Illegal Care Homes Are A Growing Problem In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The operators of residential care facilities want lawmakers to crack down on what’s being called a growing consumer protection issue.

Trump Aides May Have Coordinated With Russians

Trump Aides May Have Coordinated With Russians Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives “to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign,” U.S. officials told CNN.

Deadly Attack In London

Deadly Attack In London Flickr

At least five people are dead and 40 injured in what police are investigating as a possible terrorist attack near Parliament, the New York Times reports.

Caldwell Chief Of Staff Retiring

Caldwell Chief Of Staff Retiring City of Honolulu

Ray Soon, chief of staff to Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, will retire from the city March 31, the mayor’s office announced in a press release today. Gary Kurokawa, now deputy director of the Department of Budget and Fiscal Services, will take his place.

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Council OK’s Bill Eliminating Cap On Rail Money

City council members say the measure will help satisfy federal officials concerns over a spending cap.

Search For New Schools’ Chief Continues To Raise Concerns

Most people testifying at an education board meeting Tuesday questioned the process.

Hawaii Asks Judge To Double Down Against Trump’s Travel Ban

Attorneys for the state say the temporary restraining order should now be a longer-term stay that lasts until the case is fully decided.

Pedestrian Death Could Cost Honolulu Taxpayers $900K

An elderly woman was hit by a garbage truck, and the lawsuit contends the city fails to train and supervise its refuse truck drivers.

Gabbard: Decriminalize Marijuana At The Federal Level

The Hawaii congresswoman says “outdated policies on marijuana are having devastating ripple effects on individuals and communities across the country.”

Why All Those Tourists Are Actually Good For Hawaii

Hawaiian Airlines’ top executive Mark Dunkerley believes visitor spending is what’s going to make up for federal budget cuts.

Community Voices

A Better Way To Meet Hawaii’s Needs: Invest In Nature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Better Way To Meet Hawaii’s Needs: Invest In Nature

Nature is essential to our well-being, and it offers solutions to some of the greatest economic and security challenges we face.

Sunshine Week: The Aloha State Still Struggles With Transparency Screenshot

Sunshine Week: The Aloha State Still Struggles With Transparency

When the government won’t talk to you, the documents will. Eventually.

Aid-In-Dying: It’s About Defining Choice Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Aid-In-Dying: It’s About Defining Choice

We must at least allow our loved ones the opportunity to think for themselves.

Money Saving Measures That Make Sense Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Money Saving Measures That Make Sense

Two bills addressing pensions and retire health care can save hundreds of millions of dollars a year.