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The U.S. Justice Department is supporting several Hawaii homeowners who want the trans-Pacific quarantine lifted.
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.
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.
Lawmakers will reconvene amid a budget crisis, pandemic and civil unrest not seen in years, all on the cusp of the primary election.
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.
Lawmakers are continuing to hear suggestions for how to safely reopen the state to tourists, which remains the state’s chief economic driver.
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.
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.