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New Super PACs Pour Money Into Honolulu Races Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Super PACs Pour Money Into Honolulu Races

The independent expenditure committees are taking out ads for mayoral and council candidates as voters cast their mail-in ballots.

Is Hawaii Ready To Vote By Mail? Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Is Hawaii Ready To Vote By Mail?

As ballots go out, concerns linger over the potential for disenfranchisement but officials say they have adopted lessons from other states and will learn from the primary election.

UH Regents Defer Vote On Budget Planning Proposal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Regents Defer Vote On Budget Planning Proposal

The board is expected to take up the resolution in August.

UH Regents Set To Consider ‘Whatever Available Means’ To Cut Costs PF Bentley/Civil Beat

UH Regents Set To Consider ‘Whatever Available Means’ To Cut Costs

The University of Hawaii’s Board of Regents will discuss ways to reduce operating expenses and a letter asking Gov. David Ige to halt pay raises at its meeting Thursday.

Hawaii Lawmakers Salvage Bills Despite Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Salvage Bills Despite Pandemic

Some priority measures to protect the environment and expand access to preschool advanced but others to regulate Uber and Lyft and reform gun laws died at the last minute.

Incumbents Maintain Money Advantage In Hawaii Legislative Races Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Incumbents Maintain Money Advantage In Hawaii Legislative Races

Several seats have opened up though as some lawmakers decide to seek other elected posts or leave public office.

Coal-Burning Ban Among Measures On Track To Clear Hawaii Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Coal-Burning Ban Among Measures On Track To Clear Hawaii Legislature

Bills to regulate Lyft and Uber, prohibit sea walls and reform gun laws also have agreement between the House and Senate ahead of a final vote Friday.

Hawaii Lawmakers Won’t Give Health Director Broad COVID-19 Screening Powers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Won’t Give Health Director Broad COVID-19 Screening Powers

A controversial bill that outlined a state health department screening response during public health emergencies has died at the state Capitol.