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The spending plan approved by the Board of Regents won’t shrink an $848 million maintenance backlog. In fact, that will keep growing.
Unlike people born in other U.S. territories, they are not citizens but U.S. nationals. They do have a pathway to citizenship, however.
The turnout of 38.6 percent included 179,078 people who voted by mail or at early polling places.
The pattern of absentee voting is similar to the 2016 primary, which ended up having the lowest turnout in state history.
Waianae Coast cultural practitioners have long battled for the public’s right to visit parts of a military reservation.
On Oahu, about 70,000 mail ballots have been returned, and another 4,700 people have voted at walk-in polling places.
The U.S. Army, which says only about 1,200 elepaio birds remain on Oahu, proposes stepping up eradication efforts.
The Dowsett Highlands project in Nuuanu Valley is one of hundreds of sewer projects undertaken in compliance with an EPA order.
Critics say a Pokai Bay subdivision would increase traffic and demand on the sewer system while being too costly for current residents.
Fearing future development of a Leeward valley rich with cultural history, some community members are pushing for preservation.
A legal battle over a landslide and sewer line break in the Nuuanu Valley is one example of the unstable ground many people live on.