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Economists Seek Data To Help Hawaii Businesses Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Economists Seek Data To Help Hawaii Businesses

Detailed information can help policymakers steer assistance to needy areas and industries.

Hawaii Small Businesses Land $1.6 Billion From Feds Danny de Gracia/Civil Beat

Hawaii Small Businesses Land $1.6 Billion From Feds

Relief money used to keep employees on the payroll during the crisis does not need to be paid back.

Reopening Hawaii’s Economy Will Likely Be Slow and Painful Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Reopening Hawaii’s Economy Will Likely Be Slow and Painful

Economists and business and political leaders are preparing a roadmap to restart the shuttered economy.

Hawaii Officials Announce Expanded COVID-19 Testing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Officials Announce Expanded COVID-19 Testing

Lt. Gov. Josh Green and several prominent doctors have aggressively criticized the state for not testing far more widely in Hawaii.

Hawaii Businesses Affected By COVID-19 Could Face Tough Fights With Insurers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Businesses Affected By COVID-19 Could Face Tough Fights With Insurers

Hospitality industry executives in Hawaii and elsewhere are pushing for insurers to pay claims related to government-ordered shutdowns.

Ige, UH Economists Agree: COVID-19 Testing May Be Key To Restoring Tourism Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige, UH Economists Agree: COVID-19 Testing May Be Key To Restoring Tourism

The University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization’s executive director says Hawaii can emerge as the “premier destination for U.S. travelers over the next year.”

Hawaii Banks Start Rolling Out Relief To Small Firms Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Banks Start Rolling Out Relief To Small Firms

With some $350 billion to spread around, banks across the nation began taking applications from small businesses on Friday.

This Startup Is Trying To Ease The Ventilator Shortage in Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This Startup Is Trying To Ease The Ventilator Shortage in Hawaii

A former Harvard Medical School professor is teaming up with local engineers who have designed products for firms like Apple, Google and Tesla.

This Hawaii Firm Says It Has Millions Of Masks For Sale Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

This Hawaii Firm Says It Has Millions Of Masks For Sale

But health officials say the company’s masks aren’t really a help to the medical community which has recently received a new supply from established providers.