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|Hawai‘i businesses poised to receive unemployment insurance relief
Businesses fearing big hikes in their payments to the state fund for unemployment insurance got good news yesterday. Lawmakers sent a relief bill to Gov. David Ige that’s expected to significantly ease the burden. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii News Now.
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|Maui County is Hawai‘i’s new COVID-19 hot spot
The county posted the largest number of daily cases for the second time in a week. But county health officials generally test all members of a household rather than just quarantine them — a practice that can lead to higher case counts, says Sandy Baz, managing director of Maui County. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
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