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COVID-19 Has Overwhelmed One Essential Strategy To Control The Virus Cory Lum/Civil Beat

COVID-19 Has Overwhelmed One Essential Strategy To Control The Virus

State and local officials who warned months ago that the state needed more contact tracers are frustrated and angry with the state health department.

Widespread, Frequent COVID-19 Testing ‘Can Wipe This Off The Planet’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Widespread, Frequent COVID-19 Testing ‘Can Wipe This Off The Planet’

Amid surging cases and widespread dissatisfaction with Gov. David Ige’s plans for schools and tourism, doctors and economists want ramped-up testing.

House COVID-19 Committee: We Need More Info From Health Department Cory Lum/Civil Beat

House COVID-19 Committee: We Need More Info From Health Department

House Speaker Scott Saiki says he is concerned that the state Department of Health is refusing to release the kind of information people need to make good decisions.

Our Struggling Economy: The First ‘Cliff’ Is Almost Here And A Second One Is Looming Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Our Struggling Economy: The First ‘Cliff’ Is Almost Here And A Second One Is Looming

Billions in federal relief dollars run out this week while community and political leaders work to soften a second possibly worse blow at the end of the year.

Here’s How Honolulu’s Mayoral Candidates Want To Help The Economy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s How Honolulu’s Mayoral Candidates Want To Help The Economy

Mayoral candidates differ on taxes and growing the economy, but agree that tourism had grown too big before the COVID-19 crisis.

How This Special Legislative Committee Has Worked To Keep Hawaii’s Economy Afloat Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How This Special Legislative Committee Has Worked To Keep Hawaii’s Economy Afloat

The House COVID-19 committee has drawn on the expertise and clout of its members to work behind the scenes and help the Ige administration work through the state’s biggest challenges.

Hawaii Governor Delays Plan To Reopen To Tourists Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Governor Delays Plan To Reopen To Tourists

All travelers — visitors as well as residents — will not be able to bypass quarantine with a negative test result until September.

Shuttered Churches, Temples Got Millions From Feds Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Shuttered Churches, Temples Got Millions From Feds

A federal program designed to help small businesses also helped bail out hundreds of churches and other religious organizations that were largely shut down amidst stay-at-home orders.

Regulators Nix No-Bid Contract For Big Island Power Plant Honua Ola Bioenergy

Regulators Nix No-Bid Contract For Big Island Power Plant

After more than a decade of regulatory machinations, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission dealt what might be a death blow to Hu Honua.