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The prospects are promising for the measure in the 25-member Senate, but Gov. David Ige opposes legalization.
Recounts in close elections, all-mail balloting and easing the voter registration process are among the measures this session.
The Honolulu mayor says the change — on Oahu only — would make it safer for pedestrians and bicyclists.
UPDATED: A new Honolulu City Council District 4 election will be held within four months, with the council planning to appoint an interim representative for now.
UPDATED: Common Cause and the League of Women Voters say they plan to appeal the Circuit Court ruling.
A task force proposed reducing the number of pretrial inmates who remain incarcerated because they can’t afford the bail amount.
The Hilo legislator said he’ll campaign for the seat currently held by Tulsi Gabbard.
The proposed constitutional amendment represents the latest effort to expand the electorate. Earlier attempts haven’t gone far.
Ford Fuchigami will have dual roles in the governor’s office, and former Chief of Staff Mike McCartney has been picked to lead the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism.
UPDATED: Disaster relief for Kauai and the Big Island and addressing illegal vacation rentals are also top priorities.
Until the justices rule, there is no Honolulu City Council member representing District 4.
City Council candidate Tommy Waters and a group of East Honolulu residents question what happened with late-arriving ballots.