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Feds: Hawaii Travel Quarantine Discriminates Against Out-Of-State Residents Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds: Hawaii Travel Quarantine Discriminates Against Out-Of-State Residents

The U.S. Justice Department is supporting several Hawaii homeowners who want the trans-Pacific quarantine lifted.

Native Hawaiian Activists Turn Into Candidates For The 2020 Elections Courtesy

Native Hawaiian Activists Turn Into Candidates For The 2020 Elections

An apparent increase in the number of Native Hawaiian candidates in 2020 features many young people involved with resistance movements like the Mauna Kea protests. 

Negotiations Begin On Hawaii Police Misconduct Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Negotiations Begin On Hawaii Police Misconduct Bill

The Legislature couldn’t come to an agreement on House Bill 285 in 2019 but public pressure has forced lawmakers to reconsider it again this session.

Hawaii Lawmakers Get Back To Work Monday As Critical Issues Collide Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Get Back To Work Monday As Critical Issues Collide

Lawmakers will reconvene amid a budget crisis, pandemic and civil unrest not seen in years, all on the cusp of the primary election.

Lawmakers: $600 Million In Federal Relief Funds Will Now Go To Hard-Hit Residents, State Agencies

Lawmakers: $600 Million In Federal Relief Funds Will Now Go To Hard-Hit Residents, State Agencies

New plan would give an extra $100 a week to people collecting unemployment and up to $500 a month in rental assistance for tens of thousands of Hawaii residents.

State Sen. Breene Harimoto Dies At 66 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Sen. Breene Harimoto Dies At 66

The former legislator and Honolulu City Councilman represented parts of Pearl City, Waimalu, Aiea and Halawa.

Hawaii Has Lots Of Issues To Figure Out Before Tourism Can Ramp Up Screenshot from 'Ōlelo

Hawaii Has Lots Of Issues To Figure Out Before Tourism Can Ramp Up

Lawmakers are continuing to hear suggestions for how to safely reopen the state to tourists, which remains the state’s chief economic driver.

What’s Happened To Hawaii’s Police Shootings Review Board? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What’s Happened To Hawaii’s Police Shootings Review Board?

The panel has stopped looking into officer-related deaths and can’t say when it will resume its work despite deep public interest in law enforcement’s use of force.

Gov. David Ige Extends Trans-Pacific Travel Quarantine To July 31 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gov. David Ige Extends Trans-Pacific Travel Quarantine To July 31

Interisland travel will be opened on June 16. Passengers will be subject to a temperature check and anyone with a fever over 100.4 degrees will not be allowed to board.