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Allan Parachini

Ukuleles Could Be ‘A New Hawaiian Tradition’ For Kauai Graduates Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Ukuleles Could Be ‘A New Hawaiian Tradition’ For Kauai Graduates

A local music store owner and a nonprofit have teamed up to present graduating seniors with an unusual gift.

USDA Grant Throws A Lifeline To Kauai Farmers Hit By Pandemic Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

USDA Grant Throws A Lifeline To Kauai Farmers Hit By Pandemic

With farmer’s markets and restaurants closed by the coronavirus, two nonprofits set up programs to distribute the farmers’ harvest directly to consumers and feeding programs.

Survey: Jobs Losses, Worries About Paying Rent Widespread On Kauai DLNR

Survey: Jobs Losses, Worries About Paying Rent Widespread On Kauai

A new Department of Health COVID-19 survey of 189 households showed many residents are worried about reopening tourism.

Honolulu Mayor Slammed For Offering Kauai As Coronavirus Test Case Flickr: Jordan Fischer

Honolulu Mayor Slammed For Offering Kauai As Coronavirus Test Case

Mayor Kirk Caldwell backed away from comments suggesting reintroducing tourism on Kauai could show whether it was safe statewide.

Kauai: This Island Has Been Holding Steady Against Coronavirus. What’s Up? Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: This Island Has Been Holding Steady Against Coronavirus. What’s Up?

County officials say Kauai imposed public restrictions quickly. But some residents think the government’s gone too far.

Kauai: How The Coronavirus Is Affecting Our Social Fabric

Kauai: How The Coronavirus Is Affecting Our Social Fabric

A curfew and stay-at-home order aimed at stopping the spread of the virus are starting to make a difference — both good and bad.

Kauai: These Small Sheds May Soon Shelter Quarantined Family Members Courtesy:Homestead Community Development Corp.

Kauai: These Small Sheds May Soon Shelter Quarantined Family Members

Residents of Department of Hawaiian Home Lands properties are eligible for the new program, which aims to alleviate overcrowding in many homes.

Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Remain Open During Virus Crisis Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Remain Open During Virus Crisis

Like other businesses, the pot shops are offering special kupuna services and social distancing practices.

Hawaii’s Blood Banks Need Your Help To Avert ‘A State Crisis’ Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Blood Banks Need Your Help To Avert ‘A State Crisis’

Supplies are dropping and hospitals are conserving blood as much as possible. But health officials say it’s still safe to give blood.