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Kauai: These Small Sheds May Soon Shelter Quarantined Family Members Courtesy:Homestead Community Development Corp.

Kauai: These Small Sheds May Soon Shelter Quarantined Family Members

Residents of Department of Hawaiian Home Lands properties are eligible for the new program, which aims to alleviate overcrowding in many homes.

Justice Delayed: Pandemic Puts Court Cases And Lives On Hold Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Justice Delayed: Pandemic Puts Court Cases And Lives On Hold

One of many issues raised by the closures and delays is whether defendants will get legally required “speedy trials.”

Survey: Most Of Us Are Staying Home During Virus Outbreak Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Survey: Most Of Us Are Staying Home During Virus Outbreak

The online survey aims to fill a critical need — finding out how and where the virus is spreading in Hawaii.

Hawaii Coronavirus Cases Now At 371 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Coronavirus Cases Now At 371

The number of confirmed cases has more than doubled since last Sunday.

Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Remain Open During Virus Crisis Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Remain Open During Virus Crisis

Like other businesses, the pot shops are offering special kupuna services and social distancing practices.

Hawaii Officials Are Struggling To Get Help To Overburdened Agencies Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Officials Are Struggling To Get Help To Overburdened Agencies

Confusion within the Ige administration over Hawaii’s collective bargaining law is slowing aid to departments feeling the crunch of the coronavirus crisis.

Hawaii Records 32 New COVID-19 Cases, One Death Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Records 32 New COVID-19 Cases, One Death

UPDATED: The new cases bring the state’s total count to 351.

How Susceptible Are You To Coronavirus? The Answer Could Be In Your DNA Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Susceptible Are You To Coronavirus? The Answer Could Be In Your DNA

Researchers think ethnicity may play a role in how hard a population gets hit by the virus.

The Imprecise Science Of Predicting The Spread Of COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Imprecise Science Of Predicting The Spread Of COVID-19

In Hawaii, the projected peak for coronavirus cases is in early May. But it’s a moving date, dependent on a complex set of factors.

Hawaii National Guard Called Out To Help With Coronavirus Response Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii National Guard Called Out To Help With Coronavirus Response

The number of guard members on active duty has been doubled and will help at the airport as well as assist law enforcement, officials said.

Gov. Ige: Banning Air Travel To Hawaii Is ‘Impossible To Enforce’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gov. Ige: Banning Air Travel To Hawaii Is ‘Impossible To Enforce’

Three of Hawaii’s county mayors have asked Trump to implement a ban on air travel to the islands.

Third Person Dies of COVID-19 In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Third Person Dies of COVID-19 In Hawaii

By Friday, Hawaii had documented 319 cases of the coronavirus.

April 2020

Monday, April 6

Kauai: These Small Sheds May Soon Shelter Quarantined Family Members

Justice Delayed: Pandemic Puts Court Cases And Lives On Hold

Sunday, April 5

Survey: Most Of Us Are Staying Home During Virus Outbreak

Hawaii Coronavirus Cases Now At 371

Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Remain Open During Virus Crisis

Hawaii Officials Are Struggling To Get Help To Overburdened Agencies

Saturday, April 4

Hawaii Records 32 New COVID-19 Cases, One Death

How Susceptible Are You To Coronavirus? The Answer Could Be In Your DNA

The Imprecise Science Of Predicting The Spread Of COVID-19

Friday, April 3

Hawaii National Guard Called Out To Help With Coronavirus Response

Gov. Ige: Banning Air Travel To Hawaii Is ‘Impossible To Enforce’

Third Person Dies of COVID-19 In Hawaii

Hawaii Public Workers Want Hazard Pay During Coronavirus Pandemic

This Startup Is Trying To Ease The Ventilator Shortage in Hawaii

Thursday, April 2

Special Master Appointed To Recommend On COVID-19 Jail Releases

Hawaii Reports Second Death And 27 New COVID-19 Cases

Wednesday, April 1

No Statewide Text Alerts, Ige Says

Hawaii Reports 34 More COVID-19 Cases

Scam Artists Promised Mortgage Relief, Delivered Heartbreak To Hawaii Homeowners

March 2020

Tuesday, March 31

Hawaii Reports First COVID-19 Death

New State Virus Maps Have Some Geographic Breakdowns

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Cutting Payroll Costs To Weather Pandemic

Public Defender’s Office Wants Hundreds More Hawaii Inmates Released

COVID-19 Is Taking A Big Toll On Other Types Of Health Care

Monday, March 30

Report: Hawaii’s Economic Downturn Will Be ‘Sharp And Painful’

Hawaii COVID-19 Count Exceeds 200

Churches Are Going Online To Keep The Faithful Connected

Suspension Of Hawaii’s Open Government Laws More Extreme Than Other States

Danny De Gracia: $1,200 Stimulus Check Won’t Go Very Far In Hawaii

Sunday, March 29

Hawaii Coronavirus Cases Now At 175

#PPE4Hawaii: Volunteers Step Up To Fill Shortage Of Protective Gear

Saturday, March 28

Hawaii Reports 29 New COVID-19 Cases, The Largest Jump In A Single Day

Interior Official Pushing To Renew COFA Treaties This Year Despite Obstacles

Hawaii Public Employees May Lose Out On Pay Raises Due To Virus

Many COVID-19 Test Results Are Taking Up To 10 Days To Come Back

Friday, March 27

Hawaii COVID-19 Case Count Hits 120

Coronavirus Is Spiking Levels Of Anxiety, Panic And Stress

Thursday, March 26

State Leaders: We Need To Work Together To Fight The Virus

Hawaii Travelers Quarantine: ‘I Think I Might Go Insane’

Hawaii Jobless Claims Top 80,000 As Coronavirus Sinks The Economy

Hawaii COVID-19 Cases Surpass 100

This Hawaii Multi-Generational Family Of 7 Worries As Coronavirus Spreads

Hawaii Prison Plan For COVID-19 Emphasizes Hygiene Over Inmate Releases

Hawaii Health Workers Are Already Running Low On Protective Gear

Wednesday, March 25

Ige, Green Smooth Over Differences On COVID-19 Response

Hawaii’s Blood Banks Need Your Help To Avert ‘A State Crisis’

Hawaii Reports 6 New COVID-19 Cases

Report Of Hawaii’s First COVID-19 Death Was Inaccurate

A $2 Trillion Coronavirus Deal Will Pump Billions Into Hawaii Economy

Coronavirus Could Send The Cost Of Your Prescription Drug Soaring

Hawaii Doctors Battle State Health Department Over COVID-19 Testing

Mazie Hirono Has Some Virus Advice For Cancer Survivors Like Herself

Big Island: Proposed Aquarium Fishing Ban Appears Dead In The Legislature

Tuesday, March 24

Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green Banned From State’s Virus Response Effort

Hawaii’s COVID-19 Cases Hit 90

Monday, March 23

Coronavirus Q&A: Who Is Exempt From Stay-At-Home Rule?

Ige Orders Hawaii Residents To Stay At Home

Hawaii Announces First Death From The COVID-19 Virus

Coronavirus Q&A: Why Aren’t We Testing Mild Symptoms?

Hawaii Prosecutors Retool Policies To Avoid Filling Up Jails During Pandemic

Sunday, March 22

8 New Coronavirus Cases Reported in Hawaii

Hawaiian Airlines Will Suspend Most Long-Haul Service Starting Thursday

Here’s What The Governor Can Do In An Emergency

Saturday, March 21

Coronavirus Q&A: Are Visitors Or Residents Bringing COVID-19 To Hawaii?

Hawaii Imposes Mandatory 14-Day Quarantine For All Arrivals

Number of Hawaii Coronavirus Cases Rises To 48

Kauai: Mayor On Curfew — ‘I’m Willing To Be Criticized For Overreacting’

Friday, March 20

Coronavirus Q&A: How Does COVID-19 Compare To The Flu? 

As Public Clamors For Information, Senate Panel On COVID-19 Goes Dark

DOH: First Community-Spread Cases of COVID-19 Reported On Oahu

MIT Researcher: Honolulu Airport Wasn’t A Virus ‘Super-Spreader’ This Time

Federal Fishery Managers Get Creative To Help Hawaii’s Tuna Fishermen

Coronavirus Q&A: Why Are Airlines Still Luring People With Low Fares?

DOH Testing in Hawaii For COVID-19 Remains Deliberately Narrow

Thursday, March 19

Hawaii Unemployment Claims Skyrocket As Coronavirus Crisis Continues

10 New Coronavirus Cases Reported In Hawaii

Hawaii State Senator Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Tulsi Gabbard Ends Presidential Campaign, Endorses Biden

Are Hawaii Hospitals Prepared For A Pandemic?

Programs Emerge To Help Borrowers, Small Businesses Cope With COVID-19 Crisis

Coronavirus Q&A: Is It OK To Take Ibuprofen?

Wednesday, March 18

Coronavirus Q&A: How Many COVID-19 Tests Has Hawaii Conducted?

This Hawaii Defense Contractor Has Emerged As A Major Political Player

Kauai: Violent March Storm Soaks The Island

Tuesday, March 17

Hawaii Governor Wants Bars And Clubs To Close Or Cut Back

Hawaii Thirty Meter Telescope Cost Estimate Increases To $2.4 Billion

Hawaii Democrats Still Figuring Out What To Do About The Primary

Coronavirus Q&A: Should I Avoid My Grandkids?

Monday, March 16

Honolulu Closes Facilities, Cancels Events As Coronavirus Spreads

Hawaii Legislature To Suspend Session Amid Coronavirus Fears

Hawaii Gun Violence Commission Would Leave The Public In The Dark

FAA Has Long Resisted Safety Board Calls For Tougher Air Tour Oversight

Sunday, March 15

Hawaii Public Schools Extend Spring Break Due To Coronavirus

Saturday, March 14

Hawaii Now Has Six Cases Of Coronavirus

Friday, March 13

Keeping Hawaii’s Homeless Safe From Coronavirus

Thursday, March 12

Judge: Hawaiian Heiress Is Not Capable Of Managing Her Own Affairs

Can Hawaii’s Construction Industry Make Up For Slumping Tourism?

Coronavirus Q&A: Are We Banning Cruise Ships?

Wednesday, March 11

Hawaii DOE Cancels All School Travel Outside State

Coronavirus Forecast To Take $300 Million Bite Out Of Hawaii Tax Revenues

Answers To Your Questions About Coronavirus In Hawaii

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: We Should Elect Leaders Who Can Actually Lead Us

Jobs In Hawaii: The Future Looks A Lot Like The Past

Tuesday, March 10

Another Presidential Primary, Another Last Place Finish For Tulsi Gabbard

Economists: Hawaii Visitor Spending Will Drop 10% From Coronavirus

Have A Question About Coronavirus? We’ll Try To Answer It

Monday, March 9

Last Of Its Kind: This Small Neighborhood Market Is Still A Big Part Of Life On Kauai

Minimum Wage Hikes Have Had Little Long-Lasting Effect On Business

Sunday, March 8

Hawaii Officials Confirm 2nd Virus Case

Friday, March 6

Cruise Ship Passenger Is Hawaii’s First Coronavirus Case

Potty Parity: Should Women Have More Public Toilets Than Men?

Thursday, March 5

Minor Injuries After Tour Helicopter Crashes On Big Island

From Birth Control To Folic Acid: Bill Would Mandate More Reproductive Health Benefits

Kauai: The Depth of Arrested Council Member’s Troubles Shouldn’t Have Been A Surprise

Microsoft Preps Vets For Careers In Tech

Wednesday, March 4

Hawaii Preparing For Possible Economic Effects Of Coronavirus

No Bail For Hawaii Councilman Accused Of Leading Meth Ring

Japan Suspends Annual Funding For Thirty Meter Telescope Project

Tuesday, March 3

Priority Bills On Housing, Education And Wages Advance At Hawaii Legislature

Hawaii Officials Set Testing Procedures For Coronavirus

Still No Political Love For Tulsi Gabbard On Super Tuesday

Glider Tours Get Federal Scrutiny After Dillingham Airfield Crash

Hawaii Lawmakers Hamstrung By Their Own Law On Special Funds

Monday, March 2

What’s Likely Dead, What’s Still Alive As Hawaii Legislature Reaches Halfway Mark

How Prepared Are Hawaii Hospitals For Coronavirus?

How The Faithful Took It Upon Themselves To Save This Unique Painted Church

February 2020

Saturday, February 29

Tulsi Gabbard Falls Far Short Again In South Carolina

Friday, February 28

House Speaker Wants Hawaii Prepared For Coronavirus Economic Hit

Hawaii’s First Test For Coronavirus Comes Back Negative

DOJ Prosecutors: Kauai Councilman Led Meth Ring With Samoan Prison Gang

Thursday, February 27

Hawaii Senate Panel Approves $10.5 Million For Coronavirus

Kauai County Councilman Charged In Federal Meth Probe

Wednesday, February 26

Gun Bills Likely To Pass In Wake Of Diamond Head Shooting

‘Inadvertent Mistake’ Deletes Online Evaluations Of Hawaii’s Top Judges

Why Hawaii Continues To Keep Fluoride Out Of Its Drinking Water

Tuesday, February 25

Hawaii Lawmakers Prepare For Potential Coronavirus Cases

Proposed Crackdown On Vaping Advances At The Legislature

Hawaiian Language Makes A Comeback In Hana’s Schools — And Homes

Saturday, February 22

Gabbard Continues To Struggle As Nevadans Vote For Sanders

Friday, February 21

Fault Lines: Readers Talk About Being An Outsider In Hawaii

Hawaii Isn’t The Only Place Where Local-Born People Are Leaving In Droves

Uber And Lyft Are Fine With Hawaii Regulating Them — Just Not Too Much

Thursday, February 20

Number of People Being Monitored For Coronavirus In Hawaii Is Dropping

This Helicopter Safety Bill Is Unenforceable. Why Do So Many Lawmakers Support It?

Why So Few Kids In Hawaii Get Tested For Lead Poisoning

Wednesday, February 19

Judge: Hawaiian Princess Can Testify In Public But Info About Finances, Medical Issues Will Be Kept Secret

Fault Lines Reader Feedback On How Hawaii’s Ex-Govs Feel About The State Of The State Now

Lawmakers Want More Transparency About Prosecutors’ Charging Decisions

Want To Build Affordable Housing More Quickly? This Bill Would Sidestep Public Input

Tuesday, February 18

Six Feet Above: Where To Draw The Line On Sea Level Rise

Four Ex-Hawaii Governors Say They Fear For Our Future

Monday, February 17

Fault Lines Reader Feedback: Why Can’t We All Get Along?

Friday, February 14

Hawaii Police Shootings Review Board Finally Releases Its First Decision

Kauai: Hawaiians Use Shuttle To Drop Knowledge On Tourists

Thursday, February 13

Neighbor Island Clinics Worry About Fewer Medicaid Options

Wednesday, February 12

Will There Be A New Oahu Jail? The Legislature Has Varying Answers

Bill Would Let Hawaii Residents Buy Medicine From Canada

Tuesday, February 11

Is An $868,000 Home Affordable? Hawaii Senators Say No

Lawmakers Limit Scope Of Bill Banning AG’s Probe Of Hawaiian Nonprofit

Senate’s New Sexual Harassment Policy Hailed As ‘Good Step’

Hawaii Lawmakers Are Showing A Little Love For Kona Coffee

Hanapepe: ‘This Is The Town That Keeps Refusing To Die’

Monday, February 10

A Proposed Native Hawaiian Commission Is Already Getting Pushback

One Hawaii Resident In Mandatory Coronavirus Quarantine

Hawaii Prison Reformers Call For New Approach To Guard Training

Friday, February 7

SLIDESHOW: The Beat Must Go On

State Lawmakers Are Weighing A Slate Of Bills That Affect Native Hawaiians

Tangled Web Of Campaign Cash Connects Hawaii To Maine

Plan For Dramatic Expansion Of Hawaii Pre-K Programs Still Lacks Details

Thursday, February 6

Hawaii Taxpayers To Foot Bill For Student’s Near-Drowning, Teen’s Fatal Scooter Crash

Fear Of The Coronavirus Probably Won’t Get You Asylum In The US

Wednesday, February 5

Impeachment: Hawaii Senators Cast Their Votes Against The President

Hawaii Lawmakers Work To Keep The Mentally Ill Out Of Jail

Lawmakers Look To Add Dental Coverage For Medicaid Recipients

Mauna Kea Ignited A New Wave Of Hawaiian Pride. Where Does It Go From Here?

Tuesday, February 4

FAA Abruptly Stopped Enforcement Action Against Hawaii Helicopter Tours

Hawaii Lawmakers Want State To Reconcile With Native Hawaiians

Monday, February 3

Any Future Coronavirus Patients Will Be Quarantined At Pearl Harbor

Kauai: Farmers Fight To Keep Irrigation System Running

Scientists Say Many Rat Lungworm Cases In Hawaii May Go Unreported

January 2020

Friday, January 31

Caldwell Raises Nearly $300K For 2022 Governor’s Race

Whistleblowers Allege Cozy Ties Between Hawaii Tour Helicopters, FAA Regulators

Honolulu Among 7 Airports To Receive All China Flights Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Whistleblower Alleges FAA Misconduct In Oversight Of Hawaii Copter Companies

Meet The Former Hawaii Lawyer Who’s Defending President Donald Trump

Wednesday, January 29

Judge: Attorney General Can Get Bank Records Of Mauna Kea Protest Group

Kauai: Council Weighs Resolution To Fix DHHL Mortgage Programs

More Oversight Of Vape Shops Expected Under New Federal Ban On Tobacco Sales

Tuesday, January 28

Health Officials Step Up Coronavirus Precautions At Honolulu Airport

How These Makaha Neighbors Saved A County Park From Crime And Weeds

More Investors Could Mean Increased Affordable Housing

Measuring Hawaii’s Social Capital In The Age Of Disconnect

Report: Two-Thirds of Hawaii Residents Struggle Financially

Monday, January 27

Are You Local? What These Hawaii Scholars Have To Say Might Surprise You

Danny De Gracia: ‘Congestion Pricing’ Is Another Of Honolulu’s Bad Ideas

Fault Lines: Bridging The Growing Disconnect In Hawaii

Hawaii Is Seriously Short On Census Job Applicants

Maui Mayor Wants Federal Help With Island Sustainability

Friday, January 24

Hawaii Medicaid Patients May Have Fewer Insurance Choices

Lawsuit: Guards Had Suicidal Inmate Cuffed, Let Him Bleed To Death

A Hawaii Doctor’s Journey Toward Embracing Medical Aid In Dying

Thursday, January 23

Senators Delay Vote After Grilling Aila As Head Of Hawaiian Home Lands

Tour Helicopter Crashes — And Flights — Have Escalated In Recent Years

Wednesday, January 22

Whistleblower: FAA Improperly Rushed Southwest Approvals To Fly To Hawaii

Hawaii Doctors Hopeful Over-The-Counter Drug Can Fight Rat Lungworm Disease

Hawaii AG Is Seeking Bank Records Of Mauna Kea Protest Group

Tuesday, January 21

Sunday Shooting Overshadows Hawaii Governor’s State Of The State

How Hawaii’s Senators Are Approaching Impeachment

Creating More Treatment Options in Hawaii’s Fractured Mental Health System

Friday, January 17

DOE Faces More Tough Questions Over How It Will Pay For Teacher Raises

Thursday, January 16

New Prison Oversight Commission Has A Full Plate

Kai Kahele: ‘We Have A Moral Obligation To Humanity’

Lawsuit: Slug Found In Sandwich Exposed Family To Rat Lungworm Disease

Wednesday, January 15

Can Hawaii’s Elected Leaders Save The State From ‘Drowning?’

Mayors Want State Action On Traffic, E-Scooters, Rideshare 

3 Detained With Live Mortar Round At Pearl Harbor Gate

NTSB Report: Visibility Low When Kauai Tourist Helicopter Crashed

Three Hawaii Correctional Facilities Ban Contact Visits Despite Potential Benefits

Tuesday, January 14

Minimum Wage, Preschool, Housing Top Rare Legislative Platform

How The Endangered Hawaiian Hawk Became A Political Pawn

Big Island: The $14 Million Jail Improvement Project Nobody Seems To Want

City Officials, Hawaiians Find Path Forward On Sherwood Forest Park

Monday, January 13

Public Safety Department Wants 15 More Guards But Can’t Fill Vacancies

Legislature 2020: Making Hawaii Livable Again

Friday, January 10

Trump Blames States For Homeless. Don’t Take The Bait, Former Official Warns Hawaii

Thursday, January 9

State Tax Revenues Steady, For Now

Report: Too Many People Are Dying While Waiting For Medical Aid In Dying

Hawaii Lawmakers Pushing For A Crackdown On Vaping

Wednesday, January 8

Hawaii Delegation Questions Trump’s Decision On Iran Drone Strike

Medicare Trims Payments To 8 Hawaii Hospitals

Tuesday, January 7

Hawaii Is No Longer No. 1 For Homelessness. New York Is Worse

Get Ready For An Economic Slowdown, State Economist Says

Monday, January 6

Why Are Soldier Suicides On The Rise?

Friday, January 3

Hawaii Tour Helicopter Owner Rejects Congressman’s Criticism

Judge Puts Hawaii Taser Case On Hold

Thursday, January 2

‘Blast From The Past’: Why Hawaii Won’t Stop Setting Off Fireworks

Rents Are Dipping In Hawaii, At Least For Some People