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Lawmakers Strike Deal To Increase Hotel Tax, GET To Pay For Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Strike Deal To Increase Hotel Tax, GET To Pay For Rail

State lawmakers also want to require an audit of the struggling rail project. Senate Ways and Means will hear the measure Monday.

Hirono Finds Her Mojo In The Era of Trump Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hirono Finds Her Mojo In The Era of Trump

Her outspoken opposition to Trump has put the Hawaii Democrat in the national limelight.

Former Hawaii AGs Want Trump To Denounce Hate Flickr: Martin

Former Hawaii AGs Want Trump To Denounce Hate

They join other past attorneys general nationwide in citing the example of a gutsy Alabama AG who once stood up to the Ku Klux Klan.

Why Hotels Will Likely Get Stuck With Honolulu Rail Tab Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Hotels Will Likely Get Stuck With Honolulu Rail Tab

State lawmakers also want a thorough audit of the beleaguered project.

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.