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Kevin Dayton

New Program: Hawaii’s Unemployed Could Eat For Free At Local Restaurants Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Program: Hawaii’s Unemployed Could Eat For Free At Local Restaurants

The Ige administration has tentatively budgeted $66.6 million in federal stimulus funds to help the jobless and local restaurants at the same time.

Avalon Health Care Will No Longer Manage Hawaii Veterans Home Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Avalon Health Care Will No Longer Manage Hawaii Veterans Home

After 26 deaths, the Utah-based company agreed to transfer control of the troubled Hilo facility to the state.

Mayor Kim Demands Ige Remove Avalon From Okutsu Veterans Home Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mayor Kim Demands Ige Remove Avalon From Okutsu Veterans Home

Kim cites VA inspection report that found lack of adequate infection control and other lapses.

Report: ‘Culture’ At Hilo Veterans Home Contributed To Deadly Spread Of COVID-19 Tim Wright/Civil Beat

Report: ‘Culture’ At Hilo Veterans Home Contributed To Deadly Spread Of COVID-19

A state review says lapses in protocols and staff complacency likely led to the surge in infections.

Sen. Brian Schatz: Failures At Hilo Veterans Home ‘Infuriating’ Tim Wright/Civil Beat

Sen. Brian Schatz: Failures At Hilo Veterans Home ‘Infuriating’

Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim has called for the nursing home operator to be removed.

COVID-19 Cases Plummet At OCCC, Waiawa Inmates Test Negative Cory Lum/Civil Beat

COVID-19 Cases Plummet At OCCC, Waiawa Inmates Test Negative

Department of Public Safety officials say the first mass testing of a state prison found no cases among the convicts.

Hilo Veterans Home Deaths: Rev. Richard Uejo Ministered To Many In Hawaii Courtesy: Carolyn Uejo Kuntemeyer

Hilo Veterans Home Deaths: Rev. Richard Uejo Ministered To Many In Hawaii

He was a nisei World War II veteran who died in the COVID-19 outbreak at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home.

Hawaii Has Spent Only A Small Fraction Of CARES Act Money Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Has Spent Only A Small Fraction Of CARES Act Money

The state and neighbor island counties are required to expend nearly $863 million by the end of the year — or they will lose it.

14th Death Reported At Avalon’s Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home Tim Wright/Civil Beat

14th Death Reported At Avalon’s Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home

So far 68 residents and 30 staff have tested positive for COVID-19 at the skilled nursing facility.