Star Advertiser Column: Hawaii workers need right to paid sick days

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Honolulu Civil Beat: How Single Mothers In Hawaii Are Weathering The Pandemic

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Release: New report identifies solutions for childhood lead poisoning

Released to coincide with National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (Oct. 25 – 31)

HONOLULU, October 26, 2020 — Thousands of kids in Hawaiʻi may be suffering from the harmful effects of lead poisoning. A new report, released today by the nonprofit Hawaiʻi Children’s Action Network, shows how the state can prevent this.

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Big Island Now: National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Starts Today

The Hawai‘i Department of Health is encouraging health care providers and the public to learn more about the effects and sources of lead exposure to children as part of the National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, which starts today and ends Oct. 31.

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The Garden Island: National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is Oct. 25-31

HONOLULU – The Hawai’i State Department of Health (DOH) is pleased to recognize National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, Oct. 25-31. DOH encourages healthcare providers and the public to learn more about the effects of lead exposure on children, the many possible sources of lead exposure, and the steps to reduce the risk of lead poisoning.

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The Garden Island - Training program creating community advocates

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From Anxiety to Clarity Episode #19

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Star Advertiser Column: Hawaii’s unemployed suffer as delays persist with governor

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KITV-Lawmakers seek uniformity in telework policy

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KHON2 - What parents need to know as distance learning begins

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Community Advocates, Organizations, And Officials Call On The City And Hpd To End Continued “sweeps” Of Houseless Families During The Pandemic

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi: Over 70 officials, organizations, and individuals — representing a broad range of interests and constituencies — released a statement today calling for a halt to “sweeps” of the houseless community during this ongoing pandemic. Many members of this community are families, but the City and County of Honolulu and the Honolulu Police Department have promised to continue citations and arrests for anyone in parks and beaches, even if they have nowhere else to go.

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HPR: Public Preschool Classes Cut For Children With Financial Need To Cover State's Budget Shortfall

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HPR - Hawaii Parents Grapple with Lack of Flexible Work Hours if Chidren Do Not Return to School

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KHON2 - Working families looking for solutions with distance learning in schools

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Star Advertiser: Social service workers rally at state Capitol

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KITV : Extra $100 weekly payments for unemployed individuals could be on the way

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Civil Beat - Lawmakers: $600 Million In Federal Relief Funds Will Now Go To Hard-Hit Residents, State Agencies

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Star Advertiser - Nonprofits urge lawmakers to quickly commit federal funds to cope with social needs

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Civil Beat - Teachers, Just Like Other Working Parents, Are In A Bind Over Lack Of Child Care

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Child Care Providers Reopen But Struggle With Lowered Capacity

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Hawaii News Now - New COVID-19 guidelines poised to dramatically alter how child care facilities operate

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Star-Advertiser - State issues strict new child care facility requirements to cope with COVID-19 threat

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Civil Beat: Don’t Let Child Care Become An Afterthought

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Maui Now - House Committee on COVID-19 Discusses Balance of Economy and Health Concerns

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Star Advertiser - Child care access crucial to recovery

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Hawaiʻi News Now: Child care facilities allowed to reopen

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Hawaii Public Radio - State Lacks Child Care Plan As Parents Return To Work

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Star Advertiser - Some isle malls can reopen, but Oahu and Maui must wait

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Big Island Now - Hawai‘i Economy to Begin Reopening Thursday

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Star Advertiser- Column: Makers, civic hackers step up to battle virus

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Honolulu Civil Beat - Hawaii Nonprofits Want More Say In How State Spends Federal Virus Aid

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Hawaii State Department of Health - COVID-19 Daily News 4/22

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Hawaii Business Magazine - Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Hawai‘i Children’s Action Network

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Hawaii Public Radio - Hawaii Child Care Providers Struggle To Keep Operating As Children Kept At Home

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Star-Advertiser - COVID-19 underscores existing child care shortage in Hawaii

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Mayor Caldwell Press Conference: 15K Face Mask Project

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Star-Advertiser: Hawaii organizations assemble 4,000 face masks for essential workers

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KITV: Volunteers Help Build 4,000 PPE

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Hawaiʻi News Now: Volunteers Assemble Face Shields

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KHON2: Volunteers Assemble 4,000 Face Shields

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Release: National paid sick time and paid emergency leave benefits begin

Families First Coronavirus Response Act provisions have become available nationwide

HONOLULU, April 2, 2020 — This week, many Hawaiʻi workers have access to paid sick time and paid emergency leave for the first time as the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act became effective.

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Hawaii Tribune Herald COVID-19 Updates

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Release: New website provides a map of local resources to help families with COVID-19

HONOLULU, March 27, 2020 — Families can find local child care options, food resources, screening sites, online activities, and more on a new, easy-to-use website, covid19.hawaii-can.org.

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Release: Child care professionals from across Hawaiʻi urge Governor to protect child care industry

HONOLULU, March 23, 2020 — Child care professionals from across the state urged Governor David Ige to take immediate action to ensure essential workers can access child care and protect the state’s struggling child care industry.

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Star-Advertiser: Hawaii now has 26 cases of coronavirus

"In addition, nearly 100 Hawaii doctors and medical providers have signed a petition appealing to Ige to mandate the shutdown of all nonessential businesses and order residents to stay home."

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Star-Advertiser Editorial: Ige must take decisive actions

"The Ige administration must heed the call of a petition, signed this week by nearly 100 Hawaii doctors and medical providers, to mandate the shutdown of all non-essential businesses; and order residents to stay home, postponing or canceling travel and social events."

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Star-Advertiser: Lt. Gov. Josh Green calls for suspension of non-essential travel to Hawaii and quarantine for arrivals

"Meanwhile, nearly 100 Hawaii doctors and medical providers signed a petition imploring Gov. David Ige to mandate the shutdown of all non-essential businesses and order residents to stay home to stop the rapidly spreading virus."

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The Garden Island: Health care coalition: Stay home

"Created by the Hawai‘i Children’s Action Network and Hawai‘i Public Health Institute, the letter and petition ask for “extreme measures” to be taken to stop the spread of COVID-19."

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Big Island Video News: Medical Community Urges Ige To Mandate Business Closures, Keep People Home

"Members of the Hawaiʻi medical community are urging Governor David Ige to immediately take more decisive action to limit the spread of COVID-19, including closing all non-essential businesses and asking everyone to stay home."

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Civil Beat: Are Hawaii Hospitals Prepared For A Pandemic?

"Roth, along with nearly 100 doctors and medical professionals, penned a public letter Wednesday urging Hawaii residents to take social distancing more seriously."

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