Visitors are bringing an infusion of cash but they’re underscoring concerns about overtaxed roads, beaches and infrastructure, environmental degradation and cultural exploitation.
Many legislators voted to create a more sustainable, resilient Hawaii.
Hawaii is scheduled to get about 2,700 more Marines along with their spouses and children in coming years but the military lacks a plan for accommodating the restructured force.
Speaker Scott Saiki says the Legislature “stopped the bleeding” from the pandemic and recession.
But residents say just three things will make life better for them.
The expanding eligibility pool bodes well for resuming in-person classes in the fall, Hawaii officials said.
Protest leaders, UH officials and astronomers will all have seats on the panel.
It would be better to focus on encouraging vaccinations, rather than maintaining a system that was never meant to be permanent.
As trial for Michael Miske Jr. approaches in September, more people involved in myriad crimes he’s alleged to have masterminded are expected to cooperate with federal prosecutors.
But that’s fewer than half the number of police killings or in-custody deaths in the state since the board was created in 2017.
Hawaii island could be the first area in the state to exceed goals set by the Legislature and regulators for renewable energy.
Marsha Rose Joyner was a predominant voice on issues from women’s rights and the legalization of cannabis to honoring Martin Luther King Jr. in Hawaii.
A disrupted academic year has caused many high school students to fall behind. A new partnership will connect them to local college students to help them catch up.
The hikers were caught by state law enforcement on the Mother’s Day anniversary of rockslides at the now-closed hiking trail that killed eight and injured dozens in 1999.
Hawaii hosted 8% more tourists in March 2021 than in March 2020 but 35% fewer hotel and restaurant jobs.
Abortions are legal in Guam, but women have no access to them because of a lack of local providers and rules requiring in-person consultations for the procedures.
Fourteen months after the start of the pandemic, he sees light at the end of the tunnel. Schatz also calls for filibuster reform and nudges Gov. David Ige to heed the advice of the CDC on travel requirements.
The focus now must be on stabilization and long-term recovery.
A $3.6 billion dollar budget deficit has taxpayers in Honolulu wondering if the rail project will ever reach Ala Moana Center as promised. The line is now projected to cost at least $12.4 billion and there are more calls for it to stop at Middle Street.