Special Report

Making It Or Not?

CARES Act Money Is Keeping This Big Island Tour Company Afloat Courtesy Jack's Diving Locker

CARES Act Money Is Keeping This Big Island Tour Company Afloat

Jack’s Diving Locker has been using federal relief money to provide free summer camps to kids. The tourism reopening may be just in the nick of time.

This Kauai Businessman Can Scrape By For A Few Months, But Then Something Has To Change Courtesy: Kit Furderer

This Kauai Businessman Can Scrape By For A Few Months, But Then Something Has To Change

Kit Furderer used to bring in six figures a year. Now he’s living on $500 a week in federal assistance.

This Kauai Tour Guide Now Offers Quarantine Delivery Service Courtesy: Maria "Maria Coco" Camero

This Kauai Tour Guide Now Offers Quarantine Delivery Service

Even when the state reopens to tourism in mid-October, Maria “Coco Maria” Camero said she won’t be able to pick up where she left off with her successful tour guiding business. For now, she’s catering to the needs of quarantined residents and visitors.

Coronavirus Relief Funds Are Helping These Workers Train For New Careers Courtesy: Vimal Singh

Coronavirus Relief Funds Are Helping These Workers Train For New Careers

More than 300 people applied for 24 openings in a job training program for Kauai residents who lost work due to the coronavirus.

Here’s How These Hawaii Workers Are Navigating The Pandemic Economy

Here’s How These Hawaii Workers Are Navigating The Pandemic Economy

Three residents share their strategies for overcoming longterm unemployment and sunken business models as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the local economy.