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Yoohyun Jung

Report: Hawaii Isn’t Collecting And Sharing Enough Data On COVID-19 Screenshot-State of Hawaii

Report: Hawaii Isn’t Collecting And Sharing Enough Data On COVID-19

A recent study found that COVID-19 data tracking in the U.S. is incomplete and inaccessible. Hawaii is no exception.

Hawaii Is Trailing In Census Participation — And It Could Cost Us Getty Images/iStockphoto

Hawaii Is Trailing In Census Participation — And It Could Cost Us

The ongoing pandemic has slowed the response rate of the 2020 census, especially in Hawaii’s neighboring islands, data shows.

Federal Prosecutors Bring Death Penalty Case Against Alleged Oahu Crime Boss Hawaii News Now

Federal Prosecutors Bring Death Penalty Case Against Alleged Oahu Crime Boss

Honolulu businessman Mike Miske faces murder and kidnapping charges for the death of a young Hawaii Kai man who disappeared in July 2016.

Hawaii Prison Oversight Commission: ‘Maybe We’ve Been Forgotten’ Yoohyun Jung/Civil Beat

Hawaii Prison Oversight Commission: ‘Maybe We’ve Been Forgotten’

Commissioners say the state is stalling the hiring process of a director, while pushing forward to pursue a public-private partnership for a new Oahu jail complex.

Does Hawaii Have A Grip On COVID-19? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Does Hawaii Have A Grip On COVID-19?

Health officials are expressing concern over a recent spike in cases, but say Hawaii has the capacity it needs to scale back the travel quarantine.

Survey Shows Harsh Financial Realities Facing Many Hawaii Residents Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Survey Shows Harsh Financial Realities Facing Many Hawaii Residents

A recent survey shows 45% of residents have experienced a decrease in household income and 13% received help from a food bank or drive.

Face Scanners At Hawaii Airports Are ‘Terrifying,’ ACLU Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Face Scanners At Hawaii Airports Are ‘Terrifying,’ ACLU Says

A DOT spokesman says the pilot program isn’t technology from “spy movies,” but a civil rights group argues it is mass surveillance.

Shoddy Record Keeping By HPD Skews Public Picture Of Police Killings Flickr.com/Tex Texin

Shoddy Record Keeping By HPD Skews Public Picture Of Police Killings

A Civil Beat review found that Honolulu police officers killed at least 29 people in the past decade, at least 11 more cases than are listed in HPD’s use of force reports.

Oahu Jail Guard Charged With Smuggling Drugs Into Jail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu Jail Guard Charged With Smuggling Drugs Into Jail

The charges were announced Thursday, a day after the corrections officer was searched at the Oahu Community Correctional Center.