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CEO: Hawaiian Airlines Got $654 Million From Feds Cory Lum/Civil Beat

CEO: Hawaiian Airlines Got $654 Million From Feds

The airline says the money helps buy time for Hawaii’s largest private employer, which is burning through more than $4 million per day.

COVID-19 Crisis Poses Risks For Hawaii’s Renewable Energy Plans Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

COVID-19 Crisis Poses Risks For Hawaii’s Renewable Energy Plans

Even the most optimistic solar developer said extended disruptions to projects will have unavoidable consequences.

State Leaders: Reopening Of Hawaii Is Still About A Month Away Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Leaders: Reopening Of Hawaii Is Still About A Month Away

The state and business officials behind the economic recovery plan say they are looking at a phased approach to restarting Hawaii’s economy.

Hawaii’s New ‘Economic Navigator’ Has A Murky Journey Ahead Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s New ‘Economic Navigator’ Has A Murky Journey Ahead

Alan Oshima, a former utility chief executive, faces the daunting task of crafting a long-term economic plan that people can agree on.

Fed Grants For Small Businesses Run Out flickr:AMagill

Fed Grants For Small Businesses Run Out

Hawaii firms that acted fast got more than $1.6 billion to pay workers.

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.