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No New Housing For Hawaiians Despite Millions In The Bank Cory Lum/Civil Beat

No New Housing For Hawaiians Despite Millions In The Bank

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands comes under fire for not providing any new housing units last fiscal year.

Lawmaker: Housing Bill Strikes A Blow For The Middle Class Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmaker: Housing Bill Strikes A Blow For The Middle Class

Rep. Beth Fukumoto says the Legislature needs to act on housing issues to help low- and middle-income buyers.

Will Hawaii Restrict Pesticides, Require More Disclosure From Big Ag? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will Hawaii Restrict Pesticides, Require More Disclosure From Big Ag?

After a federal court shot down the efforts of individual counties, advocates of more regulation have only the Legislature to turn to.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Anti-Immigrant Sentiment ‘Disheartening’ Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Anti-Immigrant Sentiment ‘Disheartening’

The U.S. Supreme Court Justice, in Honolulu for a UH law school program, spoke to high school students Saturday.

Community Groups Urge Caldwell To Reconsider Housing Appointment Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Community Groups Urge Caldwell To Reconsider Housing Appointment

The Caldwell administration defended the appointment of Marc Alexander, who settled a sexual abuse case last year brought by a minor.

Bill Would Set Up Rent Control Pilot Project In Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Bill Would Set Up Rent Control Pilot Project In Hawaii

Despite rising rents, Hawaii has no mechanism to limit rent increases to prevent homelessness and overcrowding.

Bill Would Force The Navy To Upgrade Red Hill Fuel Tanks Sooner Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill Would Force The Navy To Upgrade Red Hill Fuel Tanks Sooner

The Honolulu Board of Water Supply says the current plan for modernizing the tanks poses too high a risk to Oahu’s drinking water.

Caldwell Appoints Marc Alexander To Lead Honolulu Housing Office Courtesy of the City & County of Honolulu

Caldwell Appoints Marc Alexander To Lead Honolulu Housing Office

The former vicar general for the Catholic Church left his last government job after revelations of an affair with a parishioner.

Should Hawaii Spend $2 Billion To Build Homes Residents Can Afford? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Should Hawaii Spend $2 Billion To Build Homes Residents Can Afford?

Hawaii Sen. Will Espero says the time is right for the state to float general obligation bonds to address the housing shortage.