With Millions In The Bank, Agency Produces No Housing For Native Hawaiians Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands comes under fire for not providing any new housing units last fiscal year.

White House May Crack Down On Marijuana

White House May Crack Down On Marijuana Courtesy of Brett Levin via Flickr

The Hill reported Thursday that White House press secretary Sean Spicer suggested the Trump administration “will step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana.” But the Marijuana Policy Project said most Americans don’t want that.

American Samoa’s Eni Faleomavaega Dead At 73

American Samoa’s Eni Faleomavaega Dead At 73 U.S. House of Representatives

He was the island nation’s longest serving non-voting delegate to the U.S House of Representatives, The Washington Post reported Thursday, and he had strong ties to Hawaii.

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Bill Would Require Recounts In Close Hawaii Elections

The proposal would make recounts automatic if a race’s victory margin is less than 250 votes or less than 1 percent of votes cast.

Neal Milner: Don’t Kill The Messenger, Even If It’s Sean Spicer

President Trump’s press secretary has it tougher than most, but spokespeople are only as good as their bosses want them to be.

More Sit-Lie Bans Advance In Honolulu City Council

Councilman Brandon Elefante continues to oppose the idea of moving homeless people around by making it illegal to sit or lie down on some city streets.

Ex-Cop Hired By Hawaii DLNR Found Guilty Of Rape

Ethan Ferguson’s case highlighted flaws in Hawaii’s ability to keep tabs on problem police officers.

Community Voices

Hawaii Must Protect Residents From Pesticide Drift Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Must Protect Residents From Pesticide Drift

County council members throughout the islands say it’s now the state’s kuleana to act after a federal appeals court rejected local regulation efforts.

Debate Hawaii: No More Money For Honolulu Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Debate Hawaii: No More Money For Honolulu Rail

Why lawmakers should oppose raising or extending the GET to pay for the Honolulu rail project.

Debate Hawaii: Honolulu Rail Is A Good Investment Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

Debate Hawaii: Honolulu Rail Is A Good Investment

Extending or increasing the GET provides a measure of stability and ease.

Combatting Cultures Of Youth Violence Noelle Fujii/Civil Beat

Combatting Cultures Of Youth Violence

In Hawaii, scores of youth advocates, adult mentors and community leaders work tirelessly to steer kids away from violence.