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Bike-share program switches gears during pandemic

Big Island residents are taking advantage of free, unlimited bicycle rentals that have been offered during the pandemic. Tina Clothier, interim executive director of Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii, or PATH, a West Hawaii-based bicycle and pedestrian advocacy group, said the organization initially considered halting its bike share program in March, “when it became clear […]

“Farm to Car” Program Returns to Support Local Farmers

The “Farm to Car” program returns this week to provide O‘ahu residents with affordable fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs and other produce from local farmers. The innovative program is a partnership between the City and County of Honolulu and the Hawai‘i Farm Bureau. “Making O‘ahu COVID-safe depends on everyone supporting each other and creating partnerships that […]

YMCA Learning Centers open for keiki in distance learning models

The YMCA of Honolulu is offering a Learning Center program for students in kindergarten through sixth grade whose schools are implementing distance learning models. The full-day program is available beginning Monday, August 17, at our Kaimuki-Waialae, Leeward, Mililani, Nu’uanu and Windward YMCA Branches. Program hours are 7:30 am to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, YMCA staff will be […]

BOE votes to delay reopening of public schools until Aug. 17

The Board of Education on Thursday voted to delay the reopening of public schools by two weeks ― until Aug. 17. The extra time is designed to give teachers, principals, and other staff members time to prepare for the return of students to campuses and train on distance learning tools. The state Education Department had […]

City extends emergency order mandating face masks, safety protocols

The city’s emergency order aimed at limiting the size of gatherings, requiring that businesses follow safety protocols, mandating that people wear masks, and keeping some “high risk” businesses closed has been extended through July 31. The order aligns with the governor’s ninth supplemental proclamation issued amid the pandemic. “Keeping everyone on O’ahu safe is our […]