LIHU‘E — March is a time to honor the kindness of neighbors who aid families in need every day around the world. March is American Red Cross Month and acknowledged by Mayor Derek Kawakami with gratitude and appreciation to the American Red Cross, Kaua‘i Branch headed by Padric Gallagher.
Buoyed by a surge in vaccine shipments, states and cities are rapidly expanding eligibility for COVID-19 shots to teachers, Americans 50 and over and others as the U.S. races to beat back the virus and reopen businesses and schools.
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccine for all adults by the end of May — two months earlier than anticipated — and he pushed states to get at least one shot into the arms of teachers by the end of March to hasten school reopenings.
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and Democrats agreed to tighten eligibility limits for stimulus checks Wednesday, bowing to party moderates as leaders prepared to move their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill through the Senate.
DALLAS — Now that Texas’ mask mandate is ending, florist Lucy Alanis is reconsidering a rare treat she allowed herself in Dallas during the coronavirus pandemic: the occasional meal at a restaurant.
PIERRE, S.D. — Family members of South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem received over $600,000 in funds from a state grant program pushed by the governor that directed federal coronavirus relief funds to small businesses.
HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Tuesday signed legislation temporarily reducing the unemployment insurance tax rate employers must pay for their workers.
HONOLULU — The coronavirus pandemic is claiming a 170-year-old Hawaii institution: Love’s Bakery.
HONOLULU — Junior Achievement of Hawai‘i, whose mission is to educate and inspire students in kindergarten through 12th grade on the value of financial literacy, entrepreneurship, business and economics to improve their quality life, is looking for 100 new volunteer teachers to join its cause by Monday, March 15.
Tuesday was a special day for Asaka Herman of the Boys & Girls Club of Hawai‘i Lihu‘e Clubhouse.
Businesses on Kaua‘i have weathered many storms, but none have been quite as long or as devastating as the COVID-19 pandemic. As a small island community with limited resources and significantly lower visitor counts, local businesses have severely felt the brunt of the pandemic shutdowns.
HONOLULU — Last Friday, Hawai‘i Department of Education Superintendent Dr. Christina Kishimoto released a statement of her plans to push for reopening of schools by the fourth quarter of this school year, which inspired the state epidemiologist that same day to write a letter to Sen. Brian Schatz and DOE colleagues in support of these efforts to reopen schools for in-person learning.
WASHINGTON — Democrats’ efforts to include a minimum wage increase in their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill seemed all but dead Monday as Senate leaders prepared to begin debate on their own version of the House-passed aid package.
MISSION, Kan. — With the U.S. vaccination drive picking up speed and a third formula on the way, states eager to reopen for business are easing coronavirus restrictions despite warnings from health experts that the outbreak is far from over and that moving too quickly could prolong the misery.