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Honolulu Councilwoman Wants More Race Data Collected Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Honolulu Councilwoman Wants More Race Data Collected

The Legislature passed a resolution last month that specifically called for detailed race data from county police departments and certain state agencies.

Flying To Hawaii? Prepare For Long Lines At The Airport Courtesy: Kimberly Adams/2021

Flying To Hawaii? Prepare For Long Lines At The Airport

Some passengers report waiting an hour and a half to exit the airport even with a negative COVID-19 test.

Measure Criminalizing ‘Coercive Control’ Faces Opposition From Law Enforcement Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Measure Criminalizing ‘Coercive Control’ Faces Opposition From Law Enforcement

Gov. David Ige has until July 6 to veto the bill, sign it or allow it to become law without his signature.

State Inspections Show History Of Neglect At Elderly Care Facility Facing Shutdown Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

State Inspections Show History Of Neglect At Elderly Care Facility Facing Shutdown

Dignity Senior Living at Oceanside Hawaii appealed the order to close by Friday as residents scramble to find new housing.

This Bill Aims To Prevent A Wave Of Evictions But Critics Say It Falls Short Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

This Bill Aims To Prevent A Wave Of Evictions But Critics Say It Falls Short

The state eviction moratorium is currently expected to expire June 8 but could be extended through the summer.

Hawaii Reports First Child Death From COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Reports First Child Death From COVID-19

The child was with a family visiting from out of state, health officials said.

Some Pacific Islanders Hit Hardest By COVID-19 Can’t Get Federal Aid For Burials Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Some Pacific Islanders Hit Hardest By COVID-19 Can’t Get Federal Aid For Burials

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono said she is working to extend the help to citizens of nations in compacts with the U.S., some of whom face crippling costs for burials.

Widow of Lindani Myeni Sues Honolulu Police For Wrongful Death Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Widow of Lindani Myeni Sues Honolulu Police For Wrongful Death

UPDATED: Lawyers for Lindsay Myeni said there’s no evidence he had committed a burglary.

Hawaii Health Department Orders Hauula Assisted Living Facility To Close Dignity Senior Living at Oceanside Hawaii

Hawaii Health Department Orders Hauula Assisted Living Facility To Close

The state long-term care ombudsman says it will be difficult — and even harmful to their health — for residents to relocate.