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Brittany Lyte

Kauai Back To Five-Day Work Week Courtesy of Léo Azambuja

Kauai Back To Five-Day Work Week

The county shifted to a four-day, 10-hour work week in May to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

The Pandemic Is Changing How Hawaii Gets Its Food Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

The Pandemic Is Changing How Hawaii Gets Its Food

COVID-19 has led a growing number of people to barter for food. Gardening and farm-to-doorstep delivery services are also having a moment.

Coronavirus Cluster At Hawaiian Airlines Ignites Outbreak At Oahu Gyms Alissa Eckert, MS, Dan Higgins, MAMS

Coronavirus Cluster At Hawaiian Airlines Ignites Outbreak At Oahu Gyms

At least two dozen Hawaiian Airlines employees contracted COVID-19 at a training in late June. One infected employee who visited a pair of Oahu gyms set off a second disease cluster.

County Mayors To Ige: We’re Not Ready To Welcome Back Tourists Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

County Mayors To Ige: We’re Not Ready To Welcome Back Tourists

With new surges of COVID-19 cases in key states and a sudden disruption in Hawaii’s testing capacity, Hawaii’s county mayors want the state to rethink its planned Aug. 1 tourism reopening date.

Coronavirus Is Disrupting Cadaver Dissection At UH Civil Beat file photo

Coronavirus Is Disrupting Cadaver Dissection At UH

COVID-19 is prompting the University of Hawaii to reduce some of its teaching programs, including a foundational course in human dissection.

Kauai Police Detective Arrested For Household Abuse Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kauai Police Detective Arrested For Household Abuse

A 19-year veteran of the police department, Barry DeBlake was arrested while on duty following an incident that left a 29-year-old woman injured.

At Least 8 Hawaiian Airlines Employees Test Positive For COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

At Least 8 Hawaiian Airlines Employees Test Positive For COVID-19

The employees started feeling ill last weekend after a training event in Honolulu, according to an airlines spokeswoman.

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Approved For Florida Experiment Courtesy: Ralph Steadman

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Approved For Florida Experiment

Scientists in Hawaii are also racing to eradicate disease-carrying mosquitoes that threaten the survival of the islands’ rare and unique forest bird species. But controversial GMO solutions are not yet being considered in Hawaii.

Airbnb Agrees To Drop Illegal Kauai Vacation Rentals DLNR

Airbnb Agrees To Drop Illegal Kauai Vacation Rentals

Kauai County forged a similar partnership with the vacation rental platform Vrbo last week. The deals are expected to help the county to enforce vacation rental rules.