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Kevin Dayton

Ige Blames President Trump For Violence At US Capitol Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Blames President Trump For Violence At US Capitol

Peaceful protesters gathered outside the Hawaii Capitol to support the president and object to the pandemic response.

Proposed State Budget Would Cut 30% From Sex Abuse Treatment Funding Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Proposed State Budget Would Cut 30% From Sex Abuse Treatment Funding

The Ige administration budget would also “eviscerate” state enforcement of anti-discrimination laws.

State Budget Director: It’s Too Soon To Tell If Tax Increases Are Coming Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Budget Director: It’s Too Soon To Tell If Tax Increases Are Coming

It is 16 days before the Legislature opens, but Gov. David Ige is still mulling the options.

For The Honolulu Rail Project, 2020 Was The Year The Wheels Fell Off Cory Lum/Civil Beat

For The Honolulu Rail Project, 2020 Was The Year The Wheels Fell Off

From stalled utility work in the Dillingham corridor to a failed P3 deal, rail suffered one setback after another.

Hawaii’s Longest Serving Convict, Dead At 84, Outlived His Notoriety Courtesy Hawaii Department of Public Safety

Hawaii’s Longest Serving Convict, Dead At 84, Outlived His Notoriety

George Shimabuku was convicted of three killings, including a shooting inside the Oahu prison in 1967.

State Land Board To Decide On Dredging Of New Beach At Pohoiki Kevin Dayton/Civil Beat

State Land Board To Decide On Dredging Of New Beach At Pohoiki

The state seeks a waiver to dredge a channel through black sand deposited by the 2018 Kilauea eruption.

Ige’s New Budget Proposal Would Wipe Out The Jobs Of 149 State Workers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige’s New Budget Proposal Would Wipe Out The Jobs Of 149 State Workers

The proposed spending cuts may result in the first state government layoffs in more than a decade.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige: There’s No Money To ‘Sustain Government As It Existed’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Gov. David Ige: There’s No Money To ‘Sustain Government As It Existed’

The governor, anticipating a slow economic recovery, likely will present lawmakers with a much-reduced conservative spending plan.

Corrections Commission Wants To Pause Planning On New Oahu Jail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Corrections Commission Wants To Pause Planning On New Oahu Jail

Shifts in the Oahu jail population suggest the state should reconsider the size of the new facility.