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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.

2 Hawaii House Races Draw Most Campaign Spending Cory Lum/Civil Beat

2 Hawaii House Races Draw Most Campaign Spending

The speaker is facing his first primary competition in eight years, and a longtime activist is trying to unseat an incumbent on Molokai.

Lessons From Hurricane Iniki Help Coast Guard Prepare For Douglas Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lessons From Hurricane Iniki Help Coast Guard Prepare For Douglas

The coronavirus pandemic has presented unique challenges to overall readiness.

Oahu, Big Island, Maui Under Hurricane Watch As Douglas Nears Courtesy: NWS/2020

Oahu, Big Island, Maui Under Hurricane Watch As Douglas Nears

On its current forecast track, Hawaii will start feeling the impacts of Douglas late Saturday into Sunday.

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