Ige Plans To Veto Bill To End Aquarium Fishing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Hawaii governor plans to veto 15 bills, including legislation that would have given public worker unions more power.

Justice Kennedy May Retire From High Court

Justice Kennedy May Retire From High Court Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Speculation “is swirling” that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy could announce his retirement as early as this term, The Associated Press and CNN reported Saturday.

Caldwell, Other Mayors Sign Clean Energy Pledge

Caldwell, Other Mayors Sign Clean Energy Pledge Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, at the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting in Miami Beach, on Friday signed the Sierra Club’s “Mayors for 100% Clean Energy” initiative, joining a growing group of 118 cities in the United States “to endorse a goal of transitioning to a 100 percent clean and renewable energy future.”

Hirono Will Undergo Surgery Next Week

Hirono Will Undergo Surgery Next Week Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono, who is battling kidney cancer, will undergo surgery next week to remove a lesion on her seventh rib. Watch the KITV Island News report.

Civil Beat On KITV: Upsurge In Hawaii Inmate Deaths

Civil Beat On KITV: Upsurge In Hawaii Inmate Deaths Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair goes on KITV to talk about Civil Beat’s report on an uptick in the number of Hawaii prisoners who died unnatural deaths while behind bars.

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Governor Approves Loans For Energy Savings In Schools

The governor signed a measure giving the Department of Education access to more than $46 million in loans as part of the cooling classrooms initiative.

Interceptor Fails To Hit Target During Missile Defense Test Off Kauai

The U.S. and Japan are jointly developing the interceptor, part of the investment in technology to counter North Korean missile threats. 

Ex-Honolulu Police Chief’s Fight For Legal Fees Turns Nasty

Police Commissioner Loretta Sheehan says the former chief’s attempt to have her removed from the case is “baseless.”

Big Island Eliminates Produce Delivery For Seniors

The summer deliveries were ended so that more people can receive vouchers for a smaller amount of produce.

Neal Milner: It’ll Take Hard Political Work To Stop Trump

If you’re waiting for the legal system or the impeachment process to bring down the president, you’ll be waiting a long time.

DLNR Urges Ige To Veto Bill Phasing Out Aquarium Fishing In Hawaii

The head of Hawaii’s aquatic resource division said he’s not sure lawmakers “knew what they were doing” when they passed the bill.

Community Voices

Honolulu Residents Get Raw Deal With Bikeshare Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Residents Get Raw Deal With Bikeshare

Bikeshare Hawaii has the potential to become a profitable system, but the pricing for residents makes it the most expensive in the world.

We Need A Sense Of Nation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

We Need A Sense Of Nation

We as a people and a nation, however way one wishes to define it, must rise up and assume our responsibilities as citizens.

Hawaii’s Catholic Church Must Confront Its Past Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Catholic Church Must Confront Its Past

The Church’s response to controversy surrounding sexual abuse of children in Hawaii continues to be troubling.

An Open Letter To The BOE About Community Engagement Cory Lum/Civil Beat

An Open Letter To The BOE About Community Engagement

Without a framework that supports community schools, “local control” will mean little more than dictatorships with unqualified rulers.