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October 30, 2020

Study: Marshall Islands Could Be ‘Lost’ To Sea Level Rise As Early As 2080 Mark Edward Harris/Civil Beat

Study: Marshall Islands Could Be ‘Lost’ To Sea Level Rise As Early As 2080

Preserving and restoring reef ecosystems could help slow the loss of those islands, however, researchers say.

Denby Fawcett: Adults Hijacked Halloween Decades Ago. This Year The Kids Will Get It Back Courtesy Bryan Berkowitz

Denby Fawcett: Adults Hijacked Halloween Decades Ago. This Year The Kids Will Get It Back

A return to simple family pleasures has been one of the few bright lights of the pandemic.

VIRUS TRACKER — Oct. 30: 94 New COVID-19 Cases In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

VIRUS TRACKER — Oct. 30: 94 New COVID-19 Cases In Hawaii

The number of infections documented in Hawaii has surpassed 15,000.

Honolulu Police Must Implement A Conflict Of Interest Policy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Must Implement A Conflict Of Interest Policy

Most other police departments across the country prohibit this obvious problem. A new lawsuit illustrates why HPD needs to prevent officers from using their powers to settle personal scores.

SLIDESHOW: Paws Across The Pacific Is Helping These Pets Find New Homes Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

SLIDESHOW: Paws Across The Pacific Is Helping These Pets Find New Homes

More than 600 dogs and cats were airlifted from Hawaii to the mainland this week.

Aaron Feinberg: Kauai Photographer Turned Weather Guru Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Aaron Feinberg: Kauai Photographer Turned Weather Guru

When he’s not shooting nature, he’s dispelling conspiracy theories and issuing forecasts on Facebook.

Hawaii Inmates Can Now File For $1200 Federal Stimulus Checks Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Inmates Can Now File For $1200 Federal Stimulus Checks

A judge in Northern California decided the U.S. Treasury cannot block prisoners from claiming the payments.

October 29, 2020

Supreme Court Rejects Suit Seeking Prompt Payments For Hawaii’s Jobless Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Supreme Court Rejects Suit Seeking Prompt Payments For Hawaii’s Jobless

UPDATED: The group who filed the case was “shocked and enraged” by the decision and is now considering what to do next.

Saguaro Prison Inmate From Idaho With COVID-19 Dies Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Saguaro Prison Inmate From Idaho With COVID-19 Dies

Mass testing of 1,011 Hawaii inmates at Saguaro was completed Thursday.

Dark Days: Hawaiian Airlines’ Struggles Reflect The Pain Of The Tourism Industry Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Dark Days: Hawaiian Airlines’ Struggles Reflect The Pain Of The Tourism Industry

The state’s largest private employer before COVID-19 struck, Hawaiian Airlines business took a nosedive in the third quarter of 2020.

Neal Milner: My Predictions For The Election And Life Beyond Nov. 3 Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: My Predictions For The Election And Life Beyond Nov. 3

This is what the pollsters got wrong. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry.

How SHOPO Keeps Trying To Hide Police Misconduct Despite New Disclosure Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How SHOPO Keeps Trying To Hide Police Misconduct Despite New Disclosure Law

The statewide police union doesn’t want the public to have access to the arbitration decision that gave alleged abuser Darren Cachola his badge back.

A Majority Of Hawaii Voters Have Already Cast Their Ballots Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Majority Of Hawaii Voters Have Already Cast Their Ballots

UPDATED: Hawaii has broken the state record for total number of ballots cast in a general election.

October 28, 2020

Hawaii Opens Section 8 Waitlist For Oahu Renters Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Hawaii Opens Section 8 Waitlist For Oahu Renters

Current Oahu renters can sign up online between Thursday and Monday to try to get on the waitlist.

Survey: Giving Birth During The Pandemic Is Tough For Hawaii Mothers Pixabay

Survey: Giving Birth During The Pandemic Is Tough For Hawaii Mothers

Some women said they were required to wear masks during labor.

VIRUS TRACKER — Oct. 28: 62 New COVID-19 Cases In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

VIRUS TRACKER — Oct. 28: 62 New COVID-19 Cases In Hawaii

At least 30 public school students on Lanai have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

Lee Cataluna: Social Inclusion During Social Distancing Courtesy Best Buddies

Lee Cataluna: Social Inclusion During Social Distancing

A growing organization is finding ways to keep students with and without disabilities from being socially isolated during the pandemic.

OHA Candidates Take To The Airwaves In Hunt For Support

OHA Candidates Take To The Airwaves In Hunt For Support

When it comes to races for Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustees, many voters leave their ballots blank.

Chinatown Rising: Businesses Are Finding Cool New Homes Amidst The Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chinatown Rising: Businesses Are Finding Cool New Homes Amidst The Pandemic

Despite restrictions that have hindered business and a growing homeless population, businesses are moving into Honolulu’s arts and entertainment district.