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A House bill sought to save money and lessen overcrowding in state facilities by pushing to acquire the Federal Detention Center.
Dozens of cities have banned plastic foam containers, but the Legislature is considering bills for a statewide ban.
One key bill is dead but lawmakers should still act on other legislation that could improve our jam-packed, aging correctional facilities.
“Even if you save $5 a month, you’re closer than you were last month.”
Gov. David Ige’s remarks suggest he believes the statewide school administration, not the office delegated to bolster early learning programs, should be in charge.
Social issues, the environment and public safety including homelessness top the District 4 candidate’s concerns.
The federal high court declined to hear the appeal of a Hawaii operator of a B&B who was found to have discriminated.
But it’s unclear when the public will actually get to see the files. The police union has promised to appeal.
Now, Hawaii lawmakers are considering bills that force sellers to tell prospective owners about vulnerable coastal properties.
A state senator’s resolutions targeting the Second Amendment are among several firearms measures in the Legislature.
Like child labor laws, the minimum wage and workplace safety regulations, housing is a basic right.
The Honolulu City Council candidate discussed his upcoming rematch with Trevor Ozawa for the District 4 seat.
Gov. Ige has proposed spending $7.7 million to overhaul the state DD program, which includes offering clients more opportunities for jobs and setting goals for themselves.
Nolan Espinda’s work record will be the subject of a public hearing, and he’s also expected to meet with Senate Democrats next week.
Nearly 300 Hawaii organizations seek grant-in-aid funding from the state. Most will probably fail.
A plan to expand military training in the Marianas, which also includes more sonar and underwater explosive training, has drawn concerns from environmentalists.
Backers of an independent corporation to run Hawaii’s airports say it needs freedom from the state’s time-consuming procurement process. Key lawmakers disagree.
Pretrial detainees make up a big part of the inmate population. Meanwhile, most proposed reforms appear dead in Legislature.
School’s out for many this Friday to demand meaningful action on global warming.