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Prison Officials Won’t Say If COVID-19 Killed Halawa Inmate Who Died Sunday Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Prison Officials Won’t Say If COVID-19 Killed Halawa Inmate Who Died Sunday

So far 169 inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus at the state’s largest prison.

Hawaii’s Largest Prison Hit With A Major COVID-19 Outbreak Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Largest Prison Hit With A Major COVID-19 Outbreak

So far at least 89 inmates and staff members have been infected at Halawa Correctional Facility.

Gov. Ige Says He Doesn’t See How State Government Can Avoid Layoffs

Gov. Ige Says He Doesn’t See How State Government Can Avoid Layoffs

He also warns that nonprofits face deep cuts as state tax revenues dwindle due to the pandemic.

More Inmates And Staff Members Test Positive At Halawa Prison Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More Inmates And Staff Members Test Positive At Halawa Prison

There are now a total of 20 active staff and inmate COVID-19 cases at the state’s largest prison.

Public Worker Unions Urge Ige To Halt Furlough Plan, Cite Confusion In State Departments Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Public Worker Unions Urge Ige To Halt Furlough Plan, Cite Confusion In State Departments

The chief justice told Judiciary employees there will not be immediate furloughs, but negotiations are “ongoing.”

Hawaii Governor To Furlough State Workers Beginning In January Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Governor To Furlough State Workers Beginning In January

Ige expects a savings of $300 million a year by imposing two furlough days per month.

Two More Hawaii Inmates Who Died At Saguaro Prison Had COVID-19, New Details Show Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Two More Hawaii Inmates Who Died At Saguaro Prison Had COVID-19, New Details Show

More than half of the 1,079 Hawaii prisoners at Saguaro have tested positive for COVID-19. Three who had the disease have died.

Saving The State Budget: Furloughs And Layoffs Are Looking More Likely Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Saving The State Budget: Furloughs And Layoffs Are Looking More Likely

Even public employee union leaders are warning their workers that the Legislature will have to make the best of a dire budget situation this coming year.

‘How Do We Go Forward?’ Honolulu Rail Leaders Kill P3, Confront Unknown Costs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘How Do We Go Forward?’ Honolulu Rail Leaders Kill P3, Confront Unknown Costs

Officials will start a fourth attempt to find a way to finish the final four miles while adding hundreds of millions of dollars to the overall budget.