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Comparing Alaska and Hawaii on two key COVID metrics

DJ Wilson | May 27, 2020 | Alaska, Hawaii

An interesting table caught my eye today that turned my view of the COVID epidemic in the 49th (Alaska) and 50th (Hawaii) states in the Union on it's head. Let me explain.     First, both Alaska and Hawaii are at the bottom of US states in their numbers of...[ Read More ]

New report: Hawaii may see double digit economic downturn in 2020

Emily Boerger | May 26, 2020 | Hawaii

The Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released its second quarter 2020 Statistical Economic Report on Friday. The report details the current economic situation in Hawaii and estimates the long-term changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hawaii has been one of the hardest hit states economically...[ Read More ]

House of Representatives passes bill to distribute federal CARES Act funds

| May 18, 2020 | Hawaii

The House today passed SB 75 SD2 HD1 to allocate $1.25 billion in federal CARES Act funds to support our counties in providing benefits for their residents and to fund our State government's health response during this global coronavirus pandemic and economic meltdown. SB 75 earmarks specific portions of the CARES...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Q&A w/Beth Giesting, Special session series, Kealoha Fox

| May 6, 2020 | Hawaii

This is hard. Staying at home is hard. Distance learning is hard. Watching businesses collapse is hard. Watching loved ones get sick is hard. None of this is easy. We are going through a collective trauma together. It'll reshape our society, our commerce and our politics. But, right now, when...[ Read More ]

House Select Committee on COVID-19 members detail plans for retail and restaurant re-openings, limiting sudden homelessness, and supporting economic recovery

| May 5, 2020 | Hawaii

The House Select Committee on COVID-19 Economic and Financial Preparedness [on Monday] discussed the growing number of people that may become homeless, talked about how the retail and restaurant industries can adapt to health measures and still survive, and reviewed estimates of when jobs may start returning to our state....[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Kealoha Fox, PhD

Emily Boerger | May 4, 2020 | Hawaii

Kealoha Fox, PhD, is the Native Hawaiian Cultural Liaison at AlohaCare, where she oversees the health plan’s partnerships and initiatives to enhance care for Native Hawaiian members. She joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching” to discuss health equity in Hawaii.     “I'm really passionate about health...[ Read More ]

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