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VIDEO: Facebook groups bring Hawaii residents together to navigate pandemic problems

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                                Peter Yee and Kanani Elaban of Hawaii Unemployment Updates & Support Group, and Angela Keen of Hawaii Quarantine Kapu Breakers.

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    Peter Yee and Kanani Elaban of Hawaii Unemployment Updates & Support Group, and Angela Keen of Hawaii Quarantine Kapu Breakers.

Peter Yee and Kanani Elaban of Hawaii Unemployment Updates and Support Group, and Angela Keen of Hawaii Quarantine Kapu Breakers joined Spotlight Hawaii, to talk about how their groups on Facebook are helping others navigate problems brought on by the pandemic.

The Hawaii Unemployment Updates and Support Group has more than 26,000 members, many of whom have been frustrated with the state’s unemployment benefits system, which has been plagued with delays ranging from weeks to months. Keen’s Hawaii Quarantine Kapu Breakers group has nearly 7,000 members, who work in conjunction with law enforcement to catch quarantine violators and enforce the state’s mask mandate.

Watch via the video above or through our Facebook page.


Spotlight Hawaii, which shines a light on issues affecting Hawaii, airs live 10:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Facebook page. Join Ryan Kalei Tsuji and Yunji de Nies this month for a conversation with guests. Click here to watch previous conversations and to view the rest of this month’s schedule.


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