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New Prison Oversight Commission Has A Full Plate

Off to a slow start, the new commissioners say they want to take a wide-ranging look at the entire criminal justice system.

Lawsuit: Slug Found In Sandwich Exposed Family To Rat Lungworm Disease

The young Big Island family is the third party since February 2019 to sue a restaurant over uncleaned produce that has caused the potentially fatal disease.

Can Hawaii’s Elected Leaders Save The State From ‘Drowning?’

Legislators kicked off the 2020 session united with the governor to tackle the cost of living. The question is whether their bold ideas will become reality.

Kai Kahele: ‘We Have A Moral Obligation To Humanity’

The state senator who’s now running for Congress is no stranger to war. But he wants to restrict the president’s ability to take military action without the approval of Congress.

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Tom Yamachika: Don’t Be Duped Into Paying Double Taxes Flickr: Phillip Ingham

Tom Yamachika: Don’t Be Duped Into Paying Double Taxes

If you buy from a business that must pay the GET, you don’t have to also pay the use tax on purchases.

Reforming Inefficiencies Begins With Government Employees Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Reforming Inefficiencies Begins With Government Employees

Unfortunately, not everyone chooses to embrace innovation unless required by management.

Hawaii County Leading The Way On Climate Change Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii County Leading The Way On Climate Change

Local governments around the world are stepping up and showing that they can achieve serious collective actions.

Helping Protect Wildlife At The Honolulu Zoo Helps Everyone Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Helping Protect Wildlife At The Honolulu Zoo Helps Everyone

In saving our native animals, we are also able to save ourselves from mistakes our own species have made.