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Lawmakers OK Fines For Pandemic Rule Violators Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers OK Fines For Pandemic Rule Violators

Lawmakers will convene next week to negotiate hundreds of bills that could end up on Gov. David Ige’s desk.

Hawaii Supreme Court Ends Early Release Of Inmates Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court Ends Early Release Of Inmates

State public defenders can still petition the courts to release clients early, but attorneys will have to do so on an individual basis.

HMSA’s Mark Mugiishi To Chair State Redistricting Panel Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HMSA’s Mark Mugiishi To Chair State Redistricting Panel

UPDATED: The decision came after a 6-2 vote Tuesday with some concerns raised about the process.

Hawaii House Will Likely Delay Pay Raises Until 2023 Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii House Will Likely Delay Pay Raises Until 2023

Speaker Scott Saiki uses “gut-and-replace” to try to postpone salary increases for state officials, but it’s unclear what the Senate might do.

Police Shootings Board Is Still Doing Nothing As Cases Pile Up Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Police Shootings Board Is Still Doing Nothing As Cases Pile Up

The eight-member board is now down three members and still has no clear plan on when to resume business.

Bans On High Capacity Magazines For Guns Fail At Legislature Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Bans On High Capacity Magazines For Guns Fail At Legislature

Bills to legalize recreational marijuana and collect more data on police use of force also stall.

Senate Panel Restores OHA Budget Screenshot

Senate Panel Restores OHA Budget

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs will also get some of the funding for this year that was withheld because of an incomplete audit.

Ige Withdraws Land Board Nominee Sam Gon Ige Administration

Ige Withdraws Land Board Nominee Sam Gon

The long-time BLNR member served several terms but faced opposition to serve another.

Aloha Stadium Plan Will Burden Taxpayers. Is It Worth The Risk? Courtesy: Crawford Architects

Aloha Stadium Plan Will Burden Taxpayers. Is It Worth The Risk?

Officials hope that development surrounding a new facility could make up for the state’s $350 million investment. But national experts warn that similar projects have failed elsewhere.