State Steps Up Its Homeless Sweeps Along Highways Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Aggressive new effort comes as officials question if moving people along encourages them to use shelters.

Senate Rejects Repeal-Only Obamacare Plan

Senate Rejects Repeal-Only Obamacare Plan Flickr

Senators on Wednesday rejected a key proposal that would repeal much of Obamacare “despite intense pressure from conservatives,” The Hill reported.

Live Video: Hawaiian Monk Seal Pup Cam

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Military Transgender Ban Draws Ire Of Hawaii Congressional Delegation

Sen. Hirono and Reps. Hanabusa and Gabbard are among many criticizing President Trump for his surprise announcement.

Emergency Meeting Held To Oppose Trump Weakening Marine Monuments

UPDATED A marine sanctuary advisory group wants to block opening Papahanaumokuakea to energy exploration or mining.

Ian Lind: Hawaii’s Nuclear Preparedness Is Same Old Fear Mongering

We should be pushing for rational diplomacy rather than returning to a Cold War mentality.

Council Members Put Mayor’s Call For Sprinkler Retrofitting On Hold

They approve a call for a fire safety group established more than 10 years ago to reconvene.

Denby Fawcett: There Just Aren’t Enough Workers To Go Around In Hawaii

The state labor director calls it a “perfect storm” as restaurateurs and retailers struggle to recruit — and keep — employees.

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Futile For Hawaii To Prepare For Nuclear Attack Flickr: driver Photographer

Futile For Hawaii To Prepare For Nuclear Attack

The U.S. Congress should urge negotiations between America and North Korea.

Science Exploited In The Global Warming Debate Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Science Exploited In The Global Warming Debate

Regardless of who is right, we should be planning and preparing for potential worst-case scenarios.

New State Tax Credit Is Temporary — But We Know How That Goes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New State Tax Credit Is Temporary — But We Know How That Goes

Hawaii’s Earned Income Tax Credit is intended to help the middle class, but implementing and administering it could prove problematic.

Where Flows The Water Of Kane? The Trust for Public Land

Where Flows The Water Of Kane?

Restoring and protecting the freshwater Kanewai Spring on Oahu.