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Dark Days: Hawaiian Airlines’ Struggles Reflect The Pain Of The Tourism Industry Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Dark Days: Hawaiian Airlines’ Struggles Reflect The Pain Of The Tourism Industry

The state’s largest private employer before COVID-19 struck, Hawaiian Airlines business took a nosedive in the third quarter of 2020.

Chinatown Rising: Businesses Are Finding Cool New Homes Amidst The Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chinatown Rising: Businesses Are Finding Cool New Homes Amidst The Pandemic

Despite restrictions that have hindered business and a growing homeless population, businesses are moving into Honolulu’s arts and entertainment district.

Oahu Bar Owners Are Crying Foul Over City Restrictions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu Bar Owners Are Crying Foul Over City Restrictions

Shut down for months while other drinking spots are allowed to stay open, bar owners say the rules governing Oahu watering holes make no sense.

New State Program Helps Businesses Adapt To A Changing Economy Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

New State Program Helps Businesses Adapt To A Changing Economy

A $25 million fund can be tapped for a range of business initiatives.

Secrecy Shrouds Ige’s New High-Level Coronavirus Panel Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Secrecy Shrouds Ige’s New High-Level Coronavirus Panel

A committee set up to help guide Hawaii’s economic recovery holds private meetings with no public agendas or minutes.

Opening Day For Hawaii Tourism: It’s Just The Beginning Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Opening Day For Hawaii Tourism: It’s Just The Beginning

Lt. Gov. Josh Green laid out several likely next steps as Hawaii reopened to travelers on Thursday with 8,000 arrivals expected.

Airlines Predict A Long Slow Recovery Even As Tourism Returns Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Airlines Predict A Long Slow Recovery Even As Tourism Returns

Airline executives say they see much smaller operations well into next summer.

Hawaii Approves COVID Test For Japan Travelers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Approves COVID Test For Japan Travelers

The Hawaii Department of Health is now working with Japanese medical institutions to find “trusted partners” to administer the tests.

More Details Emerge On Hawaii’s Pre-Travel COVID-19 Test Plan Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More Details Emerge On Hawaii’s Pre-Travel COVID-19 Test Plan

A single test will be required for all travelers arriving in the islands, although counties have some leeway to tailor testing programs for their areas.