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Chad Blair

NOAA To Homeport New Oceanographic Ship In Honolulu NOAA

NOAA To Homeport New Oceanographic Ship In Honolulu

Its mission will include general research and exploration of marine life, and climate and ocean ecosystem studies.

Bill: No Relieving Oneself Publicly In Business Districts Flickr: happyskrappy

Bill: No Relieving Oneself Publicly In Business Districts

Urinating or defecating near Hawaii hotels and banks or in parking lots and plazas would be subject to a penalty.

Bill Forfeiting Worker Benefits In Felony Cases Advances Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill Forfeiting Worker Benefits In Felony Cases Advances

Hawaii is one of only a few states that has no such law for government employees.

Final Remains In Diamond Head Incident Identified HPD photo

Final Remains In Diamond Head Incident Identified

As was expected, they are of arson-and-shooting suspect Jerry Hanel.

Ige Announces Environmental Quality Control Pick

Ige Announces Environmental Quality Control Pick

Kathleen Ho will require Hawaii Senate approval for the director position.

State, Hawaii County Partner On Coronavirus Guide

State, Hawaii County Partner On Coronavirus Guide

The sensible advice includes this: “Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.”

Andria Tupola Launches Bid For Honolulu City Council Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Andria Tupola Launches Bid For Honolulu City Council

The 2018 Republican candidate for governor is seeking a nonpartisan seat.

Bill: Place Markers To Indicate Obama’s Life In Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Bill: Place Markers To Indicate Obama’s Life In Hawaii

The legislation proposes that sites like Punahou School and Island Snow be recognized.

Bill: Raise Hawaii’s Smoking Age From 21 To 25 Challiyil EswarChalakudy via Wikimedia Commons

Bill: Raise Hawaii’s Smoking Age From 21 To 25

The proposed legislation would apply to electronic cigarettes as well as tobacco. A related measure raises the age threshold to 100.