State and local officials who warned months ago that the state needed more contact tracers are frustrated and angry with the state health department.
Amid surging cases and widespread dissatisfaction with Gov. David Ige’s plans for schools and tourism, doctors and economists want ramped-up testing.
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.
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.
Mayoral candidates differ on taxes and growing the economy, but agree that tourism had grown too big before the COVID-19 crisis.
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.
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.
After more than a decade of regulatory machinations, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission dealt what might be a death blow to Hu Honua.