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Kirstin Downey: Welcome To TrumpWorld Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Kirstin Downey: Welcome To TrumpWorld

Donald Trump’s presidency could be both good news and bad news for Hawaii.

War Of Words Escalates As Monument Decision Nears Courtesy: Expand PNMN

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.
Hawaii Drug Offenders To Be Freed Early In Federal Sentencing Overhaul flickr: mhsneon

Hawaii Drug Offenders To Be Freed Early In Federal Sentencing Overhaul

First 31 Hawaii inmates will be released next week, as part of the biggest nationwide release of federal inmates in history.

‘Energy and Passion’ for Maunalua Bay Drives a Deep Debate Over the Future of the Marine Sanctuary Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Energy and Passion’ for Maunalua Bay Drives a Deep Debate Over the Future of the Marine Sanctuary

Hawaii Kai residents packed an elementary school cafeteria to air their concerns and try to learn more about the potential for new restrictions.
Honouliuli National Monument: Important Window to Dark Past National Park Service

Honouliuli National Monument: Important Window to Dark Past

Establishment of the monument at the site of Hawaii's largest and longest-used World War II internment camp ensures that its story is shared with future generations.
Marine Monument: Obama Could Have Done More to Protect the Fish U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service/James Maragos

Marine Monument: Obama Could Have Done More to Protect the Fish

A compromise with the fishing industry may have given one of the stakeholders short shrift.
Hawaii DOT Fined $1.2 Million for Stormwater Violations at 2 Harbors PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii DOT Fined $1.2 Million for Stormwater Violations at 2 Harbors

UPDATED. Department of Transportation responds to settlement agreement with EPA, DOJ, DOH.
Hawaii’s Federal Take? More Than $20 Billion Flickr

Hawaii’s Federal Take? More Than $20 Billion

Hawaii still gets more money from the federal government than it does from the tourism industry.
Government Shutdown Aftershocks for Charities Could Undercut Donations

Government Shutdown Aftershocks for Charities Could Undercut Donations

The Combined Federal Campaign was put on hold during the shutdown; charities are banking on loyalty.
Embattled Hawaii Nonprofit Enjoyed Tens of Millions in Military Dollars

Embattled Hawaii Nonprofit Enjoyed Tens of Millions in Military Dollars

ORI's military contracts grew fast despite investigations for misspending federal grant money.
Hawaii Spy Case: Did Chinese Girlfriend Lure Secrets From Contractor?

Hawaii Spy Case: Did Chinese Girlfriend Lure Secrets From Contractor?

A federal judge explains why she thinks Benjamin Pierce Bishop can be released to a halfway house.
Waikele Blast: ‘They Should Be Alive Today,’ Chemical Board Says

Waikele Blast: ‘They Should Be Alive Today,’ Chemical Board Says

U.S. Chemical Safety Board implements a federal fireworks safety overhaul based on explosion that killed five.

November 2016

Thursday, November 10

Kirstin Downey: Welcome To TrumpWorld

August 2016

Thursday, August 25

War Of Words Escalates As Monument Decision Nears

October 2015

Friday, October 23

Hawaii Drug Offenders To Be Freed Early In Federal Sentencing Overhaul

July 2015

Thursday, July 16

‘Energy and Passion’ for Maunalua Bay Drives a Deep Debate Over the Future of the Marine Sanctuary

February 2015

Tuesday, February 24

Honouliuli National Monument: Important Window to Dark Past

September 2014

Monday, September 29

Marine Monument: Obama Could Have Done More to Protect the Fish

Wednesday, September 10

Hawaii DOT Fined $1.2 Million for Stormwater Violations at 2 Harbors

October 2013

Wednesday, October 23

Hawaii’s Federal Take? More Than $20 Billion

Friday, October 18

Government Shutdown Aftershocks for Charities Could Undercut Donations

June 2013

Tuesday, June 25

Embattled Hawaii Nonprofit Enjoyed Tens of Millions in Military Dollars

April 2013

Tuesday, April 23

Hawaii Spy Case: Did Chinese Girlfriend Lure Secrets From Contractor?

January 2013

Thursday, January 17

Waikele Blast: ‘They Should Be Alive Today,’ Chemical Board Says

November 2012

Thursday, November 29

White House: Middle Class Tax Hike Could Cut Hawaii Spending By $1B

Tuesday, November 20

Akaka Retiring: Plenty Aloha, But What About Accomplishments?

Monday, November 19

FTA Says It Will Sign $1.55 Billion Deal For Honolulu Rail Project

Thursday, November 15

Spokesman: Inouye Healthy, Fall Unrelated to Grueling Schedule

October 2012

Wednesday, October 10

Will A New Law Mean Federal Funding for Honolulu BRT?

September 2012

Friday, September 21

Honolulu Rail Delegation Seeks To Smooth Concerns In D.C.

Thursday, September 13

Akaka Bill Sails Through Committee, But Tough Sledding Ahead

Wednesday, September 12

Where Is Honolulu Rail’s Federal Funding?

Tuesday, September 11

Akaka Taking Last Shot At Legacy Bill For Native Hawaiians

August 2012

Thursday, August 16

Honolulu Tells HUD Troubled Wahiawa Senior Center Making Strides

June 2012

Thursday, June 28

Updated Rail Finance Plan Part of Formal Federal Funding Request

Monday, June 18

U.S. House Subcommittee Slices Money for Rail

Friday, June 15

Who’s the Wealthiest Member of Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation?

Thursday, June 7

Race To The Finish For Federal Rail Money

May 2012

Tuesday, May 22

Ninth Circuit Maui Trip Draws Criticism

April 2012

Friday, April 27

Civil Beat Poll – Can Gov’t Solve Challenges?

March 2012

Monday, March 26

Is It ‘Reckless’ To Build Honolulu Rail Before Feds Commit Funds?

February 2012

Wednesday, February 22

Troubled Senior Center Rejects Federal Funds

Wednesday, February 15

Inouye Wants to Revive Interisland Ferry

Tuesday, February 14

FTA Watching Opponents, Wants $250M for Honolulu Rail

Monday, February 6

Feds Green Light Honolulu Rail Construction

Thursday, February 2

Does Line-of-Credit Rail Plan Leave Honolulu Taxpayers on Hook?

January 2012

Friday, January 27

Emergency Rail Plan: Taxpayers Have Our Back

Thursday, January 19

Hawaii Speaks Out Against Piracy Bill

December 2011

Thursday, December 8

Obamas Not Staying at ‘Winter White House,’ Owner Says

November 2011

Tuesday, November 29

Clock Ticking on $510M in Honolulu Rail Funding

Feds to Give Hawaii $14M for Insurance Exchange

Tuesday, November 22

Hawaii Defense Cuts Loom After Super Committee Implodes

Wednesday, November 9

White House: APEC is About Job Creation

Tuesday, November 8

‘Experience Gaps’ Found at Waikiki Murder Suspect ‘s Agency

Thursday, November 3

Honolulu Presents Final Plan to Prevent $7.9M Grant Repayment

Hanabusa: Time for U.S. To Leave Afghanistan

September 2011

Wednesday, September 28

City Leaves Key Questions About ORI Unanswered

Ka-ching! Hawaii Got $20B From Feds Last Year

What Super Committee’s Automatic Cuts Would Mean for Hawaii

Saturday, September 17

TSA Fires 28 Employees at Honolulu Airport

Tuesday, September 6

Controversy Over Request to Live Blog from Hawaii Federal Court Trial

Saturday, September 3

Carlisle Says ORI Wasn’t ‘Following Rules’

August 2011

Tuesday, August 30

Cleanup Cost Landfill Company at Least $2.2M

Thursday, August 25

Mayor to HUD: Tell Us What To Do And We’ll Do It

Wednesday, August 17

HUD Concerned About ORI Report From City

Friday, August 5

HUD: City Should Have Caught ORI’s Problems

Thursday, August 4

Honolulu Council Goes Easy on Troubled Nonprofit

July 2011

Tuesday, July 26

Hawaii Federal Judge Favors Allowing Live-Blogging From Courtroom

Thursday, July 21

East-West Center President Confident Dems Will Restore Funding

East-West Center Threats Hit Obama Close To Home

May 2011

Friday, May 27

Feds Unlikely to Prosecute Hawaii Teen With Gun

Thursday, May 5

All Together Now: Panel Charts Redistricting Course

April 2011

Wednesday, April 6

What a Federal Shutdown Would Mean for Hawaii

March 2011

Tuesday, March 29

What Should Politicians Be Required to Disclose?

Friday, March 18

U.S. Admiral: Helping Japan With Nuclear Crisis Is “Highest Priority”

Thursday, March 17

No Radiation Found in Hawaii Mail (Yet?)

December 2010

Tuesday, December 14

Djou: Micronesians Consume 20 Percent of Social Service Resources

September 2010

Wednesday, September 22

Free Roger Christie!

August 2010

Tuesday, August 17

More Families to Be Eligible for Food Assistance

May 2010

Saturday, May 15

Transit Plan Out of City Hands

Tuesday, May 11

Rail, Highway Projects Won’t Be Covered By “Local Jobs Bill”

Sunday, May 2

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Federal Government In Hawaii