Trump Targets National Monuments, Including Papahanaumokuakea Courtesy: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

The president will issue an executive order to review whether monument restrictions hurt job prospects.

Admiral Harris: N Korea Threatens Hawaii ‘Today’

Admiral Harris: N Korea Threatens Hawaii ‘Today’ Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

North Korea is “clearly in a position to threaten Hawaii today,” Adm. Harry Harris, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, said under questioning by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard at a U.S. House Armed Services Committee hearing.

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Bret Yager: Big Island Residents Step Up Resistance To Solar Project

Residents of Hawaii Ocean View Estates are upset about having no formal way to oppose or have input into plans for a large solar farm in their subdivision.

Why Native Americans Do Not Separate Religion From Science

Scientists have long been thinking and writing about how Native Americans understand the natural world.

Governor’s Political Fortunes May Rise With New Teachers’ Contract

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.

Hawaii Teacher: New Contract Will Be Well-Received In Classrooms

A 13.6 percent raise over four years is most welcome. Perhaps the union’s aggressive, out-in-the-open negotiations helped.

Passage Of State Budget Bill Breaks The Legislative Logjam — For Now

Negotiations continue on the rail-tax measure during the secretive home stretch when Senate and House leaders meet in conference committees.

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.”

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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.