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Kevin Dayton

Has Saguaro Prison Failed To Protect Hawaii Inmates From COVID-19? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Has Saguaro Prison Failed To Protect Hawaii Inmates From COVID-19?

UPDATED. More than half of the state’s inmates serving time at the Arizona facility were infected, and one inmate was confirmed to have died Tuesday.

15 States Have Now Legalized Recreational Cannabis. What About Hawaii? Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

15 States Have Now Legalized Recreational Cannabis. What About Hawaii?

Hawaii’s attorney general has assembled a team to advise lawmakers on the issues, and how Hawaii might regulate legal use.

Ige Planning To Defer $1.85B In Health Fund Payments, Furloughs Still On The Table Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Planning To Defer $1.85B In Health Fund Payments, Furloughs Still On The Table

Discussions with unions are already underway as furloughs could begin in December. Gov. David Ige’s financial plan also includes a big loan from the feds.

Hawaii Legislature: GOP Loses A House Seat, Stays Even In The Senate Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislature: GOP Loses A House Seat, Stays Even In The Senate

A fresh crop of younger lawmakers — all of them Democrats — won legislative seats.

COVID-19 Cases Among Hawaii Inmates In Arizona Now At 378 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

COVID-19 Cases Among Hawaii Inmates In Arizona Now At 378

An inmate from Hawaii was found dead in his bunk Thursday, but it is not known if he had the virus.

Hawaii Inmates Can Now File For $1200 Federal Stimulus Checks Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Inmates Can Now File For $1200 Federal Stimulus Checks

A judge in Northern California decided the U.S. Treasury cannot block prisoners from claiming the payments.

Saguaro Prison Inmate From Idaho With COVID-19 Dies Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Saguaro Prison Inmate From Idaho With COVID-19 Dies

Mass testing of 1,011 Hawaii inmates at Saguaro was completed Thursday.

CARES Act Funding Lifted Hawaii Residents’ Incomes Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

CARES Act Funding Lifted Hawaii Residents’ Incomes

The state Council on Revenues projects total personal income will actually increase by 5% this year but decline by 4% next year.

Candidate Fined $100 For Filming Campaign Spot At State Capitol

Candidate Fined $100 For Filming Campaign Spot At State Capitol

Republican Diamond Garcia agreed to remove the ad after acknowledging the error.