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Coronavirus in Hawaii

Pacific Islanders Can’t Return Home During COVID-19 — Even To Bury Their Loved Ones Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pacific Islanders Can’t Return Home During COVID-19 — Even To Bury Their Loved Ones

Indigenous burial traditions were already threatened by economic pressures and changing cultures. Then the pandemic struck.

VIRUS TRACKER — Nov. 18: 71 New COVID-19 Cases and 1 Death Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

VIRUS TRACKER — Nov. 18: 71 New COVID-19 Cases and 1 Death

The health department is now reporting the latest COVID-19 cases at a 36-hour lag.

City Strives To Keep Transit Safe As More Bus Drivers Test Positive For COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Strives To Keep Transit Safe As More Bus Drivers Test Positive For COVID-19

Most of the drivers’ positive tests were attributed to factors outside of work. Three drivers, however, have filed workers’ compensation claims.

Hawaii DOE Optimistic Students Will Return To Class In January Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii DOE Optimistic Students Will Return To Class In January

In a briefing with legislators, school leaders said they were also encouraged by the low rate of teacher vacancies during the pandemic.

Ian Lind: Why Are Prosecutors Still Pursuing Criminal Charges Against The US Surgeon General? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Why Are Prosecutors Still Pursuing Criminal Charges Against The US Surgeon General?

A third man who was with Adm. Jerome Adams and his aide has already seen his case reduced to a non-criminal citation. But Honolulu is going after Adams with prosecutors who normally handle felonies.

Gov. Ige Issues New Mask Mandate, But Most Rules Remain The Same Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gov. Ige Issues New Mask Mandate, But Most Rules Remain The Same

People who don’t wear a mask in most public settings still face a $5,000 fine or up to a year in jail.

Coronavirus in Hawaii