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Coronavirus in Hawaii

Board of Ed Waives High School Graduation Requirements Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Board of Ed Waives High School Graduation Requirements

Seniors in good standing through the third quarter will receive a high school diploma.

More Groups Call On Ige To Bring Transparency Back Into Government Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More Groups Call On Ige To Bring Transparency Back Into Government

The Hawaii governor suspended state laws that allow citizens access to public meetings and records while officials struggle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hawaii Reports Second Death And 27 New COVID-19 Cases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Reports Second Death And 27 New COVID-19 Cases

UPDATED: With more than 20 new cases of the coronavirus reported each day, Hawaii could see its infection numbers surpass 300 this weekend.

Hawaii Gets First $12 Million In Grants From Historic Coronavirus Relief Deal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Gets First $12 Million In Grants From Historic Coronavirus Relief Deal

The money can be used to address affordable housing for some of the state’s most vulnerable populations, including the homeless, low-income and those diagnosed with HIV and AIDS.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Can The Virus Offer A Chance To Rebuild A Better Hawaii? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Can The Virus Offer A Chance To Rebuild A Better Hawaii?

The world has stopped seeming familiar as we battle the slow-moving threat of COVID-19.

Oahu Homeless Shelters Are Desperate For More Room As Virus Looms Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu Homeless Shelters Are Desperate For More Room As Virus Looms

Honolulu’s hotels could house Oahu’s homeless population several times over, but officials have announced no concrete plans to expand the shelter system’s capacity.

This Hawaii Firm Says It Has Millions Of Masks For Sale Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

This Hawaii Firm Says It Has Millions Of Masks For Sale

But health officials say the company’s masks aren’t really a help to the medical community which has recently received a new supply from established providers.

No Statewide Text Alerts, Ige Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

No Statewide Text Alerts, Ige Says

As the public clamors for information from the state on how to respond to COVID-19, the governor says a text alert system won’t be used.

Honolulu Council Concerned About Potential Inmate Releases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Council Concerned About Potential Inmate Releases

Council members do not want detainees to be released without support amid the pandemic.

Hawaii Reports 34 More COVID-19 Cases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Reports 34 More COVID-19 Cases

UPDATED: On Wednesday, Hawaii health officials reported the largest daily increase in coronavirus cases to date.

Ige Needs To Bring The Public’s Business Back Into The Open — Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Needs To Bring The Public’s Business Back Into The Open — Now

Hawaii Gov. David Ige needs to immediately lift his blanket suspension of the state’s public records and open meetings laws.

Honolulu Mayor: Prison May Be ‘Safest Place’ To Ride Out COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Mayor: Prison May Be ‘Safest Place’ To Ride Out COVID-19

Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s comments contradict the CDC and the experience of correctional facilities across the country where coronavirus is spreading rapidly.

Coronavirus in Hawaii