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Blaze Lovell

OHA Returned $2M Of Ceded Land Revenue In 2019 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Returned $2M Of Ceded Land Revenue In 2019

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has previously pushed to have a cap on their ceded land revenues raised.

Get Ready For An Economic Slowdown, State Economist Says Blaze Lovell/CivilBeat

Get Ready For An Economic Slowdown, State Economist Says

It’s not a recession yet but government should consider picking up some of the private sector’s slack as the construction industry wanes.

Hawaii Tour Helicopter Owner Rejects Congressman’s Criticism Blaze Lovell/Civil Beat

Hawaii Tour Helicopter Owner Rejects Congressman’s Criticism

Richard Schuman says the industry is safe and does not need increased federal regulation.

‘Blast From The Past’: Why Hawaii Won’t Stop Setting Off Fireworks

‘Blast From The Past’: Why Hawaii Won’t Stop Setting Off Fireworks

A new report from the Legislative Reference Bureau highlights failed attempts by law enforcement and lawmakers to deal with the recurring issue.

Feds Plan To Extract Kauai Tour Helicopter Wreckage NTSB photo by Brice Banning

Feds Plan To Extract Kauai Tour Helicopter Wreckage

The National Transportation Safety Board plans to have a preliminary report from its investigation in three weeks and the final report within two years.

Kauai Tour Helicopter Crash Kills All 7 Onboard Dan Dennison/Hawaii DLNR

Kauai Tour Helicopter Crash Kills All 7 Onboard

UPDATED: County officials confirmed Saturday that all six passengers, including three minors, and pilot died.

Hawaii County, TMT Protesters Agree To Clear The Road To Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii County, TMT Protesters Agree To Clear The Road To Mauna Kea

UPDATED: Activists will move their encampment off the mountain’s access road in exchange for a county promise not to start more work on the telescope until February.

Former Hawaii Governor Calls On Tulsi Gabbard To Resign Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former Hawaii Governor Calls On Tulsi Gabbard To Resign

UPDATED: Neil Abercrombie says the congresswoman’s presidential campaign is distracting her from representing the islands.

Hawaii Governor Pulls Back Law Enforcement On Mauna Kea — For Now Kuʻu Kauanoe/ Civil Beat

Hawaii Governor Pulls Back Law Enforcement On Mauna Kea — For Now

Protesters of the Thirty Meter Telescope project are contemplating their next move in the face of a Dec. 26 deadline to either leave or risk arrest.

New Housing Project For The Elderly Would Displace Residents Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Housing Project For The Elderly Would Displace Residents

The Moiliili development recently secured taxpayer money, but many current tenants didn’t know they may soon have to move out.

Hawaii County Council Rejects Money For Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii County Council Rejects Money For Mauna Kea

It’s not clear how Mayor Harry Kim will cover the reimbursements without council support.

Ige Wants More Money For Education, Roads, Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Wants More Money For Education, Roads, Mauna Kea

His supplemental budget request depends on the Legislature and upcoming funding forecasts.