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Bill: Don’t Card People If Old Enough To Buy Booze Or Smoke City and County of Honolulu

Bill: Don’t Card People If Old Enough To Buy Booze Or Smoke

A measure at the Hawaii Legislature says it’s a matter of protecting privacy.

How About A Casino In Waikiki? There’s A Bill For That Flickr: Nick Amoscato

How About A Casino In Waikiki? There’s A Bill For That

The Hawaii Legislature has scheduled a hearing Wednesday on the idea.

A State Lottery For Hawaii? Lawmakers Are Thinking About It Flickr: Iain Watson

A State Lottery For Hawaii? Lawmakers Are Thinking About It

A hearing is set this week on a bill that proposes using revenue for public education.

Chad Blair: Is Scott Saiki The De Facto Governor Of Hawaii? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Is Scott Saiki The De Facto Governor Of Hawaii?

The Hawaii House speaker has assumed an outsized role in the state’s response to the pandemic.

Should Hawaii Let Candidates For Governor Pick Their LG? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Should Hawaii Let Candidates For Governor Pick Their LG?

A bill proposes to allow exactly that so the leaders can work better together for the interests of the state.

Feeding Feral Chickens Could Result In $500 Penalty Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Feeding Feral Chickens Could Result In $500 Penalty

A bill before the Hawaii Legislature also calls for Health Department and county police enforcement.

Chad Blair: Who’s Leading The Hawaii House GOP? Nobody Knows

Chad Blair: Who’s Leading The Hawaii House GOP? Nobody Knows

The four minority members are split 2-2 on who should represent the chamber. Meanwhile, the party’s chair has resigned over controversial tweets.

Former Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi Dead At 52 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi Dead At 52

The folksy and sometimes controversial Hawaii leader had fought a lengthy battle with cancer.

Vaccination Available For All Employees At Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Vaccination Available For All Employees At Legislature

The Health Department says it’s part of a prioritized schedule for COVID-19.