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Hawaii County Offering Free COVID-19 Tests Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii County Offering Free COVID-19 Tests

Insurance and co-pay aren’t required for the tests.

Hawaii Supreme Court Considers Petition To Impeach Keith Kaneshiro Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court Considers Petition To Impeach Keith Kaneshiro

While the court’s forthcoming decision is unlikely to affect the race for prosecutor, it could affect future cases involving electronic petitions.

Hawaii Animal Rights Activists Want Feds To Investigate Cockfighting Flickr.com

Hawaii Animal Rights Activists Want Feds To Investigate Cockfighting

Animal Wellness Action says they’ve linked breeders in the Aloha State to buyers and chicken fighters in Guam.

Inmates Start Fires Over Quarantine Lockdowns, Cramped Conditions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Inmates Start Fires Over Quarantine Lockdowns, Cramped Conditions

The state Supreme Court ordered the release of certain inmates because physical distancing is not possible, which potentially places inmates and staff at risk of death.

Corrections Staff Describe Jail Conditions That Make Social Distancing Impossible Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Corrections Staff Describe Jail Conditions That Make Social Distancing Impossible

Staff and inmates alike have been infected as COVID-19 spreads inside Hawaii’s largest jail.

First Hawaii Inmate Tests Positive for COVID-19 Along With 4 Corrections Officers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

First Hawaii Inmate Tests Positive for COVID-19 Along With 4 Corrections Officers

A staff member at the Honolulu Federal Detention Facility also tested positive.

Hawaii Human Services Director Stepping Down Ige Administration

Hawaii Human Services Director Stepping Down

The governor announced that Cathy Betts will lead the Department of Human Services.

Ige Waiting On Congress To Act Before Boosting Unemployment Benefits Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Waiting On Congress To Act Before Boosting Unemployment Benefits

The governor used his line-item veto power to withhold about $366 million in federal relief funds.

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