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Election Reveals Limits Of Hawaii’s Biggest Labor Union

The Hawaii Government Employees Association did well backing Democratic incumbents, but got mixed results in other races.

Settlement Requires Hawaii To Pay More For Foster Care

The state agrees to raise stipends for foster parents that have been the same for 24 years.

Secret Deals: Prison Operator Is Mum On Hawaii Court Cases

Hawaii prison officials also refuse to disclose issues or costs once lawsuits involving CCA’s Arizona facility have been settled.

Obama Creates World’s Largest Protected Marine Area Off Hawaii

UPDATED: The expanded Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument will be 600,000 square miles — nearly the size of Alaska.

Hawaii Judge Mulls Legality Of Governor’s PUC Appointment

It likely won’t affect the NextEra deal, but the ruling could affect the governor’s power to make interim appointments in certain cases.

Just 2 Lobbyists Have Donated $650K To Hawaii Candidates In The Past 10 Years

UPDATED Lobbyists gave about $2.5 million to state and local candidates over the last decade, and the two owners of the state’s biggest firm doled out about $650,000 themselves.

War Of Words Escalates As Monument Decision Nears

Supporters of expanding Papahanaumokuakea unveil an ad countering one by opponents of the proposal for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Hepatitis In 2nd Flight Attendant

Both work for Hawaiian Airlines. In the latest case, the attendant served food and beverages on four flights from July 31 to Aug. 12.

How One Attorney Is Trying To Make Food Safer

Hawaii’s hepatitis A outbreak is the latest battleground for a Seattle attorney who specializes in foodborne illnesses and has won damages of more than $600 million.

Hawaii’s Love(sick) Affair With Seafood

The islands are particularly vulnerable to foodborne illness. The culprit: seafood.

Justice Department Will Stop Using Private Prisons

The federal government’s decision comes a couple of weeks after Hawaii extended its contract with a for-profit prison in Arizona.

Takai Honored In Emotional Tributes

The late congressman was remembered for 22 years of public service, including two decades in the Legislature, 17 years in the National Guard.

Between now and the Aug. 13 primary, we’ll be publishing articles about the candidates and issues, as well as videos about how the voting process works.
 
We’ve also reached out to every candidate to explain in their own words why they should be elected, and their responses are rolling in. Let’s go to the links:

Hawaii Storytellers: How A Fishing Trip Hooked Me On Out-Of-The-Way Places Olelo

Hawaii Storytellers: How A Fishing Trip Hooked Me On Out-Of-The-Way Places

A childhood fishing trip with his uncle leads Chris D’Angelo to make a cascade of life-changing decisions.

Hawaii Storytellers: Am I Going To Cross The Atlantic On This Homemade Raft? Olelo

Hawaii Storytellers: Am I Going To Cross The Atlantic On This Homemade Raft?

Civil Beat reporter Jessica Terrell’s dad really dreamed big. But, as she explains in this podcast, sometimes, it’s up to the child, not the parent, to draw the line.

Hawaii Storytellers: When You Always Have The Travel Bug, Ask Yourself Why Olelo

Hawaii Storytellers: When You Always Have The Travel Bug, Ask Yourself Why

Colby Lawton loved heading abroad and leaving the constraints of home behind. He just had to learn how to be happy to come home again.

The Projector: Aloha, Congressman Mark Takai

The Projector: Aloha, Congressman Mark Takai

In a Thursday service at the Capitol, state and national leaders join hundreds of other people to grieve and share memories.

First Lawsuit Filed In Hepatitis A Outbreak

You knew it was bound to happen. An Oahu man is suing the restaurant and food supply company after he contracted the disease.

Hawaii’s State Of The Environment: Good, Bad And Ugly

A new report highlights challenges and opportunities.

How Cat Poop Is Killing Endangered Seals

Scientists and Hawaiian Humane Society officials don’t agree on how to address feral cat colonies and their spread of toxoplasmosis.

Health Department Hiring Goes Slow — Will The Mosquitoes Wait?

The state recognizes an “urgent” need to fill 20 recently authorized positions, but says some administrative delays are unavoidable.