Attack By North Korea Unlikely, Hanabusa Tells Town Hall Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

At another in a series of town halls held by congressional delegates visiting Hawaii, Rep. Colleen Hanabusa disputed Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s account of risk to Hawaii from North Korea.

State, Teachers Union Agree On New Contract

State, Teachers Union Agree On New Contract

Teachers will get a pay increase of 13.6 percent over the next four years under a contract agreement announced late Saturday by the governor’s office and the Hawaii State Teachers Association.

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Hawaii Senate To Propose 10-Year Extension On Rail Tax

But Honolulu would receive a smaller share of the surcharge while some money goes to the state highway fund. Will the House go for it?

Hirono Has $1 Million On Hand For Likely Senate Re-election Bid

Sen. Brian Schatz, whose term is not up until 2022, has $2.2 million in campaign cash, according to Federal Election Commission records.

Judge Blocks Access To AG Investigation Of Hawaii Auditor

Civil Beat had sued to get access to the records, but a state judge ruled Thursday that they’re confidential.

5 Reasons Jeff Sessions Might Be Right About Hawaii

What could anyone “sitting on an island in the Pacific” possibly know about being an American?

Competing Airbnb Bills Set Off Lobbying Battle

A  bill letting online brokers serve as tax collectors is likely to pass, but lawmakers are still debating giving local governments more enforcement power.

Cayetano To Trump: Cut Honolulu Rail Funds

UPDATE: The former Hawaii governor is asking the president to withhold $800 million in federal money for the rail project.

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Lawmakers Were Wrong To Kill School-Funding Measure Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Were Wrong To Kill School-Funding Measure

The proposed constitutional amendment to pay for schools should have at least gotten a vote by the full Legislature.

Tom Yamachika: Hospital Severance Plan Imperils Retirement System Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: Hospital Severance Plan Imperils Retirement System

The IRS says the governor was right: A bill to help workers at hospitals getting privatized could affect all ERS beneficiaries.

What Your Lawmakers Are Getting Away With Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What Your Lawmakers Are Getting Away With

There are even more tax increases than usual making their way through the Hawaii Legislature.

Tom Yamachika: Carnival Just One Of The Casualties When Harbor Fees Rise Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: Carnival Just One Of The Casualties When Harbor Fees Rise

Wharfage fees charged by the state have gone up dramatically, with more increases planned. This raises costs for everyone.