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Hawaii DOE: Progress Made On Hiring More School Bus Drivers Ground Transport, Inc. website

Hawaii DOE: Progress Made On Hiring More School Bus Drivers

The shortage of qualified drivers on Maui and Kauai has left many students facing long waits for a ride to school.

Census To Count Micronesians In Hawaii, US Territories Mark Edward Harris/Civil Beat

Census To Count Micronesians In Hawaii, US Territories

The number of  COFA migrants will determine how much the money the regions receive to compensate for health care, education and other costs. 

Sen. Brian Schatz: Trump Is ‘Not My President’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Sen. Brian Schatz: Trump Is ‘Not My President’

The Hawaii Democrat tweeted, “As a Jew, as an American, as a human, words cannot express my disgust and disappointment.”

Will Native Hawaiians Be The Victims In This Fight Over A Royal Fortune? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will Native Hawaiians Be The Victims In This Fight Over A Royal Fortune?

The legacy of a Hawaiian princess who has spent her life supporting Hawaiian causes is at stake in a struggle over control of her $200 million estate.

Hanabusa Considering Run For Hawaii Governor Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hanabusa Considering Run For Hawaii Governor

The congresswoman also supports an audit of Honolulu’s rail agency, saying the early years of the project have not been adequately scrutinized.

Gov. Ige’s Campaign Cash As Low As His Poll Numbers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gov. Ige’s Campaign Cash As Low As His Poll Numbers

The incumbent, who has held just three fundraisers, has raised far less than most sitting governors at this point.

Chad Blair: Academy Teaches Aspiring Leaders How To ‘Change The World’ Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action

Chad Blair: Academy Teaches Aspiring Leaders How To ‘Change The World’

Gary Hooser’s Kuleana Academy is cultivating idealistic people to become Hawaii’s future leaders — and to challenge the state’s political establishment.

First Hawaii Dispensary Approved For Medical Marijuana Sales Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

First Hawaii Dispensary Approved For Medical Marijuana Sales

Maui Grown Therapies gets the green light from the state Department of Health.

Feds Offer An Additional $3 Million To Help Ease Impact Of Micronesian Migration Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds Offer An Additional $3 Million To Help Ease Impact Of Micronesian Migration

Hawaii will receive an additional $1.27 million on top of an annual payment of $12.6 million, but the costs of serving the immigrants is far higher.

Chad Blair: Honolulu’s Alternative Weekly Rides Again In Digitized Back Issues

Chad Blair: Honolulu’s Alternative Weekly Rides Again In Digitized Back Issues

The UH Manoa library has made Honolulu’s late, great alternative newspaper accessible. Some of its content from a 22-year run still resonates.

Court Rejects Marshall Islands’ Suit Against US Over Nuclear Treaty Wikimedia Commons

Court Rejects Marshall Islands’ Suit Against US Over Nuclear Treaty

The lawsuit sought to force the U.S. to comply with an international treaty on nuclear nonproliferation.

Chad Blair: Hey! What About The Native Hawaiians? Courtesy of Joseph Esser

Chad Blair: Hey! What About The Native Hawaiians?

A high-profile panel discussion focused on Hawaii’s unique identity but had little to say about the host culture.