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‘What Was It All For?’: Divide Grows Over Hawaii’s Lockdown Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘What Was It All For?’: Divide Grows Over Hawaii’s Lockdown

Some protesters, small business owners and others chafe at the continued restrictions, but many worry about lifting those too early.

Hawaii’s Civil Rights Office Is Still Closed During A Time It’s Needed Most Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Civil Rights Office Is Still Closed During A Time It’s Needed Most

The Hawaii Civil Rights Commission still accepts only paper filings and isn’t set up for remote work.

Hawaii Reports Another Coronavirus Death, Making 10 Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Reports Another Coronavirus Death, Making 10 Now

The state reported only six new cases on Sunday, bringing the total case count to 580.

Hawaii Pays Out $21M In Unemployment Claims Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Pays Out $21M In Unemployment Claims

The state has added new webpages and email addresses to help people navigate the application process.

Hawaii Updates Unemployment Application To Include Pacific Migrants Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Updates Unemployment Application To Include Pacific Migrants

The state’s fix isn’t perfect but it allows migrants from Micronesia the same level of access to unemployment benefits as other legal workers.

Hawaii Appears To Be Flattening The COVID-19 Curve — For Now Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Hawaii Appears To Be Flattening The COVID-19 Curve — For Now

The data changes every day. But so far, Hawaii’s social-distancing measures appear to be slowing the epidemic, experts say.

Hawaii Now Has 499 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Hawaii Now Has 499 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Thirteen new cases were reported in the past day, including five on the Big Island and four in Maui County.

Hawaii’s New Unemployment Application Excludes Micronesian Migrant Workers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s New Unemployment Application Excludes Micronesian Migrant Workers

Migrants from three Micronesian nations are losing jobs due to COVID-19 but can’t apply for unemployment the same way as other legal workers.

Sixth Person Dies From COVID-19 In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Sixth Person Dies From COVID-19 In Hawaii

Maui County now has more than 50 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.