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Kevin Dayton

Corrections Staff Concerned Over New Cases At State’s Largest Jail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Corrections Staff Concerned Over New Cases At State’s Largest Jail

Staff say Oahu Community Correctional Center still does not isolate incoming inmates for the full 14-day quarantine.

State Fails Again To Record Video Evidence Of ‘Riot’ At Hawaii Jail Courtesy: PSD

State Fails Again To Record Video Evidence Of ‘Riot’ At Hawaii Jail

A $4.5 million project to upgrade video surveillance at Hawaii Community Correctional Center won’t be complete until next year.

Family Sues Okutsu Veterans Homes Over COVID-19 Death Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Family Sues Okutsu Veterans Homes Over COVID-19 Death

A lawsuit on behalf of the sons of Chris Drayer alleges substandard care and “non-existent” safety practices.

Unemployed Workers Will Get Cards Worth $500 To Spend In Local Restaurants Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Unemployed Workers Will Get Cards Worth $500 To Spend In Local Restaurants

Chamber of Commerce Hawaii cites data showing the $75 million restaurant card program will save 1,000 jobs.

New Program: Hawaii’s Unemployed Could Eat For Free At Local Restaurants Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Program: Hawaii’s Unemployed Could Eat For Free At Local Restaurants

The Ige administration has tentatively budgeted $66.6 million in federal stimulus funds to help the jobless and local restaurants at the same time.

Avalon Health Care Will No Longer Manage Hawaii Veterans Home Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Avalon Health Care Will No Longer Manage Hawaii Veterans Home

After 26 deaths, the Utah-based company agreed to transfer control of the troubled Hilo facility to the state.

Mayor Kim Demands Ige Remove Avalon From Okutsu Veterans Home Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mayor Kim Demands Ige Remove Avalon From Okutsu Veterans Home

Kim cites VA inspection report that found lack of adequate infection control and other lapses.

Report: ‘Culture’ At Hilo Veterans Home Contributed To Deadly Spread Of COVID-19 Tim Wright/Civil Beat

Report: ‘Culture’ At Hilo Veterans Home Contributed To Deadly Spread Of COVID-19

A state review says lapses in protocols and staff complacency likely led to the surge in infections.

Sen. Brian Schatz: Failures At Hilo Veterans Home ‘Infuriating’ Tim Wright/Civil Beat

Sen. Brian Schatz: Failures At Hilo Veterans Home ‘Infuriating’

Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim has called for the nursing home operator to be removed.