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Chad Blair

This Weekend’s Honolulu Festival Canceled Due To Coronavirus Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

This Weekend’s Honolulu Festival Canceled Due To Coronavirus

The three-day event typically draws thousands of visitors from Pacific Rim nations.

Bill Would Exempt Taro Production From Income Tax Cory Lum

Bill Would Exempt Taro Production From Income Tax

The cost of poi remains inaccessible to Hawaii families most in need of this staple starch, lawmakers say.

House Speaker Wants Hawaii Prepared For Coronavirus Economic Hit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

House Speaker Wants Hawaii Prepared For Coronavirus Economic Hit

Scott Saiki says a committee will be formed to help secure the state’s financial viability in light of COVID-19.

Chad Blair: Lawmakers Take A Stand For The First Amendment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Lawmakers Take A Stand For The First Amendment

House Bill 1529 calls for allowing student journalists at public schools to exercise freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

Hawaii Senate Panel Approves $10.5 Million For Coronavirus Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Senate Panel Approves $10.5 Million For Coronavirus

Gov. David Ige has requested emergency funding for state agencies as the COVID-19 threat grows.

Hawaii Lawmakers To Take Pay Cut If Minimum Wage Isn’t $15 Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers To Take Pay Cut If Minimum Wage Isn’t $15

Sen. Ruderman and Rep. Wildberger pledge to give $4,000 in salary to charity unless their colleagues raise the hourly pay beyond $13.

Esther Kiaaina Eyes Windward City Council Seat Esther Kiaaina

Esther Kiaaina Eyes Windward City Council Seat

Incumbent Ikaika Anderson is prevented from seeking another term.

Hawaiian Airlines To Suspend Service To South Korea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaiian Airlines To Suspend Service To South Korea

The carrier cites rapid rise in coronavirus cases and declining demand.

Hawaii Might Get A New State Holiday Flickr: Daniel Ramirez

Hawaii Might Get A New State Holiday

Hawaiian Recognition Day would be held the Friday after Thanksgiving.

‘Inadvertent Mistake’ Deletes Online Evaluations Of Hawaii’s Top Judges Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Inadvertent Mistake’ Deletes Online Evaluations Of Hawaii’s Top Judges

Attorneys are asked to resubmit surveys intended to help justices and judges improve judicial performance.

Kim Coco Iwamoto To Take On Scott Saiki

Kim Coco Iwamoto To Take On Scott Saiki

The community activist is challenging the speaker for his House seat.

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.