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    County: Molokai cases due to travel, families | News, Sports, Jobs

    Travel and family spread are behind the recent string of COVID-19 cases on Molokai, according to county officials and the state Department of Health. Seven cases have been reported in late August and early September on Molokai, which prior to August had only seen two cases throughout the pandemic. “These are different variations of people who have traveled, people who had family over and have spent time on Molokai and other issues,” Mayor Michael Victorino said during a news conference Wednesday. According to the mayor, seven cases were currently active on Molokai. Victorino said he hadn’t heard of any businesses that had to close or cut services. “I think they…

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    Home improvement and remodeling jobs surge during COVID-19 pandemic

    With more people staying at home in Arkansas, a need for home improvement specialists has risen. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — With job losses and no income, buying a home doesn’t seem likely for many Arkansans during the COVID-19 pandemic. But, the business of repairing or remodeling homes is booming.  “Initially, in March and April, everyone was negatively affected, but over time I think larger businesses have gotten a little bit closer to normal.” Mervin Jebaraj, Director for Business and Economic Research University of Arkansas, said.  Arkansas is six months into the pandemic, and the local economy has taken a hit in the process.  Restaurants have seen a 35{09c3c849cf64d23af04bfef51e68a1f749678453f0f72e4bb3c75fcb14e04d49} decline in revenue…

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