Hawaii adopts most extreme open records limits amid pandemic

In this Oct. 15 file photo, Hawaii Gov. David Ige speaks at a news conference at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)

HONOLULU — Hawaii has the lowest COVID-19 infection rate of any state in the nation. It’s also a pandemic standout for a more dubious reason: instituting the most extreme restrictions on the public’s access to official records.