The Unemployment Insurance Division hopes to roll out federal jobless benefits this week for the self-employed and independent contractors.
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The state director of Labor and Industrial Relations told the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce Wednesday the Unemployment Insurance Division hopes this week to roll out federal jobless benefits for the self-employed and independent contractors who have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hawaii’s lieutenant governor and a member of its congressional delegation on Wednesday floated the idea of COVID-19 testing for any arriving air passenger prior to travel as a condition to reopen the tourism industry.
A bill creating a structure for a luxury residence tax — with 99% of the targeted property situated in three West Hawaii council districts — easily passed its first hearing Wednesday before the County Council, with one more vote to go before heading to Mayor Harry Kim, who supports it.
Hawaii Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 30-year-old Nainoa Evans of Hilo.
Big Island police arrested 11 people last week for violating Gov. David Ige of a stay-at-home order, bringing the total number of arrests since the order went into effect March 25 to 94.
For a second straight day, health officials on Wednesday reported no active cases of COVID-19 on Hawaii Island.
Hawaii County’s top attorney has responded to a letter by the American Civil Liberties Union criticizing the county’s decision to remove a downtown Hilo homeless camp in April.
HONOLULU — Researchers have located the sunken USS Nevada near Hawaii, helping to close the final chapter of a historic battleship that served in both world wars and survived two nuclear explosion tests.
HONOLULU — Researchers from the Hawaiian Rare Plant Program have established small operations that could hold enormous benefits by helping to save many of the state’s plant species from extinction.
By the start of next week, Kona Community Hospital plans to begin testing all patients being admitted to the facility.
HONOLULU — The state Department of Health on Tuesday asked lawmakers to appropriate about $2.5 million to fund a program at the University of Hawaii that would train workers to track contacts of people who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Premier Medical Group, with the support of the County of Hawaii, HOPE Services and Hawaii National Guard, will offer drive-through COVID-19 screening and testing clinics in Waimea on Friday and Kapaau on Saturday.