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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.

Big Island Economy Is ‘Getting By’ As The Pandemic Persists Tom Hasslinger/Civil Beat

Big Island Economy Is ‘Getting By’ As The Pandemic Persists

While tourism-fueled businesses struggle from tighter travel restrictions, the housing market has remained healthy and aquaculture continues to grow.

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.

Lee Cataluna: Holding On In Waikiki

Lee Cataluna: Holding On In Waikiki

A long-time local shop owner watches the waves, treads water, and waits for the storm to end.

This Kauai Nonprofit Is Trying To Change How People Buy Their Food Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

This Kauai Nonprofit Is Trying To Change How People Buy Their Food

Food hubs provide a way for farmers to sell their crops outside of grocery stores.

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.

People Are Moving To Hawaii To Escape Virus Hotspots. Will They Stay? Courtesy: Hawaiian Airlines

People Are Moving To Hawaii To Escape Virus Hotspots. Will They Stay?

Some see the recent uptick in people moving to Hawaii as an opportunity for the state. Others view the wave of newcomers as a threat.

Lee Cataluna: Locked Doors And Empty Shelves Haunt Waikiki’s Prime Retail Spots

Lee Cataluna: Locked Doors And Empty Shelves Haunt Waikiki’s Prime Retail Spots

Retail stores that relied on tourism have quietly closed without notice. And the worst may not be over.