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.

Judge: Feds Can’t Punish Sanctuary Cities

Judge: Feds Can’t Punish Sanctuary Cities Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

A federal judge in California blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a threat to take away funds from sanctuary cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration enforcement.

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Vice President Pence Cuts Short His Visit To Hawaii

Hours before arriving in Honolulu, Pence told aides he was curtailing his visit because he was needed back in Washington

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.

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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.