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A Casino In Kapolei? New Proposal Would Allow Limited Gambling

A Casino In Kapolei? New Proposal Would Allow Limited Gambling

The measure under consideration by the Hawaiian Homes Commission would allow casino gambling on DHHL lands in Kapolei.

Elections Officials Want To Tweak Hawaii’s Mail-Voting Law Next Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Elections Officials Want To Tweak Hawaii’s Mail-Voting Law Next Year

The Legislature may consider adjustments to in-person voting sites among other proposals after the state’s first foray into all mail-voting.

Hawaii Legislature Preparing Capitol Building For January Return Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislature Preparing Capitol Building For January Return

Lawmakers have plans to allow the public back to the State Capitol building, but lawmakers are also getting ready to conduct business entirely remotely.

Big Island Democrats Get Ready To Fill Kahele’s Senate Seat Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Big Island Democrats Get Ready To Fill Kahele’s Senate Seat

Precinct officials with the party will decide on Kahele’s successor.

Former Big Island Mayor Charged With Ethics Violations Over TMT Protest Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former Big Island Mayor Charged With Ethics Violations Over TMT Protest

But Mayor Harry Kim won’t be subject to the charges since he has already left office.

DLNR Has Transferred More Than 19,000 Acres To Use For Agriculture Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DLNR Has Transferred More Than 19,000 Acres To Use For Agriculture

The Legislature ordered the transfers in the early 2000s to help boost ag production.

Changes To Hawaii’s Sunshine Law Could Improve Access To Public Meetings Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Changes To Hawaii’s Sunshine Law Could Improve Access To Public Meetings

The new proposal from the state Office of Information Practices gives boards more options, including ways to meet remotely.

Without Money, Hawaii’s Police Standards Board Is ‘Dead In The Water’ Screenshot

Without Money, Hawaii’s Police Standards Board Is ‘Dead In The Water’

Updated: A national organization has volunteered to help the board in the meantime as members prepare to ask the Legislature for help again.