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Rui Kaneya

Hawaii’s Inaction On Replacing Jail Is A Victory For Justice Reformers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Inaction On Replacing Jail Is A Victory For Justice Reformers

The failure by the Legislature to agree on a plan to replace the overcrowded Oahu Community Correctional Center buys more time to study broader reforms.
Raw Ahi Sold At Several Oahu Outlets Tests Positive For Hepatitis A Hawaii Department of Health

Raw Ahi Sold At Several Oahu Outlets Tests Positive For Hepatitis A

The frozen tuna imported from Indonesia was sold from April 27 to Monday, according to the state Health Department.

Lawmakers Provide No Money For Rat Lungworm Research Tad Bartimus/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Provide No Money For Rat Lungworm Research

Legislation that would have provided support for a team of researchers at the University of Hawaii at Hilo failed to make it out of committee.

Honolulu Joins Movement To Protect Undocumented Immigrants Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Joins Movement To Protect Undocumented Immigrants

The City Council approves a resolution calling for a limit on cooperating with the federal crackdown on immigration.

Should Hawaii Have Gotten Serious About Rat Lungworm Sooner? Tad Bartimus/Civil Beat

Should Hawaii Have Gotten Serious About Rat Lungworm Sooner?

As state health officials try to balance public education with preventing panic, some critics believe the state should have addressed the issue more vigorously earlier.

Six New Rat Lungworm Cases Reported In Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Six New Rat Lungworm Cases Reported In Hawaii

As many as six people on the Big Island may have contracted the parasitic infection after drinking a homemade kava brew.

Should Hawaii Defy Trump On Immigration Enforcement? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Should Hawaii Defy Trump On Immigration Enforcement?

Lawmakers are debating whether Hawaii should join communities balking at cooperating with the crackdown on criminal immigrants.

Hawaii Set To Roll Back Nation’s Toughest Drug Paraphernalia Laws Steven Depolo/Flickr.com

Hawaii Set To Roll Back Nation’s Toughest Drug Paraphernalia Laws

A bill decriminalizing the possession or sale of pipes, bongs and other drug paraphernalia is cruising through the Legislature, despite strong opposition from prosecutors.

Hawaii Cooperates With Feds On Immigration Holds, Even As Other States Balk Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Cooperates With Feds On Immigration Holds, Even As Other States Balk

A recent study shows that Hawaii is one of just seven states that fully complied with federal requests to hold immigrants in custody beyond their release dates without a warrant.

Hawaii Injunction Against Travel Ban Goes To Appeals Court In May Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Injunction Against Travel Ban Goes To Appeals Court In May

In Honolulu, Judge Derrick Watson suspends all proceedings in the case until the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules.

Trump Appeals Hawaii Judge’s Ruling That Stopped Travel Ban Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Trump Appeals Hawaii Judge’s Ruling That Stopped Travel Ban

The Trump administration will go before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in an effort to overturn Judge Derrick Watson.

Hawaii Judge Refuses To Back Down, Extends Ruling Against Travel Ban Rui Kaneya/Civil Beat

Hawaii Judge Refuses To Back Down, Extends Ruling Against Travel Ban

Judge Derrick Watson grants the state’s motion to turn a temporary restraining order against Trump into a preliminary injunction.