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Honolulu Mayor Announces New Restrictions On Social Gatherings Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Honolulu Mayor Announces New Restrictions On Social Gatherings

Mayor Rick Blangiardi said at a City Council meeting that Oahu will limit social gatherings to 25 people outdoors and 10 indoors.

Rejection Of Ige’s Judicial Nominee Raises Questions Of Diversity In Hawaii Courts Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

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

Far fewer than half of the state’s judges are women, and men still far outnumber women in the legal field and in applications for vacancies.

These Hawaii Residents Are Using Social Media To Fight Overtourism Flickr

These Hawaii Residents Are Using Social Media To Fight Overtourism

While state and county officials seek to regulate popular tourist spots, some residents are taking matters into their own hands.

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

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

State lawmakers will decide later this week on Dan Gluck’s nomination.

Blangiardi’s Latest Nominee Is A Step Closer To Filling Police Commission Seat Screenshot: Blangiardi campaign event

Blangiardi’s Latest Nominee Is A Step Closer To Filling Police Commission Seat

Ann Botticelli would join six other members of the Honolulu Police Commission, providing oversight of the Honolulu Police Department. 

 

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

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

The board has apparently been discussing police shootings in secret sessions, although board members won’t say what they’ve been talking about.

Bankrupt Honolulu Charter Operator Faces Allegations Of Multimillion Dollar Fraud Courtesy: Wing Spirit

Bankrupt Honolulu Charter Operator Faces Allegations Of Multimillion Dollar Fraud

Wing Spirit had donated $1 million in flights to support interisland travel for medical care during the pandemic, but filed for bankruptcy six months later.

The Tourists Are Back. In Rural Hana, The Residents Aren’t Happy Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat/2021

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

Visitors are bringing an infusion of cash but they’re underscoring concerns about overtaxed roads, beaches and infrastructure, environmental degradation and cultural exploitation.  

Hawaii Police Shootings Review Board Has At Least A Dozen Cases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Police Shootings Review Board Has At Least A Dozen Cases

But that’s fewer than half the number of police killings or in-custody deaths in the state since the board was created in 2017.

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