Hawaii’s poverty rate declined with help of pandemic relief funds.
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Federal relief money and tax credits appear to have helped many Hawaii residents weather the height of the pandemic’s economic hardship, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data. Read more
The Hawaii Department of Health’ s inaugural wastewater surveillance report for COVID-19 compares the concentration levels of coronavirus in wastewater with clinical COVID cases, using data provided by Biobot Analytics of Cambridge, Mass., as part of a national wastewater surveillance program. Read more
Health experts say the coronavirus remains quite unpredictable. Read more
Question: Will all-red traffic signals on Ala Moana Boulevard be permanent? Read more
New omicron-targeting COVID-19 boosters are now available, but many are wondering: Should they get the shots immediately or wait to time them closer to the holidays? Read more
As the rest of the world sheds more restrictions by the day, China’s rules are becoming more entrenched, along with the patterns of pandemic life under a government insistent on eliminating cases. Read more
The rest of his tour will remain on hold while Starr recovers. Read more
Asians in America have long been subject to prejudice, but the attacks escalated after the coronavirus first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China. Read more
Both the COVID and monkeypox outbreaks have revealed deep fissures in the nation’s framework for containing epidemics. Read more
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2018, more than 95,000 Californians have died, according to the state Department of Public Health. Read more
The city’s Rental and Utility Relief Program will temporarily reopen Monday to accept up to 8,000 new applications. Read more
Question: COVID- 19 tests I ordered online were delivered when I wasn’t home and sat outside for several hours. It was pretty hot. Can I still use them? Read more
The state’s average positivity rate increased to 6.3% compared with 5.7% reported the previous week. Read more
Some states reported no public health expenditures with their discretionary American Rescue Plan funds. Read more
State officials project a 9.2 million visitor count for all of 2022, representing 88.5% of the total visitor count in 2019 before the pandemic. Read more
The court will retain live audio coverage of its arguments, an innovation it started in the spring of 2020, when it began hearing them over the telephone. Read more
Reinfections were counted as long as the second case happened at least 90 days after the first. Read more
The man pleaded guilty to bank fraud and wire fraud. Read more
Question: Can kupuna still renew their state ID by mail? I wondered because that lady last week seemed to be having trouble getting a state ID. Read more
Researchers reported that, on average, vaccinated people experienced about a one-day delay in their periods compared with those who did not get vaccinated. But like other side effects of vaccines, this change was temporary. Read more