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US Supreme Court Declines To Hear Appeal In Deedy Case PF Bentley/Civil Beat

US Supreme Court Declines To Hear Appeal In Deedy Case

Updated: Honolulu prosecutor says he will still pursue an assault case.

Judge: Feds Can’t Intervene In Quarantine Challenge Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge: Feds Can’t Intervene In Quarantine Challenge

The Hawaii attorney general’s office says the development is a small victory in the case.

Lawmakers Move To Eliminate Exemption That Has Hidden Police Misconduct For 25 Years Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Move To Eliminate Exemption That Has Hidden Police Misconduct For 25 Years

House Bill 285 will now go to the full House and Senate for a final vote.

Feds: Hawaii Travel Quarantine Discriminates Against Out-Of-State Residents Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds: Hawaii Travel Quarantine Discriminates Against Out-Of-State Residents

The U.S. Justice Department is supporting several Hawaii homeowners who want the trans-Pacific quarantine lifted.

Native Hawaiian Activists Turn Into Candidates For The 2020 Elections Courtesy

Native Hawaiian Activists Turn Into Candidates For The 2020 Elections

An apparent increase in the number of Native Hawaiian candidates in 2020 features many young people involved with resistance movements like the Mauna Kea protests. 

Negotiations Begin On Hawaii Police Misconduct Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Negotiations Begin On Hawaii Police Misconduct Bill

The Legislature couldn’t come to an agreement on House Bill 285 in 2019 but public pressure has forced lawmakers to reconsider it again this session.

Hawaii Lawmakers Get Back To Work Monday As Critical Issues Collide Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Get Back To Work Monday As Critical Issues Collide

Lawmakers will reconvene amid a budget crisis, pandemic and civil unrest not seen in years, all on the cusp of the primary election.

Lawmakers: $600 Million In Federal Relief Funds Will Now Go To Hard-Hit Residents, State Agencies

Lawmakers: $600 Million In Federal Relief Funds Will Now Go To Hard-Hit Residents, State Agencies

New plan would give an extra $100 a week to people collecting unemployment and up to $500 a month in rental assistance for tens of thousands of Hawaii residents.

State Sen. Breene Harimoto Dies At 66 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Sen. Breene Harimoto Dies At 66

The former legislator and Honolulu City Councilman represented parts of Pearl City, Waimalu, Aiea and Halawa.