Ripple effects and unintended consequences, especially in a down economy, have become driving factors in the debate over a minimum wage.
The bill would replace the high-interest loans with installment loans that have lower fees.
But lawmakers have agreed to let Honolulu shoulder the costs for emergency services.
The mayor says he wants someone on the commission who has empathy for law enforcement officers.
Saiki has empowered the House to be a much-needed political player this year. But concerns about his methods and his ultimate goal are growing.
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Gov. David Ige’s plan to allow residents who are fully vaccinated to travel interisland is a big step among all the little steps to restore normalcy.
If Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi wants to show he’s an agent of change, Chinatown is the perfect place to do it.
House and Senate negotiators say they have used federal funds to cancel out most of Gov. Ige’s budget cuts.
More details were expected to come in an announcement Tuesday. Meanwhile, the state has opened vaccine appointments for anyone who is at least 16 years old.
The congressman wants to use federal money to replace cesspools, update wastewater treatment plants and fix ailing bridges and roads.
The messenger molecule that’s been in every living cell for billions of years is the key ingredient in some COVID-19 vaccines.
The county amended its zoning rules last week to allow farmers to set up retail stores on agricultural land without a permit.
The Department of Health says “crossed wires” led it to initially award $2 million to Sand Island Treatment Center, relied on by judges for addiction treatment.
The challenge of this year is reflected in new statewide data showing 20% of Hawaii’s students are at “high risk” for chronic absenteeism.
Nearly two weeks after the shooting, Honolulu police still haven’t explained why the teenager was shot or released officers’ body camera footage.
State public defenders can still petition the courts to release clients early, but attorneys will have to do so on an individual basis.