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Top Story: A man from Washington State has become the 10th fatality related to COVID-19. He died at the Maui Memorial Medical Center.
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|Challenges Facing Nonprofits
Virtual interviews with the leaders of local nonprofits confronting this unprecedented situation. Hawaii Business Magazine today interviews Connie Mitchell of Institute for Human Services and Lisa Maruyama of Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations. IHS. HANO.
Virtual Interviews with Business Leaders on COVID-19
|Man visiting from Washington becomes Hawaiʻi’s 10th COVID-19 death
The latest death reported Sunday, according to health officials, was an adult male visitor from Washington State. Officials said he was in the 40 to 59 age group and had no previous medical conditions. He was hospitalized for an extended period at the Maui Memorial Medical Center. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Maui Now.
Tourists using transient rentals to bypass quarantine restrictions prove hard to track
Tracing the path of COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi — 1 name at a time
UH researchers urge the state to step up its coronavirus pandemic response
Help is coming to ease severe unemployment claim backlog
Plans to reopen state slowly take shape, but some are becoming impatient
Officials brace for ‘big surge’ of newly homeless from coronavirus shutdowns
Ways to Help During the COVID-19 Crisis
This landing page shows some of the many community efforts in Hawai‘i that have been launched during the COVID-19 crisis. Read the brief descriptions and follow the links to learn more or support the effort… read more.
|Council advances bill to defer property tax for pandemic-stricken businesses
A bill that would allow coronavirus-impacted businesses to hold off paying their property taxes passed the Honolulu City Council’s first hurdle last week. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Face mask mandate while in public goes into effect
With fewer cars on the roads, officials are pushing projects forward faster
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Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Bob Harrison, CEO, First Hawaiian Bank
“Our primary concern has been creating a healthy and safe environment for our customers and employees. Further, as an essential service, we had to very quickly put measures in place to ensure we could continue to provide our complete line of services to our customers”… read more.
|Property tax base protects county coffers
Hawaiʻi County’s reliance on property taxes for its operations buffers it, at least in the short term, from the drastic tax losses experienced at the state level as it struggles to revive an economy clobbered by the coronavirus, local officials said Friday. West Hawaii Today.
Third McDonald’s in Kona closes due to COVID-19 outbreak
County deploying disinfectant equipment to health care facilities
New emergency shelter construction underway in Hilo
Proposed bill would allow county to acquire private roads
Antique Alley is a collector’s delight and a storehouse of Hawai‘i history and pop culture… read more.
|Finance director doesn’t support property tax forbearance
County Finance Director Scott Teruya said Friday that while Mayor Michael Victorino’s administration has not talked about forbearance for property taxes due to large-scale unemployment caused by the coronavirus pandemic, he would not recommend it. Maui News.
Checkpoints set up on Maui to limit people heading into Hāna
Near ban on plastic disposable utensils OK’d Measure, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2022, sent to mayor for signature. Maui News.
|Kauaʻi’s low virus counts likely linked to quick public restrictions, officials say
Kauaʻi emerged Saturday with just 21 COVID-19 cases, no disease clusters, no fatalities and only one victim hospitalized, a status that both health officials and political leaders say is likely due to luck and the fact that the island implemented some restrictions earlier than the rest of the state. Civil Beat.
Organizing the houseless
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