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Survey Finds Sea Turtle Populations On The Rise Alana Eagle/Civil Beat

Survey Finds Sea Turtle Populations On The Rise

It includes turtles in the waters of the Hawaiian Archipelago.

Ige Extends Disaster Relief For Pali Highway Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Extends Disaster Relief For Pali Highway

The Oahu roadway was damaged by heavy rains in February.

City Council Searching For New City Auditor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Council Searching For New City Auditor

Edwin Young, who has held the job since 2010, retired in February.

Senate To Vote Wednesday On Public Safety Chief Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senate To Vote Wednesday On Public Safety Chief

A panel of senators previously advised that Nolan Espinda not serve a second four-year term.

Connors Confirmed As Hawaii’s 16th Attorney General KITV

Connors Confirmed As Hawaii’s 16th Attorney General

The Hawaii Senate voted unanimously in favor of Gov. Ige’s nominee.

Hawaii Lawmakers Act To Raise Suicide Awareness Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Act To Raise Suicide Awareness

Task force statistics reveal youth are most at risk, especially on neighbor islands.

Ige Assures Caldwell Of Ala Wai Flood Control Financing Plan Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Assures Caldwell Of Ala Wai Flood Control Financing Plan

The latest letter in the saga over canal flood control informs city leaders that at least some dollars have been committed to the project.

Ige Calls For Reconsideration Of Water Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Calls For Reconsideration Of Water Bill

The governor says passage of the stalled measure is in the public interest but critics called it an abuse of Ige’s position.

Two Ethics Reform Measures Clear House-Senate Conference Committee Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Two Ethics Reform Measures Clear House-Senate Conference Committee

But a campaign finance measure is on hold after the Campaign Spending Commission complains that amendments would result in less transparency rather than more.

Chad Blair: Why, Tulsi, Why? Team Tulsi

Chad Blair: Why, Tulsi, Why?

Her fans cried, “Run, Tulsi, Run.” But now the Hawaii congresswoman’s presidential campaign is sputtering and the big question is why is she staying in the race?

Hawaii AG Supports Statehood For DC Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii AG Supports Statehood For DC

Twenty state attorneys general in all are backing the District of Columbia’s desire to join the union.

Honolulu Mayor To Legislature: Let’s Partner On Fixing The Ala Wai Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Mayor To Legislature: Let’s Partner On Fixing The Ala Wai

The federal government has allocated $345 million to control flooding of the canal, but key lawmakers have balked at approving $125 million in local matching funds.