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Hawaii Residents From COFA Nations Can Now Apply For Medicaid

The change is a result of a bill signed by former President Donald Trump restoring federal Medicaid funding for citizens of Compact of Free Association nations.

Waipio Valley Residents Still Seek A Deal Limiting Foot Traffic On Dicey Road

The Hawaii County Council deferred action on a bill to ban most pedestrians on the Waipio Valley Road, but residents believe a compromise may be near.

Hawaii Legislature Launches ‘Laser Beam’ Session In A Locked Down Capitol

Traditional festivities and speeches were all canceled amid security concerns and the threat of COVID-19.

Hawaii Troops Help Secure US Capitol As Biden Takes Oath

Nearly 200 troops were deployed to Washington, D.C., to provide security for the inauguration.


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The Opening Day Speech That Never Was Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Opening Day Speech That Never Was

Here are the remarks that former Hawaii House Minority Leader Gene Ward intended to give. But his speech was scuttled due to the pandemic.

Now Is Exactly The Wrong Time To Waste $30 Million Fixing Capitol Pools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Now Is Exactly The Wrong Time To Waste $30 Million Fixing Capitol Pools

The money should be used instead to support critical state services.