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Chad Blair: How Tasers Became Legal In Hawaii Screenshot

Chad Blair: How Tasers Became Legal In Hawaii

Will a new law lead to local folks arming themselves for self-defense?

Honolulu Fire Commission Stalemates On Hiring New Chief Hawaii News Now

Honolulu Fire Commission Stalemates On Hiring New Chief

The mayor’s nominee of a seventh fire commissioner also is on hold at the City Council.

Court Limits A&B East Maui Stream Diversion Couirtesy: DLNR

Court Limits A&B East Maui Stream Diversion

Updated: The Sierra Club of Hawaii hails the ruling as “a big deal.”

Chad Blair: Honolulu Appears Overrun With Teslas. That’s Good News For EVs Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Chad Blair: Honolulu Appears Overrun With Teslas. That’s Good News For EVs

Elon Musk’s electric vehicle, while not quite ubiquitous, is tops for market share among local luxury cars.

Chad Blair: ‘A Pandemic For The Unvaccinated’ Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2021

Chad Blair: ‘A Pandemic For The Unvaccinated’

It seemed Hawaii had turned the corner on the coronavirus. Could things actually get worse?

Chad Blair: Honolulu Was Already Transformed By Tourism In 1969 Thomas Nebbia/National Geographic

Chad Blair: Honolulu Was Already Transformed By Tourism In 1969

National Geographic’s profile of Hawaii’s capital city 10 years after statehood was a preview of things to come.

Jill Biden To Visit Vaccine Clinic In Waipahu Sunday Courtesy: Office of the First Lady

Jill Biden To Visit Vaccine Clinic In Waipahu Sunday

The first lady will travel to Honolulu on her return from the Tokyo Olympics.

Disabled Kailua Tenants Say New Parking Rule ‘Makes Things Tough’ For Them Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Disabled Kailua Tenants Say New Parking Rule ‘Makes Things Tough’ For Them

A new law passed by the Legislature two years ago forbids the use of disability placards to park in metered stalls.

Chad Blair: A 30-Year-Old Rant On Hawaii Tourism Still Rings True Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Chad Blair: A 30-Year-Old Rant On Hawaii Tourism Still Rings True

The late Haunani-Kay Trask argued that the state’s top industry is a state-sanctioned prostitution ring.