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Mask Mandate to continue


Hawaii Lt. Governor Josh Green says Hawaii’s mask mandate “will likely remain in place for some time.”

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Green: Mask mandate to remain in place

Hawaii’s mask mandate will likely remain in place for some time despite the start of vaccinations for COVID-19 in the Aloha State this week, said Lt. Gov. Josh Green on Wednesday.

Flags to fly at half-staff today

Gov. David Ige has ordered the U.S. and Hawaii state flags to fly at half-staff today at all state offices and agencies in honor of former state Rep. Harold “Hal” Jones, who died Oct. 27 at age 73 at Hilo Medical Center.

Police arrest 22 for DUI

During the week of Dec. 7-13, Hawaii Island police arrested 22 motorists for DUI. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. None were younger than 21.

State Senate president talks upcoming legislative session, COVID mitigation efforts at Capitol, budget and economy

State legislators are preparing for a new legislative session that likely will look different from any before.

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Russ Roberts

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