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Here’s What Hawaii Can Learn From Travel Quarantines In Other States Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s What Hawaii Can Learn From Travel Quarantines In Other States

Efforts to enforce travel quarantines have fallen flat in other states, but Hawaii has unique advantages.

Suicides In Hawaii Appear To Be Decreasing — Despite Pandemic Getty Images

Suicides In Hawaii Appear To Be Decreasing — Despite Pandemic

Experts say the preliminary data is an encouraging indicator that people are paying closer attention to their mental health and getting help.

Anatomy Of An Outbreak: Once Unleashed, The Coronavirus Moved Swiftly On Lanai Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Anatomy Of An Outbreak: Once Unleashed, The Coronavirus Moved Swiftly On Lanai

The virus-free community had relaxed after months of no cases. Now, health officials worry the island could prove to be the ultimate petri dish.

Volunteers Needed For Free Kupuna Delivery Service

Volunteers Needed For Free Kupuna Delivery Service

With COVID-19 cases holding steady, a statewide delivery service needs more volunteers to deliver food, medications to kupuna.

This Kauai Businessman Can Scrape By For A Few Months, But Then Something Has To Change Courtesy: Kit Furderer

This Kauai Businessman Can Scrape By For A Few Months, But Then Something Has To Change

Kit Furderer used to bring in six figures a year. Now he’s living on $500 a week in federal assistance.

‘We’re In A Really Tough Place Right Now’: Can Hawaii’s New Health Director Make A Difference? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘We’re In A Really Tough Place Right Now’: Can Hawaii’s New Health Director Make A Difference?

Dr. Libby Char has directed some of the largest emergency agencies in the state. Her supporters say she offers a badly needed collaborative approach to leadership.

This Kauai Tour Guide Now Offers Quarantine Delivery Service Courtesy: Maria "Maria Coco" Camero

This Kauai Tour Guide Now Offers Quarantine Delivery Service

Even when the state reopens to tourism in mid-October, Maria “Coco Maria” Camero said she won’t be able to pick up where she left off with her successful tour guiding business. For now, she’s catering to the needs of quarantined residents and visitors.

Coronavirus Relief Funds Are Helping These Workers Train For New Careers Courtesy: Vimal Singh

Coronavirus Relief Funds Are Helping These Workers Train For New Careers

More than 300 people applied for 24 openings in a job training program for Kauai residents who lost work due to the coronavirus.

Hawaii Has A Plan To Restart Tourism Safely. Will It Work? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Has A Plan To Restart Tourism Safely. Will It Work?

The state’s pre-travel testing program is set to launch next month, but other destinations with similar programs have struggled to keep COVID-19 cases from spiking.