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Kevin Dayton

COVID-19 Cases Erupt At OCCC — 70 More Inmates, 7 ACOs Test Positive Cory Lum/Civil Beat

COVID-19 Cases Erupt At OCCC — 70 More Inmates, 7 ACOs Test Positive

Mass testing at Annex 1 reveals the disease is widespread inside, staff says.

Mass Testing Begins As More OCCC Inmates Test Positive For COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mass Testing Begins As More OCCC Inmates Test Positive For COVID-19

Data shows nine inmates and seven staff at the state’s largest jail have tested positive so far in the coronavirus outbreak.

Election Recounts Don’t Change Outcomes Of 3 Races

Election Recounts Don’t Change Outcomes Of 3 Races

DeCoite, Quilingking remain the winners of their primaries, and the Kauai County Council lineup stays the same.

Hawaii Corrections Workers Fear Infection As COVID-19 Outbreak Grows Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Corrections Workers Fear Infection As COVID-19 Outbreak Grows

With six inmates and three staff already testing positive, OCCC staff worry the prison system is unprepared to control the virus.

Public Defender Wants Inmates Released As Outbreak Grows At Oahu Jail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Public Defender Wants Inmates Released As Outbreak Grows At Oahu Jail

The state Public Defender’s Office will again ask the Hawaii Supreme Court to expedite prisoner releases to lower the inmate population.

Hawaii Legislature: House Speaker Saiki Defeats Iwamoto Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislature: House Speaker Saiki Defeats Iwamoto

Reps. Brower and Cachola lose, but San Buenaventura and Cabanilla move ahead in their efforts to claim Senate seats.

First Hawaii Inmate Tests Positive for COVID-19 Along With 4 Corrections Officers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

First Hawaii Inmate Tests Positive for COVID-19 Along With 4 Corrections Officers

A staff member at the Honolulu Federal Detention Facility also tested positive.

State To Publish New COVID-19 Prevention And Testing Data Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

State To Publish New COVID-19 Prevention And Testing Data

New metrics will include face mask compliance and turnaround times for lab tests.

Iwamoto Challenges Speaker Saiki For Hawaii House Seat Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Iwamoto Challenges Speaker Saiki For Hawaii House Seat

It’s the first time in eight years that the race has been contested in the Democratic primary.