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Bill Would Allow Crackdown On Unlicensed Care Homes Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Bill Would Allow Crackdown On Unlicensed Care Homes

The unauthorized facilities proliferated while the Health Department failed to establish rules on which ones needs licenses.

Tactics To Revive Mauna Kea Bill Leave Even Senators Confused Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Tactics To Revive Mauna Kea Bill Leave Even Senators Confused

Recesses in a public floor session to talk privately about the legislative maneuvering slow down “second crossover” day at the Hawaii Capitol.

What’s Up With All The Gut-And-Replace Trickery At The Legislature This Year? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What’s Up With All The Gut-And-Replace Trickery At The Legislature This Year?

More and more dramatic last-minute changes in bills are being made with a minimum of public notice this legislative session.

Feral Cat-Friendly Measure Dies In The Senate Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Feral Cat-Friendly Measure Dies In The Senate

The Humane Society supported the bill to maintain cat colonies, but opponents pointed to the damage they do to other species.

Super PAC’s Attack Reveals Gaps In Hawaii Campaign Finance Law PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Super PAC’s Attack Reveals Gaps In Hawaii Campaign Finance Law

Voters can’t find out who’s funding a new website with claims of domestic violence against a candidate for governor until after the primary election.

Hawaii Legislature Passes Medical Aid In Dying Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislature Passes Medical Aid In Dying

The bill cleared its final hurdle in the Senate by a wide margin and is now headed to the governor for his signature.

Medical Aid In Dying: A Long Journey From No To Yes For These Lawmakers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Medical Aid In Dying: A Long Journey From No To Yes For These Lawmakers

More than a decade of life experiences and listening changed the minds of Hawaii legislators on an emotional issue that often divides people by faith and values.

The Last Committee: Medical Aid In Dying Bill Now Goes To Full Senate Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Last Committee: Medical Aid In Dying Bill Now Goes To Full Senate

The measure has been fast-tracked through the Hawaii Senate after coming over from the House earlier this month with additional safeguards.

Ige Administration: House Budget Cuts Go Too Far Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Administration: House Budget Cuts Go Too Far

Several department heads and the University of Hawaii urged the Senate to restore Gov. David Ige’s proposed spending increases.

Ige Picks UH Energy Expert To Serve On PUC Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Picks UH Energy Expert To Serve On PUC

The governor nominates Jennifer Potter to replace Lorraine Akiba as of July 1 on the Public Utilities Commission.

Climate Change Expert: There’s Still Time To Save The Future Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Climate Change Expert: There’s Still Time To Save The Future

But renowned scientist Chris Field says U.S. leadership is key to preventing disastrous effects from global warming.

Hawaii Medical Aid In Dying Bill Passes Key Senate Panel Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Medical Aid In Dying Bill Passes Key Senate Panel

Sen. Roz Baker shepherded the measure through her health committee with comparatively little fanfare.