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Film Tax Credit Benefitting Hawaii? Courtesy: Petty Officer 2nd Class Nardel Gervacio/Wikimedia

Film Tax Credit Benefitting Hawaii?

A state audit has found the information on the tax credit reported by the Hawaii Film Office to be “incomplete, inflated, and insufficient.”

Hawaii House Unveils Lineup Of Committee Chairs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii House Unveils Lineup Of Committee Chairs

Rep. Scott Nishimoto will take over as head of Judiciary and Rep. Richard Creagan will steer Agriculture.

Hawaii Environmental Leaders Worry About The Trump Years PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Environmental Leaders Worry About The Trump Years

The state has traditionally relied on federal agencies to assist — and sometimes direct — its efforts to protect the environment.

Ige Taps New State Comptroller Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Taps New State Comptroller

Gov. David Ige has appointed Rod Becker to replace Doug Murdock as director of the Department of Accounting and General Services.

Hawaii Union Works To Overthrow State House Leaders Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Union Works To Overthrow State House Leaders

Through endorsements and contributions, United Public Workers backed old-guard candidates and others who challenged current leadership.

Hawaii State Rep. Clift Tsuji Dies Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii State Rep. Clift Tsuji Dies

The Big Island lawmaker, 75, chaired the Agriculture Committee. Services are pending.

House Adds To Leadership Team Cory Lum/Civil Beat

House Adds To Leadership Team

House Democrats re-elected Joe Souki as speaker Monday and confirmed additional leadership positions.

Beware Of Big Brown Globs In The Waters Off Hawaii Beaches Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Beware Of Big Brown Globs In The Waters Off Hawaii Beaches

Some near-shore waters can be heavily contaminated with fecal matter. Talks are underway about when signs should be posted.

Hawaii Senate Shuffles Leadership, Braces For Trump Presidency Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Senate Shuffles Leadership, Braces For Trump Presidency

Senate President Ron Kouchi stays at the helm but taps a new vice president.

Kauai Logs 12th Drowning Of 2016 — Twice As Many As Last Year Courtesy: Kyle Pearce/Flickr

Kauai Logs 12th Drowning Of 2016 — Twice As Many As Last Year

Two tourists die in two days on the Garden Isle, one at Poipu Beach and the other at Larsen’s Beach.

Voters Split On Making Changes To State Constitution Courtesy: 401(K) 2012/Flickr

Voters Split On Making Changes To State Constitution

Voters narrowly agreed to a measure involving excess state funds but turned down an increase in the financial threshold for jury trials.

Chang Tops Slom In Race To Unseat Hawaii’s Only GOP Senator Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Chang Tops Slom In Race To Unseat Hawaii’s Only GOP Senator

Other than Slom and Pouha, incumbents fared well in legislative races. Rhoads, Gates, Holt and Nakamura won open seats.