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How Much Should It Cost To Ride Rail? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Much Should It Cost To Ride Rail?

Honolulu officials are seeking public input on setting rates.

Chad Blair: I’ll Give You My Membership Fee When You Pry It From My Cold, Dead Hands

Chad Blair: I’ll Give You My Membership Fee When You Pry It From My Cold, Dead Hands

The author is receiving multiple unwanted solicitations from the National Association for Gun Rights.

Bill Would Make Sexual Assault Of Animals A Crime Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

Bill Would Make Sexual Assault Of Animals A Crime

Hawaii is one of only a few states that does not explicitly prohibit bestiality.

Will Espero Looks To Return To Public Service Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will Espero Looks To Return To Public Service

The former state senator is running for the Honolulu City Council.

Should Hawaii Build An Underwater Tunnel Between Ewa And Downtown? Google

Should Hawaii Build An Underwater Tunnel Between Ewa And Downtown?

State lawmakers may ask the DOT to study the idea as a way to alleviate traffic, even as a rail line is still being built.

Hawaii Lawmakers Again Considering Taxing Income On REITs Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Again Considering Taxing Income On REITs

Similar legislation was vetoed by Gov. David Ige in 2019, who warned that it would hurt investment in the islands.

Chad Blair: 10 Reasons Why Hawaii Should Hold The First Presidential Primary Flickr.com

Chad Blair: 10 Reasons Why Hawaii Should Hold The First Presidential Primary

Forget the Iowa caucus. Screw New Hampshire, too. The Aloha State should get first crack at picking our POTUS.

Ratify The Equal Rights Amendment, Says Hawaii AG Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ratify The Equal Rights Amendment, Says Hawaii AG

The U.S. House is poised to consider removing the deadline for passage.

Senate’s New Sexual Harassment Policy Hailed As ‘Good Step’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senate’s New Sexual Harassment Policy Hailed As ‘Good Step’

The updated guide will apply to third parties who work with Hawaii lawmakers, not just senators and staff.