The percentage of each state's workforce filing for unemployment as a result of the pandemic ranges between 8% to 33%, largely depending on the industries that drive local economies.
Environmental activists expect the ruling will force a Maui County wastewater treatment plant to obtain a permit regulating its sewage discharge into groundwater.
Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami debuted the term after three people disregarded Hawaii's mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for travelers. Two more people have been arrested since.
Six of the seven birds native to Kauai’s forests are in a state of precipitous decline.
A flood could devastate the tourist zone of Waikīkī in Honolulu, but a federal plan to fortify the Ala Wai Canal has met with strong local resistance.
The Hawaiian language nearly went extinct. Now it’s being taught in dozens of immersion schools.
The Honolulu City Council last week passed a sweeping single-use plastics ban that affects the entire island of Oahu, home to 70 percent of Hawaii residents.
Federal researchers used Instagram to collect information on human interactions with endangered monk seals and found that the posts contained data that was missing from traditional reports.
Nearly a third of U.S. homeless people are living with serious, untreated mental illness.
New Mexico became the 12th state to prohibit private employers from asking about criminal records on job applications, a practice designed to reduce recidivism by helping ex-offenders gain employment.
Hawaii has been overhauling its transportation systems, and hydrogen-powered public transit may be next.
Some scientists say there’s not enough data to limit sunscreen that may be harmful to corals.
Gallup releases its latest index on the topic, based on over 100,000 survey responses.
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Hundreds of Kīlauea lavaflow evacuees ended up at a recently built rec center on the Big Island. Now it needs to close for months of repairs.
State and local authorities are responsible for sending and rescinding alerts but FEMA can—and says it will—require the underlying infrastructure be more user-friendly.
“I think this is where the action is going to be,” says one expert, referring to state legislatures in the coming months.
The Hawaii Police Department warned businesses and residents of flooding, landslides and toxic-gas spewing fissures during the events over the past four months.
“I’ve not seen such dramatic changes in the forecast track as I’ve seen with this storm," Gov. David Ige said.
Some states are restricting prescriptions for anti-anxiety medications known as benzodiazepines.
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