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Hirono Joins Colleagues To Call On CDC To Release COVID-19 Demographic Data Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hirono Joins Colleagues To Call On CDC To Release COVID-19 Demographic Data

Early indications are that coronavirus has hit some minority communities harder than others. In Hawaii, officials have yet to release detailed demographic statistics.

Gov. Ige: Banning Air Travel To Hawaii Is ‘Impossible To Enforce’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gov. Ige: Banning Air Travel To Hawaii Is ‘Impossible To Enforce’

Three of Hawaii’s county mayors have asked Trump to implement a ban on air travel to the islands.

More Groups Call On Ige To Bring Transparency Back Into Government Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More Groups Call On Ige To Bring Transparency Back Into Government

The Hawaii governor suspended state laws that allow citizens access to public meetings and records while officials struggle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hawaii Gets First $12 Million In Grants From Historic Coronavirus Relief Deal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Gets First $12 Million In Grants From Historic Coronavirus Relief Deal

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.

Schatz: At Least $4 Billion In Federal Relief For Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz: At Least $4 Billion In Federal Relief For Hawaii

The U.S. senator estimates that local residents will get an estimated $2.38 billion through direct payments and unemployment benefits.

Suspension Of Hawaii’s Open Government Laws More Extreme Than Other States Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Suspension Of Hawaii’s Open Government Laws More Extreme Than Other States

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.

Homeowners And Renters Could Benefit From Coronavirus Aid Package Getty Images/iStockphoto

Homeowners And Renters Could Benefit From Coronavirus Aid Package

Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz released a new resource guide to help residents figure out if they qualify for mortgage deferrals and eviction protection.

A $2 Trillion Coronavirus Deal Will Pump Billions Into Hawaii Economy Nick Grube/Civil Beat

A $2 Trillion Coronavirus Deal Will Pump Billions Into Hawaii Economy

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.