Casey Harlow

Producer, Digital Content

Casey Harlow was born and raised in Honolulu, HI. He came to Hawaiʻi Public Radio from the University of Oregon's college radio station, KWVA, in 2012. He started out as a board operator, and worked his way up to a full-time position working in practically every department at the station. Because of this, he is known as the station’s Jack-of-all-trades. He eventually moved to the news department in 2016, and is currently the department's Digital Content Producer. From 2015-2019, he hosted a Soul/R&B show on Sunday mornings at the University of Hawaiʻi's college radio station KTUH.

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Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home

Updated: 9/18/2020, 12:36 p.m.

The Hawaii Department of Health today reported 13 deaths from COVID-19 and 114 new cases. Tweleve of the deaths are from the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo, where 17 people have died of the virus. The state said the delay in accounting for the fatalities was because of pending medical records.

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The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing many local businesses and organizations to the financial brink. One of them is the Waikīkī Aquarium – a local institution hanging on by a thread.

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A Honolulu City Council committee got its first look at just how the city is spending $387 million in federal COVID-19 assistance funds. One concern: the millions that have gone to the Honolulu Police Department.

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Honolulu Council Chair Ikaika Anderson's unexpected resignation yesterday follows a tumultuous year of controversies and COVID-19 challenges.

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Kailua residents are debating a controversial housing project that has split the community in support and opposition. The Honolulu City Council’s zoning committee met yesterday to hear both sides.

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Federal officials have denied the state’s request to close the H-3 Freeway to hold surge testing for COVID-19. 

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Oʻahu is under a lockdown for the next two weeks because of COVID-19. But discussions have already started on reopening. This time, city officials hope to learn from the mistakes that followed the first reopening.

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Updated: 8/25/2020, 12:25 p.m.

Gov. David Ige and Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell today announced they are reinstating the stay-at-home order for Oahu that had been imposed in March to help stop the spread of COVID-19 cases. The order will take effect Thursday and last for at least two weeks and will not affect the Neighbor Islands.

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New restrictions on social gatherings and businesses on Oʻahu take effect tonight. State and city officials hope it will slow the current surge in COVID-19 cases.

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Many local businesses have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Honolulu, bars and restaurants are among the hardest hit, and that is having a domino effect on local craft breweries.

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Updated: 8/13/2020, 10:33 a.m.

COVID-19 cases are surging among prison inmates and expanding among the homeless, both of whose living conditions make spread of the virus especially difficult to control. According to the state Department of Health today, cases at the Oahu Community Correctional Center now number 92 inmates and 24 adult correctional officers who have tested positive. Nineteen homeless in Oahu shelters and related programs have done so as well. The OCCC numbers helped push the state daily total today to a record 355 cases. Two Oahu men also died, health officials said. That brought Hawaii's coronavirus death count to 40.

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Honolulu voters have narrowed down a crowded city prosecutor's race to two candidates.

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Updated: 8/7/2020, 3:46 p.m.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige announced today that Oahu public schools will go to 100% distance learning for at least four weeks when classes resume on Aug. 17. After an assessment, the state hopes to transition to a blended learning plan of distance learning and in-person classes starting on Sept. 14.

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Updated 8/6/20, 5:30 p.m.

Voter turnout for the 2020 primary is on its way to surpassing participation in both the 2016 and 2018 elections across the state.

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Five of the nine Honolulu City Council seats are up for grabs and the city’s next four years hinges on this election.

Tae Kim

Honolulu voters get to choose a new prosecutor this year. HPR will be profiling the major candidates running for the office. Today, a look at attorney Tae Kim.

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Updated: 8/3/2020, 2:02 p.m.

The state Department of Health reported 207 new COVID-19 cases today, but officials said about 114 of the cases are from three previous days. The results were delayed because of lab reporting issues that led to incomplete and inaccurate count of the infections and that impacted contact tracing. 

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A three-week shutdown of Oʻahu bars will begin today – and further rollbacks of the island’s reopening are still possible. 

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Honolulu voters get to choose a new prosecutor this year, and HPR will be profiling the major candidates running for the office ahead of the August 8 primary. Today, a look at acting prosecuting attorney Dwight Nadamoto.

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Updated 7/29/20, 8:40 a.m.

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is calling for bars to be shut down for three weeks, but that isn't the only thing he's asking for.

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Updated: 7/27/2020, 12:17 p.m.

 

The Hawaii Department of Health reported 28 new COVID-19 cases today, all on Oahu. The daily count is far fewer than have been reported in recent record-setting days but also comes after a weekend when Hurricane Douglas stopped regular activity.

 

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Updated: 7/25/20 at 5:15 a.m.

Hurricane Douglas is projected to produce strong winds, heavy rain and high surf for portions of the state starting tomorrow, prompting officials to urge residents statewide to prepare a plan and stock up on emergency supplies.

Megan Kau

Honolulu voters get to choose a new prosecutor this year, and HPR will be profiling the major candidates running for the office ahead of the August 8th primary. Today, we talk with former deputy prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer Megan Kau.

Honolulu Department of the Prosecuting Attorney

Honolulu voters will be choosing a new prosecutor this year, after the current one stepped down in the wake of the Kealoha corruption scandal. HPR will be profiling the major candidates running for the office up until the Aug. 8 primary election.

Jacquie Esser

Honolulu voters get to choose a new prosecutor this year and HPR will be profiling the major candidates running for the office ahead of the Aug. 8 primary election. Here's a look at Jacquie Esser.

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Where we stand

The state Department of Health today reported 36 new COVID-19 cases following 23 new cases yesterday and a record 41 cases on Monday. The 34 cases are on Oahu, 1 on Kauai and 1 on Hawaii Island.

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Honolulu voters get to choose a new prosecutor this year. HPR will be profiling the candidates running for the office ahead of the Aug. 8 primary election.

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Reef ecosystems in different regions will not react the same way to pressures from fishing. That’s according to a study led by a University of Hawaii at Manoa researcher.

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Honolulu voters will be choosing a new prosecutor this year after the current one stepped down in the wake of the Kealoha corruption scandal. HPR will be profiling the candidates running for the office until the August 8 primaries.

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Updated: 6/30/2020, 2:30 p.m.

The Hawaii Health Department announced 18 new cases of COVID-19 today. Fifteen cases are on Oahu, one case on Kauai, one Maui county, and one case is pending determination of location.

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