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All four county departments already have the accreditation, which sets standards regarding use of force, weapons, training and officer conduct.
The measure that now goes to the Senate would apply to having 3 grams of marijuana or less, which still could result in a $200 fine.
The measure increasing the statewide general excise tax by 0.5 percent was one of many bills clearing their first chamber as the session’s midpoint nears.
Inmates won’t get to vote, many Hawaii prisoners won’t be coming home from Arizona and citizens still won’t be able to put measures on the ballot.
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.