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TMT Hot Potato: Hawaii Leaders Are Ducking Responsibility On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

TMT Hot Potato: Hawaii Leaders Are Ducking Responsibility On Mauna Kea

Since protests resumed six months ago, top elected officials have struggled to take ownership of resolving issues surrounding a major telescope project.

Caldwell Raises Nearly $300K For 2022 Governor’s Race Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell Raises Nearly $300K For 2022 Governor’s Race

The Honolulu mayor has far outpaced others who have lined up this far in advance.

Committee: Full Senate Should Confirm Aila As DHHL Director Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Committee: Full Senate Should Confirm Aila As DHHL Director

In a 3-2 vote, the Senate Hawaiian Affairs Committee recommended the full chamber approve Gov. David Ige’s nominations to lead the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.

Senators Delay Vote After Grilling Aila As Head Of Hawaiian Home Lands Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senators Delay Vote After Grilling Aila As Head Of Hawaiian Home Lands

The governor’s nominee was applauded for projects he’s moved forward but concerns remain over the agency’s continued backlog.

Media Reports: India Wary Of TMT Construction On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Media Reports: India Wary Of TMT Construction On Mauna Kea

India’s Department of Science and Technology is part of the Thirty Meter Telescope consortium.

Sunday Shooting Overshadows Hawaii Governor’s State Of The State Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Sunday Shooting Overshadows Hawaii Governor’s State Of The State

The public can expect a more concerted effort to close gun loopholes but proposals to address Native Hawaiian issues remain uncertain.

Police Find Human Remains At Diamond Head Home Where Two Cops Were Killed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Police Find Human Remains At Diamond Head Home Where Two Cops Were Killed

As smoke settled in the fire-ravaged neighborhood Monday, neighbors recalled the terror they’d felt a day earlier.

Man Suspected Of Fatally Shooting 2 HPD Officers Was Facing Eviction Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Man Suspected Of Fatally Shooting 2 HPD Officers Was Facing Eviction

Updated: The shooting suspect is believed to have also started a fire in the neighborhood that destroyed at least seven houses.

Can Hawaii’s Elected Leaders Save The State From ‘Drowning?’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can Hawaii’s Elected Leaders Save The State From ‘Drowning?’

Legislators kicked off the 2020 session united with the governor to tackle the cost of living. The question is whether their bold ideas will become reality.

Minimum Wage, Preschool, Housing Top Rare Legislative Platform Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Minimum Wage, Preschool, Housing Top Rare Legislative Platform

In an unusual display of pre-session unity, top state officials and business leaders have largely agreed on a plan aimed at bringing down Hawaii’s high cost of living.

Legislature 2020: Making Hawaii Livable Again PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Legislature 2020: Making Hawaii Livable Again

State lawmakers will consider raising the minimum wage, paid leave programs and ways to keep residents from leaving the islands while grappling with climate change.

State Tax Revenues Steady, For Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Tax Revenues Steady, For Now

Hawaii lawmakers don’t anticipate making many budget changes in light of the latest forecast by the Council on Revenues.