Kauai Councilman Fails To Disclose His Medical Marijuana Venture Flickr.com: Sharon Har

In county documents, former legislator Derek Kawakami didn’t mention his involvement in a company challenging the dispensary license awards.

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Hawaii’s Medical Pot Program Gets ‘B’ Grade

Hawaii’s Medical Pot Program Gets ‘B’ Grade Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

Americans For Safe Access has released the 2017 edition of the Medical Marijuana Access in the United States report, where the Hawaii Department of Health received a “B” and ranked the fifth-highest in the nation for its med pot program.

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Neal Milner: The Presidential Election Was More Normal Than You Think

Despite Trump’s unorthodox campaign, most people stuck with their party affiliation. Clinton just didn’t apperal to those in the middle.

Experts: LA Passenger ‘Had Trouble Written All Over Him’ Before Boarding

Airport personnel may have been reluctant to stop a Honolulu-bound passenger because of recent publicity about airline incidents.

Schatz: Trump’s ‘Cruel’ Budget Is ‘Dead On Arrival’

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Counties: ‘We Got Screwed’ By The Legislature On Lifeguard Protection

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The Hawaii congresswoman is rejecting PAC money as interest in a possible national campaign picks up.

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Bob McDermott: Pass The GET Surcharge And Finish Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bob McDermott: Pass The GET Surcharge And Finish Rail

We can’t afford to be distracted by raising the hotel tax or by giving up and stopping the line at Middle Street.

Napali Coast State Wilderness Park Deserves Support Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources

Napali Coast State Wilderness Park Deserves Support

Hawaii’s largest and most remote state park needs more enforcement staff to protect it from overuse and unethical campers.

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The Beauty Of Education Is In The Stories We Tell

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How About A Raise For Hawaii Workers? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How About A Raise For Hawaii Workers?

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