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Accessed on 15 April 2020, 1500 UTC, Post 20597.
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The state Director of Labor and Industrial Relations on Tuesday gave lawmakers some good news regarding unemployment benefits claims, which have skyrocketed during the economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
When a constitutional lawyer says the Hawaii government is within its rights to restrict basic freedoms during the coronavirus pandemic, you can probably take that to the bank.
A year ago at this time, nearly all areas of the Hawaiian Islands were affected by drought.
UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations released $2.5 million from its emergency humanitarian fund on Monday to help thousands of people in the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu affected by Cyclone Harold and offered support to other hard-hit countries.
Security cameras filmed thieves stealing electric generators from a Hawaii equipment rental business during nighttime curfew hours.
HONOLULU — Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Incident Commander Kenneth Hara said Monday that Gov. David Ige’s administration is exploring further stemming the flow of visitors amid the coronavirus pandemic by disrupting their ability to make hotel reservations.
The state health director told lawmakers Monday morning only five new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus were reported in the past day, bringing Hawaii’s total cases at 504.
HONOLULU — Hawaii was not fully meeting the large demand for affordable child care before the coronavirus outbreak. But many providers are now struggling with a severe decrease in business and unsure if they will reopen after the health emergency passes.
HONOLULU — Hawaii’s tourism lockdown has created an opportunity for the the start of about a half-dozen construction projects in the state’s most economically important area.
Hawaii County is asking the state to test all homeless and homeless program staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic.