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The university is asking legislators for money to expand the Hawaii Promise program to the Manoa, Hilo and West Oahu four-year campuses.
Of the 254,880 mail ballots sent out so far, about 75,000 have been returned. Another 5,000 voters already went to early walk-in polling places.
Elle Cochran and Mike Victorino both say they will make the need for more housing their top priority.
Parking rate increases will be phased in over the next six years in a plan approved by the Board of Regents.
New penalties were levied against 25 candidates and committees. Maui mayoral candidate Mike Victorino will pay the biggest penalty.
A residential development is on hold while a developer devises a plan for the iwi — 12 years after the state warned the city of their possible presence.
Statewide citizen initiatives aren’t authorized in Hawaii. But each of the four counties allow voters to place proposed laws directly on the ballot.
HPD officers have been involved in two fatal shootings in a week, and a total of five in 2018.
The iconic fruit snacks that have been enjoyed for generations were already getting hard to find. The U.S. tariff dispute with China could make it harder.
About eight homes in the Launani Valley community are threatened, but owners of more than 800 homes will have to cough up $3.2 million to save them.
And that’s just the beginning. The university has a six-year, $1.6 billion plan in the works.