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Stewart Yerton

$284 Billion Begins Flowing To Small Businesses On Monday Cory Lum/Civil Beat

$284 Billion Begins Flowing To Small Businesses On Monday

A program that has provided some $2.5 billion for Hawaii businesses begins its next phase next week.

The Continuing Clout Of Hawaii’s Public Worker Unions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Continuing Clout Of Hawaii’s Public Worker Unions

Pushing back against Gov. David Ige’s threatened furloughs, government worker unions showed they still have ample political influence despite a 2018 Supreme Court decision some said would weaken the organizations.

Kauai Wants Back In Pre-Travel Testing Program Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Kauai Wants Back In Pre-Travel Testing Program

Travelers who test negative could skip Hawaii’s 10-day quarantine as long as they stayed three days on a neighbor island before going to Kauai.

Even Hawaii’s Smallest Businesses Have Been Helped By Federal CARES Act Loans Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Even Hawaii’s Smallest Businesses Have Been Helped By Federal CARES Act Loans

Despite examples of corporate greed, the Paycheck Protection Program has steered $2.5 billion in relief to 25,000 small businesses in Hawaii.

Hawaii Economists Predict Slow, Perilous Path To Recovery Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Economists Predict Slow, Perilous Path To Recovery

Hawaii’s economy is among the hardest hit in the country, a new report confirms.

Hawaii Will Reduce Traveler Quarantine To 10 Days Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Will Reduce Traveler Quarantine To 10 Days

Gov. David Ige is expected to issue an order with the lowered quarantine requirement next week but it’s unclear when it will take effect.

How This Doctor Is Influencing Hawaii’s Response To COVID-19

How This Doctor Is Influencing Hawaii’s Response To COVID-19

A Honolulu doctor critical of the state’s pre-travel testing program is gaining traction with policymakers.

Has The Hawaii Tourism Industry Lost Its Clout?

Has The Hawaii Tourism Industry Lost Its Clout?

Amid pandemic, state and local government leaders do not defer to the state’s major industry.

House COVID Committee Pushes Back Against New Quarantine Rule For Hawaii Travelers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

House COVID Committee Pushes Back Against New Quarantine Rule For Hawaii Travelers

A new report from the high-profile committee says the state’s pre-travel test program has been working fine and asks the governor to back off a stricter 14-day quarantine.