No New Housing For Hawaiians Despite Millions In The Bank Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands comes under fire for not providing any new housing units last fiscal year.

Civil Cafe: Why We Need Sharks

Perez Defeats Ellison To Be New DNC Chair

Perez Defeats Ellison To Be New DNC Chair U.S. Department of Labor

Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez has defeated Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) to become the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee, The Hill reported Saturday, “in a blow to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and the progressive wing of the party.”

GOP State Legislators Want To Criminalize Protests

GOP State Legislators Want To Criminalize Protests Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Republican state legislators across the country “are advancing bills that would criminalize or penalize some public protests just a month after millions of Americans took to the streets in opposition to President Trump,” The Hill reported.

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To Be A Honolulu Police Commissioner, First Be A Political Insider

Two recent appointees have judicial experience, but they are the exceptions on a board charged with civilian oversight of a scandal-ridden police department.

Bill Would Require Recounts In Close Hawaii Elections

The proposal would make recounts automatic if a race’s victory margin is less than 250 votes or less than 1 percent of votes cast.

Neal Milner: Don’t Kill The Messenger, Even If It’s Sean Spicer

President Trump’s press secretary has it tougher than most, but spokespeople are only as good as their bosses want them to be.

More Sit-Lie Bans Advance In Honolulu City Council

Councilman Brandon Elefante continues to oppose the idea of moving homeless people around by making it illegal to sit or lie down on some city streets.

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Tom Yamachika: Bills Push For ‘Obamacare Heavy’ In Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: Bills Push For ‘Obamacare Heavy’ In Hawaii

The Affordable Care Act is endangered in Washington, prompting misguided efforts to preserve it in the islands.

Hawaii Must Protect Residents From Pesticide Drift Zeynel Cebeci/Wikimedia Commons

Hawaii Must Protect Residents From Pesticide Drift

County council members throughout the islands say it’s now the state’s kuleana to act after a federal appeals court rejected local regulation efforts.

Debate Hawaii: No More Money For Honolulu Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Debate Hawaii: No More Money For Honolulu Rail

Why lawmakers should oppose raising or extending the GET to pay for the Honolulu rail project.

Debate Hawaii: Honolulu Rail Is A Good Investment Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

Debate Hawaii: Honolulu Rail Is A Good Investment

Extending or increasing the GET provides a measure of stability and ease.