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Ige Withdraws Land Board Nominee Sam Gon Ige Administration

Ige Withdraws Land Board Nominee Sam Gon

The long-time BLNR member served several terms but faced opposition to serve another.

New Sunshine Rules Would Require Requests For Some In-Person Meetings Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

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

Senate Bill 1034 would still allow for physical meetings, but there are worries that one provision in the bill could limit meeting access to some individuals.

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

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

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted dozens of states to allow bars and restaurants to sell to-go alcohol. Will Hawaii’s new liquor policy stick after the virus subsides?

Family Sues Over Fatal State Capitol Shooting By Deputy Sheriff Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Family Sues Over Fatal State Capitol Shooting By Deputy Sheriff

The deputy sheriff who shot Delmar Espejo is still employed by the state.

Saying ‘Labor Savings’ Are Still Needed, Ige Proposes Cuts To Pay, Benefits Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

The governor’s latest financial plan calls for $285 million in cuts to public employee costs over 2 years.

Hawaii Longliners Take Action To Fight Poor Conditions And Human Trafficking Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Hawaii Longliners Take Action To Fight Poor Conditions And Human Trafficking

The Hawaii Longline Association says it has worked to improve the lives of foreign fishermen after reports about squalid conditions on some vessels.

Panel: Hawaii Justice System Needs Better Data Collection Screenshot

Panel: Hawaii Justice System Needs Better Data Collection

Government agencies also need to get better at sharing their data, including information on arrests and demographics, experts say.

Hawaii Chief Justice: Courts Must Address Systemic Inequities Screenshot from Hawaii Judiciary

Hawaii Chief Justice: Courts Must Address Systemic Inequities

UPDATED: Hawaii’s Judiciary is stepping up efforts to combat racism and bias but it’s also grappling with possible budget cuts.

DOE To Present Grim Staffing Plan But Says Teacher Layoffs Are A ‘Last Resort’ Courtesy: Hawaii Department of Education

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

The Department of Education will present the schools’ proposed reorganization plans to the state Board of Education on Thursday.

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