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Hawaii Attorneys Allowed to Help Medical Marijuana Industry Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Hawaii Attorneys Allowed to Help Medical Marijuana Industry

The state Supreme Court has changed a rule to permit attorneys to provide legal services to clients who want to grow and sell medical cannabis.
Bill Slowing Bike Lane Construction Approved Over Bike Riders’ Objections Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill Slowing Bike Lane Construction Approved Over Bike Riders’ Objections

Councilman Trevor Ozawa's bill would require two Council hearings before any bike lane could be installed.
Hawaii to Expand Voluntary Pesticide Reporting by Big Ag Companies PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii to Expand Voluntary Pesticide Reporting by Big Ag Companies

The Kauai Good Neighbor Program could go statewide by the year's end, but food-safety advocates say mandatory regulations are needed.
Hawaii Health Department Worried About Pesticides at Marine Base Housing Courtesy of Melissa Jones

Hawaii Health Department Worried About Pesticides at Marine Base Housing

The state wants soil testing done, and it's also asking a federal agency to help determine if there are health risks at the base in Kaneohe.
Hawaii Lawmakers Deny Access to Their Biotech-Related Correspondence Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Deny Access to Their Biotech-Related Correspondence

The Center for Food Safety sought emails between legislators and seed companies. It's appealing the denials to the Office of Information Practices.
U.S. Navy Has 20 Years to Fix Leak-Prone Red Hill Fuel Tanks PF Bentley/Civil Beat

U.S. Navy Has 20 Years to Fix Leak-Prone Red Hill Fuel Tanks

Hawaii Gov. David Ige and the EPA praise a new agreement to fix the underground storage tanks, but critics say it's not enough.
Governor’s Office Goes Paperless Courtesy of the Office of the Governor

Governor’s Office Goes Paperless

The Hawaii governor has signed about 1,180 departmental documents since taking office last December.
Why Can’t the State Make Developers Keep Their Promises? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Can’t the State Make Developers Keep Their Promises?

The state Land Use Commission often lacks the power to enforce the conditions that developers agree to.