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First Omicron Covid Variant Case Is Detected In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

First Omicron Covid Variant Case Is Detected In Hawaii

The patient was not vaccinated and had no history of out-of-state travel, indicating it’s a case of community transmission.

Is A Green Jobs Youth Corps The Key To Sustainability In Hawaii? Kupu/2021

Is A Green Jobs Youth Corps The Key To Sustainability In Hawaii?

The state Legislature approved $5 million in federal Covid-19 relief funding to support a new Green Job Youth Corps that will roll out next year.

Living On A Boat Is Hard In Hawaii. Finding Rental Relief Is Impossible Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Living On A Boat Is Hard In Hawaii. Finding Rental Relief Is Impossible

The effects of fee hikes at harbors and the Covid-19 pandemic are prompting some to give up their boats and leave.

The Power Of SHOPO: Here’s How The Police Union Contract Drives Public Policy Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

The Power Of SHOPO: Here’s How The Police Union Contract Drives Public Policy

The statewide police union plays an outsized role in everything from police shootings to investigating officer misconduct. But the public is kept in the dark about important issues being negotiated in the contract.

Hawaii Health Officials: All Adults Should Get Covid-19 Boosters Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Health Officials: All Adults Should Get Covid-19 Boosters

Scientists fear a new variant of coronavirus may be more contagious than previous versions.

Isabella Kalua Tragedy Turns A Spotlight On The Licensing Of Foster Families HPD

Isabella Kalua Tragedy Turns A Spotlight On The Licensing Of Foster Families

Some convictions automatically disqualify families taking in foster children, but in many cases the state has discretion.

Maui To Stop Processing Immigration Applications Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Maui To Stop Processing Immigration Applications

The county said it will no longer prepare and review immigration applications and other documents for Maui residents following the retirements of federally accredited staff.

Kamehameha Schools Creates $10 Million Fund For Hawaii Food Producers Courtesy: Kamehameha Schools/2021

Kamehameha Schools Creates $10 Million Fund For Hawaii Food Producers

The first $300,000 is going to a local cooperative specializing in ulu and the 105 member farmers that it serves.

Hawaii Vaccination Rate Falls As State Corrects Data Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Vaccination Rate Falls As State Corrects Data

The state’s immunization registry has been down since early 2019. The new registry comes as a new variant is on the horizon.

December 2021

Thursday, December 2

Is A Green Jobs Youth Corps The Key To Sustainability In Hawaii?

Wednesday, December 1

Living On A Boat Is Hard In Hawaii. Finding Rental Relief Is Impossible

The Power Of SHOPO: Here’s How The Police Union Contract Drives Public Policy

November 2021

Tuesday, November 30

Isabella Kalua Tragedy Turns A Spotlight On The Licensing Of Foster Families

Maui To Stop Processing Immigration Applications

Monday, November 29

Hawaii Vaccination Rate Falls As State Corrects Data

Maui Job Posting Seeking Mainlanders Over Locals Prompts Twitter Outcry

Can The Hawaii Reapportionment Commission Solve This Political ‘Jigsaw Puzzle’?

Wednesday, November 24

Veteran Hawaii Journalist Bob Jones Dead At 85

50 Years Later, Hawaii’s Law Requiring Professional Licenses Could Be In For An Overhaul

Hawaii’s Food Hubs Get $1 Million For Statewide Expansion

Maui County Mulls An Agreement Between Police And US Immigration Agency

Tuesday, November 23

Honolulu Mayor Lifts More Pandemic Restrictions On Large Events

Monday, November 22

Victim Of Mistaken Identity Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Hawaii

Ige Says He’ll Announce Looser Covid Restrictions Before Thanksgiving

A New Chicken Farm Wants To Reduce Hawaii’s Dependence On Imported Eggs

Sunday, November 21

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Hawaii Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald

How A Maui Solar Farm Reached An ‘Unprecedented’ Deal With Neighbors

Friday, November 19

Covid-19 Booster Shots Have Been Approved For All Adults

Case, Kahele Vote For Biden’s $1.75 Trillion Build Back Better Bill

These Local Volunteers Are Chipping Away At Coral On Oahu — And It’s Legal

Why It’s So Hard For Homeless People To Collect Seized Belongings On Oahu

Thursday, November 18

Here’s What We Know About Covid Booster Shots As The FDA Weighs Eligibility

Tuesday, November 16

Are Tiny Homes The Answer To Homelessness? Hawaii Is Giving Them A Try

‘Not Just Wespac’: Federal Oversight Of Fisheries Is Under Scrutiny By Congress

Dollars From Infrastructure Deal Poised To Arrive In ‘Months, Not Years’

Monday, November 15

Congressmen Seek Reforms After ‘Damning’ Audit Of Pacific Fisheries Fund

Police Arbitration Decisions Are Raising Concerns Throughout The Country

Sunday, November 14

Troubled United Public Workers Union Holds A Pivotal Election

This Deputy Sheriff Was Twice Accused Of Sex Assault And Fired. Then He Got His Job Back

Friday, November 12

Federal Jury Awards $7M To Woman Assaulted In Court Cellblock In Hawaii

Hawaii Says 93% Of Those Who Died Of Covid Through September Weren’t Vaccinated

Court Documents Say Adoptive Parents Kept Missing Waimanalo Girl In A Cage

Shooting Review Board Says Officers Were Justified In Killing Honolulu Man After Chase

Whistleblower Alleges Prison Officials Provided False Audit Data

Can Hawaii Agriculture Get Back Its Political Clout?

Here’s How Honolulu’s Climate Office Is Tackling Food Waste

Thursday, November 11

Kaiser Contract Negotiations Stall, Setting The Stage For A Strike

Kauai Homeowners Worry About ‘Black Slime’ Health Risks

Wednesday, November 10

Federal Audit Finds Questionable Spending And Lax Oversight By Wespac Of Secretive Fisheries Fund

Josh Green Raises Money On Mainland For Hawaii Governor’s Race

In Hawaii, Punishment For Bad Cops Often Doesn’t Stick. Here’s Why

Tuesday, November 9

Whistleblower Says The Navy Gave False Testimony About Red Hill Fuel Facility

Federal Funds Will Be A ‘Shot In The Arm’ For Hawaii’s Infrastructure

Monday, November 8

Feds Say Hawaiian Hoary Bats Aren’t Endangered Despite Unresolved Questions

Native Hawaiians Grapple With The Mental Toll Of The Delta Surge

‘Treading Water’ No More? Hawaii Public Service Workers See Hope In Student Debt Forgiveness

Sunday, November 7

How Long Can Gov. Ige Keep Invoking His Emergency Powers?

Friday, November 5

Hawaiian Electric Vows To Cut Carbon Emissions By 70% In Less Than A Decade

Hawaii Fines Embry Health $207K For Unregulated Covid Tests

Hawaii Offers Free Trees For Planting On Arbor Day

Kilauea Eruption Draws Visitors, Generating Awe And Revenue

Thursday, November 4

Hawaii Supreme Court Ends Legislature’s Gut-And-Replace Tactic

National Panel Recommends Federal Funding For The Thirty Meter Telescope

Wednesday, November 3

Court Says Hawaii State Auditor’s Working Documents Are Confidential

Hawaii’s Unemployment Office Will Open For Walk-Ins On Dec. 1

How Politics And Lobbying Have Shaped Federal Fisheries Policies In The Pacific

Illegal Fishing Citations Are Down But Not Necessarily Due To A Drop In Violators

Tuesday, November 2

Ige Modifies Travel Requirements To Make International Arrivals Easier

A Top Hawaii Prison Official Faces An Internal Affairs Investigation

Lawsuit Challenges Maui County Homeless Sweep

New Police Chief Wants To Import Successful Las Vegas Programs To Maui

Monday, November 1

Should A Pilot Program To Expand Homeless Services In Hawaii Be Extended?

Experts Say Covid-19 May Never Go Away, But It’s Becoming Manageable

October 2021

Friday, October 29

Civil Beat Files Lawsuit To Learn Who Has Died In State Custody

Army Holds Large-Scale Readiness Exercise In Hawaii For The First Time

Thursday, October 28

The Plan To Redraw Hawaii’s Political Lines Goes Out For Public Comment

Former City Auditor: Les Kondo Is The ‘Poster Child For Bad Auditing’

Hawaii Families Look To The Federal Spending Bill To Keep Them Afloat

Wednesday, October 27

Five Women Appointed To Court Vacancies After Calls For More Diversity

Chemical Shortages Are Hitting Hawaii From Pools To Breweries

Tuesday, October 26

Hawaii May Not Set Minimum Qualifications For Police Until 2024

Kirk Caldwell Prepares To Join The Race For Hawaii Governor

Sylvia Luke’s Bid For LG Will ‘Shake Things Up’ At The Legislature

Monday, October 25

Hawaii Prepares To Rollout Covid Vaccines For Kids Under 12

Controversial Former Kauai Prosecutor Wants Her Old Job Back

Proposed Reapportionment Plans For Oahu Could Mean Painful Political Fallout

Sunday, October 24

Hawaii Rep. Sylvia Luke Plans To Run For Lieutenant Governor

The Clock Is Ticking As Native Hawaiians Wait For Homeland Inheritance Reform

Friday, October 22

Judge Dismisses Oahu Firefighter’s Challenge To Vaccine Mandate

Climate Change Threatens To Worsen Health Disparities In Hawaii

Thursday, October 21

Hawaii Prisons Are Finally Moving Forward With An ID Program For Inmates

Attorney General OKs Honolulu’s Process To Designate Important Ag Lands

Biden’s Spending Bill Could Be A ‘Game Changer’ For Housing in Hawaii

Wednesday, October 20

Hawaii House Panel Probes Potential ‘Irregularities’ By The State Auditor

How Cancer Research May Play A Role In Saving Hawaii’s Coral Reefs

Nautical ‘Escape Pods’: Pandemic Fears Spur Yacht Sales

Tuesday, October 19

OHA Has Lots Of Job Openings Amid A Controversial Restructuring

A Key Part Of Hawaii’s Nursing Workforce Is Shrinking Fast

Monday, October 18

How The Hunt For The Perfect Sweet Potato May Help Hawaii Farmers

Prized Red Ginger Is Being Laid Low In Hawaii By Viruses

Sunday, October 17

Molokai Residents Riled By Possible Gate To Block Vehicles From Beach

Friday, October 15

US Rep. Ed Case Raked In Campaign Cash While Threatening Biden’s Agenda

Can Farm Tours, Bird-Watchers and Storytellers Save Hawaii Tourism?

New Legal Clinic Aims To Give Prisoners A Second Chance

Thursday, October 14

New Hawaii Election Districts Are Drawing Fire

False News Report On Hawaii Flu Deaths Fuels Covid-19 Conspiracy Theories

Wednesday, October 13

Hawaiian Home Lands Residents May Be Out Of Luck When It Comes To Help With Broadband Bills

Tuesday, October 12

Wanted: Developer To Turn Aloha Stadium Parking Lot Into Entertainment District

Supreme Court: No More Expedited Releases For Hawaii Inmates

Hawaii House Panel Warns It May Hold The State Auditor In Contempt

Experts: It’s Time To Learn To Live With Covid

Hawaii Nursery’s Hunt For Missing Plants Underscores Poaching Concerns

Monday, October 11

Redrawing Hawaii’s Election Districts: ‘People Are Going To Be Pissed’

Sunday, October 10

The Navy Vs. Marine Mammals: How Often Do Ship Strikes Happen?

Remote Work Is Here To Stay. You Can Thank The Pandemic For That

Wednesday, October 6

Pandemic Hardships Have Made Hawaii’s Nursing Shortage Even Worse

Tuesday, October 5

Las Vegas Police Captain Selected As Final Candidate For Maui Police Chief

Monday, October 4

Green Calls For Quicker End To Hawaii Covid-19 Restrictions

Sunday, October 3

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: UH Astronomy’s Greg Chun And Doug Simons

Friday, October 1

Maui Police Chief Candidates Answer Questions In Televised Interview

Gov. Ige Extends Covid-19 Emergency Proclamation For Two More Months

It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane — It’s A Hilo Man On A Mission To Get Kids Reading

Corrections Commission Is Poised to Hire Staff After Two Years Of Delay

September 2021

Thursday, September 30

Testimony: New Maui Police Chief Should Come From Outside The Department

West Oahu Residents Are Wary Of Possible Marine Corps Expansion

PODCAST: What To Feed Animals During A Pandemic? Pigs And Chickens Are Pickier Than You Think

State Spending Less On Public Infrastructure Than In Recent Years

New University of Hawaii Astronomy Director Seeks Balance On Mauna Kea

Tuesday, September 28

Hirono Lobbies For Missile Defense Radar During Hearing On Afghanistan

Biden Nominates Hawaii AG Connors To Be US Attorney

Hawaiian Homesteaders Are First To Get Pandemic Relief Funds To Help Pay The Mortgage

Monday, September 27

Military Practices Using Drones For Maritime Surveillance In Hawaii

Can Urban Farming Solve Hawaii’s Food Crisis?

Sunday, September 26

The ‘Delta Tide May Be Turning,’ But Hawaii’s Economic Recovery Is Slow

Climate Change Is A Big Problem For Farmers In Hawaii

Friday, September 24

Hawaii Rolls Out Covid-19 Booster Shots For Older Adults

As TMT Works To Build On Mauna Kea, Two Telescopes Are Coming Down

Hawaii’s High Cost Of Living Just Keeps Getting Higher

Thursday, September 23

Here’s Why Hawaii Is A Model For Identifying Pandemic Racial Disparities

Big Island Police Killings Often Involve Troubled Victims And Guns — And The Number Has Spiked

Wednesday, September 22

Court Urged To Order More Hawaii Inmate Releases To Slow Virus Spread

Tuesday, September 21

Agribusiness Agency Pleads For More Time To Deal With Longstanding Issues

Monday, September 20

Lawmakers Question State Auditor About His Probe Of Agribusiness Agency

The Pandemic Taught Us Broadband Is Essential. But Where Is It?

How An Arbitrator’s Decision Can Cause Problems For Police Agencies Years Later

Hawaii’s Embattled Ag Agency Finally Moves Wahiawa Center Forward

Friday, September 17

Hawaii Supreme Court: The Public Has A ‘Compelling’ Interest In Knowing About Police Misconduct

Workers In Hawaii Face New Job Losses — This Time Without A Safety Net

Conservationists Threaten To Sue Maui Resort Over Injured Seabirds

Thursday, September 16

Air Force And Marines Team Up For First Trans-Pacific Reaper Drone Flights

Audit Finds That Young Brothers Failed To Offset Rising Labor Costs

Hawaii’s Pandemic Crisis Care Plan Raises Legal And Ethical Concerns

Wednesday, September 15

Maui Commission Debates Whether To Hire Next Police Chief In Private

Raising Chickens Became More Than A Hobby For Some During The Pandemic

Tuesday, September 14

Hawaii Lawmakers Question Rent Payments On State Land

State Appears Lax In Reviewing The Cases Of People Sitting In Jail Awaiting Trial

Monday, September 13

Soldier Who Admitted Killing His Wife On Schofield Barracks Faces Up To 65 Years In Jail

Ige Warns Of More Gathering Restrictions If Covid Cases Spike Again

Over Decades, Hawaii Cut Acute Care Hospital Beds. Then Came The Pandemic

These Hawaii Firms Are Pushing Innovation Amid The Pandemic

Sunday, September 12

Why This Big Island Woman Is Spending Every Sunday Picking Up Trash

What Civil Beat’s Salary Database Tells Us About The Embattled Auditor’s Office

Biden’s Sweeping New Vaccination Mandate Is ‘Huge’ For Hawaii

Friday, September 10

Native Seabirds Keep Turning Up Dead On A Popular Kauai Walking Trail

Who’s Behind This Increasingly Vocal Hawaii Group Opposing Covid-19 Mandates?

Thursday, September 9

Civil Cafe: Health And Data Experts Share Their Thoughts About Covid Predictions

Redistricting Panel: No Changes In Hawaii Legislative Seats

Hawaii Landlords Can Now Evict Their Tenants. But Not Many Cases Are Being Filed — Yet

Wednesday, September 8

Hawaii Is Getting A New Electronic Vaccine Verification System

Here’s How Native Hawaiian Groups Are Using $38 Million In Federal Funds

Special December Election Set To Replace Kauai’s Prosecutor

Months After Delivery, Portable Cells Sit Unused At Hawaii’s Largest Jail

Tuesday, September 7

Honolulu Prosecutor Argues Against Further Inmate Releases

Friday, September 3

Panel Will Oversee Efforts By Prisons And Jails To Manage Pandemic Threat

Hawaii Hospitals Near ‘Worst Case Scenario’ As Officials Try To Rein In Labor Day Gatherings

Why Are Data Glitches Continually Skewing Hawaii’s Covid-19 Numbers?

Thursday, September 2

Crowded Prisons And Poorly Ventilated Restaurant Kitchens Fuel Hawaii’s Pandemic

How A Volcano And Flaming Red Sunsets Led An Amateur Scientist In Hawaii To Discover Jet Streams

Do Covid Survivors Need To Get Vaccinated? Experts Say Yes

How The Hawaii Supreme Court Has Shaped Policing In The State

Wednesday, September 1

The Military Wants Ideas On How To Turn Down The Volume In Hawaii’s Noisy Skies

Kauai Police Chief Sued By Cop Who Complained Of Discrimination

August 2021

Tuesday, August 31

State Public Defender Asks Supreme Court To Order More Inmate Releases

‘That Is Not Aloha’: Dr. Lorrin Pang Is Pushing Back Against His Critics

Monday, August 30

Vicky Cayetano Offers A ‘Humble Spirit’ In Run For Hawaii Governor

Lawsuit: United Airlines Mishandled Body Of Hawaii Resident

Sunday, August 29

From Masks To Vaccines: How Churches Have ‘Power’ Over Public Health

Friday, August 27

Disabled People With Covid-19 Face A Tangled Web Of Obstacles

Thursday, August 26

Native Hawaiian Leaders Tout Vaccinations As A Way To ‘Protect Our Future’

Hawaii Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over County Police Jurisdiction

Harris Meets With Hawaii Troops As Afghanistan Crisis Escalates

Maui State Health Director Faces Mounting Pressure Over Disputed Covid Treatments

The Miske Case: Death Penalty Is Off The Table

Vaccine Passports Are Already Being Used On The Mainland. Reaction Is Mixed

Covid-19 Is Surging Again At Hawaii Prisons. The Oahu Jail Is Especially Hard Hit

Wednesday, August 25

Maui Senator: The County’s State Health Director Should Be Fired

Hawaii Senate Committee Considers A New Nominee For Appeals Court

Lawsuit: Hawaii County Police Failed To Announce Themselves Before Killing Man

Cockfights And Corruption: How Police Arbitration Kept This Cop On The Job

Predicting The Future Of Covid In Hawaii Is A Slippery Slope

Tuesday, August 24

The Hawaii National Guard’s Covid Task Force Is Extended Through December

City Council Leaders Urge Honolulu’s Mayor To Find More Quarantine Rooms

Monday, August 23

Hawaii Governor To Tourists: Stay Away

A New Hoteliers’ Group Hopes To Overcome Hawaii’s Backlash Against Tourism

Hawaii’s Vaccine Mandate For State Lawmakers Is Unusual

Sunday, August 22

As Climate Change Fuels Fires, A Big Island Community Has Only One Way Out

Here’s Why The Navy Is Betting On Wave Energy Research In Hawaii

Friday, August 20

Kaiser Resumes Paying All Covid Costs In Hawaii As Hospitalizations Rise

Can Hawaii Employers Force Workers To Be Vaccinated? It’s A Hot Topic Right Now

Thursday, August 19

Problems Persist As Corrections Officials Struggle To Comply With Federal Order

Hawaii Covid Hospitalizations Climb As Delta Variant Rages

Most Hawaii Hospitals Delay Non-Emergency Procedures As Pandemic Worsens

Wednesday, August 18

Hawaii Greenlights Large Events Amid Surge In Covid Cases

Tuesday, August 17

The VA Is Shopping For Land For A ‘One-Stop Shop’ Clinic In Maui

Hawaii Businesses Are Considering Vaccine Requirements For Customers

Here’s Why Hawaii State Parks Expect To Triple Their Revenue

Monday, August 16

Hawaii Tourists Arrested for Faking Vaccination Cards Fined $8,000

Hawaii Congressional Delegation Urges Biden To Speed Up Airlift Of Afghans

Covid-19 Treatment In Hawaii Is Getting More Expensive For Some Patients

Beating Death In Oahu Jail Ends With Acquittal Of Mentally Ill Killer

Maui Charter Commission Vets Record Number Of Reforms On Elections, Police

Sunday, August 15

A Shaky Truce: The Army And Native Hawaiians Both Want Oahu’s Makua Valley

Case Teams Up With Moderates To Put The Brakes On $3.5 Trillion Budget Deal

Friday, August 13

No New Restrictions As Hawaii Hits Record 1,167 COVID Cases

Troops Can’t Sue The Military For Discrimination. This Hawaii Sailor Wants To Change That

Thursday, August 12

2020 Census: Oahu’s Population Tops 1 Million For The First Time

Hawaii Reports 549 New COVID-19 Cases And One Death

Election Violations Prompt New Vote For Hawaii Hotel Union Leadership

Wednesday, August 11

Tech Problems Lead To Undercount In Hawaii COVID Cases

Hawaii Mistaken Identity Case: ‘They’re Just Trying To Cover It Up’

Hospitals Near A Breaking Point As Hawaii’s COVID Case Count Grows

Tuesday, August 10

Ige Imposes New Restrictions On The Size Of Gatherings As Caseloads Mount

Hawaii Doesn’t Have Enough Quarantine Rooms For COVID Patients

Westside Students Learn About Waianae Coast — And Themselves

Monday, August 9

Military Moves To Mandate Vaccines For Troops Next Month

University Not Liable For Death Of Construction Worker At Football Field, UH Official Says

Ige Urges People To Limit Interactions Amid COVID Surge

Hawaii-Based Soldiers Train In Indonesia As US Seeks To Solidify Ties

Sunday, August 8

Hawaii Logs 4th Straight Day Of More Than 600 New COVID-19 Cases

Hawaii’s Tourism Industry Is Bouncing Back. But Where Are All The Jobs?

Friday, August 6

Hawaii Contact Tracers Work Overtime As COVID Cases Surge

Ige Lifts Suspension Of Hawaii’s Open Government Laws

Hawaii Reports 628 New COVID-19 Cases And Two More Deaths

Ige Appoints Deputy Prosecutor To Intermediate Court Of Appeals

Oahu Hasn’t Spent Tens Of Millions In Rent Aid As State Eviction Ban Expires

Thursday, August 5

Hawaii Public Workers Need To Be Vaccinated Or Tested Weekly

Hawaii Reports 655 Coronavirus Cases, A New Single-Day Record

New Federal Order May Buy More Time For Tenants Facing Eviction In Hawaii

Wednesday, August 4

House Speaker Scott Saiki Mulls A Run For LG

Rejection Of Ige’s Judicial Nominee Raises Questions Of Diversity In Hawaii Courts

Tuesday, August 3

Schools Reopen Amid Concerns About Rising COVID-19 Case Count

Court Limits A&B East Maui Stream Diversion

Monday, August 2

Green Has $600K In Campaign Cash More Than A Year Before Election Day

Business, Community Leaders Call On Public To Avoid A Return To COVID Restrictions

Hawaii Hospitals Step Up Pressure On Employees To Get Vaccinated

Global Competition Over Fish Stocks Increasingly Affects Hawaii

Sunday, August 1

Hawaii Records 452 New COVID Cases As Positivity Rate Soars To 5.7%

July 2021

Saturday, July 31

Hospitals Struggle With Influx Of Patients As Hawaii’s COVID-19 Caseload Mounts

Friday, July 30

Hanabusa Becomes Chair Of The Honolulu Rail Authority Board — Again

Ige Warns New Restrictions May Be Needed As COVID Cases Spike

Here’s How A ‘Perfect Storm’ Led To A Spike In COVID Cases On The Westside

These Hawaii Residents Are Using Social Media To Fight Overtourism

Thursday, July 29

Senate Rejects Dan Gluck’s Appointment To Intermediate Court Of Appeals

Case Tries Again To Get The Army To Fix Tripler’s Parking Problem

Wednesday, July 28

Senate Committee Rejects Dan Gluck’s Nomination To Appeals Court

Micronesian President Discusses Military Issues During Hawaii Visit

Here’s How A Hawaii Concert Promoter Got More COVID Aid Than Carnegie Hall

Tuesday, July 27

Ige’s Appeals Court Nominee Faces Questions Over Experience, Diversity

Monday, July 26

Hawaii Governor Considers Vaccine Requirement For State Workers

The Choice For Workers At A Honolulu Care Facility — Get Vaccinated Or Get Fired

Sunday, July 25

First Lady Jill Biden Promotes COVID-19 Vaccine In Visit To Hawaii

Why Are More People Than Ever Receiving Food Stamps In Hawaii?

Friday, July 23

House Panel Subpoenas Land Fund, Agriculture Agency

Thursday, July 22

Hirono Stresses Shipyards And Shipbuilding In Navy Funding Deal

Hawaii’s Recent Spike In COVID-19 Cases Will Continue To Rise, Officials Say

Report Finds That Most Hospitals Aren’t Complying With Price Transparency Rules

Wednesday, July 21

COVID-19 Delays Drug Trial For Katherine Kealoha’s Brother

Maui Commission Announces 5 Finalists For Police Chief

Hawaii Officials Are Making A Cybersecurity Push To Keep Federal Contracts Flowing

Disabled Kailua Tenants Say New Parking Rule ‘Makes Things Tough’ For Them

Tuesday, July 20

The Kealohas, Cocaine Parties And Oxycodone

After COFA Talks Stalled Under Trump, A 2023 Deadline Looms For Biden

Monday, July 19

Inmate Deaths In Hawaii Prisons And Jails Are On The Upswing This Year

Honolulu Would Join A National Trend With A Commission On Social Justice And Equity

Sunday, July 18

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Tourism Executive Mufi Hannemann

A Kauai Family Gave Homeless People A Place To Live. Now They All Face Eviction

Thursday, July 15

Navy To Review Impact Of Pacific Training After 2 Whales Die During Exercise

A New Oahu Jail May Need To Be A Lot Bigger In The Near Future

Advocates Worry Hawaii Could See Avalanche Of Evictions When Moratorium Is Lifted Next Month

Other States Have Tough Police Standards Boards. Hawaii’s Is Still Struggling

Wednesday, July 14

Former Hawaii Lawmaker Bob Nakata Dies At 80

Former First Lady Vicky Cayetano Is Mulling A Run For Governor

Hawaii Restaurants Got $414 Million In Pandemic Aid. Where Did It Go?

Lanai May Finally Get An Affordable Housing Project. It Might Even Get 2

Should People Who Got COVID-19 Count Toward Herd Immunity?

Tuesday, July 13

Federal Judge Rules Prison System Has Failed To Protect Inmates From COVID-19

Miske Case Rocks Stagehand Union After Executive Board Member’s Guilty Plea

State Tax Collections Soared Back To Pre-Pandemic Levels In The Past Year

Monday, July 12

Hawaii Police Shootings Board Still Won’t Say What Cases It’s Reviewing

Hilo Renters Fear They’ll Be Among The First To Go When Eviction Moratorium Ends

Maui Film Commissioner Lands Role In Movie He Helped Facilitate

Sunday, July 11

These West Oahu Residents Are On A Mission To Clean Up The Island’s Beach Parks

Friday, July 9

Celebrating Prince Kuhio’s Legacy In Washington With A Call To Do More For Hawaiians

Federal Court Case: Corrections Officials Botched COVID-19 Response In Prisons

How Neighbor Islands Are Working To Address Overtourism In Hawaii

Thursday, July 8

Legislature Fixes Budget Glitches At Close Of Special Session

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: State Auditor Les Kondo

Wednesday, July 7

Hawaii Health Department Whistleblower Sues State After Getting Fired

Bankrupt Honolulu Charter Operator Faces Allegations Of Multimillion Dollar Fraud

Complaints Lead To Ouster Of Big Island Animal Control Contractor

The State Does A Lot To Help Farmers In Hawaii. But It’s Not Enough

Tuesday, July 6

Legislature Overrides Ige’s Objections, Defunds Tourism Authority

How Local Opposition Is Derailing Efforts To Develop Homeless And Housing Facilities

Fault Lines 2021: It’s A Good Time For A Reboot

A Hawaii Hospital Told A Veteran The VA Wouldn’t Cover His Surgery. The VA Disagrees

Sunday, July 4

Native Hawaiian Educator And Activist Haunani-Kay Trask Dies

Saturday, July 3

Hawaii Lawmakers Have A Tentative List Of Which Vetoes They’ll Override

Conservationists Threaten Lawsuit Over Maui Lights That Harm Seabirds

SLIDESHOW: French Warplanes Train in Honolulu

Friday, July 2

Schatz: Congress Needs To Stop ‘Ignoring The Needs Of Native People’

Proposals Seek Stronger Oversight Of Police On Maui

Thursday, July 1

How Zoom Helped Alcoholics Anonymous Members Stay Sober During A Pandemic

June 2021

Wednesday, June 30

Case, Kahele Urge Biden To Appoint Envoy To Micronesia

Hawaii Has Millions In Rental Assistance To Hand Out But Not Enough Takers

New Study: Oahu Freeways Deliver The Roughest Rides In The Country

Tuesday, June 29

House Speaker: Lawmakers Will Return To The Capitol July 6

Supreme Court Decision Came Too Late For Maui Residents Fighting Housing Development

Monday, June 28

Why Oahu Neighborhoods Have Such Sharp Differences In Vaccination Rates

VA Wants A Review Of Hawaii’s Veterans Cemeteries After Finding Two In Rough Shape

Sunday, June 27

How Can Hawaii Get Students Interested In Local STEM Jobs? Start Them Early

Friday, June 25

More Than Half Of Hawaii’s Inmates Have Been Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Thursday, June 24

Hawaii Will Lift Restrictions For Vaccinated US Travelers On July 8

Hawaii’s National Guard Begins Winding Down Its COVID-19 Response Teams

Ige: Lack Of Public Input Is Driving Concerns Over Bills — And Possible Vetoes

Wednesday, June 23

Lanai’s Newspaper Is Now Owned By The Company That Owns Lanai

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Gov. David Ige

Wanted: Maui Seeks New Police Chief. FBI Training Is A Plus

Lawsuit Challenges Kauai’s Termination Of Youth Drug Treatment Contract

Ige: Hawaii Unlikely To Ease Travel Restrictions Ahead Of July 4 As Vaccinations Slow

Tuesday, June 22

Many UH Students Struggled With Hunger And Homelessness Last Year

Tourists Are Back In Force On Hana Highway. Why Not Charge Them?

Monday, June 21

Hawaii Gov Intends To Veto Dozens Of Bills, Likely Triggering A Special Session

Oahu Veterans Bid Emotional Farewell To Coast Guard Ship Getting ‘New Life’ In Vietnam

Why Juneteenth Is A Complicated Holiday For Hawaii’s Black Community

Sunday, June 20

The Race Is On To Book A Reservation At Hanauma Bay

Saturday, June 19

Longtime Hawaii Journalist, Sportscaster Robert Kekaula Dies

Friday, June 18

Big Island Police Kill Knife-Wielding Man

Thursday, June 17

A Potential Shakeup At OHA Is Clouding The Agency’s Budget

Ige Appoints Lynn DeCoite To Fill Vacant Maui Senate Seat

Kauai Developer Wants Land Returned After County Delays Opening Drug Treatment Center

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: US Sen. Mazie Hirono

Wednesday, June 16

Hawaii Becomes 49th State To Recognize Juneteenth

Hawaii Is Bringing Back Its Health Equity Office As Pandemic Highlights Disparities

French Warplanes To Train With US Military In Hawaii As Allies Solidify Ties

Tuesday, June 15

Russian Military Exercise Prompted US Fighter Jets To Scramble, Military Says

Maui’s Got A Brand New Ag Department. Now What?

Monday, June 14

Ewa Beach Land Transfer Could Clear Way For 400 Hawaiian Homesteads

Hilo Man Shot To Death By Police

A Surprise Revelation In The Miske Case: A Plot To Kill A Union Official

Sunday, June 13

How Hawaii Sen. Dan Inouye Helped Set The Stage For UFO Research

This Hawaii Company Found Help In South Korea For Its COVID Test Kits

Friday, June 11

‘Better Than Nothing’: Doctors Urge High-Risk Patients To Get Vaccines

Thursday, June 10

DOH Fines Waipahu Care Home Owner $828K

Experts Forecast A Destructive Wildfire Season In Hawaii This Year

Hawaii’s Hot Housing Market Is Squeezing Out Renters

Wednesday, June 9

Scientists Are Running Out Of Time To Save This Critically Endangered Kauai Bird

$9 For A Loaf Of Bread? Here’s Why It’s So Expensive To Eat At Home These Days

Tuesday, June 8

Hawaii Marks World Oceans Day With 9 New Laws To Protect Sharks And Marine Life

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Locked Down Over Security Threat

Hawaii’s Rental Car Crisis Is Sending More Riders To Biki And TheBus

An Accountant Is The Latest To Be Charged In The Miske Case

Monday, June 7

Ige Outlines Plan To Ease COVID-19 Restrictions For Restaurants, Gatherings

Broken Promise? Native Hawaiians’ Ongoing Feud With Bank of America

Hawaii Prison Officials Still Don’t Know How Many Inmates Are Vaccinated

Sunday, June 6

Battle Of Midway Commemorated As Rebuilt Barbers Point Memorial Unveiled

COVID-19 Cases Are Declining In Hawaii But Restaurant Clusters Show Continued Danger

Gen. Charles Flynn Returns To Hawaii As Commander Of US Army Pacific

Friday, June 4

No Vaccine, No Tests Required For Travel Within Hawaii Starting June 15

House Finance Chair: Fewer Tourists Is ‘What People Want’

Growing Use Of Rapid Testing Provides A ‘Degree Of Safety’ As Hawaii Reopens

Thursday, June 3

Maps Show Hawaii’s COVID-19 Vaccine Disparities By ZIP Code

Why Is It Still So Hard To Reach Hawaii’s Unemployment Office?

Wednesday, June 2

Technology, Entrepreneurship And Waiwai

An Explosion Of Green Parakeets Is Causing Big Problems On Kauai

Tuesday, June 1

Extending State Land Leases Could Benefit Businesses, But At What Cost To Taxpayers?

National Report Spotlights Hawaii’s Need For Suicide Prevention

May 2021

Friday, May 28

The Pandemic Has ‘Permanently’ Changed Health Care In Hawaii

Hirono Seeks To Restore Federal Benefits For Pacific Islanders From COFA Nations

Thursday, May 27

Ohana Shutdown Leaves Molokai, Lanai Residents With Limited Flight Options

Hawaii State Hospital Unveils Gleaming New 144-Bed Facility With A Dark Legacy

Some Hawaii Farms Want To Keep Feeding Locals — Even As Tourism Returns

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: US Rep. Ed Case

Wednesday, May 26

Most Of Hawaii’s Recent COVID-19 Cases Are From ‘Variants Of Concern’

Plan For Hawaii’s ‘Important Agricultural Lands’ Is On Hold Pending An AG Opinion

New Hawaii State Veterans Home Is Being Built On Land Designated For Affordable Housing

Small Oahu Landowners Say They Were Blindsided By Ag Land Plan

Tuesday, May 25

Maui Police Commission Won’t Discipline Former Police Chief For Hit-And-Run

Hawaii Lifts Outdoor Mask Mandate, Resumes Permits For Surf Competitions

The Fight Over Hawaii’s ‘Important Agricultural Lands’

How Biden And Hawaii Could Address COVID-19 Disparities Among Pacific Islanders

Union Says Ongoing Closure Of Health Clinic In Nanakuli Is ‘Equity Issue’

Monday, May 24

Senate Bill Would Make It Harder To Scrutinize Government Contract Awards, Critics Say

Sunday, May 23

How To Enter The Civil Beat Recipe Challenge

No Bid, No Problem? Hawaiian Telcom Lands A $25 Million State Broadband Contract

Want Hawaii To Be Less Dependent On Imported Food? Change Your Diet

Friday, May 21

Maui Police Commission: Former Chief Had ‘Room For Improvement’

Marines Scrap Hawaii-Based Attack Helicopters After Just Three Years

The Great Hawaii Rental Car Crisis: Is It Ever Going To End?

Thursday, May 20

COVID-19 Sniffing Dogs Show Promise With Patients In Hawaii

Hawaii Reimposes Job Hunts As A Requirement For Unemployment Insurance

This New Federal Program Is Expected To Help Hundreds Of Thousands Of Hawaii Kids

Wednesday, May 19

Hawaii’s Coronavirus Count Rises As State Adds ‘Probable Cases’ To Its Total

NOAA Predicts Less Hurricane Activity Than Usual In The Central Pacific This Year

Legislature Directs Federal Funds To Patch Up Hawaii’s Shaky Broadband System

Honolulu Councilwoman Wants More Race Data Collected

Tuesday, May 18

State Gets Another $20 Million In Lawsuit Over Software Failure

The FBI Is Probing A Hawaii Defense Contractor’s Donations To US Sen. Susan Collins

‘The Situation Is Critical’: Saving This Maui Beach Won’t Be Easy Or Cheap

Flying To Hawaii? Prepare For Long Lines At The Airport

Monday, May 17

Redrawing Of Hawaii’s Political Boundaries Could Stretch Into Early 2022

Ige Says Slew Of Pandemic Rule Changes In The Works

COVID-19 Vaccines Required For UH Students This Fall

The Investigation Into The Ex-Maui Police Chief’s Hit And Run Is In

Hawaii’s Fishermen Are Worried About China’s Fleet. So Is The Military

Sunday, May 16

Hawaii Health Care Workers Are Getting Creative As Vaccine Interest Fades

Friday, May 14

Hawaiian Airlines Reservation Systems Are Overwhelmed

Hawaii Has A Lot Of Unemployed People. But Companies Still Can’t Find Help

Thursday, May 13

Hawaii Will Maintain Mask Rules Despite New CDC Guidance, Governor Says

Taxpayers On The Hook For $2.3M To Settle Legal Claims Against The State

Wednesday, May 12

‘Just A Pinch’: Hawaii Children Line Up To Get A COVID-19 Vaccine

Tuesday, May 11

Hawaii Police Shootings Board Says It Will Step Up Its Work

The Tourists Are Back. In Rural Hana, The Residents Aren’t Happy

More Marines Are Coming To Hawaii. Will Kaneohe Be Ready For Them?

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Hawaii House Leaders

Monday, May 10

Hawaii Is Ready As Preteens Get In Line For COVID-19 Vaccines

Hawaii Police Shootings Review Board Has At Least A Dozen Cases

Sunday, May 9

Tourists Are Returning To Hawaii, So Why Aren’t Tourism Jobs?

These Hawaii Doctors Are Fighting Guam’s Abortion Law

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: US Sen. Brian Schatz

Friday, May 7

Kauai Tightens Restrictions To Slow Spike In COVID-19 Cases

Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Voters Split Over Recreational Marijuana

Thursday, May 6

A Maui Farmer’s Dream: Where Food, Not Fences, Separates The Homes

Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Majority Of Oahu Voters Oppose Rail Project

Wednesday, May 5

Big Island Planning Commissioner Gets Three Months To Improve Behavior

Hirono Dishes On Rail, Anti-Asian Hate And Vaccine-Hesitant Trumpers

Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Hawaii Voters Really, Really Like Lt. Gov. Josh Green

Hawaiian Electric Says It Might Pull The Plug On Giant Battery

As Demand Wanes, Hawaii Reduces Its COVID-19 Vaccine Order For The First Time

Bringing Back The Pork: Case, Kahele Make Their Pitch For $57 Million

Tuesday, May 4

Fear Of Side Effects, Government Mistrust Among Reasons For Vaccine Hesitancy

Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Most People Surveyed In Hawaii Say They Will Get Vaccinated

Monday, May 3

Love Has Won Cult Leader Apparently Found Dead In Colorado

Ige Rules Out Vaccine Passports For Trans-Pacific Travelers For Now

Measure Criminalizing ‘Coercive Control’ Faces Opposition From Law Enforcement

Sunday, May 2

Kamehameha Schools Is Struggling To Replace An Outgoing Trustee

A Cautious Legislature, Locked In The Capitol, Played It Safe

April 2021

Friday, April 30

Outgoing INDOPACOM Commander Warns China Seeks To Dominate Pacific

Hawaii Officials Warn Of COVID-19 Cluster Linked To A Football Tournament On The Mainland

Thursday, April 29

Lawmakers Credit Federal Relief Funds For Saving Session

House Creates Panel To Probe Land Fund, Agriculture Agency

Nā Kahu Manō: He ʻOhana Hawaiʻi E Hoʻi I Ko Lākou Hoʻoilina Ponoʻī

ʻŌlelo Nā Kamaʻāina No Oʻahu Komohana I Ke Kuhihewa A Ka Nūhou I Ko Lākou Kaiāpuni. Makemake Mākou E Hoʻololi I Kēlā

State Inspections Show History Of Neglect At Elderly Care Facility Facing Shutdown

Civil Beat Is Now Translating Some Stories Into Hawaiian

Wednesday, April 28

This Bill Aims To Prevent A Wave Of Evictions But Critics Say It Falls Short

Navy Dismisses Pearl Harbor Submarine Commander Due To ‘Loss of Confidence’

Lawsuit: Former Maui Prosecutor Says The Mayor Was Wrong To Fire Him

As Tourists Return, Hawaii Is Looking At New Ways To Keep Them Safe In The Ocean

Tuesday, April 27

New County Hotel Tax Is Approved In Final Vote

Can People In Hawaii Stop Wearing Masks Outdoors? Not Yet

Senate Democratic Majority Leader J. Kalani English To Retire

Monday, April 26

Hawaii Keeps US House Seats But Expects Delay In Redistricting

Hawaii’s Food Hubs Find Strength In Numbers

Campaign Finance Records Suggest An Easy Reelection Bid For Brian Schatz

Some Pacific Islanders Hit Hardest By COVID-19 Can’t Get Federal Aid For Burials

Sunday, April 25

New Aloha Stadium Development May Finally Move Forward

Friday, April 23

Hawaii To Resume Use Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine After Safety Review

Hawaii Legislature Agrees To Defer Pay Raises Ahead Of Final Votes

Three Troops Arrested In Hawaii Sting Targeting Child Sexual Predators

How Hawaii Squandered Its Food Security — And What It Will Take To Get It Back

The Pandemic Has Transformed How Aid Groups Help Elderly In Need

Thursday, April 22

New Taxes, Tourism Funding Cuts Among Bills Pushed Through As Legislature Winds Down

Reggae Band Asks Former Singer To Zip His Lips

Hawaii Health Department Orders Hauula Assisted Living Facility To Close

Wednesday, April 21

House Speaker Expects Pay Raises For Lawmakers Will Be Deferred

Bail Reform Stalls In Hawaii Legislature

Why It’s So Hard To Pass A Minimum Wage Increase In Hawaii

Tuesday, April 20

Hawaii Asset Forfeiture Reform Appears Dead This Year

Legislative Negotiators Agree To End Payday Loans In Hawaii By 2022

Hawaii To Let Vaccinated Interisland Travelers Skip Quarantine Starting May 11

Hawaii House Speaker Scott Saiki’s High-Profile Agenda Is Raising Questions

Monday, April 19

Lawmakers Reach Agreement On A New Two-Year State Budget

Hawaii Plans Vaccine Passports For Interisland Travelers First

‘It’s Not Sexy’: Kahele Eyes Overdue Hawaii Projects For Biden’s Jobs Plan

Kauai Finally Greenlights Retail Shops On Farmland

State Awarded Money To A Bidder That Blew The Deadline, Then Took It Back

Sunday, April 18

Police Killing Of Micronesian Teen In Hawaii Prompts Grief And Questions

Friday, April 16

Lawmakers OK Fines For Pandemic Rule Violators

Kauai Police Chief Suspended For Mocking Asians

Hawaii Supreme Court Ends Early Release Of Inmates

Very Few Vaccinated People Have Caught COVID-19 In Hawaii

How Scientists Are Pivoting In Their Quest To Save Hawaii’s Crows

Thursday, April 15

Hawaii Sees ‘Startling’ Increase In Number Of Children Facing Hunger

Kauai Police Chief’s Rising Star Began To Fall Last Year, Job Reviews Show

Wednesday, April 14

Sailor Who Took His Own Life At Honolulu Resort Was A Career Navy Man

Mountain Of Evidence Weighs Down Defendants In Miske Racketeering Case

Tuesday, April 13

Hawaii House Will Likely Delay Pay Raises Until 2023

Hawaii Pauses Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Following Federal Guidance

Big Island Geothermal Agreement On Hold Pending Environmental Review

Monday, April 12

The Navy Has Promised Action On Mental Health And Suicide, But Sailors Are Still Dying

Hawaii Is Working Out The Details Of A COVID-19 Vaccine Passport

Police Shootings Board Is Still Doing Nothing As Cases Pile Up

Why One Developer Is Banking On More Digital Nomads Coming To Hawaii

PODCAST: Two Ideas For How To Build More Housing For Hawaii Farmers

Sunday, April 11

Crews Mourn The ‘Unreal’ Death Of One Of Hawaii’s Greatest Navigators

Military Pilots Try To Keep Hawaii Skies Quiet. Here’s Why It’s Hard

Retiring Native Hawaiian Army General Was A Trailblazer

Friday, April 9

Dole Fined $20,000 For ‘Significant’ Safety Risks Posed By Wahiawa Dam

Bans On High Capacity Magazines For Guns Fail At Legislature

Hawaii To Get A Much Smaller Supply Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

How People Across Hawaii Are Creating Spaces To Grow Their Own Food

Aloha Stadium Plan Will Burden Taxpayers. Is It Worth The Risk?

New SHOPO TV Spots Aim For A Positive Police Image

Thursday, April 8

Navy Dismisses Commander Of Pearl Harbor Destroyer Over Morale Problems

Kauai Councilwoman In The Hot Seat After Accepting Paid Trip To Russia

Hawaii’s Transgender Community Pushes For Better Health Insurance Coverage

What The Pandemic Taught Hawaii Hospitals About Their Capacity To Handle Calamity

Wednesday, April 7

Court Rules In Favor Of A&B, Land Board In Maui Water Dispute

House Speaker Pulls Plug On Statewide Travel Mandate

Dark Clouds Are Looming Over Hawaii Even As The Economy Appears To Be Improving

Here’s How Hawaii’s New State Budget Is Shaping Up

Tuesday, April 6

Hawaii Expects To Meet Biden’s New Goal Of Offering Vaccines To All Adults By April 19

Official In Charge Of Hawaii’s COVID-19 Contact Tracing Resigns

Monday, April 5

Ige Calls For Patience On Travel Restrictions, Vaccine Passports

Lawmakers Consider Adding ‘Coercive Control’ In Domestic Violence Cases

Hawaii Data Landscape: Antiquated Infrastructure, Widespread Distrust

Sunday, April 4

Big Island Mayor Wants To Oust Planning Commissioner For Being Hostile

How The Westside Is Restoring The Coconut Tree As A Food Source In Hawaii

Friday, April 2

New CDC Guidance Paves The Way For Hawaii To Implement ‘Vaccine Passports’

Vaccines Open To 16 And Up On Kauai And Big Island

Hawaii’s Pandemic-Induced Rental Car Shortage — Here’s What The Data Shows

Hawaii Restaurants Could Escape Shifting Pandemic Rules Under Proposed Program

How Addressing Hawaii’s Affordable Housing Crisis Could Help Farming Efforts

Thursday, April 1

Report: State Auditor Not In ‘Complete Compliance’ With Constitution

Hawaii Jockeys For Advantage In Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

Leonardo DiCaprio Lends Support To Hawaii Bill Protecting Sharks

How A Slug In A Salad Led One Patient On A Confusing Quest For Rat Lungworm Treatment

New Sunshine Rules Would Require Requests For Some In-Person Meetings

March 2021

Wednesday, March 31

Hawaii Supreme Court May Lift COVID-19 Order To Free Inmates Without Bail

State Warns People To Avoid Maui Church That Failed To Rein In COVID-19 Cluster

For Many Hawaii Companies, The Pandemic Has Changed Work Forever

Kauai Wants To Reopen Beaches. That Could Put Homeless Back On The Streets

Tuesday, March 30

Hawaii Senate Committee Mulls Inheritance And Conveyance Tax Increases

Monday, March 29

Hawaii Lawmakers Advance Capital Gains Tax Increase

Na Leo CEO To Take Leave Following Bribery Allegations

Lawmakers Want New Group To Determine Future Of OHA Kakaako Makai

Cocktails To Go? Hawaii Restaurants Hope Service Will Outlast The Pandemic

Many Inmates Leaving Prison Are Still Having Trouble Getting ID Cards

Should Hawaii Invest To Help Workers Displaced By The Pandemic Find New Careers?

Sunday, March 28

How Hawaii Clinics Found New Ways To Reach Patients During The Pandemic

Helicopter Crash Passenger Says Engine Quit Because It Ran Out Of Gas

Friday, March 26

Honolulu Blesses Outdoor Weddings Even As Case Count Ticks Up

Moving Hawaii Beyond The Pandemic

Thursday, March 25

Hawaii Health Officials Expect To Meet Biden’s Vaccine Timeline

Lawmakers Advance Bail Reform To Fix A ‘Broken’ System

Oahu Customers May See Their Electric Bills Rise Next Year As Power Plant Converts

Hawaii AAPI Democrats Back Iolani Graduate For Biden Post

Wednesday, March 24

9th Circuit Upholds Hawaii Laws Against Open Carry Of Firearms

Hawaii’s Antiquated 211 Phone Line Gets A Much Needed Upgrade

Why The Public Needs To Know More About Police Contract Talks

The Hawaii Capitol Is Closed To The Public, But Some Lobbyists Still Have Entree

Tuesday, March 23

NTSB: ‘Aggressive Takeoff Maneuver’ Likely Caused Fatal Skydiving Crash

Plea Agreement Details How Miske Allegedly Ordered A Chemical Attack On Rival Nightclub

Two Pay Raises For Lawmakers Over The Next Year Are Raising Eyebrows

Monday, March 22

A Hawaii ‘Vaccine Passport’ Could Open Door To Weddings, Concerts And More Tourism

Immigration Reform Efforts In Congress Offer Hope To Hawaii ‘Dreamers’

Sunday, March 21

Rep. Kai Kahele Wants New Missile Defense Radar System On Kauai — Not Oahu

The Pandemic Has Driven Down Hawaii’s Rate Of Childhood Lead Testing

Friday, March 19

Maui Deals With Several COVID-19 Clusters And Highest Rate Of Positive Tests

Thursday, March 18

Questions Raised Over COVID Outbreak At Maui Jail

Relics Of Sugar’s Past, Hawaii Dams Will Take Years To Fix Or Remove

Wednesday, March 17

Special House Committee Will Investigate Hawaii Lawmaker’s DUI Arrest

House Spending Plan Fills State Budget Holes — And Then Some

Online Platform Lets Low-Income Shoppers Buy Local Farm Products

Young Marshallese Advocate For Nuclear Justice

Hawaii’s Unemployed Must Clear Up Earlier Benefit Snafus Before Getting Federal Dollars

Tuesday, March 16

Pacific Islanders, Including Hawaiians, Disproportionately Missing Out On Vaccines

Hawaii’s Rush To Vaccinate Has Led To A Patchwork System With Little Policing

‘My Words Have Caused People Pain’: Kauai Police Chief Apologizes For Anti-Asian Remarks

Monday, March 15

Funding Fight Slows Action On Police, Prison Reform

‘Fake Farms’ Are Squeezing Out Serious Agriculture Potential In Hawaii

Sunday, March 14

To Get Leftover Vaccines In Hawaii, It Helps To Be Related To A Hospital Employee

Veterans Near End Of Fight To Return Barbers Point Memorial To West Oahu

Friday, March 12

The Hike In State Income Taxes On Top Earners Is As Good As Dead

Three Hawaii Residents Contract COVID-19 Despite Getting Vaccinations

Mazie Hirono Pushes DOJ To Take On Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

Thursday, March 11

Military Has Begun Vaccinating Troops And Family Members From Age 16

Starting Monday: 65+ Eligible To Get COVID-19 Shots As Hawaii Moves To Phase 1C

Maui Police Chief Retiring While Under Commission Scrutiny For Hit-And-Run

Some Hawaii Beaches May Lose Lifeguards As State Runs Short Of Cash

Critics Say More Data Needed To Avoid Racial Inequity in Hawaii’s Vaccine Rollout

COVID-19 Is Airborne. So Why Doesn’t Hawaii Have Pandemic Air Quality Standards?

Wednesday, March 10

Civil Cafe: Hawaii Money Chairs Share Their Thoughts On Taxes And The Budget

Brian Schatz: ‘Native Wisdom’ Needs To Be Part Of US Climate Policy

New Federal Relief Bill Will Help Hawaii. But It’s Still Not Enough For A Full Recovery

From The Philippines To Lanai: State Hopes New Teaching Recruits Will Fill A Gap

Tuesday, March 9

State: Maui Dam Was In ‘Unsatisfactory’ Condition When It Overflowed

LGBTQ Parents May Get Help When Having A Baby In Hawaii

Hawaii Senate Votes To Legalize Marijuana, Raise Minimum Wage

Hawaii Schools Superintendent To Step Down After Her Contract Expires In July

Made In Hawaii? This Innovative Startup Can Help You Promote Your Product

Monday, March 8

Latest Federal Pandemic Relief Bill Will Shore Up The State Budget

Maui Area Evacuated After Heavy Rains Cause Dam To Overflow

South Africa COVID-19 Variant Detected On Oahu

Growing COVID-19 Outbreak At Maui Jail Has Inmates, Families Worried

West Oahu Residents Say The Media Is Getting Their Community All Wrong. We Want To Change That

Sunday, March 7

Fewer Farmers Are Growing Hawaii’s ‘Miracle Food’ Taro Despite Growing Demand

Lawmakers End Efforts To Revamp Oversight Of Watchdog Agencies

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: The ACLU Of Hawaii

What’s Dead And Alive At The Hawaii Legislature

Friday, March 5

Report Calls For Better Data About And For Native Hawaiians

Lanai And Molokai Are Poised To Broaden COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility

The VA’s Pacific Island Director Wants Closer Cooperation With Tripler

Here’s How Tax Increases Are Shaking Out In The Hawaii Legislature

Thursday, March 4

Board of Ed Defers Debate On Superintendent Contract Renewal

Kahele, Case Divided On Whether Inmates Should Vote From Prison

Neal Milner: State’s Biggest Projects Put ‘Hawaii Political Time’ On Display

Hawaii Lawmakers Consider Requiring Gender Diversity On Corporate Boards

Wednesday, March 3

Starting Monday: Hawaii COVID-19 Vaccinations To Include 70+

Most Police Reform Measures Fail To Gain Traction At Legislature

Death Behind Bars: In Hawaii, The Death Of A Prisoner Is Often A Closely Held Secret

Tuesday, March 2

Hawaii Wants To Give Away COVID-19 Tests, But Not For Big Island Airport Screening

Monday, March 1

New Single-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Raises Hopes For Overall Effort

‘Lost Year’ Clouds Hawaii’s Economic Outlook

This Program Helped Big Island Farmers And Families. Now It’s Out Of Cash

Hawaii’s Summer Tourism Season Is Looking Promising

February 2021

Sunday, February 28

Kenji Price: An Uncertain Future For A Republican In Deep Blue Hawaii

Did An Abusive Relationship Lead To A Young Woman’s Involvement In A North Shore Murder?

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: UH Economists Carl Bonham And Sumner La Croix

Saturday, February 27

Hundreds Of Military Vets Get COVID-19 Vaccines In Hawaii

Friday, February 26

Military Health Chief Says Demand For COVID-19 Vaccine Outpacing Supply

COVID-19 Strain That Originated In Brazil Detected On Oahu

Hawaii Lawmakers Mull Mediation To Prevent Mass Evictions After Moratorium Lifted

Thursday, February 25

Proposed Mauna Kea Working Group Is Already Creating Divisions

PODCAST: This Kauai Nonprofit Has A Plan For Creating More Demand For Local Food

Proposal Would Streamline Involuntary Treatment Of Those With Severe Mental Illness

Hawaii Farmers Need Land. State Efforts To Help Aren’t Working

Wednesday, February 24

Bill Spares Hawaii Businesses From Replenishing UI Trust Fund — For Now

Big Island Finfish Farm Hopes To Lead The Way In Sustainable Aquaculture

Hawaii’s Fiscal Picture Is Looking Up. So Why Do Lawmakers Still Want To Raise Taxes?

Tuesday, February 23

Lawmaker Arrested On Suspicion Of Driving Under The Influence

Hawaii Grapples With How To Use Stockpile Of Rapid COVID-19 Tests

Zippy’s Plans To Pay Employees To Get Vaccinated

Monday, February 22

Hawaii Health Director Says 3 More Weeks For Next Vaccination Phase

Police Accountability An ‘Essential Element’ In Rebuilding Trust, Garland Says

Hawaii Farmers Need Better Data To Make Decisions

Suicides In Hawaii Have Declined During The Pandemic

Sunday, February 21

‘Maui Wowee’: County Council Sees Potential Financial Boost From Pot Industry

Is The End In Sight? And How Will We Know It?

Friday, February 19

Here’s Where You Can Find The Latest Data About COVID-19 In Hawaii

Lawmakers Want Native Hawaiians To Help Decide Future Of Mauna Kea

Family Sues Over Fatal State Capitol Shooting By Deputy Sheriff

Ban On Large-Capacity Rifle Magazines Clears Committee

Oahu Approaches Fewer COVID Restrictions Even As Vaccines Are Delayed By Bad Weather

Should Hawaii Nurses Be Allowed To Perform Abortions?

Civil Beat Is Ending Its Daily Virus Tracker. Here’s Why

Hawaii Plans For Post-Pandemic Tourism, Starting With Kauai

Thursday, February 18

State Has Spent Nearly $10 Million So Far Planning A New Jail At Halawa

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 18: 67 New COVID-19 Cases And 1 Death

Ngeni Chon Ekkewe Mwu COFA, Iei Auwa Tongeni Nounou Sefan Ewe Medicaid

Hawaii’s Tax ‘Imbalance’: Would A New State Property Tax Fix It?

Wednesday, February 17

State Officials Looking For Ways To Finance New Stadium, Repair Old One

Senate Panel Kills Beef Bill

Schatz: Coronavirus Relief Package Is ‘My No. 1 Priority’

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 17: 29 New COVID-19 Cases And 1 Death

Beefing Over Control Of Hawaii’s Meat Processing Industry

The Complicated Pride Of Native Hawaiians In The Military

Tuesday, February 16

Senate Committee Advances Bill To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Hawaii Court’s Massive Fine Against Drug Makers Could Boost State Budget

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 16: Lab Reporting Error Leads To Undercount

Hawaii US Attorney Will Leave Office Sooner Than Expected

Court Orders Sale Of Miske-Owned Tuna Longliner

US Spike In Deaths Surpassed Official COVID-19 Counts, But Not In Hawaii

Hawaii Lawmakers Are Considering Clamping Down On Gov’s Emergency Powers

Monday, February 15

Hawaii Judge Says Makers Of Blood-Thinning Drug Must Pay $834 Million

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 15: 35 New COVID-19 Cases

These 2 Companies Are Putting Big Money Into Hawaii’s Agricultural Future. Will Their Bets Pay Off?

It’s No Surprise That CEOs Make More Than Other Employees. But How Much Is Too Much?

Sunday, February 14

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 14: 48 New COVID-19 Cases And 1 Death

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: UH President David Lassner

Hawaii Has A Lot Of Agricultural Land. Very Little Of It Is Used For Growing Food

Saturday, February 13

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 13: 71 New COVID-19 Cases

Friday, February 12

Embattled Agribusiness Corporation Has Powerful Friends

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 12: 70 New COVID-19 Cases And 1 Death

Hawaii Proud Boy In Pro-Trump Mob Pleads Not Guilty To Conspiracy

More In-Person Voting Sites Proposed For Hawaii

Maui Water Treatment Operator Sues County Over Whistleblower Retaliation

The Fight Between Hawaii’s State Auditor And House Speaker Is Heating Up

Thursday, February 11

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 11: 95 New COVID-19 Cases And 1 Death

Wednesday, February 10

State Lottery To Fund Public Education Moves Forward

Senate Panel Moves To End Suspension Of Public Records Law

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 10: 56 New COVID-19 Cases And 5 Deaths

Hawaii Rehabs Have Been Forced To Improvise During The Pandemic

Tuesday, February 9

Proposal To Scrap Kauai’s Two-Test Protocol For Arriving Travelers Advances

Saying ‘Labor Savings’ Are Still Needed, Ige Proposes Cuts To Pay, Benefits

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 9: 37 New COVID-19 Infections

Denby Fawcett: Bishop Museum Acknowledges Links To Past Racist Research

Feds Consider Paintballs And Sponge Grenades To Thwart Endangered Monk Seals

Stabilizing Or Stalling? State Officials Explain Why Hawaii’s Recovery Plan Will Take 2 Years

Monday, February 8

New Space Force Guardians Sworn In On Maui

Hawaii Senate Proposes $12 Minimum Wage By 2022

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 8: 33 New COVID-19 Infections

It Will Take 18 Months To Overhaul Hawaii’s Outdated Unemployment System

Other States Have Opened Vaccinations To Those As Young As 65. Why Not Hawaii?

Micronesians Wait Their Turn As Other Pacific Islanders Head Home

Sunday, February 7

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 7: 75 New COVID-19 Infections And Two Deaths

Chad Blair: Is Scott Saiki The De Facto Governor Of Hawaii?

Hawaii Longliners Take Action To Fight Poor Conditions And Human Trafficking

COVID-19 Was ‘The Last Straw’ For Hawaii’s Oldest Catholic School

Saturday, February 6

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 6: 108 New COVID-19 Infections

Friday, February 5

Feds Fine Hilo Veterans Home $500,000 Over Deadly COVID-19 Outbreak

Hawaii Lawmakers Advance New Tax On Alcoholic Drinks

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 5: 101 New COVID-19 Infections

Hawaii’s COVID-19 Tracking App Is Falling Short

Thursday, February 4

Military Charges Soldier With Murder Of His Wife On Schofield Barracks

Vaccine Q&A: Lt. Gov. Josh Green Hopes New Vaccines Will Mean More Shots

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 4: 107 New COVID-19 Infections And 2 Deaths

State Auditor: Protect The Agency’s Independence

Ige: Twice Monthly Furloughs Not Necessary This Year

Hawaii Lawmakers Want Their ‘Gifts Of Aloha’ Back

Wednesday, February 3

Monk Seals Found Dead In Kauai Likely Drowned In Fishing Nets

Green Leads Caldwell In Campaign Donations For Next Governor’s Race

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 3: 74 New COVID-19 Infections And 4 Deaths

Armej Ro Iumin COFA Ilo Hawaii In Rej Maron Kio Apply Nan Medicaid

Military Links To US Capitol Rioters Show Challenge Of Fighting Extremism In The Ranks

Tuesday, February 2

House Leader Lays Out Proposals For Accountability, Land And Tourism

Senate Committee Scraps Proposal For Rent Control Law

Saiki Wants To Take Mauna Kea Management Away From UH

More Contagious UK Variant Of COVID-19 May Have Been Found In Hawaii

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 2: 64 New COVID-19 Infections

Advocates Say Pacific Islanders Should Be On Hawaii’s Vaccination List. Here’s Why

State Seeks Someone To Build And Finance New Oahu Jail

Monday, February 1

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Feb. 1: 90 New COVID-19 Infections

‘Overpayment’ Reviews Causing Latest Delays To Hawaii Jobless Benefits

The How And Why Behind Civil Beat’s Daily Virus Tracker

Can You Make Money Being A Farmer In Hawaii? 2 Farmers Explain How They’re Doing It

January 2021

Sunday, January 31

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 31: 82 New COVID-19 Infections And 3 Deaths

Lee Cataluna: Billy Kenoi Had His Say

Some Expectant Mothers In Hawaii Are Steering Clear Of Hospitals During the Pandemic

Saturday, January 30

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 30: 116 New COVID-19 Infections

Friday, January 29

Panel: Hawaii Justice System Needs Better Data Collection

State Health Department Is Mum On Former Epidemiologist’s Departure

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 29: 115 New COVID-19 Infections And 1 Death

A Bitter Domestic Dispute Could Shake Up How The Navy Handles Abuse Cases In Hawaii

Proposed Tourist Tax Could Help Hawaii Deal With Climate Change Impacts

Thursday, January 28

Legislative Leaders: Pay Raises For State Workers May Be Tough This Year

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 28: 100 New Infections And 2 Deaths

Fed Help Would Give Hawaii’s Vaccination Campaign A Shot In The Arm

Ige’s Proposed ‘Sugar Tax’ Could Generate $60 Million A Year For The State

Wednesday, January 27

Former OHA Finance Chief Sues Over Whistleblower Retaliation

Hawaii Chief Justice: Courts Must Address Systemic Inequities

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 27: 103 New Infections And 3 Deaths

Hawaii’s Food System Is Broken. Now Is The Time To Fix It

Bill Would Give Lawmakers Control Over Auditor’s Paycheck

Tuesday, January 26

Former Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi Dead At 52

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 26: 71 New Infections

Marines In Hawaii Are Training For A Return To Island Fighting

Biden Raises Hopes For Native Hawaiians Seeking Federal Recognition

Monday, January 25

COVID-19 Variant Linked To California Outbreaks Found In Hawaii

Ige’s State Of The State Speech Skips The Difficult Details

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 25: State Announces 60 Deaths Over Five Months Previously Unreported

This Innovative Kauai Medical Facility Is Struggling To Survive

Sunday, January 24

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 24: 153 New COVID-19 Cases

OHA Says Better Data Is Needed To Tackle Problems Facing Native Hawaiians

Hawaii Rep. Ed Case Tries Again To Rein In Helicopter Tour And Skydiving Operations

This Brutal Maui Assault Prompts Hate Crime Charges — 7 Years Later

Saturday, January 23

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 23: 134 New COVID-19 Cases And 4 Deaths

Proposed Budget Cuts Would ‘Basically Gut’ Hawaii State Auditor’s Office

Friday, January 22

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 22: 132 New COVID-19 Cases And Four Deaths

Economists: Agribusiness Development Corp. Is A ‘Fiasco’

Thursday, January 21

Hawaii Residents From COFA Nations Can Now Apply For Medicaid

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 21: 119 New COVID-19 Cases And Three Deaths

Waipio Valley Residents Still Seek A Deal Limiting Foot Traffic On Dicey Road

Stranded American Samoans Are Finally Going Home After A Hawaii Quarantine

Wednesday, January 20

Hawaii Troops Help Secure US Capitol As Biden Takes Oath

Hawaii Legislature Launches ‘Laser Beam’ Session In A Locked Down Capitol

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 20: 75 New COVID-19 Cases And One Death

DOE To Present Grim Staffing Plan But Says Teacher Layoffs Are A ‘Last Resort’

Hawaii House Speaker Launches Probe Of State Auditor

Hawaii Labs On The Lookout For More Contagious COVID-19 Variants

Tuesday, January 19

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 19: 65 New COVID-19 Cases And Two Deaths

Hawaii Owes The Feds $700 Million. Businesses May Have To Pay The Tab

The Battered State Budget Will Dominate The Next Hawaii Legislature

Monday, January 18

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 18: 129 New COVID-19 Cases

EPA: Hawaii’s Military Bases Dumped 630,000 Pounds Of Toxic Nitrate Into The Ocean

Sunday, January 17

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 17: 132 New COVID-19 Cases And 2 Deaths

Saturday, January 16

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 16: 165 New COVID-19 Cases And 2 Deaths

Friday, January 15

Hawaii Judiciary Launches Virtual Series On Racial Inequity

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 15: 150 New COVID-19 Cases

Hawaii ‘Proud Boy’ Told To Stay Away From DC Or Face Another Arrest

No More ‘Gifts Of Aloha’ For State Lawmakers

Getting Consent From Seniors Poses Barrier To COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Thursday, January 14

Auditor: State Agriculture Agency Is Failing To Fulfill Mission

Malakas Na Tinatamaan Ng Pandemya Ang Komunidad Ng Mga Pilipino Sa Hawaii

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 14: 179 New COVID-19 Cases And Six Deaths

New Boulder Barriers Aim To Protect Monk Seals From Illegal Off-Roading

Hawaii Lags Other States In Administering COVID-19 Vaccines, Federal Data Shows

Wednesday, January 13

Hawaii Reps Impeach Trump While Vowing To Not ‘Live In Fear’

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 13: 106 New COVID-19 Cases And Three Deaths

How Single Mothers In Hawaii Are Weathering The Pandemic

Tuesday, January 12

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 12: 114 New COVID-19 Cases

Monday, January 11

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 11: 172 New COVID-19 Cases

Hawaii ‘Proud Boy’ Released From Custody, Still Faces Charge In DC

Kauai Realtors See Uptick In People Buying Houses Sight-Unseen

Gaps In Hawaii Eviction Moratorium Leave Some Renters Scrambling For Housing

What’s Happening On Maui? COVID-19 Surge Is Largely Blamed On Holiday Gatherings

Sunday, January 10

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 10: 200 New COVID-19 Cases And 2 Deaths

Saturday, January 9

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 9: 250 New COVID-19 Cases And 4 Deaths

Friday, January 8

$284 Billion Begins Flowing To Small Businesses On Monday

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 8: 264 New COVID-19 Cases And 4 Deaths

Hawaii Proud Boy Charged By DOJ After Raiding US Capitol

Hawaii Will Collect More Taxes Than Expected, State Panel Says

Thursday, January 7

Hawaii Officials Ask Residents To Stay Home To Reverse COVID-19 Spike

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 7: 322 New COVID-19 Cases

Members Of Hawaii Delegation Call For Immediate Removal Of Trump

Monk Seal Killings On Kauai Highlight Human Threat To Endangered Species

Wednesday, January 6

State Finance Director Says Carbon And Sugar Taxes May Be Among Increases

Our DC Reporter Had A Close-Up View Of The Mob Taking Over The Capitol

Ige Blames President Trump For Violence At US Capitol

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 6: 143 New COVID-19 Cases And 10 Deaths

Proposed State Budget Would Cut 30% From Sex Abuse Treatment Funding

Tuesday, January 5

State Details List Of Who’s Next In Line For COVID-19 Vaccine

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 5: 124 New COVID-19 Cases

Will Hawaii Legislature Reverse Ige’s Suspension Of The Public Records Law?

State Sent Out Hundreds Of Ineffective Masks In Pandemic Chaos

Monday, January 4

State Budget Director: It’s Too Soon To Tell If Tax Increases Are Coming

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 4: 89 New COVID-19 Cases

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Dec. 30: 108 New COVID-19 Cases

Friday, January 1

HAWAII VIRUS TRACKER — Jan. 1: 241 New COVID-19 Cases