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Federal Jail In Honolulu Reports 2nd COVID-19 Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Federal Jail In Honolulu Reports 2nd COVID-19 Case

The Federal Detention Center reports one of the inmates testing positive was released and the other is in isolation.

Experts Predict ‘Shocking’ Income Drop For Hawaii Residents As Tourism Shutdown Continues Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Experts Predict ‘Shocking’ Income Drop For Hawaii Residents As Tourism Shutdown Continues

More businesses will close in the weeks ahead unless tourism resumes soon, financial forecasters say.

2 Hawaii House Races Draw Most Campaign Spending Cory Lum/Civil Beat

2 Hawaii House Races Draw Most Campaign Spending

The speaker is facing his first primary competition in eight years, and a longtime activist is trying to unseat an incumbent on Molokai.

Cachola, Ganaden Have Rematch To Represent Kalihi District In Hawaii House PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Cachola, Ganaden Have Rematch To Represent Kalihi District In Hawaii House

A seasoned politician squares off against a political newcomer who almost unseated him two years ago.

Hawaii Has Huge Stake In Negotiations Over Federal COVID-19 Aid Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Hawaii Has Huge Stake In Negotiations Over Federal COVID-19 Aid

Uncertainty surrounds the $600-per-week unemployment payments, virus testing and even public worker furloughs.

HART: COVID-19 Could Cost Rail $450 Million Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART: COVID-19 Could Cost Rail $450 Million

“Conservative” projections show the pandemic may trigger a steep drop in the excise and hotel room taxes that finance the project.

Longtime Activist Walter Ritte Challenges Rep. Lynn DeCoite For House Seat

Longtime Activist Walter Ritte Challenges Rep. Lynn DeCoite For House Seat

Ritte warns tourism must be controlled, while DeCoite sees a need for jobs.

Lawmaker Worries Ige Is Moving Too Slowly On COVID Relief Plans Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmaker Worries Ige Is Moving Too Slowly On COVID Relief Plans

The House money committee chair says the governor told state departments to hold off on spending.

Why Ige Vetoed Two Bills And Allowed Three More To Become Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Ige Vetoed Two Bills And Allowed Three More To Become Law

Newly released messages show the Hawaii governor’s thinking behind actions he took on five major bills approved by lawmakers in May.