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Blaze Lovell

Hawaii Senate Votes To Legalize Marijuana, Raise Minimum Wage Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Senate Votes To Legalize Marijuana, Raise Minimum Wage

While both proposals appear dead on arrival in the House, lawmakers will still consider scores of other measures related to abortions, taxes and housing development.

House Speaker Seeks Hawaiian Nominees For Mauna Kea Group Blaze Lovell/Civil Beat

House Speaker Seeks Hawaiian Nominees For Mauna Kea Group

The 15-member working group has until December to come up with a new management structure for Mauna Kea.

Lawmakers End Efforts To Revamp Oversight Of Watchdog Agencies Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers End Efforts To Revamp Oversight Of Watchdog Agencies

House leaders have decided against pursuing most measures aimed at controlling the state auditor although investigation into that office continues.

What’s Dead And Alive At The Hawaii Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What’s Dead And Alive At The Hawaii Legislature

Some highly publicized measures have been taken off the table but other significant proposals are still under discussion as the Legislature reaches the halfway mark.

Most Police Reform Measures Fail To Gain Traction At Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Most Police Reform Measures Fail To Gain Traction At Legislature

But proposals to ban no-knock warrants and collect data on use of force appear to be moving this session.

COVID-19 Cluster Reported At UH Manoa Student Housing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

COVID-19 Cluster Reported At UH Manoa Student Housing

The 10 students associated with the cluster have been moved to off-campus isolation rooms in a hotel.

Proposed Mauna Kea Working Group Is Already Creating Divisions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Proposed Mauna Kea Working Group Is Already Creating Divisions

But proponents hope the group could still be Hawaii’s best chance at building consensus over the future of a mountain considered sacred by many.

Minimum Wage Bill Teed Up For Senate Vote Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Minimum Wage Bill Teed Up For Senate Vote

While the proposal would increase wages to $12 an hour by 2022, labor advocates also want to raise the wage to $17 by 2026.

Lawmakers Want Native Hawaiians To Help Decide Future Of Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Want Native Hawaiians To Help Decide Future Of Mauna Kea

The proposal follows House Speaker Scott Saiki’s call for the University of Hawaii to be ousted from its management role.