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COVID-19 Outbreak Prompts Lockdown At Iwilei Homeless Shelter Cory Lum/Civil Beat

COVID-19 Outbreak Prompts Lockdown At Iwilei Homeless Shelter

At least 20 residents at the Institute for Human Services’ men’s facility on Sumner Street have tested positive for COVID-19.

People In Hawaii Are Struggling. The Nonprofits That Help Them Are Too Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

People In Hawaii Are Struggling. The Nonprofits That Help Them Are Too

The pandemic will force some nonprofits to close. Others will have to change and adapt to survive.

Kauai, Maui Councils: Incumbents Are Poised To Advance To General Election Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kauai, Maui Councils: Incumbents Are Poised To Advance To General Election

Former Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho garnered enough votes to move on to the November election.

Nonprofits Get $700,000 To Bolster Native Hawaiian Food Security Uplift Hawaii

Nonprofits Get $700,000 To Bolster Native Hawaiian Food Security

The money will fund projects that perpetuate sustainable farming practices, expand production of traditional Hawaiian crops and distribute food to vulnerable populations.

State Expands Crisis Hotline Getty Images/iStockphoto

State Expands Crisis Hotline

Hawaii CARES hotline now offers around-the-clock access to mental health resources, substance abuse treatment services and crisis support.

State Health Director Warns Coronavirus Is Widespread On Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Health Director Warns Coronavirus Is Widespread On Oahu

The governor says more needs to be done to slow down the spread of COVID-19 in Hawaii, but did not announce any new actions on Monday.

Kauai State Park Closed Indefinitely Courtesy: Lesley Macpherson/DLNR

Kauai State Park Closed Indefinitely

State Parks Administrator Curt Cottrell said more state parks could face closure as the agency struggles to enforce park rules during the pandemic.

Homelessness, Housing Are Top Issues In District 3 Council Race Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Homelessness, Housing Are Top Issues In District 3 Council Race

The diverse pool of candidates includes those with backgrounds in management, education, government, construction and activism.

Race For Open Leeward Council Seat Focuses On Cost Of Living, City Services John Pritchett/Civil Beat

Race For Open Leeward Council Seat Focuses On Cost Of Living, City Services

Former state Rep. Andria Tupola has a huge financial advantage over a trio of first-time council candidates running to disrupt politics-as-usual in District 1.