“PEUC 2” will provide 11 weeks of additional unemployment benefits for residents who have exhausted their original unemployment payments.
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Hawaii to start processing delayed extended unemployment benefits program for thousands of jobless residents
The “PEUC 2” will provide 11 weeks of additional unemployment benefits, including an additional $300 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation weekly benefit, for those who have exhausted their previous PEUC benefits. Read more
The issue of whether to make an exception to Hawaii’s ban on all forms of gambling by allowing a casino near Kapolei appears to be heading back to the Hawaiian Home Lands Commission, which would have five years to figure out if the concept is viable. Read more
The House Democrats prosecuting former President Donald Trump rested their case, branding him a clear and present danger to United States democracy who could sow new violence like the deadly assault on the Capitol last month if he was not barred from holding office again. Read more
City and tourism officials announced the unveiling of new COVID-19 safety banners gracing 36 lamp posts along the main stretch of Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki. Read more
Hawaii State Department of Health officials said today that of the state’s total infection count, 1,078 cases were considered to be active. Read more
A 20-year-old man has died after falling down the side of a mountain in the Maunawili Falls area this afternoon. Read more
A 43-year-old man was taken to a trauma hospital in serious condition after apparently being shot in the lower torso near the Hawaii Country Club this evening, Honolulu Emergency Medical Services reported. Read more
The contaminants of concern included hexavalent chromium and benzene, which can escape into the environment and groundwater. Read more
President Donald Trump was sicker with COVID-19 in October than publicly acknowledged at the time, with extremely depressed blood oxygen levels at one point and a lung problem associated with pneumonia caused by the coronavirus, according to four people familiar with his condition. Read more
The Biden administration today announced plans for tens of thousands of asylum-seekers waiting in Mexico for their next immigration court hearings to be allowed into the United States while their cases proceed. Read more
U.S. health officials are now recommending that people who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus do not have to go into a 14-day quarantine after exposure to an infected person. Read more
In videos, some posted to social media by rioters themselves, invaders talked about how they were doing it all for Trump. Read more
The coronavirus variant first seen in Los Angeles in July now accounts for about 44% of new infections in Southern California and more than a third of new infections throughout the state, researchers reported Thursday. In addition, the strain has spread across the United States and to six countries across the globe, according to their study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. It “remains uncertain” whether the genetic changes that characterize the fast-moving variant have improved its ability to transmit from person to person, or to make people infected wit Read more
Senators from Hawaii and Alaska were elected the chairperson and vice chairperson of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs today. Read more
Police are stepping up their patrols and volunteers are increasing their street presence after several violent attacks on older Asians stoked fear in the San Francisco Bay Area’s Chinatowns and subdued the celebratory mood leading up to Lunar New Year. Read more
He will step into his role with the City and County of Honolulu next Tuesday. Read more
He is having trouble finding top-tier help when he might need it most. Read more
At least 65 people sought care at hospitals, with 36 of them taken by ambulance from the crash site, including several with critical injuries. Read more
The fire occurred just before 2:55 a.m. at a residence on Lahui Street. Read more
Chick Corea, a towering jazz pianist with a staggering 23 Grammy Awards who pushed the boundaries of the genre and worked alongside Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, has died. He was 79. Read more
Lifestyle and socioeconomic factors are often associated with the higher prevalence of obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in Native Hawaiians, but new research has found that Polynesian genetic ancestry also elevates the risk for certain chronic ailments. Read more