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,…

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…

Kauai County limits the size of social gatherings again as statewide cases rise

Kauai County is reinstating some strict social distancing rules. Mayor Derek Kawakami said Gov. Ige approved his orders to re-limit the size of indoor gatherings like parties, and other social events. Per the…

As economic crisis deepens, Hawaii Foodbank vows to support families still struggling

As Hawaii’s leaders are signaling that our serious economic crisis will likely only worsen in the months to come, the state’s largest foodbank is continuing its work to support families that are facing food insecurity. The…

State releases new details on what school year will look like at individual campuses

The state Department of Education released new details Wednesday on what the upcoming school year will look like at individual campuses. Principals at Hawaii’s 283 public schools are able to decide which instructional model…

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…

YMCA’s free grab-and-go meal service being extended another month

The YMCA says it will extend its grab-and-go meal services through the end of July. Free lunches will be handed out at nine Oahu locations for kids 18 years and under Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The…

Free COVID-19 testing to be offered Saturday at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex

The city will support another drive-thru COVID-19 testing event this weekend at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex in Waipahu. The Premier Medical Group Hawaii will offer the tests for free for those without insurance from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.…

State to get $90M for coronavirus screening, testing help at airports

The state legislature has appropriated $90 million dollars for infrastructure improvements at Hawaii’s airports to help screen arriving passengers for coronavirus, a legislative spokesperson said Friday. The money, according…

Donations for kupuna toiletry drive needed during pandemic

The Kupuna Kokua toiletry donation drive continues through the end of June. Items being accepted to help older residents with the basic necessities during the pandemic are unopened toiletries including toilet paper, paper towels, tissue,…

Hawaii extends 14-day quarantine for all incoming travelers

Hawaii Gov. David Ige extended the state’s mandatory 14-day quarantine for all arriving travelers on Wednesday in a bid to keep coronavirus cases in the islands low. Ige said the rule is being extended to the end of July as the state works…

Evictions for nonpayment of rent on hold another month after moratorium is extended

Hawaii’s eviction moratorium has been extended again. Gov. David Ige announced the extension on Wednesday. This means across the state, tenants facing financial hardship cannot be evicted for failing to pay monthly rent…