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No New Covid Mandates Expected For Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

No New Covid Mandates Expected For Hawaii

While Gov. Ige is concerned about rising hospital cases, those numbers are still far below peaks seen last summer.

Lawmakers Spent Big This Year To Help Hawaii Families ‘Pushed Over The Edge’ Getty Images/iStockphoto

Lawmakers Spent Big This Year To Help Hawaii Families ‘Pushed Over The Edge’

Despite the investments, advocacy groups say cracks remain in the state’s safety net. 

Hawaii Democrats Elect New Party Chair Submitted

Hawaii Democrats Elect New Party Chair

Dennis Jung succeeds Tyler Dos Santos-Tam.

What Are The Odds Kai Kahele Could Become Governor? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

What Are The Odds Kai Kahele Could Become Governor?

Kahele is a pilot and a war veteran, and may be an appealing candidate. But he has little money for advertising, and was very late to the starting gate.

Richard ‘Dickie’ Wong, Former Bishop Estate Trustee, Dead At 88 HNN

Richard ‘Dickie’ Wong, Former Bishop Estate Trustee, Dead At 88

He also served as president of the Hawaii state Senate.

Colette Machado, Former OHA Chair, Dead At 71 Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Colette Machado, Former OHA Chair, Dead At 71

She represented Molokai and Lanai as a trustee for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

Three Hawaii Politicians Among Americans Banned From Russia Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Three Hawaii Politicians Among Americans Banned From Russia

Sen. Schatz and Reps. Case and Kahele are all on the list. Sen. Hirono is not.

Ige Appoints 2 State Ethics Commissioners Submitted

Ige Appoints 2 State Ethics Commissioners

Wesley Fong was reappointed while Robert Hong fills a vacancy.

Former Prison Chief Nolan Espinda Found Dead At Kailua Beach Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Former Prison Chief Nolan Espinda Found Dead At Kailua Beach

Espinda abruptly retired in 2020 as Covid-19 spread through the state correctional system, and public worker unions called for his ouster.

NOAA: Expect Less Activity In The Upcoming Hurricane Season Courtesy: NWS/2020

NOAA: Expect Less Activity In The Upcoming Hurricane Season

Nonetheless, emergency management officials encourage local residents to stay prepared in case a major storm hits the islands.