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Christina Jedra

Honolulu Star-Advertiser To Lose 12 Journalists Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Star-Advertiser To Lose 12 Journalists

Hawaii’s largest newspaper has taken a major hit during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hawaii Increases Funding For Homeless Sweeps Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Increases Funding For Homeless Sweeps

The ACLU is alarmed that the state budgeted an extra $2 million to remove property instead of putting people into housing.

Honolulu Expands Small Business Relief Program Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Expands Small Business Relief Program

Grants of up to $10,000 are available for a wider range of businesses.

Former Governors Ask Honolulu Star-Advertiser Not To Lay Off Journalists Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former Governors Ask Honolulu Star-Advertiser Not To Lay Off Journalists

“Such a drastic reduction could doom the newspaper,” they wrote.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser Is Gutting Its Newsroom Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser Is Gutting Its Newsroom

The newspaper is moving to lay off its health reporter during a pandemic, plus 30 others.

Survey Counts Over 4,400 Homeless People On Oahu Before COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Survey Counts Over 4,400 Homeless People On Oahu Before COVID-19

Hawaii’s rate of homelessness was among the worst in the nation pre-pandemic. It’s likely to get even worse.

Honolulu Gets $22.3 Million To Address Housing Impacts Of COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Gets $22.3 Million To Address Housing Impacts Of COVID-19

Another round of federal funds is specifically aimed at meeting people’s housing needs.

Honolulu Police To Temporarily Halt Use Of Vascular Neck Restraints Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police To Temporarily Halt Use Of Vascular Neck Restraints

George Floyd’s death prompted HPD to review its use of force policy.

Teachers Union Endorses Hanabusa For Honolulu Mayor Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Teachers Union Endorses Hanabusa For Honolulu Mayor

This marks the first time HSTA has endorsed a candidate for mayor, the union said.