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Legislative Negotiators Agree To End Payday Loans In Hawaii By 2022

The bill would replace the high-interest loans with installment loans that have lower fees.

Hawaii Asset Forfeiture Reform Appears Dead This Year

But lawmakers have agreed to let Honolulu shoulder the costs for emergency services.

Blangiardi Nominates Former Mainland Officer To Honolulu Police Commission

The mayor says he wants someone on the commission who has empathy for law enforcement officers.

Hawaii House Speaker Scott Saiki’s High-Profile Agenda Is Raising Questions

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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Lee Cataluna: Finally, Hawaii Residents Can Travel, Too Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: Finally, Hawaii Residents Can Travel, Too

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.

Denby Fawcett: Frustrated Businesses Say It’s Time For Action In Chinatown Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Frustrated Businesses Say It’s Time For Action In Chinatown

If Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi wants to show he’s an agent of change, Chinatown is the perfect place to do it.