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Hawaii House Will Likely Delay Pay Raises Until 2023 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii House Will Likely Delay Pay Raises Until 2023

Speaker Scott Saiki uses “gut-and-replace” to try to postpone salary increases for state officials, but it’s unclear what the Senate might do.

Police Shootings Board Is Still Doing Nothing As Cases Pile Up Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Police Shootings Board Is Still Doing Nothing As Cases Pile Up

The eight-member board is now down three members and still has no clear plan on when to resume business.

Bans On High Capacity Magazines For Guns Fail At Legislature Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Bans On High Capacity Magazines For Guns Fail At Legislature

Bills to legalize recreational marijuana and collect more data on police use of force also stall.

Senate Panel Restores OHA Budget

Senate Panel Restores OHA Budget

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs will also get some of the funding for this year that was withheld because of an incomplete audit.

Ige Withdraws Land Board Nominee Sam Gon Ige Administration

Ige Withdraws Land Board Nominee Sam Gon

The long-time BLNR member served several terms but faced opposition to serve another.

Aloha Stadium Plan Will Burden Taxpayers. Is It Worth The Risk? Courtesy: Crawford Architects

Aloha Stadium Plan Will Burden Taxpayers. Is It Worth The Risk?

Officials hope that development surrounding a new facility could make up for the state’s $350 million investment. But national experts warn that similar projects have failed elsewhere.

Ige Calls For Patience On Travel Restrictions, Vaccine Passports Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Calls For Patience On Travel Restrictions, Vaccine Passports

Updated: The Hawaii governor also urged the public to follow health protocols as COVID-19 cases rise on Oahu and in Maui County.

New CDC Guidance Paves The Way For Hawaii To Implement ‘Vaccine Passports’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New CDC Guidance Paves The Way For Hawaii To Implement ‘Vaccine Passports’

The federal agency said it’s safe for fully vaccinated people to travel without testing or quarantine.

Kahuku Wind Farm Case Goes Before Hawaii Supreme Court Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kahuku Wind Farm Case Goes Before Hawaii Supreme Court

The oral arguments Thursday were the first of three Hawaii’s highest court will hear involving renewable energy projects.