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Ige: Hawaii Is Still On Track For Oct. 15 Tourism Reopening Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Ige: Hawaii Is Still On Track For Oct. 15 Tourism Reopening

More details emerged Wednesday about a pre-travel testing program that state officials say will still involve only a single mandatory test with random surveillance testing after arrival for some travelers.

Why Alaska’s COVID-19 Test Program For Travelers Isn’t Working As Well As Hoped Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Alaska’s COVID-19 Test Program For Travelers Isn’t Working As Well As Hoped

Testing travelers twice might help prevent visitors from spreading the virus, but residents are contributing to the rise in case numbers in the 49th state.

Report: Tenants And Landlords Alike Are Struggling UHERO

Report: Tenants And Landlords Alike Are Struggling

A new report from the University of Hawaii suggests Hawaii’s stock of rental housing may shrink as the economy languishes.

Is Hawaii Learning To Live With The Coronavirus? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is Hawaii Learning To Live With The Coronavirus?

Message fatigue has become a real concern as Hawaii officials gear up public service announcements reminding people they need to wear masks, wash their hands and stay away from each other.

Waikiki Councilman Raises Late Objection To State’s Pre-Travel Test Plans Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Waikiki Councilman Raises Late Objection To State’s Pre-Travel Test Plans

Honolulu City Councilman Tommy Waters now wants two tests for arriving passengers. His proposed resolution is upsetting his Waikiki tourism industry constituents.

Hawaii Continues To Line Up Pre-Travel Test Options Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Continues To Line Up Pre-Travel Test Options

Hawaii’s COVID-19 liaison, Lt. Gov. Josh Green, said the state will unveil more details next week.

Hawaii Businesses Are Dying. Is Government Helping Or Hurting? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Businesses Are Dying. Is Government Helping Or Hurting?

Many local businesses have cut back or closed, putting tens of thousands out of work. Economists say don’t expect a turnaround until at least the middle of next year.

Fast, Frequent And Cheap COVID-19 Tests Hold Promise For Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Fast, Frequent And Cheap COVID-19 Tests Hold Promise For Hawaii

Some experts agree that rapid tests could be a useful tool to fight the spread of coronavirus but caution they’re not a panacea for all situations.

3 Local Companies Receive State Grants To Produce PPE Jonathan Hilts

3 Local Companies Receive State Grants To Produce PPE

A $10 million program funded with CARES Act money is meant to ensure Hawaii has a local supply of protective gear.