Research shows people are going out more as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
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|Research shows people are going out more as the pandemic drags on
After the August surge in COVID-19 cases, Hawai‘i residents are now frequenting restaurants and shops again. Now we know more about the who, where and when, thanks to more granular data on the UHERO mobility dashboard. Civil Beat.
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At Honolulu’s airport, only a few lei stands open each day
Bonnie Groendyke’s family has operated the booth named Gladys’ for three generations. She grew up at the airport lei stand with her family working around her. On some days, only four or five stands will open… read more.
|Honolulu Mayor-elect Rick Blangiardi announces key appointments
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Hawaiʻi’s Latinos defy stereotypes
The Hispanic population in the Islands had grown by 38 percent since the previous Census, while the overall population grew only 12 percent, making them the state’s fastest growing ethnic group counted… read more.
|New COVID-19 app is ready for download
AlohaSafe Alert, the state’s official COVID-19 exposure notification app, is now available to Hawai‘i County residents and is expected to launch statewide next week. Tribune-Herald.
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|Mayor to seek scaled-back gatherings, other restrictions
Maui County is seeking to tighten rules, such as reducing the number of people allowed to gather, as the county continues to see a spike in COVID-19 cases. Maui News.
Operation Face Mask results in 24-hour closure of 2 Lāhainā bars
|County will say goodbye to single-use plastics
Starting Friday, a policy prohibiting county funds from being used for single-use, disposable plastics goes into effect. Garden Island.
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