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AlohaSafe Alert Set To Launch In Tagalog, Marshallese Cory Lum/Civil Beat

AlohaSafe Alert Set To Launch In Tagalog, Marshallese

More than 325,000 users have downloaded AlohaSafe Alert as of Feb. 25, the smartphone app developers say.

Zippy’s Plans To Pay Employees To Get Vaccinated Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Zippy’s Plans To Pay Employees To Get Vaccinated

Employers nationwide are considering financial incentives to make sure as many employees as possible get immunized.

Suicides In Hawaii Have Declined During The Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Suicides In Hawaii Have Declined During The Pandemic

Calls to crisis hotlines and hospital admissions for psychiatric problems increased in 2020, but preliminary data shows no evidence of a spike in suicides.

These 2 Companies Are Putting Big Money Into Hawaii’s Agricultural Future. Will Their Bets Pay Off? Courtesy: Mahi Pono

These 2 Companies Are Putting Big Money Into Hawaii’s Agricultural Future. Will Their Bets Pay Off?

A pair of companies backed by a billionaire and a pension fund are trying to revitalize fallow farmland in the state.

Hawaii’s COVID-19 Tracking App Is Falling Short Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s COVID-19 Tracking App Is Falling Short

More than 100,000 users have downloaded AlohaSafe Alert, about two-thirds the amount developers say is needed to be effective in slowing the spread of COVID-19.

Fed Help Would Give Hawaii’s Vaccination Campaign A Shot In The Arm Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Fed Help Would Give Hawaii’s Vaccination Campaign A Shot In The Arm

Faster vaccine deliveries promised by President Joe Biden would help the state give a COVID-19 shot to every willing Hawaii resident by the fall, health official says.

This Brutal Maui Assault Prompts Hate Crime Charges — 7 Years Later Courtesy: Redfin

This Brutal Maui Assault Prompts Hate Crime Charges — 7 Years Later

It’s the first Hawaii hate crime case brought by the feds in 20 years, but U.S. Attorney Kenji Price is hoping to send a strong message about victimizing others because of their race or color. 

Hawaii’s ‘Complicated’ COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Will Be Slow To Start Courtesy: Lieutenant Governor’s Office

Hawaii’s ‘Complicated’ COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Will Be Slow To Start

A third of Hawaii’s COVID-19 vaccine shots have been administered so far, state officials say.

This New Ad Campaign Aims To Win Over Hawaii’s COVID-19 Vaccine Skeptics Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This New Ad Campaign Aims To Win Over Hawaii’s COVID-19 Vaccine Skeptics

Persuading enough residents to roll up a sleeve for the vaccine for the state to achieve herd immunity is expected to be a challenge.