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Courtney Teague

Mayor’s Islandwide Crackdown On The Homeless Rolled Out For Council Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

Mayor’s Islandwide Crackdown On The Homeless Rolled Out For Council

Two measures from Kirk Caldwell targeting homeless people in public places receive initial approval.

Governor Reverses Himself: Hawaii Will Get A Police Standards Board Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Governor Reverses Himself: Hawaii Will Get A Police Standards Board

UPDATE: All four county police chiefs also switched positions on the bill, according to Honolulu Chief Susan Ballard.

Caldwell Wants To Make Sit-Lie Ban Islandwide At All Hours Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell Wants To Make Sit-Lie Ban Islandwide At All Hours

The existing bans for sidewalks in business areas are insufficient to address public homelessness, the Honolulu mayor said.

New Dialysis Clinics Finally Open Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

New Dialysis Clinics Finally Open

The facilities have been mainly idle for years while waiting for state inspections.

Why Hawaii Doesn’t Publish An Official Voters’ Guide Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Hawaii Doesn’t Publish An Official Voters’ Guide

In many other states, pamphlets with information about candidates and issues on the ballot are sent to voters before an election.

How Low Is Hawaii Voter Turnout? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

How Low Is Hawaii Voter Turnout?

In the 2016 general election, turnout estimates ranged from 43 percent to 58 percent — depending on what formula is used.

 

 

Rep. Kaniela Ing Fined $15,000 For Campaign Spending Violations Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rep. Kaniela Ing Fined $15,000 For Campaign Spending Violations

UPDATED: Now a congressional candidate, he was cited for using campaign funds from legislative races to pay personal expenses.

Trump Plan Would Cost Planned Parenthood In Hawaii $830,000 Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Trump Plan Would Cost Planned Parenthood In Hawaii $830,000

A rule change proposes to halt all federal funding to health care organizations that provide abortions.

Why Women Lack Power In Hawaii’s Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Women Lack Power In Hawaii’s Legislature

Men hold most of the leadership positions, setting the agenda and passing legislation.

Lobbying On Both Sides Of Medical Aid In Dying Bill Cost More Than $34K Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lobbying On Both Sides Of Medical Aid In Dying Bill Cost More Than $34K

Updated: Opponents spent nearly twice on lobbying and public relations as much as supporters in a failed attempt to derail the measure, according to state reports.

This Unique Maui School Encourages ‘Wild Ideas’ Through The Arts Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This Unique Maui School Encourages ‘Wild Ideas’ Through The Arts

Founders of Pomaikai Elementary School believe their popular arts-focused learning program can serve as a model for other Hawaii schools.

Trump Grants Disaster Assistance For Big Island Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trump Grants Disaster Assistance For Big Island

Earlier in the week, the feds approved a similar assistance request for damage caused by floods on Kauai and Oahu.