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The students want a union, but UH argues that a union will not resolve issues like workplace harassment, low wages or unfair treatment.
Measures that still have a shot would allow sales of edibles at medical marijuana dispensaries and protect medical users from workplace discrimination.
UPDATED: The fatal shooting involved a man who attempted to ram an officer with his truck in Mililani, police said. Hours later, officers shot a suspect in Waikele.
The man was shot in the torso after he attacked the officer, said state Public Safety Director Nolan Espinda.
UPDATED: House Speaker Scott Saiki’s anti-moonlighting bill would apply to the governor as well as Hawaii’s mayors.
UPDATED: Heidi Tsuneyoshi wants an independent probe to determine if public money has been misappropriated and if project officials have acted illegally.
The bill presented to the Legislature includes the legal fees of religious groups providing pregnancy services that sued the state.
Bills that would have advanced the top two primary vote-getters to the general election regardless of political party appear to have died.
Those recommended for discharge often end up keeping their jobs through arbitration. That’s what happened with eight officers whose cases closed in 2017.
Honolulu’s mayor supports the pay increase, but leaders of islands hit hard by disasters last year say now is not the time.
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.