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Coronavirus in Hawaii

Eric Stinton: How Do We Transform Hawaii’s Complicated Relationship With Tourists? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Eric Stinton: How Do We Transform Hawaii’s Complicated Relationship With Tourists?

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us what we gain — and lose — from having so many visitors in the islands.

7 Ways To Repair Hawaii’s Broken Economy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

7 Ways To Repair Hawaii’s Broken Economy

State and local officials have yet to produce economic recovery plans. But business leaders have ideas on what’s needed to help stop the state’s financial free fall.

Denby Fawcett: Here’s Why Shaming People Won’t Fix Hawaii’s Mask Problem Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Here’s Why Shaming People Won’t Fix Hawaii’s Mask Problem

Without clear rules, people are taking it upon themselves to chastise strangers for not wearing a mask — sometimes in situations where masks aren’t required.

The Hawaii Health Department Whistleblower Is Back At Work Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Hawaii Health Department Whistleblower Is Back At Work

Jennifer Smith was on administrative leave for two months.

COVID-19 Cases Among Hawaii Inmates In Arizona Now At 378 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

COVID-19 Cases Among Hawaii Inmates In Arizona Now At 378

An inmate from Hawaii was found dead in his bunk Thursday, but it is not known if he had the virus.

Easy Targets? Some Oahu Homeless Have Been Ticketed Dozens Of Times During The Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Easy Targets? Some Oahu Homeless Have Been Ticketed Dozens Of Times During The Pandemic

A Civil Beat analysis of court data on HPD’s pandemic enforcement shows homeless people account for nearly 25% of pandemic violations despite making up less than 1% of the population.  

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.

Kauai Bets Big With CARES Money To Boost Local Beef Industry Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai Bets Big With CARES Money To Boost Local Beef Industry

The federal dollars will be used to make cattle ranching more viable as a business.

Coronavirus in Hawaii