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Our DC Delegation At Home: Cooking, Yardwork, Surfing And Politics Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Our DC Delegation At Home: Cooking, Yardwork, Surfing And Politics

Each member of Hawaii’s federal delegation has taken on a different role as the federal government struggles to respond to the growing coronavirus pandemic.

Tulsi Gabbard Still Has More Than $500,000 In Presidential Cash Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Tulsi Gabbard Still Has More Than $500,000 In Presidential Cash

Federal Election Commission reports show that the congresswoman still had lots of money left over in her bank account at the end of March.

Hirono, Schatz Throw Their Support Behind Joe Biden Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hirono, Schatz Throw Their Support Behind Joe Biden

All four members of Hawaii’s federal delegation have come out in support of the former vice president to Hawaii’s own Barack Obama.

Hawaii Lags Behind Other States In Release Of COVID-19 Data Courtesy: Josh Green

Hawaii Lags Behind Other States In Release Of COVID-19 Data

State health officials say they are trying to release more data and are open to providing whatever information people want to know.

Kahele Wins Key Endorsements For Congress Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Kahele Wins Key Endorsements For Congress

The state senator, who is a lieutenant colonel in the Hawaii Air National Guard, also announced he was called up for active duty with the guard.

Tulsi Gabbard To David Ige: Fire Your Top Health Officials Or Resign Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tulsi Gabbard To David Ige: Fire Your Top Health Officials Or Resign

The Hawaii congresswoman believes Health Director Bruce Anderson and State Epidemiologist Sarah Park have botched the response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Hirono Joins Colleagues To Call On CDC To Release COVID-19 Demographic Data Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hirono Joins Colleagues To Call On CDC To Release COVID-19 Demographic Data

Early indications are that coronavirus has hit some minority communities harder than others. In Hawaii, officials have yet to release detailed demographic statistics.

Gov. Ige: Banning Air Travel To Hawaii Is ‘Impossible To Enforce’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gov. Ige: Banning Air Travel To Hawaii Is ‘Impossible To Enforce’

Three of Hawaii’s county mayors have asked Trump to implement a ban on air travel to the islands.

More Groups Call On Ige To Bring Transparency Back Into Government Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More Groups Call On Ige To Bring Transparency Back Into Government

The Hawaii governor suspended state laws that allow citizens access to public meetings and records while officials struggle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hawaii Gets First $12 Million In Grants From Historic Coronavirus Relief Deal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Gets First $12 Million In Grants From Historic Coronavirus Relief Deal

The money can be used to address affordable housing for some of the state’s most vulnerable populations, including the homeless, low-income and those diagnosed with HIV and AIDS.

Schatz: At Least $4 Billion In Federal Relief For Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz: At Least $4 Billion In Federal Relief For Hawaii

The U.S. senator estimates that local residents will get an estimated $2.38 billion through direct payments and unemployment benefits.

Suspension Of Hawaii’s Open Government Laws More Extreme Than Other States Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Suspension Of Hawaii’s Open Government Laws More Extreme Than Other States

Gov. David Ige has alarmed government watchdogs with his proclamations that shut the public out of public meetings and eliminates the release of public records.