coronavirus pandemic

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One week after the launch of a call center meant to address the backlog of Hawaii unemployment claims, filers are still reporting problems getting through.

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The Hawaii Department of Heath’s troubled contact tracing program is reporting new issues, even after an influx of new staff.

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Low interest rates, combined with changing social and professional norms, are driving demand for homes, and prices, upward.

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The deadline to distribute $1.25 billion in coronavirus relief funds given to Hawaii by the federal government is roughly three months away, but most of that money has not yet been spent.

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As Hawaiʻiʻs schools gear up for reopening next month, some students in the islandʻs more remote and rural communities will be doing so without adequate equipment for online learning. But efforts are underway on the Big Island to get as many computers as possible to students in need before the end of summer.