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|Federal judge rules prison system has failed to protect inmates from COVID-19
Inmates and staff who alleged the state failed to follow its own Pandemic Response Plan were “credible,” and the lawyers who filed a lawsuit accusing the state of violating the inmates’ constitutional rights during the pandemic likely will win the case at trial, U.S. District Court Judge Jill Otake said. Civil Beat.
Federal legislation seeks to lower blood quantum for Hawaiian homestead successors
State lawmakers to begin investigation on Agribusiness Development Corporation
Hawai‘i consumers feel the pain as U.S. inflation spikes by the most in 13 years
Hawai‘i restaurants got $414 million in pandemic aid
Hawai‘i missile defense system gets $75M from House Appropriations Committee
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Outgoing Hawai‘i DOE superintendent to launch equity-focused company
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Fostering Teamwork Across Distributed Teams
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|Judge to hear motion to dismiss case against 3 officers charged in teen’s fatal shooting
The motion to dismiss will be argued on July 20 ― ahead of the preliminary hearing for Officers Geoffrey Thom, Zachary Ah Nee, and Christopher Fredeluces. Hawaii News Now.
Federal appeals court allows third trial for federal agent Christopher Deedy
Psychological evaluation of Honolulu police chief candidates deters consultant applicants
Church group cited for building tiny homes for Wai‘anae homeless
Family of Marco Polo fire victims launching pet safety project
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Nā Makamaka o Kou | G70 Culture Committee
As part of an initiative to educate staff on the diversity and inclusivity of social values, perspectives, and beliefs held within Hawaiʻi’s culture, G70 formed an intra-office culture committee, Nā Makamaka o Kou… read more.
|Hawai‘i’s Board of Land and Natural Resources hit with aquarium fishing lawsuit
A hui of cultural practitioners and conservation groups has filed a lawsuit against the state’s Board of Land and Natural Resources to invalidate an environmental review asking to reopen the aquarium fishing industry in West Hawai‘i. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. West Hawaii Today. Hawaii News Now.
Maunakea VIS reopens Thursday
NG-16 Cygnus spacecraft named after NASA astronaut Ellison Onizuka
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The Statewide Effort to Turn Filmmaking into Hawai‘i’s Next $1 Billion Industry
Talent, training and financial incentives are driving a new era of filmmaking, TV and digital media production in the Islands. “We had tremendous years in 2018 and 2019, each averaging over $400 million” in direct spending... read more.
|Maui County seeks to build affordable homes as median prices soar over $1M
The median sales price for a single-family home in Maui County reached an all-time high of $1,117,500 last month. Because of this, Hawaiian Community Assets has come up with a plan to build 5,000 affordable homes for Maui County residents in the next five years. Hawaii News Now.
Community groups flag concerns on further corrections needed at Nā Wai ‘Ehā
|Commission defers glamping bill
Starwood Capital Group, which in part owns the Makai Golf Course in Princeville and the forthcoming 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay, proposed a luxury glamping development in Princeville on the course last summer, and has faced harsh community resistance. Garden Island.
Group prepares for county pavilion reopenings
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