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Ige Calls For Patience On Travel Restrictions, Vaccine Passports Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Calls For Patience On Travel Restrictions, Vaccine Passports

Updated: The Hawaii governor also urged the public to follow health protocols as COVID-19 cases rise on Oahu and in Maui County.

New CDC Guidance Paves The Way For Hawaii To Implement ‘Vaccine Passports’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New CDC Guidance Paves The Way For Hawaii To Implement ‘Vaccine Passports’

The federal agency said it’s safe for fully vaccinated people to travel without testing or quarantine.

Kahuku Wind Farm Case Goes Before Hawaii Supreme Court Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kahuku Wind Farm Case Goes Before Hawaii Supreme Court

The oral arguments Thursday were the first of three Hawaii’s highest court will hear involving renewable energy projects.

New Sunshine Rules Would Require Requests For Some In-Person Meetings Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

New Sunshine Rules Would Require Requests For Some In-Person Meetings

Senate Bill 1034 would still allow for physical meetings, but there are worries that one provision in the bill could limit meeting access to some individuals.

Ige Names 3 To UH Board Of Regents Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Names 3 To UH Board Of Regents

The 11-member board is tasked with overseeing the 10-campus University of Hawaii system.

Lawmakers Want New Group To Determine Future Of OHA Kakaako Makai Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Want New Group To Determine Future Of OHA Kakaako Makai

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs says it does not plan to cooperate with the group if two resolutions pass the Legislature.

9th Circuit Upholds Hawaii Laws Against Open Carry Of Firearms Marina Riker/Civil Beat

9th Circuit Upholds Hawaii Laws Against Open Carry Of Firearms

The opinion is a departure from other federal rulings that have generally upheld Second Amendment rights. Meanwhile, firearm permit applications rose 63% in 2020.

The Hawaii Capitol Is Closed To The Public, But Some Lobbyists Still Have Entree Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Hawaii Capitol Is Closed To The Public, But Some Lobbyists Still Have Entree

Updated: While most members of the public can’t visit the State Capitol during the 2021 legislative session, the ability of some lobbyists to gain access raises questions of fairness.

Hawaii Lawmakers Seek Exemption From Political Ad Disclosures Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Seek Exemption From Political Ad Disclosures

The legislation, scheduled for a hearing Friday, comes even as a state watchdog has been trying to make it easier for candidates to report advertising activities.