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Chad Blair

Hawaii Delegation To Look For Affordable Housing Solutions In Singapore Flickr: Marco Verch Professional Photographer and Speaker

Hawaii Delegation To Look For Affordable Housing Solutions In Singapore

State Sen. Stanley Chang will lead a group of about 40 people to learn more about the city-state’s approach.

Hirono Sponsors Bill To Study Impact Of Sunscreens

Hirono Sponsors Bill To Study Impact Of Sunscreens

Hawaii was the first state to ban the sale of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate.

Hanauma Bay To Reopen Thursday Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hanauma Bay To Reopen Thursday

The popular attraction has been closed since Monday due to sewage problems.

Schatz: Raise Smoking, Vaping Age To 21 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz: Raise Smoking, Vaping Age To 21

The senator joins others in advocating for changing the federal minimum age to buy tobacco products.

New Act Establishes Licensure Of Midwives Flickr: Jason Lander

New Act Establishes Licensure Of Midwives

Regulation of midwifery was repealed in 1998 when nurse-midwives were put under the purview of nursing board.

Chad Blair: This Is What It Sounds Like When Bills Die Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: This Is What It Sounds Like When Bills Die

On the last day of conference committee at the Hawaii Legislature, an all-too-familiar scene played out.

Council Set To Elect Ikaika Anderson Chair Cory Lum/Honolulu Civil Beat

Council Set To Elect Ikaika Anderson Chair

Ann Kobayashi will be vice chair and Carol Fukunaga floor leader.

Chad Blair: Despite Legislative Setbacks, Ige Sees ‘Progress’ For His Agenda Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Despite Legislative Setbacks, Ige Sees ‘Progress’ For His Agenda

In the 2019 session many administration bills died, programs got less funding than sought and nominees faced tough grilling.

Ford Fuchigami To Leave Ige Administration Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ford Fuchigami To Leave Ige Administration

The top aide to the Hawaii governor will step down at the end of May.

Caldwell Asks City Council To Amend ‘Monster Homes’ Bill City and County of Honolulu

Caldwell Asks City Council To Amend ‘Monster Homes’ Bill

The Honolulu mayor approves Bill 79 but points to Department of Planning and Permitting concerns.

Hawaii DOH Launches Interactive Air Quality Guide

Hawaii DOH Launches Interactive Air Quality Guide

The new website is a “one-stop online resource” for air quality information, especially in the event of volcanic eruptions.

Mazie Hirono Tells William Barr To Resign

Mazie Hirono Tells William Barr To Resign

The Hawaii senator’s cross examination of the U.S. attorney general goes viral.