Kevin Dayton is the former Capitol Bureau chief for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. He was formerly Capitol Bureau chief and Big Island Bureau chief for The Honolulu Advertiser, which was Hawaii’s largest circulation daily newspaper until it closed.
He also reported for the Hawaii Tribune-Herald in Hilo, the Honolulu bureau of the Associated Press, Sun Press weekly newspapers in Kaneohe, and the Tucson Citizen.
He also worked as an executive assistant and executive director for Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi, and is a former U.S. Army sergeant and infantry fire team leader.
He holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of Hawaii Manoa, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Arizona.
He and his wife Mahealani live in Hilo and have six children, five of them grown. They have been state-licensed foster parents since 2009.
Data shows nine inmates and seven staff at the state’s largest jail have tested positive so far in the coronavirus outbreak.
DeCoite, Quilingking remain the winners of their primaries, and the Kauai County Council lineup stays the same.
With six inmates and three staff already testing positive, OCCC staff worry the prison system is unprepared to control the virus.
The state Public Defender’s Office will again ask the Hawaii Supreme Court to expedite prisoner releases to lower the inmate population.
Reps. Brower and Cachola lose, but San Buenaventura and Cabanilla move ahead in their efforts to claim Senate seats.
A staff member at the Honolulu Federal Detention Facility also tested positive.
New metrics will include face mask compliance and turnaround times for lab tests.
It’s the first time in eight years that the race has been contested in the Democratic primary.
The Federal Detention Center reports one of the inmates testing positive was released and the other is in isolation.