impacted school enrollment.

In Honor Of The Passing Of Justice Ginsburg: A Nurse’s Perspective Flickr: Elvert Barnes

In Honor Of The Passing Of Justice Ginsburg: A Nurse’s Perspective

The Notorious RBG, a healer in her own right, helped to repair the imbalances in our society — but the work is far from over.

Campaign Corner: We’re GenZ And We’re Voting for Amemiya Cory Lum

Campaign Corner: We’re GenZ And We’re Voting for Amemiya

We want to have a future here, and between the two candidates, Amemiya’s plan gives us the most hope – by far.

Lee Cataluna: Protection For Renters Can Be A Nightmare for Landlords

Lee Cataluna: Protection For Renters Can Be A Nightmare for Landlords

Hawaii’s strict eviction moratorium leaves homeowners with little protection against bad tenants.

October 20, 2020

4 COVID-19 Cases Confirmed On Lanai Cory Lum/Civil Beat

4 COVID-19 Cases Confirmed On Lanai

At least one of the people diagnosed is believed to have contracted the virus while traveling.

DOE Officials Have Spent $38M On Devices For Students Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOE Officials Have Spent $38M On Devices For Students

Hawaii school officials have purchased 49,000 computers for students but 23,000 have yet to be delivered.

New State Program Helps Businesses Adapt To A Changing Economy Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

New State Program Helps Businesses Adapt To A Changing Economy

A $25 million fund can be tapped for a range of business initiatives.

Domestic Violence Is On The Rise In Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Domestic Violence Is On The Rise In Hawaii

Many of the domestic violence survivors reaching out for help have been Native Hawaiian.

Gyms, Arcades, Vacation Rentals Could Reopen Thursday Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gyms, Arcades, Vacation Rentals Could Reopen Thursday

Those are among the business restrictions that could be lifted with Oahu’s move to Tier 2 of its reopening plan.

VIRUS TRACKER — Oct. 20: 91 New COVID-19 Cases In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

VIRUS TRACKER — Oct. 20: 91 New COVID-19 Cases In Hawaii

Oahu is on track to loosen some restrictions on gyms and restaurants this week.

Former VP Joe Biden Endorses Kai Kahele For Congress Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former VP Joe Biden Endorses Kai Kahele For Congress

The Hawaii state senator has secured a lot of endorsements since announcing his intention to replace U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard in Congress.

Tulsi Gabbard Is Refocusing Her Military Career In California Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tulsi Gabbard Is Refocusing Her Military Career In California

After 17 years, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is leaving the Hawaii Army National Guard for a new unit on the mainland.

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii Tourism Needs To Become Smarter Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii Tourism Needs To Become Smarter

Tourists to Hawaii today expect clear information and better technology to feel safe.