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                                Kuhio Lewis, Chair of the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Complete Count Committee and CEO of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement speaks during the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders media briefing for the 2020 census at the Pacific Club in January.
Native Hawaiians among those hardest hit by COVID-19

No ethnic group has been hit harder by the corona­virus pandemic than Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. That became clear in Hawaii this summer when the state Department of Health began separating out ethnic COVID-19 data. Read more

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM 
                                A TSA agent looked back Sunday at a group of travelers passing through the Terminal 1 security checkpoint at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.
Kauai wants stricter travel entry rules

Kauai health officials have reported 22 more COVID-19 cases, at least 19 of them travel-related, since Nov. 16 when Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami sought additional requirements for travelers coming to the Garden Island. Read more

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM 
                                University of Hawaii President David Lassner.
Off the News: UH keeps most classes online

It’s encouraging that University of Hawaii President David Lassner sees possibility for a robust mix of in-person and online instruction, starting next fall. Meanwhile, though, the 10-campus system plans to continue conducting most classes online for the remainder of the 2020-21 academic year. Read more

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                                For the last 10-plus years, one of the services that St Elizabeth’s provides is small rent and electrical help to those in need.
Column: Pain grows as CARES Act funds sit idle

The recent news that our city and state agencies are unable to get federal money out the door to help people with things such as electrical bills and rent is simply maddening. By some accounts, nearly $900 million is still waiting to be spent before Dec. 31 and all signs are that the state appears unable or unwilling to spend it. Read more


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