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The state of Hawaii Department of Education has been debating how to use federal stimulus funds as it faces steeps budgets cuts. A bill at the state legislature would use the money to pay teachers to avoid furloughs and layoffs, and it has the support of the Hawaii State Teachers Association. 

Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Updated: 12/3/2020, 12:10 p.m. 

The state Department of Health reported two deaths and 144 new COVID-19 cases today -- a doubling of cases from the day before. Because of the department's two-day delay in posting new numbers, the counts represent cases from Tuesday.

Some counties are reporting more timely numbers that may differ from the state's counts.

According to the state numbers, Oahu had 118 new cases, Maui 14, Hawaii County 7, Kauai 2, and Molokai and Lanai had none. There were 3 new cases diagnosed out of state.

Hawaii Teachers Union Files Labor Complaint Over Reopening

Aug 15, 2020

Days before the first day for public school students across Hawaii, the statewide teachers union filed a complaint with the state Labor Relations Board over working conditions from increasing COVID-19 infections.

Public school students can expect six feet of space between desks when they return to classes in the fall, and teachers will decide if their students will wear a mask in the classroom.

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Updated: 3/18/20, 6:30 p.m.

See yesterday's updates on governor's call for tourists to postpone visits, strict limits for bars and restaurants, latest coronavirus cases.

Hawaii public school students will not be returning to school after the extended spring break. The Hawaii State Deparment of Education has closed schools until April 7.