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If he wins approval in the full Senate, he’ll likely serve as interim director of the agency under fire for its long wait list for homes.
Saving for a down payment can be tough in Honolulu, where the median home value was $790,000 last year.
The bill aims to end secret, mandatory arbitration proceedings for claims brought by employees against their employers.
The state agency charged with overseeing thousands of licensees is finally switching to an updated complaints management system.
A plan to expand military training in the Marianas, which also includes more sonar and underwater explosive training, has drawn concerns from environmentalists.
A key senator says it’s still “an open question” whether the nomination of DPS director Nolan Espinda will clear the full Senate.
The Hawaii House and Senate are also voting on separate proposals to eliminate the statute of limitations for child sex abuse claims.
Lawmakers are considering measures to block non-disclosure agreements related to sexual misconduct. But nothing prohibits secret settlements.
In the revote for the East Honolulu City Council seat, Trevor Ozawa had a financial advantage over Tommy Waters in the latest reports.
Kristina Ballina wants to move out of her parents’ Honolulu home but at age 28, she doesn’t think she can afford to.
Adults aged 25 to 34 are facing higher college tuition, higher rents and bigger housing prices than previous generations.
Akana, who served on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees for nearly 30 years, may also have to pay back more than $21,500 in gifts.