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

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/2020

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.

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

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

A recent study found that COVID-19 data tracking in the U.S. is incomplete and inaccessible. Hawaii is no exception.

Hawaii Is Trailing In Census Participation — And It Could Cost Us Getty Images/iStockphoto

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

The ongoing pandemic has slowed the response rate of the 2020 census, especially in Hawaii’s neighboring islands, data shows.