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Chad Blair

Ige Announces Environmental Quality Control Pick

Ige Announces Environmental Quality Control Pick

Kathleen Ho will require Hawaii Senate approval for the director position.

State, Hawaii County Partner On Coronavirus Guide

State, Hawaii County Partner On Coronavirus Guide

The sensible advice includes this: “Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.”

Andria Tupola Launches Bid For Honolulu City Council Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Andria Tupola Launches Bid For Honolulu City Council

The 2018 Republican candidate for governor is seeking a nonpartisan seat.

Bill: Place Markers To Indicate Obama’s Life In Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Bill: Place Markers To Indicate Obama’s Life In Hawaii

The legislation proposes that sites like Punahou School and Island Snow be recognized.

Bill: Raise Hawaii’s Smoking Age From 21 To 25 Challiyil EswarChalakudy via Wikimedia Commons

Bill: Raise Hawaii’s Smoking Age From 21 To 25

The proposed legislation would apply to electronic cigarettes as well as tobacco. A related measure raises the age threshold to 100.

Bill: No Tour Vehicle Or Aircraft Operations On Sundays Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill: No Tour Vehicle Or Aircraft Operations On Sundays

The legislation is proposed in response to overtourism in Hawaii.

Visitor Arrivals In Hawaii Topped 10.4 Million In 2019 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Visitor Arrivals In Hawaii Topped 10.4 Million In 2019

They also spent $17.75 billion, a 1.4% increase from the year before.

$7.8M Purchase Of Moiliili Lots Approved For DHHL

$7.8M Purchase Of Moiliili Lots Approved For DHHL

The department plans to rehabilitate buildings for affordable rentals to applicants on its wait list.

Bill: Let’s Study The Benefits Of Magic Mushrooms Flickr: Ivan Turkouski

Bill: Let’s Study The Benefits Of Magic Mushrooms

A temporary Medicinal Psilocybin Working Group would be established to make recommendations to the Hawaii Legislature.

Bill: Don’t Let State Workers Access Online Porn Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill: Don’t Let State Workers Access Online Porn

Government facilities that provide free WiFi would also require blocking filters.

Are You Local? What These Hawaii Scholars Have To Say Might Surprise You

Are You Local? What These Hawaii Scholars Have To Say Might Surprise You

Local identity originated with a famous murder in the early 1930s. Today, it can unite us as a society but all too often divides us.

Medical Examiner IDs Diamond Head Incident Victim Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Medical Examiner IDs Diamond Head Incident Victim

A second set of remains has also been identified but awaits family notification before being made public.