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Gambling legislation still alive

Lawmakers are preparing for hearings on several gambling, lottery, and casino bills.

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Interisland medical cannabis transport bill back

A measure authorizing qualifying patients to transport medical cannabis between islands for personal use that was passed by the 2019 Legislature and subsequently vetoed by Gov. David Ige is back before lawmakers.

State epidemiologist Park leaves DOH

HONOLULU — The state epidemiologist who has been blamed for slowing Hawaii’s coronavirus response has left the Department of Health. Dr. Sarah Park’s last day with the department was Dec. 31.

Schatz announces school grants

Public schools serving low-income students in Hawaii will receive more than $56.5 million in federal funding for the 2021-22 school year to support teacher professional development, additional educators, new technology and other academic programs, announced U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz earlier this week.

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