He was a nisei World War II veteran who died in the COVID-19 outbreak at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home.
While the court’s forthcoming decision is unlikely to affect the race for prosecutor, it could affect future cases involving electronic petitions.
The first of Civil Beat’s three-part event series on Hawaii’s changing economy kicked off with a discussion on reimagining tourism and reopening the economy.
Since March, 11,217 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the islands.
Many are being dismissed. But the court system is struggling to keep up as thousands of violators are forced to appear before a judge anyway.
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Pacific Islanders have been hard hit by the coronavirus in Hawaii. But they’re not waiting for government to take care of things for them like so many of us are.
“I will represent the westside and make sure that we’re not forgotten.”
“A stronger partnership with community and law enforcement will help to counter the supply and demands of drug infiltration.”
“Those who have historically experienced the structural inequalities of society, should now lead the way forward to a better future for us all.”
“The problem we are facing is that COVID-19 isn’t going away soon, and our present tourism model requires big numbers to be successful.”
“To protect our reefs we need better mountain to sea water management plans to hold back sediment from reaching the ocean.”
Education officials plan to follow new Department of Health guidelines for when it’s safe for kids to return to the classroom.
At least 120 people have died from the virus in Hawaii to date, though the state’s official tally is lower because of reporting lags.
“In this time of the pandemic, access to broadband is not just a privilege, it is a right.”
“My top priority is kick-starting our local economy through smart tourism.”
“I supported legislation to pursue a multistate lawsuit against the oil companies related to climate change.”
“I plan to increase involvement in local government, drawing in more of our youth and community, adding optimism, energy and ideas.”
The state and neighbor island counties are required to expend nearly $863 million by the end of the year — or they will lose it.
Some say systematic failures to respond to COVID-19 reveal just how challenging it will be to stop climate change, while others see reasons for hope.
Focusing on your car’s carbon impact may be misguided.