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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.

Economic Development Officials Outline Recovery Plan OLELO

Economic Development Officials Outline Recovery Plan

After twice refusing to speak to lawmakers, officials in charge of growing Hawaii’s economy explained plans to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

Reports: Thousands More Likely To Soon Suffer Severe Financial Hardship In Hawaii Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Reports: Thousands More Likely To Soon Suffer Severe Financial Hardship In Hawaii

Two recent reports predict tougher times ahead when federal relief money runs out in another few weeks.

Hawaii Economy Faces ‘A Long Slow Road Back’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Economy Faces ‘A Long Slow Road Back’

A wave of restaurant failures and bankruptcies is expected in the fall.

Vacation Rental Owners Are Threatening To Sue Over Shutdown Reid Nakamura

Vacation Rental Owners Are Threatening To Sue Over Shutdown

A Honolulu land-use lawyer has sent letters to four island mayors saying local rules related to COVID-19 violate constitutional rights of property owners.

Gov. David Ige Extends Trans-Pacific Travel Quarantine To July 31 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gov. David Ige Extends Trans-Pacific Travel Quarantine To July 31

Interisland travel will be opened on June 16. Passengers will be subject to a temperature check and anyone with a fever over 100.4 degrees will not be allowed to board.

Experts: Test Passengers To Reopen Hawaii Tourism Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Experts: Test Passengers To Reopen Hawaii Tourism

People traveling to Hawaii could get a COVID-19 test before boarding the plane at a national pharmacy chain under a deal in the works with state officials.