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2 Senate Staffers Test Positive For COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

2 Senate Staffers Test Positive For COVID-19

The Senate president says social distancing and other protocols were observed and the risk of spread remains low.

Hilo Veterans Home Deaths: War Veteran And Storyteller Melvin Tomita Was A Fighter To The End Courtesy Photo: Roxsanne Ruff-Tomita

Hilo Veterans Home Deaths: War Veteran And Storyteller Melvin Tomita Was A Fighter To The End

The retired Honolulu firefighter was one of 12 residents of the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home to die with COVID-19.

Jail Disturbance Was Triggered By Search For Contraband

Jail Disturbance Was Triggered By Search For Contraband

Inmates at Hawaii Community Correctional Center set fire to mattresses, plastic chairs and books.

State Tax Collections Forecast To Drop $200 Million Next Year Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

State Tax Collections Forecast To Drop $200 Million Next Year

The Council on Revenues predicts Hawaii tourism will be doing a very modest business by November, but will recover slowly.

Inmates Set Fire, Barricade Doors In Housing Unit Of Hilo Jail Tim Wright/Civil Beat

Inmates Set Fire, Barricade Doors In Housing Unit Of Hilo Jail

The disturbance was brought under control but some injuries and damage was reported.

Ige Appoints Special Master To Oversee Department Of Public Safety Courtesy: Office of the Governor

Ige Appoints Special Master To Oversee Department Of Public Safety

Paroling Authority Chairman Fred Hyun is to assess strengths and weaknesses in corrections and law enforcement.

DOH Struggles To Trace Surge In Big Island Cases To Large Gatherings Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOH Struggles To Trace Surge In Big Island Cases To Large Gatherings

To learn more, Civil Beat is asking anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 after spending time at these events to contact us.

Maui Inmates Briefly Resist Orders To Return To Cells Yoohyun Jung/Civil Beat

Maui Inmates Briefly Resist Orders To Return To Cells

Maui police were called to be on standby in case they were needed, according to jail officials.

Big Island Mayor Wants Extra Beach Restrictions For Labor Day Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Big Island Mayor Wants Extra Beach Restrictions For Labor Day

Harry Kim says he is waiting for approval from Gov. David Ige for a ban on beach gatherings Sept. 4-19.