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Hawaii Restaurants Got $414 Million In Pandemic Aid. Where Did It Go? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

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

The $26 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund ran out of money almost immediately after it began accepting applications.

The FBI’s Hawaii Field Office Has A New Top Special Agent Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

The FBI’s Hawaii Field Office Has A New Top Special Agent

Steven Merrill was working at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., before being tapped to lead the agency’s operations in the Aloha State.

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

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

Earmarks were banned in 2011 after a series of scandals involving congressionally directed spending. Now Congress has decided to bring the process back with more transparency.

Hawaii Jockeys For Advantage In Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

Local politicians, business leaders and labor organizers say Hawaii needs funds to reduce its dependence on petroleum, boost rail and improve wastewater systems.

Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Could Bring Billions To Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Could Bring Billions To Hawaii

The president will unveil his American Jobs Plan, which has the potential to infuse huge sums of money into the islands’ transportation and energy infrastructure.

Hawaii US Attorney Will Leave Office Sooner Than Expected Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii US Attorney Will Leave Office Sooner Than Expected

Kenji Price’s replacement will be named by President Joe Biden.

Ige: Twice Monthly Furloughs Not Necessary This Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige: Twice Monthly Furloughs Not Necessary This Year

But there is a need for some “labor savings,” although the governor declined to be more specific.

Lee Cataluna: Trump’s Leaving But Can We Keep His Hawaii US Attorney? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: Trump’s Leaving But Can We Keep His Hawaii US Attorney?

In just two years on the job, Hawaii’s top federal law enforcement officer has taken down some fearsome foes.

Navatek CEO Warned Workers Of ‘Draconian Consequences’ If They Slacked Off During Pandemic Courtesy: Hawaii News Now

Navatek CEO Warned Workers Of ‘Draconian Consequences’ If They Slacked Off During Pandemic

Now, Martin Kao faces federal charges of bank fraud and money laundering for allegedly bilking the coronavirus relief program of $12.8 million.

Federal Government In Hawaii