Hawaii Island pandemic rent and utility relief program.
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Hawaiʻi Island pandemic rent and utility relief program winds down
The program has distributed nearly $23 million to 7,800 renters since it started last year. It still has federal funds left but will be distributing them to applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. For those still struggling, a new rent and utility assistance program is expected to launch early next year.
Hawai‘i records 1,017 new Covid-19 cases, 7 more deaths
The state’s seven-day average of new Covid-19 cases declined to 165 compared with 177 reported on Oct. 26. Actual numbers also estimated to be higher since these figures do not include unreported home test kit results.
Man cited after his dog is seen harassing Hawaiian monk seal on Oct. 10
State officials say a 52-year-old man has been cited by multiple agencies after his dog was seen harassing an endangered Hawaiian monk seal last month at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park.
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