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Hawaii Senate Confirms Leo Asuncion To Public Utilities Commission Tracy Wright Corvo

Hawaii Senate Confirms Leo Asuncion To Public Utilities Commission

Gov. David Ige’s appointee will serve a six-year term on the regulatory agency.

Quarantine For Kauai Arrivals Extended Through June Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Quarantine For Kauai Arrivals Extended Through June

But the county has lifted a nightly curfew that was ordered back in March.

Schatz: Hawaii Not Moving Fast Enough On Contact Tracing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz: Hawaii Not Moving Fast Enough On Contact Tracing

The U.S. senator expressed his concern as $50 million in federal funds is directed to the state for COVID-19 testing and tracing.

Police Union Backs Blangiardi For Mayor Of Honolulu Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Police Union Backs Blangiardi For Mayor Of Honolulu

Both the Honolulu county and state SHOPO boards support the candidate unanimously.

Back In Session: Hawaii Lawmakers Grapple With A Billion-Dollar Budget Hole Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Back In Session: Hawaii Lawmakers Grapple With A Billion-Dollar Budget Hole

Gov. David Ige is not on board with much of the Legislature’s fiscal plan including how to spend federal bailout money and public worker pay cuts.

Chad Blair: How I Survived 10 Years At Civil Beat Tina Yuen

Chad Blair: How I Survived 10 Years At Civil Beat

Reflections on a reporter-host’s first year on the job.

Hawaii Supreme Court Hears Maui Water Case In A Historic Online Session

Hawaii Supreme Court Hears Maui Water Case In A Historic Online Session

The Hawaii Supreme Court is weighing long-standing disagreements over stream water diversion in East Maui.

Chad Blair: Nothing Screams ‘Aloha’ Like An Ankle Monitor

Chad Blair: Nothing Screams ‘Aloha’ Like An Ankle Monitor

Hawaii’s visitor industry is in a nosedive, but tracking guests could make things worse.

Hawaii Lawmakers Are Trying To Figure Out How To Get Back Into Session Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Are Trying To Figure Out How To Get Back Into Session

If details on social distancing and constitutionality can be worked out, the Hawaii Legislature could meet this month.

Kim Pulls Papers For Fourth Term As Big Island Mayor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kim Pulls Papers For Fourth Term As Big Island Mayor

Nearly 20 candidates have expressed interest in the job.

Chad Blair: How Long Can Our Civil Liberties Be Suspended? Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: How Long Can Our Civil Liberties Be Suspended?

COVID-19 has moved governments to take extreme measures, and there are already signs of revolt.

Hawaii County Mayor Job Attracts More Than A Dozen Courtesy

Hawaii County Mayor Job Attracts More Than A Dozen

Incumbent Harry Kim has not yet decided whether he will run again.