Will This Be The Year For Tax Breaks For The Poor? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bills that have sailed through the Legislature so far would boost taxes on the wealthy to pay for tax breaks for low-income families.

Civil Cafe: Patsy Mink And Title IX Panel Discussion

Lacking GOP Votes, House Cancels Obamacare Vote

Lacking GOP Votes, House Cancels Obamacare Vote Flickr

Republicans pulled their Obamacare repeal bill from a Friday afternoon vote, The Hill reported, “an acknowledgement that it was headed toward a defeat.” Trump blamed Democrats for his defeat.

FBI Investigating Threats Against Judge Derrick Watson

FBI Investigating Threats Against Judge Derrick Watson U.S. District Court

The federal judge ruled against President Trump’s revised travel ban, saying the ban did not possess “legal muster.” “Officials are not elaborating on the threats made against Watson,” KITV reported Friday.

Read More
Loading articles…

Hawaii Teacher: Stalled Contract Talks Are Prompting Whispers Of A Strike

The current teacher contract negotiations invoke memories of 2001, the last time teachers went on strike.

 

Tad Bartimus: The Hana Highway Has Become A Vehicle Dumping Ground

The number of abandoned vehicles on Maui has tripled in the last four years. You can see a number of them along the road to Hana.

Maui Energy Conference: ‘What Type Of Place Are We Trying To Create?’

Experts discussed Hawaii’s move away from fossil fuels amid buzz about another potential buyer for Hawaiian Electric.

Lawmaker Kills Bill To Limit Payday Loan Interest Rates

Hawaii payday lenders will continue to be able to charge an annual interest rate of 459 percent.

Did Honolulu Cops Issue Fake Tickets Or Did The Honolulu Prosecutor Make Up The Story?

The mysterious case of “ghost” traffic tickets is getting more curious as several defense attorneys push the Honolulu prosecutor’s office to turn over the evidence.

Hawaii Republican Quits Party After Criticizing Trump

State Rep. Beth Fukumoto will seek to join Democrats because she says she no longer has much in common with the GOP.

Community Voices

A Better Way To Meet Hawaii’s Needs: Invest In Nature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Better Way To Meet Hawaii’s Needs: Invest In Nature

Nature is essential to our well-being, and it offers solutions to some of the greatest economic and security challenges we face.

Sunshine Week: The Aloha State Still Struggles With Transparency Screenshot

Sunshine Week: The Aloha State Still Struggles With Transparency

When the government won’t talk to you, the documents will. Eventually.

Aid-In-Dying: It’s About Defining Choice Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Aid-In-Dying: It’s About Defining Choice

We must at least allow our loved ones the opportunity to think for themselves.

Money Saving Measures That Make Sense Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Money Saving Measures That Make Sense

Two bills addressing pensions and retire health care can save hundreds of millions of dollars a year.