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Coronavirus in Hawaii

Public Defender Wants Inmates Released As Outbreak Grows At Oahu Jail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Public Defender Wants Inmates Released As Outbreak Grows At Oahu Jail

The state Public Defender’s Office will again ask the Hawaii Supreme Court to expedite prisoner releases to lower the inmate population.

VIRUS TRACKER — Aug. 9: 152 New Cases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

VIRUS TRACKER — Aug. 9: 152 New Cases

Nearly all the cases were on Oahu, where hospitals are preparing for a surge in patients.

VIRUS TRACKER — Aug. 8: 231 New Cases And 1 Death Cory Lum/Civil Beat

VIRUS TRACKER — Aug. 8: 231 New Cases And 1 Death

UPDATED: Most of the cases were on Oahu, where police are expected to begin enforcing new restrictions aimed at curbing the virus.

First Hawaii Inmate Tests Positive for COVID-19 Along With 4 Corrections Officers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

First Hawaii Inmate Tests Positive for COVID-19 Along With 4 Corrections Officers

A staff member at the Honolulu Federal Detention Facility also tested positive.

Hey, Hawaii, Don’t Expect Washington To Bail Us Out Just Yet Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hey, Hawaii, Don’t Expect Washington To Bail Us Out Just Yet

Federal negotiators once again failed to strike a deal on a new coronavirus relief package as workers across the country continue to struggle.

Oahu Students Will Move To Distance Learning Through Sept. 12 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu Students Will Move To Distance Learning Through Sept. 12

UPDATED. The announcement comes after calls from the state teachers union to move to online classrooms for the first quarter.

VIRUS TRACKER — Aug. 7: 201 New Cases And 2 More Deaths Cory Lum/Civil Beat

VIRUS TRACKER — Aug. 7: 201 New Cases And 2 More Deaths

Nearly all new cases were on Oahu, where health officials say many intensive care units are full or close to full.

Thousands Languish Without Unemployment Checks Months Into Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Thousands Languish Without Unemployment Checks Months Into Pandemic

The state labor department says it can’t just ramp up staffing overnight, but applicants are growing more desperate.

Eric Stinton: These Social Media Accounts Are Sharing A Dangerous Message Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Eric Stinton: These Social Media Accounts Are Sharing A Dangerous Message

As more people turn to social media for news, social media pages need to take more responsibility for the information they share.

Coronavirus in Hawaii