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Blaze Lovell

Gov. Ige’s New Cabinet Is Still Almost Half Empty Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gov. Ige’s New Cabinet Is Still Almost Half Empty

He has made 11 appointments so far, and nine of the department heads are carryovers from his first term.

Task Force Criticizes ‘Punitive Mentality’ Of Hawaii Criminal Justice System Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Task Force Criticizes ‘Punitive Mentality’ Of Hawaii Criminal Justice System

UPDATED: The group opposes the construction of a bigger Oahu Community Correctional Center and calls for a new focus on rehabilitation.

Ige Selects Trial Lawyer To Be Hawaii’s New Attorney General Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Selects Trial Lawyer To Be Hawaii’s New Attorney General

Clare Connors, who has worked for a Honolulu law firm since 2011 after serving as an assistant U.S. attorney, will face a Senate confirmation vote.

Election Challenge Prevents Ozawa From Being Sworn In For New Term Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Election Challenge Prevents Ozawa From Being Sworn In For New Term

UPDATED: The Honolulu City Council begins the new year short a member, pending a Supreme Court ruling on the election result.

Two Election Outcomes Still In Limbo As New Terms Are About To Start Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Two Election Outcomes Still In Limbo As New Terms Are About To Start

UPDATED: The state said Monday there were no inaccuracies in the vote count for the state Senate race or a Honolulu City Council seat.

‘Top Secret’ Clearance Expected For UH Lab Doing Navy Research Blaze Lovell/CivilBeat

‘Top Secret’ Clearance Expected For UH Lab Doing Navy Research

The University of Hawaii Applied Research Laboratory is closing in on a new $80 million contract for cybersecurity and renewable energy research.

OHA Wants A Lot More Ceded Land Money From The State Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Wants A Lot More Ceded Land Money From The State

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs says the annual cap of $15.1 million is too low and that state agencies should do a better job reporting their revenues.

Big Island Dairy Discharges More Wastewater Amid Heavy Rains Courtesy of Charlie Tebbutt

Big Island Dairy Discharges More Wastewater Amid Heavy Rains

Hawaii health officials say the diary, which was fined for spilling nearly 8 million gallons of wastewater this summer, is pumping out nearly 800,000 gallons in the latest incident.

Senators Put UH Finances Under A Microscope Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senators Put UH Finances Under A Microscope

A proposal backed by Gov. David Ige to expand a community college scholarship program to four-year schools is met with skepticism.

DLNR Manager Fined And Forced To Resign For Ethics Violations Civil Beat file photo

DLNR Manager Fined And Forced To Resign For Ethics Violations

An investigation found a Kauai district manager falsified documents to favor a contractor, improperly accepted gifts and could have faced 165 counts of state ethics violations.

Hawaii’s Chief Information Officer Is Stepping Down Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Chief Information Officer Is Stepping Down

The state’s top technology official, Todd Nacapuy, was appointed by Gov. David Ige in 2015.

Once-Thriving Hawaii Dairy Industry Is On The ‘Brink Of Extinction’ Blaze Lovell/CivilBeat

Once-Thriving Hawaii Dairy Industry Is On The ‘Brink Of Extinction’

There used to be 160 dairies in Hawaii. Only two remain, and one plans to close, meaning Hawaii could end up importing all of its milk.