The state is asking lawyers and law students to help with unemployment claims backlog.
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|State asks lawyers, law students to help with unemployment claims backlog
Still understaffed more than five months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the state’s labor department is reaching out to Hawai‘i’s legal community for volunteer help resolving thousands of backlogged unemployment insurance claims. Civil Beat.
Big surges of COVID-19 cases expected in the next two weeks
State announces distance learning extended
State workers union leader blasts state response to OCCC COVID-19 outbreak
Hawai‘i sees July visitor arrivals plummet 98% from a year ago
Women were already struggling at work. The pandemic is making it worse
Defense secretary visits Hawai‘i for RIMPAC
Vintage warbirds planning flyover for end of WWII 75th anniversary
Diversify Your Family Business
Among the many things we have learned from the pandemic is the value of diversification and innovation in business. Adding those elements to your family business can be a challenging process, but here are six steps to jump-start that essential transition… read more.
|Government workers who worked from home before now deemed essential
The head of their union says there is no good reason for it because it goes against the goal of stopping the spread of COVID-19. It’s not clear how many Oʻahu State and City workers are eligible to work from home. The directors for each department make that determination. KHON2.
DOH won’t give Honolulu the data it needs to detect coronavirus in our sewage
Small businesses to get additional relief money, but less than 10% of it was handed out
State to use entire H-3 Freeway for COVID-19 testing next week
Judge intervenes in prison housing for alleged crime boss Mike Miske
Video: RKT Media’s August Rundown
The Rundown highlights Embassy Suites’ newly renovated rooms, Woman’s Fund of Hawaii’s first ever Tea & Champagne fundraiser and a recap of the 7th Annual Hawaii Business Leadership Conference… watch now.
|Hawai’i Island hospitals could reach capacity
Since the pandemic began in March, the Hawaiʻi Island has reported a total of 253 cases. This week, though, the island has reported consecutive days of double-digit new cases. Hawaii News Now. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Now.
Map tracks all the places county “bug busters” have cleaned
Courts rethink jury trials amid virus
Courthouse manages influx of district court cases amid pandemic
Fixing century-old breakwater could bring marine life back to Hilo Bay
Construction Helps Drive the Local Economy in Tourism’s Absence
Big projects create a trickle-down effect for smaller companies, especially in a recession. Seth Gonzales of Honolulu Proper explains: “Large woodworking projects directly benefit the handful of large millwork and cabinet shops in Hawai‘i, which means that the projects that those shops would typically be working trickle down to Hawai‘i’s more prevalent medium and small shops”… read more.
|Pretrial detainee scales fence, escapes from Maui Community Correctional Center
A pretrial detainee from Maui Community Correctional Center being held on a slew of theft and drug charges escaped from the facility on Thursday night, according to the state Department of Public Safety. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now. KHON2.
Contact tracing on Maui meeting need; more testing likely on horizon
Prosecutors oppose release of about half on inmate list
|PUC says KIUC can’t cut off electricity for non-payment
In light of continued economic hardship for some members caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the state Public Utilities Commission has ordered the continued suspension of service disconnections for Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative members. Garden Island.
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