Sobering US nursing home death report as lockdowns ease

WASHINGTON — At least a quarter of the COVID-19 deaths in the United States were among nursing home residents, a new report said, a disclosure that came as coronavirus restrictions eased Monday even as U.S. protests against police brutality sparked fears of new outbreaks.

Mass gatherings, erosion of trust upend coronavirus control

NEW YORK — Protests erupting throughout the nation during the past week — and law enforcement’s response to them — are threatening to upend efforts by health officials to track and contain the spread of coronavirus just as those efforts were finally getting underway.

PUC opens emergency investigation of Young Brothers

The state Public Utilities Commission will conduct an emergency investigation into Young Brothers’ financial condition after the interisland shipper notified the state it needed millions in funding to survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

Internet disconnect: Pandemic amplifies broadband access limits

Working from home and online learning have become the norm during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has shuttered offices and schools. What has also become clear, unfortunately, is that millions of Americans are at an extreme disadvantage caused by limited internet access in their communities.

US cities fear protests may fuel new wave of virus outbreaks

LOS ANGELES — The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have sent shudders through the health community and elevated fears that the huge crowds will lead to a new surge in cases of the coronavirus.