Special Report

The Hawaii Variable

April 2021

Monday, April 5

Hawaii Data Landscape: Antiquated Infrastructure, Widespread Distrust

Friday, April 2

Hawaii’s Pandemic-Induced Rental Car Shortage — Here’s What The Data Shows

March 2021

Wednesday, March 24

Hawaii’s Antiquated 211 Phone Line Gets A Much Needed Upgrade

Sunday, March 7

Fewer Farmers Are Growing Hawaii’s ‘Miracle Food’ Taro Despite Growing Demand

Friday, March 5

Report Calls For Better Data About And For Native Hawaiians

February 2021

Monday, February 22

Hawaii Farmers Need Better Data To Make Decisions

January 2021

Monday, January 11

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

December 2020

Thursday, December 31

The Hawaii Variable Index: 2020 By The Numbers

Wednesday, December 30

Researchers: Detailed Mobility Data Can Help Target COVID-19 Hot Spots

Monday, December 21

Safe Travels Fails To Lure Many Travelers From Japan To Hawaii

Tuesday, December 15

Surveillance Test Study Shows Few COVID-19 Positives During Safe Travels

Sunday, December 6

Economic Gains, Travel-Related Cases: Unpacking Safe Travels Data

November 2020

Tuesday, November 24

COVID-19 Is Changing ‘The Face Of Hunger’ In Hawaii

Monday, November 16

COVID-19 Data: Dashboards Galore, But Key Data Still Sparse

Friday, November 6

Biden Easily Won Hawaii But Data Shows Support For Trump Has Grown

Monday, November 2

Glitches And Problems: My First Adventure With Hawaii’s New COVID-19 Travel Program

October 2020

Sunday, October 25

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

Thursday, October 15

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

Monday, October 5

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

September 2020

Thursday, September 24

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

Friday, September 4

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

August 2020

Wednesday, August 26

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

Sunday, August 16

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

Monday, August 10

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

Sunday, August 2

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

July 2020

Sunday, July 26

Report: Hawaii Isn’t Collecting And Sharing Enough Data On COVID-19

Sunday, July 19

Hawaii Is Trailing In Census Participation — And It Could Cost Us

Safe Travels Fails To Lure Many Travelers From Japan To Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Safe Travels Fails To Lure Many Travelers From Japan To Hawaii

An average of 131,000 people came from Japan each month last year. In the first month of Safe Travels, 1,350 came.

Surveillance Test Study Shows Few COVID-19 Positives During Safe Travels Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Surveillance Test Study Shows Few COVID-19 Positives During Safe Travels

But visitor education and pre-screening process should be improved, author says.

Economic Gains, Travel-Related Cases: Unpacking Safe Travels Data Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Economic Gains, Travel-Related Cases: Unpacking Safe Travels Data

Hawaii’s reopening on Oct. 15 resulted in economic recovery and community spread is the predominant mode of transmission, but Kauai and Maui were still affected by travel-related cases.

COVID-19 Is Changing ‘The Face Of Hunger’ In Hawaii Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

COVID-19 Is Changing ‘The Face Of Hunger’ In Hawaii

The Hawaii Foodbank has distributed nearly 19 million pounds of food since March. The statewide food insecurity rate for 2020 was projected to be 16.8%, but the figure was far greater for children at 29.4%, or 89,050.

COVID-19 Data: Dashboards Galore, But Key Data Still Sparse

COVID-19 Data: Dashboards Galore, But Key Data Still Sparse

People in Hawaii have plenty of COVID-19 dashboards to choose from, but important information sought by researchers and policymakers is still missing.

Biden Easily Won Hawaii But Data Shows Support For Trump Has Grown Bryan Berkowitz/Civil Beat

Biden Easily Won Hawaii But Data Shows Support For Trump Has Grown

In this historic turnout, the president’s supporters turned out in larger numbers but not enough to influence state elections.

Glitches And Problems: My First Adventure With Hawaii’s New COVID-19 Travel Program Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Glitches And Problems: My First Adventure With Hawaii’s New COVID-19 Travel Program

The Safe Travels program is super confusing. That shows in the data, and in reality.

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.