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Oahu Students Will Move To Distance Learning Through Sept. 12 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu Students Will Move To Distance Learning Through Sept. 12

UPDATED. The announcement comes after calls from the state teachers union to move to online classrooms for the first quarter.

Deputy Sheriff Shoots Maui Man On Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Deputy Sheriff Shoots Maui Man On Oahu

The man was taken to The Queen’s Medical Center where he was later arrested for assault.

Hawaii’s Homeless Voters Face Hurdles With All-Mail System Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Homeless Voters Face Hurdles With All-Mail System

In Hawaii and other states, homeless people and the service providers who help them face hurdles when it comes to voting.

Supreme Court Hears Challenge To Lawmakers’ Gut-And-Replace Tactics PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Supreme Court Hears Challenge To Lawmakers’ Gut-And-Replace Tactics

Advocates for greater transparency say the process leaves the public in the dark.

Oahu Voters Have Already Cast More Ballots Than In 2016 Primary Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu Voters Have Already Cast More Ballots Than In 2016 Primary

Updated: The total number of ballots cast as of Tuesday surpassed those from the 2016 primary by about 7,000.

Hawaii Human Services Director Stepping Down Ige Administration

Hawaii Human Services Director Stepping Down

The governor announced that Cathy Betts will lead the Department of Human Services.

How Hawaii’s New Voting System Could Help Disabled Voters Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

How Hawaii’s New Voting System Could Help Disabled Voters

Voters with disabilities have better access to ballots than in most other states, including the ability to vote electronically. But more voter education and outreach is needed.

Ige Waiting On Congress To Act Before Boosting Unemployment Benefits Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Waiting On Congress To Act Before Boosting Unemployment Benefits

The governor used his line-item veto power to withhold about $366 million in federal relief funds.

Labor Unions Spend Heavily Trying To Sway Hawaii Elections Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Labor Unions Spend Heavily Trying To Sway Hawaii Elections

Political action committees are giving money to a suite of candidates running in state and local races.