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Early indications are that coronavirus has hit some minority communities harder than others. In Hawaii, officials have yet to release detailed demographic statistics.
Three of Hawaii’s county mayors have asked Trump to implement a ban on air travel to the islands.
The Hawaii governor suspended state laws that allow citizens access to public meetings and records while officials struggle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
The money can be used to address affordable housing for some of the state’s most vulnerable populations, including the homeless, low-income and those diagnosed with HIV and AIDS.
The U.S. senator estimates that local residents will get an estimated $2.38 billion through direct payments and unemployment benefits.
Gov. David Ige has alarmed government watchdogs with his proclamations that shut the public out of public meetings and eliminates the release of public records.
Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz released a new resource guide to help residents figure out if they qualify for mortgage deferrals and eviction protection.
Some more rural Hawaii hospitals say their normal vendors are rationing supplies.
Expanded unemployment benefits, direct payments and business loans meant to incentivize companies to keep workers employed are all part of the largest stimulus in U.S. history.