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Blaze Lovell

Hawaii Legislature Advances Vaping Ban, Police Reforms, Vacation Rental Crackdown

Hawaii Legislature Advances Vaping Ban, Police Reforms, Vacation Rental Crackdown

Dozens of bills met the Thursday deadline to pass before the 2020 session ends next week.

More Discord Between Hawaii Governor And Senate Over Tax Director Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More Discord Between Hawaii Governor And Senate Over Tax Director

Gov. David Ige says a Senate committee’s potential rejection of his appointee is “irresponsible and shameful.”

Ban On Side Gigs For Mayors, Governor Clears Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ban On Side Gigs For Mayors, Governor Clears Legislature

House Bill 361 now goes to Gov. David Ige for approval or veto.

Former Hawaii Corrections Officers Indicted For Assault Of Inmate Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former Hawaii Corrections Officers Indicted For Assault Of Inmate

The defendants are expected to appear before a federal judge Wednesday.

Hawaii Legislature Approves Public Worker Pay Raises Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislature Approves Public Worker Pay Raises

Lawmakers also passed a new spending plan for the coming year. The bills now go to Gov. David Ige for his consideration.

Legislature: Keep Women’s Work Furlough Program Open Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislature: Keep Women’s Work Furlough Program Open

The public safety department is ready to terminate the contract Tuesday.

US Supreme Court Declines To Hear Appeal In Deedy Case PF Bentley/Civil Beat

US Supreme Court Declines To Hear Appeal In Deedy Case

Updated: Honolulu prosecutor says he will still pursue an assault case.

Judge: Feds Can’t Intervene In Quarantine Challenge Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge: Feds Can’t Intervene In Quarantine Challenge

The Hawaii attorney general’s office says the development is a small victory in the case.

Lawmakers Move To Eliminate Exemption That Has Hidden Police Misconduct For 25 Years Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Move To Eliminate Exemption That Has Hidden Police Misconduct For 25 Years

House Bill 285 will now go to the full House and Senate for a final vote.