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This Program Helped Big Island Farmers And Families. Now It’s Out Of Cash Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This Program Helped Big Island Farmers And Families. Now It’s Out Of Cash

Federal funding and private donations helped support local food producers and feed thousands of local families during the pandemic.

Hawaii’s Summer Tourism Season Is Looking Promising Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Summer Tourism Season Is Looking Promising

But economists say state officials need to do more to help the economy recover, including better messaging and loosening tight travel rules.

Kenji Price: An Uncertain Future For A Republican In Deep Blue Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kenji Price: An Uncertain Future For A Republican In Deep Blue Hawaii

Hawaii’s charismatic U.S. attorney is an up and coming conservative. Hawaii’s GOP would love to talk him into running for office here.

Did An Abusive Relationship Lead To A Young Woman’s Involvement In A North Shore Murder? Courtesy: Hawaii News Now

Did An Abusive Relationship Lead To A Young Woman’s Involvement In A North Shore Murder?

A woman charged in the 2017 beating death of Telma Boinville says she didn’t participate in the killing. 

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: UH Economists Carl Bonham And Sumner La Croix

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: UH Economists Carl Bonham And Sumner La Croix

The UHERO executive director and research fellow assess the state of the economy, the vaccination rollout and more nearly one year after COVID-19.

Hundreds Of Military Vets Get COVID-19 Vaccines In Hawaii Kevin Knodell/Civil Beat

Hundreds Of Military Vets Get COVID-19 Vaccines In Hawaii

Winter storms on the mainland disrupted the supply chain of vaccines to the island last week, officials said.

Military Health Chief Says Demand For COVID-19 Vaccine Outpacing Supply Tripler Army Medical Center

Military Health Chief Says Demand For COVID-19 Vaccine Outpacing Supply

Lt. Gen. Ron Place says he and other leaders are trying to understand why as many as a third of service members refused to take the vaccine.

COVID-19 Strain That Originated In Brazil Detected On Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

COVID-19 Strain That Originated In Brazil Detected On Oahu

Other COVID-19 variants are also on the upswing in the islands.

Hawaii Lawmakers Mull Mediation To Prevent Mass Evictions After Moratorium Lifted Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Mull Mediation To Prevent Mass Evictions After Moratorium Lifted

A bill would require landlords to enter mediation upon a tenant’s request, but some advocates say the measure doesn’t do enough to protect renters at risk of eviction.

March 2021

Monday, March 1

This Program Helped Big Island Farmers And Families. Now It’s Out Of Cash

Hawaii’s Summer Tourism Season Is Looking Promising

February 2021

Sunday, February 28

Kenji Price: An Uncertain Future For A Republican In Deep Blue Hawaii

Did An Abusive Relationship Lead To A Young Woman’s Involvement In A North Shore Murder?

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: UH Economists Carl Bonham And Sumner La Croix

Saturday, February 27

Hundreds Of Military Vets Get COVID-19 Vaccines In Hawaii

Friday, February 26

Military Health Chief Says Demand For COVID-19 Vaccine Outpacing Supply

COVID-19 Strain That Originated In Brazil Detected On Oahu

Hawaii Lawmakers Mull Mediation To Prevent Mass Evictions After Moratorium Lifted

Thursday, February 25

Proposed Mauna Kea Working Group Is Already Creating Divisions

PODCAST: This Kauai Nonprofit Has A Plan For Creating More Demand For Local Food

Proposal Would Streamline Involuntary Treatment Of Those With Severe Mental Illness

Hawaii Farmers Need Land. State Efforts To Help Aren’t Working

Wednesday, February 24

Bill Spares Hawaii Businesses From Replenishing UI Trust Fund — For Now

Big Island Finfish Farm Hopes To Lead The Way In Sustainable Aquaculture

Hawaii’s Fiscal Picture Is Looking Up. So Why Do Lawmakers Still Want To Raise Taxes?

Tuesday, February 23

Lawmaker Arrested On Suspicion Of Driving Under The Influence

Hawaii Grapples With How To Use Stockpile Of Rapid COVID-19 Tests

Zippy’s Plans To Pay Employees To Get Vaccinated

Monday, February 22

Hawaii Health Director Says 3 More Weeks For Next Vaccination Phase

Police Accountability An ‘Essential Element’ In Rebuilding Trust, Garland Says

Hawaii Farmers Need Better Data To Make Decisions

Suicides In Hawaii Have Declined During The Pandemic

Sunday, February 21

‘Maui Wowee’: County Council Sees Potential Financial Boost From Pot Industry

Is The End In Sight? And How Will We Know It?

Friday, February 19

Here’s Where You Can Find The Latest Data About COVID-19 In Hawaii

Lawmakers Want Native Hawaiians To Help Decide Future Of Mauna Kea

Family Sues Over Fatal State Capitol Shooting By Deputy Sheriff

Ban On Large-Capacity Rifle Magazines Clears Committee

Oahu Approaches Fewer COVID Restrictions Even As Vaccines Are Delayed By Bad Weather

Should Hawaii Nurses Be Allowed To Perform Abortions?

Civil Beat Is Ending Its Daily Virus Tracker. Here’s Why

Hawaii Plans For Post-Pandemic Tourism, Starting With Kauai

Thursday, February 18

State Has Spent Nearly $10 Million So Far Planning A New Jail At Halawa

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 18: 67 New COVID-19 Cases And 1 Death

Ngeni Chon Ekkewe Mwu COFA, Iei Auwa Tongeni Nounou Sefan Ewe Medicaid

Hawaii’s Tax ‘Imbalance’: Would A New State Property Tax Fix It?

Wednesday, February 17

State Officials Looking For Ways To Finance New Stadium, Repair Old One

Senate Panel Kills Beef Bill

Schatz: Coronavirus Relief Package Is ‘My No. 1 Priority’

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 17: 29 New COVID-19 Cases And 1 Death

Beefing Over Control Of Hawaii’s Meat Processing Industry

The Complicated Pride Of Native Hawaiians In The Military

Tuesday, February 16

Senate Committee Advances Bill To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Hawaii Court’s Massive Fine Against Drug Makers Could Boost State Budget

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 16: Lab Reporting Error Leads To Undercount

Hawaii US Attorney Will Leave Office Sooner Than Expected

Court Orders Sale Of Miske-Owned Tuna Longliner

US Spike In Deaths Surpassed Official COVID-19 Counts, But Not In Hawaii

Hawaii Lawmakers Are Considering Clamping Down On Gov’s Emergency Powers

Monday, February 15

Hawaii Judge Says Makers Of Blood-Thinning Drug Must Pay $834 Million

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 15: 35 New COVID-19 Cases

These 2 Companies Are Putting Big Money Into Hawaii’s Agricultural Future. Will Their Bets Pay Off?

It’s No Surprise That CEOs Make More Than Other Employees. But How Much Is Too Much?

Sunday, February 14

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 14: 48 New COVID-19 Cases And 1 Death

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: UH President David Lassner

Hawaii Has A Lot Of Agricultural Land. Very Little Of It Is Used For Growing Food

Saturday, February 13

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 13: 71 New COVID-19 Cases

Friday, February 12

Embattled Agribusiness Corporation Has Powerful Friends

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 12: 70 New COVID-19 Cases And 1 Death

Hawaii Proud Boy In Pro-Trump Mob Pleads Not Guilty To Conspiracy

More In-Person Voting Sites Proposed For Hawaii

Maui Water Treatment Operator Sues County Over Whistleblower Retaliation

The Fight Between Hawaii’s State Auditor And House Speaker Is Heating Up

Thursday, February 11

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 11: 95 New COVID-19 Cases And 1 Death

Wednesday, February 10

State Lottery To Fund Public Education Moves Forward

Senate Panel Moves To End Suspension Of Public Records Law

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 10: 56 New COVID-19 Cases And 5 Deaths

Hawaii Rehabs Have Been Forced To Improvise During The Pandemic

Tuesday, February 9

Proposal To Scrap Kauai’s Two-Test Protocol For Arriving Travelers Advances

Saying ‘Labor Savings’ Are Still Needed, Ige Proposes Cuts To Pay, Benefits

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 9: 37 New COVID-19 Infections

Denby Fawcett: Bishop Museum Acknowledges Links To Past Racist Research

Feds Consider Paintballs And Sponge Grenades To Thwart Endangered Monk Seals

Stabilizing Or Stalling? State Officials Explain Why Hawaii’s Recovery Plan Will Take 2 Years

Monday, February 8

New Space Force Guardians Sworn In On Maui

Hawaii Senate Proposes $12 Minimum Wage By 2022

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 8: 33 New COVID-19 Infections

It Will Take 18 Months To Overhaul Hawaii’s Outdated Unemployment System

Other States Have Opened Vaccinations To Those As Young As 65. Why Not Hawaii?

Micronesians Wait Their Turn As Other Pacific Islanders Head Home

Sunday, February 7

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 7: 75 New COVID-19 Infections And Two Deaths

Chad Blair: Is Scott Saiki The De Facto Governor Of Hawaii?

Hawaii Longliners Take Action To Fight Poor Conditions And Human Trafficking

COVID-19 Was ‘The Last Straw’ For Hawaii’s Oldest Catholic School

Saturday, February 6

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 6: 108 New COVID-19 Infections

Friday, February 5

Feds Fine Hilo Veterans Home $500,000 Over Deadly COVID-19 Outbreak

Hawaii Lawmakers Advance New Tax On Alcoholic Drinks

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 5: 101 New COVID-19 Infections

Hawaii’s COVID-19 Tracking App Is Falling Short

Thursday, February 4

Military Charges Soldier With Murder Of His Wife On Schofield Barracks

Vaccine Q&A: Lt. Gov. Josh Green Hopes New Vaccines Will Mean More Shots

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 4: 107 New COVID-19 Infections And 2 Deaths

State Auditor: Protect The Agency’s Independence

Ige: Twice Monthly Furloughs Not Necessary This Year

Hawaii Lawmakers Want Their ‘Gifts Of Aloha’ Back

Wednesday, February 3

Monk Seals Found Dead In Kauai Likely Drowned In Fishing Nets

Green Leads Caldwell In Campaign Donations For Next Governor’s Race

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 3: 74 New COVID-19 Infections And 4 Deaths

Armej Ro Iumin COFA Ilo Hawaii In Rej Maron Kio Apply Nan Medicaid

Military Links To US Capitol Rioters Show Challenge Of Fighting Extremism In The Ranks

Tuesday, February 2

House Leader Lays Out Proposals For Accountability, Land And Tourism

Senate Committee Scraps Proposal For Rent Control Law

Saiki Wants To Take Mauna Kea Management Away From UH

More Contagious UK Variant Of COVID-19 May Have Been Found In Hawaii

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 2: 64 New COVID-19 Infections

Advocates Say Pacific Islanders Should Be On Hawaii’s Vaccination List. Here’s Why

State Seeks Someone To Build And Finance New Oahu Jail

Monday, February 1

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 1: 90 New COVID-19 Infections

‘Overpayment’ Reviews Causing Latest Delays To Hawaii Jobless Benefits

The How And Why Behind Civil Beat’s Daily Virus Tracker

Can You Make Money Being A Farmer In Hawaii? 2 Farmers Explain How They’re Doing It

January 2021

Sunday, January 31

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 31: 82 New COVID-19 Infections And 3 Deaths

Lee Cataluna: Billy Kenoi Had His Say

Some Expectant Mothers In Hawaii Are Steering Clear Of Hospitals During the Pandemic

Saturday, January 30

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 30: 116 New COVID-19 Infections

Friday, January 29

Panel: Hawaii Justice System Needs Better Data Collection

State Health Department Is Mum On Former Epidemiologist’s Departure

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 29: 115 New COVID-19 Infections And 1 Death

A Bitter Domestic Dispute Could Shake Up How The Navy Handles Abuse Cases In Hawaii

Proposed Tourist Tax Could Help Hawaii Deal With Climate Change Impacts

Thursday, January 28

Legislative Leaders: Pay Raises For State Workers May Be Tough This Year

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 28: 100 New Infections And 2 Deaths

Fed Help Would Give Hawaii’s Vaccination Campaign A Shot In The Arm

Ige’s Proposed ‘Sugar Tax’ Could Generate $60 Million A Year For The State

Wednesday, January 27

Former OHA Finance Chief Sues Over Whistleblower Retaliation

Hawaii Chief Justice: Courts Must Address Systemic Inequities

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 27: 103 New Infections And 3 Deaths

Hawaii’s Food System Is Broken. Now Is The Time To Fix It

Bill Would Give Lawmakers Control Over Auditor’s Paycheck

Tuesday, January 26

Former Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi Dead At 52

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 26: 71 New Infections

Marines In Hawaii Are Training For A Return To Island Fighting

Biden Raises Hopes For Native Hawaiians Seeking Federal Recognition

Monday, January 25

COVID-19 Variant Linked To California Outbreaks Found In Hawaii

Ige’s State Of The State Speech Skips The Difficult Details

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 25: State Announces 60 Deaths Over Five Months Previously Unreported

This Innovative Kauai Medical Facility Is Struggling To Survive

Sunday, January 24

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 24: 153 New COVID-19 Cases

OHA Says Better Data Is Needed To Tackle Problems Facing Native Hawaiians

Hawaii Rep. Ed Case Tries Again To Rein In Helicopter Tour And Skydiving Operations

This Brutal Maui Assault Prompts Hate Crime Charges — 7 Years Later

Saturday, January 23

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 23: 134 New COVID-19 Cases And 4 Deaths

Proposed Budget Cuts Would ‘Basically Gut’ Hawaii State Auditor’s Office

Friday, January 22

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 22: 132 New COVID-19 Cases And Four Deaths

Economists: Agribusiness Development Corp. Is A ‘Fiasco’

Thursday, January 21

Hawaii Residents From COFA Nations Can Now Apply For Medicaid

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 21: 119 New COVID-19 Cases And Three Deaths

Waipio Valley Residents Still Seek A Deal Limiting Foot Traffic On Dicey Road

Stranded American Samoans Are Finally Going Home After A Hawaii Quarantine

Wednesday, January 20

Hawaii Troops Help Secure US Capitol As Biden Takes Oath

Hawaii Legislature Launches ‘Laser Beam’ Session In A Locked Down Capitol

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 20: 75 New COVID-19 Cases And One Death

DOE To Present Grim Staffing Plan But Says Teacher Layoffs Are A ‘Last Resort’

Hawaii House Speaker Launches Probe Of State Auditor

Hawaii Labs On The Lookout For More Contagious COVID-19 Variants

Tuesday, January 19

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 19: 65 New COVID-19 Cases And Two Deaths

Hawaii Owes The Feds $700 Million. Businesses May Have To Pay The Tab

The Battered State Budget Will Dominate The Next Hawaii Legislature

Monday, January 18

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 18: 129 New COVID-19 Cases

EPA: Hawaii’s Military Bases Dumped 630,000 Pounds Of Toxic Nitrate Into The Ocean

Sunday, January 17

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 17: 132 New COVID-19 Cases And 2 Deaths

Saturday, January 16

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 16: 165 New COVID-19 Cases And 2 Deaths

Friday, January 15

Hawaii Judiciary Launches Virtual Series On Racial Inequity

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 15: 150 New COVID-19 Cases

Hawaii ‘Proud Boy’ Told To Stay Away From DC Or Face Another Arrest

No More ‘Gifts Of Aloha’ For State Lawmakers

Getting Consent From Seniors Poses Barrier To COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Thursday, January 14

Auditor: State Agriculture Agency Is Failing To Fulfill Mission

Malakas Na Tinatamaan Ng Pandemya Ang Komunidad Ng Mga Pilipino Sa Hawaii

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 14: 179 New COVID-19 Cases And Six Deaths

New Boulder Barriers Aim To Protect Monk Seals From Illegal Off-Roading

Hawaii Lags Other States In Administering COVID-19 Vaccines, Federal Data Shows

Wednesday, January 13

Hawaii Reps Impeach Trump While Vowing To Not ‘Live In Fear’

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 13: 106 New COVID-19 Cases And Three Deaths

How Single Mothers In Hawaii Are Weathering The Pandemic

Tuesday, January 12

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 12: 114 New COVID-19 Cases

Monday, January 11

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 11: 172 New COVID-19 Cases

Hawaii ‘Proud Boy’ Released From Custody, Still Faces Charge In DC

Kauai Realtors See Uptick In People Buying Houses Sight-Unseen

Gaps In Hawaii Eviction Moratorium Leave Some Renters Scrambling For Housing

What’s Happening On Maui? COVID-19 Surge Is Largely Blamed On Holiday Gatherings

Sunday, January 10

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 10: 200 New COVID-19 Cases And 2 Deaths

Saturday, January 9

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 9: 250 New COVID-19 Cases And 4 Deaths

Friday, January 8

$284 Billion Begins Flowing To Small Businesses On Monday

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 8: 264 New COVID-19 Cases And 4 Deaths

Hawaii Proud Boy Charged By DOJ After Raiding US Capitol

Hawaii Will Collect More Taxes Than Expected, State Panel Says

Thursday, January 7

Hawaii Officials Ask Residents To Stay Home To Reverse COVID-19 Spike

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 7: 322 New COVID-19 Cases

Members Of Hawaii Delegation Call For Immediate Removal Of Trump

Monk Seal Killings On Kauai Highlight Human Threat To Endangered Species

Wednesday, January 6

State Finance Director Says Carbon And Sugar Taxes May Be Among Increases

Our DC Reporter Had A Close-Up View Of The Mob Taking Over The Capitol

Ige Blames President Trump For Violence At US Capitol

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 6: 143 New COVID-19 Cases And 10 Deaths

Proposed State Budget Would Cut 30% From Sex Abuse Treatment Funding

Tuesday, January 5

State Details List Of Who’s Next In Line For COVID-19 Vaccine

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 5: 124 New COVID-19 Cases

Will Hawaii Legislature Reverse Ige’s Suspension Of The Public Records Law?

State Sent Out Hundreds Of Ineffective Masks In Pandemic Chaos

Monday, January 4

State Budget Director: It’s Too Soon To Tell If Tax Increases Are Coming

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 4: 89 New COVID-19 Cases

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Dec. 30: 108 New COVID-19 Cases

Friday, January 1

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 1: 241 New COVID-19 Cases