Special Report

The Hawaii Variable

Wrong Tests, Weird Exemptions – What The Data Tells Us About Hawaii’s Reopening Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Wrong Tests, Weird Exemptions – What The Data Tells Us About Hawaii’s Reopening

Many of the 67,000 or so travelers in the first week of Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program came with unapproved test results.

Are You Wearing A Mask In Public? These Hawaii Researchers Want To Know Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Are You Wearing A Mask In Public? These Hawaii Researchers Want To Know

Hawaii is one of the first states to conduct a widespread study of how many people are wearing face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Hawaii’s Population Is Shrinking. The Pandemic Could Make Things Worse Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Population Is Shrinking. The Pandemic Could Make Things Worse

The state’s population has been declining for three years. Experts worry that the economy will suffer as more people move away due to changes caused by the coronavirus.

The Most Comprehensive Hawaii COVID-19 Maps Come From This ‘Data Geek’ Screenshot-Hawaii Slack

The Most Comprehensive Hawaii COVID-19 Maps Come From This ‘Data Geek’

Ryan Ozawa was trying to produce ZIP code maps back when the state was publishing screenshots.

State Officials Are Overusing Privacy Excuse To Withhold COVID-19 Data Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Officials Are Overusing Privacy Excuse To Withhold COVID-19 Data

A powerful federal law shields lots of health information from the public’s view, but there are some exceptions.

The Public Wanted More COVID-19 Data. What DOH Delivered ‘Misses The Point’ Screenshot

The Public Wanted More COVID-19 Data. What DOH Delivered ‘Misses The Point’

New data released this week from the health department is mostly repackaged information already available on the state dashboard.

Trying To Make Sense Of COVID-19 Data? Here’s Some Help

Trying To Make Sense Of COVID-19 Data? Here’s Some Help

Experts talked to Civil Beat about how to make sense of available data during a recent Hawaii Variable event.

How Bad Is Hawaii At Social Distancing? Here’s What The Data Shows Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Bad Is Hawaii At Social Distancing? Here’s What The Data Shows

Mobility data gives us a clearer picture of just how much people have been moving around during the pandemic.

Why Does Hawaii Have Such Low Voter Turnout? Here’s What The Data Says Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Why Does Hawaii Have Such Low Voter Turnout? Here’s What The Data Says

Despite the pandemic, this could be the year that election participation starts to improve.

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