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He is the second Ige Cabinet member who the governor had hoped would continue to lead an agency but whose appointment ran into trouble in the Senate.
Jobie Masagatani will earn a six-figure salary as executive assistant to the director.
The Housing Authority extended the deadline for nearly 14,000 applicants to sign up on the wait list.
State officials say new federal guidelines prohibit many Pacific Islanders from getting licenses and state IDs that comply with the REAL ID Act.
The result has been bittersweet. Stream water was restored to his East Maui land three years ago, but so many others gave up traditional taro farming during the long battle.
The Honolulu Public Housing Authority has sent out nearly 14,000 letters, but some advocates fear people won’t understand their importance.
Both legislative chambers appear to agree there should be no statute of limitations in child sex abuse cases, but the measure may still be in trouble.
In the state as a whole, people at many income levels who rent — not just low-income residents — face a shortage of rental housing.
After being outpolled by Trevor Ozawa by margins of 22 and 41 votes in prior contests, Tommy Waters won by 1,004 in the special election.
More than 32,700 people have already cast ballots in the race to represent East Honolulu.
The native of Chuuk, Micronesia fought for social justice for Pacific Islanders in Hawaii and beyond.