Hawaii - Coronavirus Press Clips Archive

More than 6K Hawaii residents apply for housing assistance

Associated Press – 9/16/2020

Honolulu has allocated about 60% of CARES Act funds, but December deadline looms

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 9/13/2020

Council on Revenues predicts continued economic pain and a slow recovery

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 9/9/2020

Fifth week of federal funds for Hawaii unemployed added

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 9/8/2020

New agency will take over public school construction in Hawaii

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 9/6/2020

UH expects $9.3M athletic deficit for fiscal year 2021

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 9/3/2020

State closes H-3 for another round of testing despite risking loss of federal funds

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 9/3/2020

H-3 testing to proceed today despite federal objection

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 9/3/2020

Feds spurn COVID-19 testing held on H-3 freeway

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 9/2/2020

Six bills on governors intent to veto list touch on various topics

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 9/1/2020


Hawaii slated to get nearly $200 million more to fill unemployment claims

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 8/29/2020

Hawaii behind in launching new web app that collects traveler information

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 8/25/2020

$10M in federal relief money to go to nontourism jobs in Hawaii

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 8/23/2020

UH regents seeks to cut costs as revenue lags

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 8/21/2020

Prison oversight commission upset as COVID-19 cases multiply

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 8/21/2020

Gov. David Ige extends the eviction moratorium in COVID-19 fight

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 8/21/2020

Hawaii Gov. David Ige gives counties right to pursue resort travel bubbles

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 8/21/2020

Governor: Im getting details before applying for additional federal jobless aid

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 8/21/2020

Corrections oversight panel struggling without staffing

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 8/20/2020

State to offer funds to community health centers in bid to bolster contact tracing efforts

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 8/18/2020

Governor eyes worker furloughs to address worsening budget crisis

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 8/18/2020

Schatz: DOHs missteps in containing COVID-19 arent because of a lack of resources

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 8/18/2020

Hawaii wants full federal funding for National Guard effort

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 8/15/2020

During unannounced visit, senators find a health department overwhelmed by COVID-19 surge

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 8/8/2020

Hawaii schools to open year with remote learning

Associated Press – 8/7/2020

Credit union to help Hawaii school teachers with grants to purchase classroom supplies

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 8/3/2020


Gov. David Ige vetoes additional unemployment insurance, hoping Congress acts

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 7/31/2020

State and employers blindsided by jobless surge

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 7/27/2020

Public-private partnership bids are accepted for Honolulus rail project

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 7/24/2020

Pay boosts for hard-to-staff teaching positions survive budget shortfall

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 7/24/2020

Ige issues emergency proclamation to help state respond to storms potential impacts

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 7/23/2020

Hawaii delegation urges President Trump to provide federal assistance before Hurricane Douglas landfall

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 7/23/2020

Hawaiis hotel occupancy improved slightly in June, but further shocks are expected

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 7/22/2020

Gov. Ige extends passenger quarantine, outlines exemptions allowing out-of-state college students to return to class

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 7/18/2020

UH faculty union worried about potential for drastic cost-cutting measures

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 7/15/2020

Governor details how he plans to shore up $2.3B budget shortfall

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 7/15/2020

Funding cut for pre-K program leaves families scrambling for care

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 7/14/2020

Lawmakers debate testing for nursing homes

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 7/10/2020

Hawaiis state government is facing a financial crisis

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 7/7/2020

Governor Ige goes over what the state is doing to save the budget

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 7/6/2020

State projected to lose billions in tax revenue during 2020-2021 fiscal year

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 7/6/2020

Gov. Ige: Hawaii faces more public worker cuts without aid

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 7/6/2020

Gov. Ige warns that without more federal aid, public worker pay cuts or furloughs are inevitable

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 7/5/2020

Hawaii Supreme Court rules in favor of Hawaiian homelands beneficiaries

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 7/1/2020


Most COVID-19 patients recover at home, but hospitalizations higher among seniors

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 6/30/2020

Lawmakers, schools superintendent trade blame for lack of preparation ahead of school reopenings

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 6/27/2020

State to get $90M for coronavirus screening, testing help at airports

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 6/26/2020

Hawaii public worker pay raises would cost more than $150M

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 6/26/2020

Hawaii budget cuts suspend female prisoner furlough program
Associated Press – 6/25/2020

Proposed public worker pay raises would cost more than $150 million

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 6/25/2020

No more free parking: Big incentive for electric vehicle owners is ending

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 6/25/2020

Shutdown of female work furlough program could be temporary

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 6/24/2020

COVID-19 Budget Moves Out For Passage, But Not Without Controversy

Hawaii Public Radio – 6/24/2020

Lawmakers to discuss financial bailout for inter-island shipping company

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 6/24/2020

Social service workers rally at state Capitol

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 6/23/2020

Lawmakers poised to tackle COVID-19

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 6/23/2020

Legislature reconvenes for short session to tackle economic crisis, police reform

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 6/22/2020

State adds $100 to weekly jobless benefits

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 6/22/2020

Hawaii Lawmakers Return To Spend Federal Aid, Plug Budget Hole

Hawaii Public Radio – 6/22/2020

Hawaii Lawmakers Reconvene to Appropriate Virus Relief Funds

Associated Press – 6/17/2020

Hotel workers protest, calling for protection ahead of tourism restart

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 6/16/2020

Pandemic budget crunch leaves Hawaii with unpleasant options

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 6/11/2020

Pandemic budget crunch leaves Hawaii with unpleasant options
Associated Press – 6/10/2020

Hawaii Legislature Expects To Reconvene On June 22

Honolulu Civil Beat – 6/9/2020

Federal funding for National Guard at Hawaii airports will end in August

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 6/9/2020

Lt. Gov. Josh Green proposes randomly testing incoming passengers for coronavirus

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 6/3/2020

HGEA says the state could still furlough workers to make up lost revenue

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 5/30/2020

Hawaii budget shortfall now projected to be $2.3 billion

Honolulu Star Advertiser – 5/29/2020

Tourists could begin to return to Hawaii by late summer, economic report says

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 5/28/2020

  As summer session starts, uncertainty clouds UH enrollment, financial outlook

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 5/27/2020

Hawaii lawmakers recess after addressing budget shortfall

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 5/22/2020

Hawaii lawmakers frustration with Gov. Ige heats up as they move $1.3B into rainy day fund

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 5/22/2020

Despite urgent social needs, legislators decide to bank state and federal funds

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 5/20/2020

Hawaii distributes first pandemic unemployment assistance checks

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 5/19/2020

Lawmakers Still Eyeing Vacant Positions To Fill State Budget Hole

Honolulu Civil Beat – 5/18/2020

Hawaii lawmakers working to set aside $635M in federal funds to boost unemployment insurance fund

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 5/15/2020

New construction budget draft features $76 million for new Wahiawa civic center

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 5/14/2020

Hawaii to get $50M from federal government to fight COVID-19

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 5/13/2020

State aims to work with UH to train contact tracers

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 5/13/2020

Color-coded state recovery plan to be unveiled

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 5/13/2020

Ige tells state workers: Theres no immediate need to consider pay cuts or furloughs

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 5/12/2020

  Clerical error overstated states coronavirus-related budget shortfall ” but by how much?

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 5/12/2020

Lawmakers reach tentative agreement on CARES Act spending bill

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 5/11/2020

Hawaii teachers inundate Board of Education with testimony against pay cuts

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 5/8/2020

The top priority when Legislature reconvenes: Tackling a projected $1B shortfall

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 5/7/2020

Hawaii among states with few coronavirus cases to get big share of relief aid

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 5/5/2020

From visitors to intended residents,' arrivals are slowly rising

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 5/3/2020

State extends application deadline for preschool funding assistance

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 5/2/2020


Some worry workers wont return as the state plans for reopening

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 4/29/2020

More fixes to Hawaii unemployment system coming soon

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 4/29/2020

Hawaii island to receive $30 million in federal disaster funding for 2018 Kilauea eruption

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 4/28/2020

Credit-rating agencies lower Hawaiis debt outlook to negative

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 4/26/2020

Hawaiis small businesses ready for more aid

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 4/23/2020

  Report: Dramatic cuts to state worker pay would hurt Hawaiis already-ailing economy

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 4/22/2020

Gov. David Ige expects Hawaii stay-home order to be extended beyond April 30

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 4/21/2020

  Those getting unemployment benefits in Hawaii start seeing extra $600 payments

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 4/21/2020

University of Hawaii researchers urge the state to step up its coronavirus response

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 4/19/2020

  Lawmakers accuse governors chief of staff of censoring key budget information

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 4/17/2020

  Governor issues moratorium on evictions as economic fallout of shutdown grows

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 4/17/2020

Gov. David Ige proposes 20% pay cuts for teachers, other state employees

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 4/15/2020

Hawaii airports to receive more than $133M in federal aid

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 4/14/2020

State senators slam officials over COVID-19 response

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 4/14/2020

Honolulu police have issued more than 5,000 warnings in connection with coronavirus emergency orders

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 4/8/2020

State tourism agency pays to send visitors home

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 4/7/2020

Gov. Ige, lawmakers face grim budget scenario with tough choices ahead

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 4/5/2020

State, counties receive initial rounds of CARES Act funding

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 4/4/2020

  Heres what you need to know about the states emergency orders on evictions

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 4/2/2020

Hawaii to receive $5.5M to support law enforcement during coronavirus pandemic

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 4/1/2020

As stay-at-home order continues, president approves Hawaii disaster declaration

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 4/1/2020


COVID-19 tourism impacts started in February, but overall results were still good

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 3/31/2020

Hawaii governor orders quarantine for travel between islands

Associated Press – 3/30/2020

Hawaii officials announce list of efforts to ease coronavirus-related pains

Star-Advertiser – 3/25/2020

Major hotels close across the state; job losses mount to more than 40,000 since mid-February

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 3/25/2020

State and city officials halt meetings and close facilities

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 3/17/2020

COVID-19 wont delay rails scheduled opening this year, says the head of HART

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 3/16/2020

Hawaii jobless rate unchanged ahead of coronavirus impact

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 3/14/2020

Coronavirus tests show no community spread yet, Hawaii officials say

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 3/14/2020

Virus scare could cost Hawaii 6,000 jobs, economists warn

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 3/11/2020

Hawaii House Speaker names panel on virus economic effects

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 3/10/2020

State tourism hit hard as virus reaches Hawaii

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 3/10/2020

Senator wants airlines to offset COVID-19 screening costs

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 3/6/2020

Gov. Ige declares state of emergency after death of passenger on cruise ship that visited Hawaii

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 3/5/2020

Lt. Gov. Green appointed states coronavirus czar as global outbreak grows

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 3/4/2020

State: Hawaii saw a $23M drop in visitor spending last month

KHNL/KGMB-TV Hawaii News Now - 3/3/2020

Hawaii House speaker eyeing outbreak's affect on tax revenue

Associated Press – 2/28/2020

UH Economists Say Coronavirus Poses Danger To Hawaii Tourism

Hawaii Public Radio – 2/24/2020