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Gun-Death Rates In America

Hawaii still rates very low but slips to No. 49 in report analyzing weak gun violence prevention laws and higher rates of gun ownership.

Hiraoka On Judge Nominees List

The governor’s former campaign manager is being considered for three judicial vacancies.

Hawaii Most Integrated State

America, it seems, has come closer to realizing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision, “though segregation and discrimination persist,” says WalletHub.

Petition: Dump Akana, Keep CEO

An OHA beneficiary wants to remove the embattled agency’s chair and keep the chief executive officer, Kamana’opono Crabbe.

STEM Jobs? Not In Honolulu

Nationally, we rank close to the bottom when it comes to professions involving science, technology, engineering and math.

A $22 Minimum Wage?

A Hawaii state representative wants to increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 by 2019 and $22 by 2022.

Schatz Named Chief Deputy Whip

The Hawaii senator and Cory Booker of New Jersey have new roles on the Democratic caucus’s leadership team.

Hirono Acts On Medicare, Medicaid

The Hawaii senator, 27 other Senate Democrats and independent Bernie Sanders introduced an amendment to protect the entitlements. But it didn’t have the votes.

New Consumer Advocate Named

Dean Nishina replaces Jeffrey Ono, who returned to private practice.

Wanted: Ethics, Campaign Panels

Applicants are sought for the Hawaii State Ethics Commission and the Campaign Spending Commission.

Senators Oppose National Registry

Hirono and Schatz join colleagues in backing bill to block establishment of a registry of people based on religion, race, age, gender, ethnicity or nationality.

Nurse Aide Slaps Dementia Patient

Judge bans the nurse from caring for patients for 30 days.

Meet Hawaii’s Newest Lawmaker

The governor has appointed Chris Todd of Hilo from a list of three names submitted by the Democratic Party.

Ige Campaign Chair Resigns

Keith Hiraoka stepped down after learning he’s being considered for a Hawaii judgeship.

Homeless Count Volunteers Sought

Organizers are gearing up for the annual count of homeless people, but they are facing a serious shortage of volunteers.

Oahu Repaves 332 Miles

Honolulu officials say they surpassed the repaving goal for 2016.

VIDEO: HPD On Fireworks

There were hundreds of complaint calls, and a fatal accident in Kapolei.

Our Christian US Congress

The share of adults who describe themselves as Christians has been declining, but the House and Senate are about as Christian today as they were in the early 1960s