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Civil Beat readers discuss what top political leaders have to say about Hawaii’s growing fault lines.
Sione Thompson was nominated to be the next complex area superintendent for Nanakuli-Waianae.
Hawaii’s four county prosecutors worry a proposed bill requires them to provide extra data about defendants without providing their offices any extra funding.
After finishing near the bottom in New Hampshire, the Hawaii Democrat continues to make a push in other early primary states.
Hearing Native Hawaiians oppose major projects over ancient graves, cultural artifacts and environmental concerns is not only predictable, it is inevitable under poor economic conditions.
It’s against the law to use it for personal expenses. But there are plenty of other options.
Hawaii’s leaders are offering developers a chance to skip a major vetting procedure, which could undermine efforts to protect public lands.
State lawmakers may ask the DOT to study the idea as a way to alleviate traffic, even as a rail line is still being built.
Lawmakers are considering how far to set back new developments as well as specific strategies to deal with climate change.
Before the luxury apartments and the seawalls, the once-expansive shoreline was known to Hawaiians as Kapua, meaning “the flower.”
Enough already. A bill to allow public disclosure of the names of misbehaving police officers should be passed this session.
Civil Beat interviewed four of Hawaii’s most prominent leaders. They had a lot to say about our growing social and economic problems and the lack of leadership to help resolve them.
The case involved the shooting death of Justin Waiki, who was being pursued in connection with the murder of a Big Island police officer.
Similar legislation was vetoed by Gov. David Ige in 2019, who warned that it would hurt investment in the islands.