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Ige Urged To Order DOH To Accept More Pandemic Help Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Urged To Order DOH To Accept More Pandemic Help

Some think the Hawaii Department of Health is woefully short of people doing contact tracing, but the department says it has enough staff to handle the short term.

Reshaping Hawaii’s Economy For A Post-Pandemic World Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Reshaping Hawaii’s Economy For A Post-Pandemic World

Hawaii’s long-term economic plan is a blank slate by design to be filled in by an ensemble cast, says Alan Oshima, Hawaii’s economic recovery chief.

Hawaii’s Restaurants Face An Unknown Future Amid The Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Restaurants Face An Unknown Future Amid The Pandemic

The industry, which employs 85,000 workers, has fallen off the cliff. Will going into a bar and restaurant be the same if the COVID-19 crisis eases?

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.