Governor’s Political Fortunes May Rise With New Teachers’ Contract Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Many other union contracts are still being negotiated, but David Ige is being praised by the teachers union after it reached a deal with the state.

Obama Makes First Speech Since Leaving Office

Obama Makes First Speech Since Leaving Office whitehouse.gov

In his first public address since leaving office, former President Barack Obama didn’t mention his successor, instead talking about how to politically engage a new generation of young people.

Trump To Seek Drastic Cut In Corporate Tax Rate

Trump To Seek Drastic Cut In Corporate Tax Rate Courtesy: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

President Trump wants to cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, White House officials said Monday. Independent budget experts say that could cost the federal government $2.4 trillion over a decade.

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Honolulu Prosecutor Could Be A Witness For The Defense

In an unusual move, a defense attorney wants Keith Kaneshiro to testify about a prosecutor’s investigation into “ghost tickets.”

Honolulu To Open Makiki Apartments For Homeless People

Applicants for the 42 units must earn less than $35,200 per year for an individual or $50,250 for a family of four.

Should Hawaii Have Gotten Serious About Rat Lungworm Sooner?

As state health officials try to balance public education with preventing panic, some critics believe the state should have addressed the issue more vigorously earlier.

Tad Bartimus: Hana’s Do-It-Yourself Battle Against Rat Lungworm

Hana’s public school is closing its agricultural fields, trimming back jungle around the campus and launching an education campaign to control the spread of the parasite.

Help For Condo Owners Comes In Small Doses, If It Comes At All

Advocates had high hopes at the Hawaii Legislature, but some condo bills died and others were watered down.

Honolulu March For Science Draws Nearly 1,000 Protestors

As part of protests across the country, the crowd marched from the University of Hawaii to Moiliili Park Saturday in opposition to Trump administration policies.

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Why Hawaii Isn’t Taken Seriously As A State Flickr.com

Why Hawaii Isn’t Taken Seriously As A State

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent dis of Hawaii as merely “an island in the Pacific” has roots in mainland perceptions.

Lawmakers Were Wrong To Kill School-Funding Measure Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Were Wrong To Kill School-Funding Measure

The proposed constitutional amendment to pay for schools should have at least gotten a vote by the full Legislature.

Tom Yamachika: Hospital Severance Plan Imperils Retirement System Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: Hospital Severance Plan Imperils Retirement System

The IRS says the governor was right: A bill to help workers at hospitals getting privatized could affect all ERS beneficiaries.

What Your Lawmakers Are Getting Away With Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What Your Lawmakers Are Getting Away With

There are even more tax increases than usual making their way through the Hawaii Legislature.