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How This Special Legislative Committee Has Worked To Keep Hawaii’s Economy Afloat Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How This Special Legislative Committee Has Worked To Keep Hawaii’s Economy Afloat

The House COVID-19 committee has drawn on the expertise and clout of its members to work behind the scenes and help the Ige administration work through the state’s biggest challenges.

Hawaii Governor Delays Plan To Reopen To Tourists Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Governor Delays Plan To Reopen To Tourists

All travelers — visitors as well as residents — will not be able to bypass quarantine with a negative test result until September.

Shuttered Churches, Temples Got Millions From Feds Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Shuttered Churches, Temples Got Millions From Feds

A federal program designed to help small businesses also helped bail out hundreds of churches and other religious organizations that were largely shut down amidst stay-at-home orders.

Regulators Nix No-Bid Contract For Big Island Power Plant Honua Ola Bioenergy

Regulators Nix No-Bid Contract For Big Island Power Plant

After more than a decade of regulatory machinations, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission dealt what might be a death blow to Hu Honua.

Judge Denies Request To Lift Hawaii’s Travel Quarantine Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge Denies Request To Lift Hawaii’s Travel Quarantine

Plaintiffs seeking to immediately allow unrestricted travel to the islands said the COVID-19 virus didn’t create an emergency.

Judge Delays Ruling On Request To Lift Quarantine Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Judge Delays Ruling On Request To Lift Quarantine

The case appears to turn on how much discretion the federal court will give Gov. David Ige to respond to a public health crisis.

Honolulu Fire Chief’s Plan For A New Rescue Unit Ignites Controversy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Fire Chief’s Plan For A New Rescue Unit Ignites Controversy

All six rescue captains are protesting, accusing the chief of retaliation against them. And a City Council member now wants to limit his ability to move forward quickly.

Hawaii Economic Chief: Tourism Is ‘Who We Are’ And Must Be Rebuilt Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Economic Chief: Tourism Is ‘Who We Are’ And Must Be Rebuilt

But Mike McCartney acknowledged his agency still has not come up with a plan to address the short-term economic crisis facing the state.

Hawaii’s Highest Court Is Pushing Back On How Police Interrogate Suspects Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Highest Court Is Pushing Back On How Police Interrogate Suspects

The Hawaii Supreme Court on Thursday reined in what police officers can say to suspects in order to elicit confessions.