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Running For Office During A Pandemic? It’s Tough For Newcomers Courtesy

Running For Office During A Pandemic? It’s Tough For Newcomers

Some non-incumbents running for elective office in Hawaii are focused on public health as they also seek to gain political traction.

Rick Blangiardi Is Back On TV, But This Time He’s A Political Candidate

Rick Blangiardi Is Back On TV, But This Time He’s A Political Candidate

The former Hawaii News Now general manager is making his pitch to be mayor of Honolulu.

Many Pacific Islands Still Free Of COVID-19 Mark Edward Harris/Civil Beat

Many Pacific Islands Still Free Of COVID-19

They include Palau, the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia.

Hawaii Not Part Of West Coast Talks On Reopening Economy Cory Lum

Hawaii Not Part Of West Coast Talks On Reopening Economy

But Gov. Ige says he is speaking regularly with his counterparts.

Local 5 Promotes ‘Safe Hotels, Safe Hawaii’ Program Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Local 5 Promotes ‘Safe Hotels, Safe Hawaii’ Program

The union’s goal is to keep hotels open while prioritizing public health.

Schatz Proposes New Panel To Decide When To Reopen US Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz Proposes New Panel To Decide When To Reopen US

The America Forward Commission would be comprised of independent experts from a variety of backgrounds.

Hawaii Offers Social Distancing Tips In Multiple Languages

Hawaii Offers Social Distancing Tips In Multiple Languages

English is not the first tongue for many residents in the islands.

Chad Blair: Pandemic Is Scrambling State Budget Priorities Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Pandemic Is Scrambling State Budget Priorities

The COVID-19 calamity means the Hawaii Legislature’s grand plans for the 2020 session may be just pipe dreams.

Legal Aid Society Posts COVID-19 Guide On Understanding Rights

Legal Aid Society Posts COVID-19 Guide On Understanding Rights

Subjects include landlord-tenant law, public benefits and family law.

Big Island Vacation Rentals Ordered To Cease Operations Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Big Island Vacation Rentals Ordered To Cease Operations

Mayor Harry Kim’s emergency rule also applies to B&Bs and time shares.

Irene Hirano Inouye, Widow Of Sen. Dan Inouye, Dies At 71 Civil Beat/Brian Tseng

Irene Hirano Inouye, Widow Of Sen. Dan Inouye, Dies At 71

Her work included historic preservation and membership on major boards and commissions.

Election Officials Ask Voters To Update Signatures

Election Officials Ask Voters To Update Signatures

It helps to ensure the integrity and security of mail-in ballots.