UPDATED: Hawaii’s Judiciary is stepping up efforts to combat racism and bias but it’s also grappling with possible budget cuts.
Traditional festivities and speeches were all canceled amid security concerns and the threat of COVID-19.
With money tight, lawmakers are looking to the Biden administration and Congress to help shore up a huge deficit as the 2021 session opens this week.
The job losses could have serious effects on public health if another disease outbreak occurs.
The governor’s order has been in effect since March, but it’s unclear if lawmakers will do anything about it next session despite their opposition to it.
Updated: The private sector and state are coming together to ensure an abundance of koa far into the future.