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Hawaii Ignores Feds, Uses H-3 For COVID-19 Testing Anyway Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Ignores Feds, Uses H-3 For COVID-19 Testing Anyway

Federal highway officials cited safety concerns and the military’s access between Pearl Harbor and Kaneohe Bay for their denial but the state is proceeding regardless.

Wespac Reconsiders Rule That Keeps Longliners From Fishing Near Hawaii’s Shores Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Wespac Reconsiders Rule That Keeps Longliners From Fishing Near Hawaii’s Shores

UPDATED: The zone was created nearly 30 years ago to ease conflicts with smaller boats that fish closer to shore.

Honolulu Closed Its Parks And Beaches For COVID-19. Why Not Open Access To Streets? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Closed Its Parks And Beaches For COVID-19. Why Not Open Access To Streets?

The growing number of walkers, joggers and bicyclists on Oahu shows that residents are eager for any way to get outdoors.

State Asks Lawyers, Law Students To Help With Unemployment Claims Backlog — Pro Bono Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Asks Lawyers, Law Students To Help With Unemployment Claims Backlog — Pro Bono

Hawaii labor officials have been struggling to resolve thousands of unemployment claims with disputes over job separation.

How An EPA Decision On Trash Could Lead To Cleaner Beaches Across Hawaii Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

How An EPA Decision On Trash Could Lead To Cleaner Beaches Across Hawaii

The EPA’s ruling on two beaches overwhelmed by marine debris could eventually force the state to take action elsewhere.

Feds Revamp Ala Wai Flood Control Plan After Community Opposition Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds Revamp Ala Wai Flood Control Plan After Community Opposition

UPDATED: Critics question how the previous designs for the $345 million project advanced so far based on faulty modeling.

Honolulu Rail Costs To Climb With Dispute Over Airport Section Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail Costs To Climb With Dispute Over Airport Section

Officials are scrambling to speed up construction of stations and the relocation of utility lines for the future transit line.

Mayor: ‘Give Us Evidence’ Potluck Caused Virus Cluster At Honolulu Hale Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mayor: ‘Give Us Evidence’ Potluck Caused Virus Cluster At Honolulu Hale

The headquarters of Honolulu’s city government has seen its total cases rise to at least 13.

Honolulu Hale Shuts Down Amid COVID-19 Outbreak Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Hale Shuts Down Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Mayor Kirk Caldwell is among more than 1,000 city employees being tested for the disease after a cluster surfaced.