Civil Beat Staff

Eleni Avendaño

Starting Monday: Hawaii COVID-19 Vaccinations To Include 70+ Department of Health

Starting Monday: Hawaii COVID-19 Vaccinations To Include 70+

The first shipments of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have arrived, and state health officials are moving faster than planned to include more people.

Hawaii Wants To Give Away COVID-19 Tests, But Not For Big Island Airport Screening Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Wants To Give Away COVID-19 Tests, But Not For Big Island Airport Screening

The state Department of Health in January provided tests from its large stockpile for the Big Island program, credited by county officials as keeping case numbers low, but now says it’s not a suitable use.

COVID-19 Strain That Originated In Brazil Detected On Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

COVID-19 Strain That Originated In Brazil Detected On Oahu

Other COVID-19 variants are also on the upswing in the islands.

Hawaii Grapples With How To Use Stockpile Of Rapid COVID-19 Tests Wikimedia Commons

Hawaii Grapples With How To Use Stockpile Of Rapid COVID-19 Tests

The fast COVID tests have certain limitations but still hold potential to assist during future outbreaks.

Should Hawaii Nurses Be Allowed To Perform Abortions? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Should Hawaii Nurses Be Allowed To Perform Abortions?

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would expand access to abortions by expanding the pool of providers beyond physicians.

Hawaii Court’s Massive Fine Against Drug Makers Could Boost State Budget Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Court’s Massive Fine Against Drug Makers Could Boost State Budget

But the companies won’t be forced to pay until appeals are exhausted.