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Courtney Teague

Legislature Hits High Gear As Hundreds Of Bills Clear Chambers Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Legislature Hits High Gear As Hundreds Of Bills Clear Chambers

Surviving measures deal with higher vehicle taxes, cooler classrooms, gun control, medical marijuana and a whole lot more.
Hawaii’s Black Market Ivory Trade Thriving Online, Groups Claim Flickr: Diana Robinson

Hawaii’s Black Market Ivory Trade Thriving Online, Groups Claim

Animal activists banded together at the Capitol on Thursday to release a new report and support two bills to regulate the ivory trade.
Bill To Expand Gun Restrictions Is Headed For Full House Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill To Expand Gun Restrictions Is Headed For Full House

People convicted of misdemeanor stalking or sexual assault would not be allowed to possess firearms and ammunition.
Senate Panels OK Bill Requiring Hospital Discharge Policies Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senate Panels OK Bill Requiring Hospital Discharge Policies

The CARE Act seeks to ensure that patients don't leave the hospital until their caretakers have adequate information and training to help them.
Hawaii Lawmakers: No Guns For Stalkers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers: No Guns For Stalkers

A House bill would ban sales of firearms and ammunition to those convicted of misdemeanor stalking or sexual assault.
Hawaii Lawmakers To Debate Proposal For Ballots Behind Bars Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers To Debate Proposal For Ballots Behind Bars

Only two states currently allow incarcerated felons to vote, but Rep. Kaniela Ing says the prohibition disproportionately harms Native Hawaiians.
Restaurant Fined $7,000 For Hiding Sign Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

Restaurant Fined $7,000 For Hiding Sign

After it was cited for five violations, a Kaneohe restaurant removed the "Conditional Pass" sign it was required to display, Health Department says.
Bill Allowing Reporters Access To Restricted Areas Clears Committee Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill Allowing Reporters Access To Restricted Areas Clears Committee

Journalists are pushing for more access in emergency situations, but state officials testify that safety concerns trump those of the media.
UH Manoa Has Failed To Cut Energy Use. So Now What? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Manoa Has Failed To Cut Energy Use. So Now What?

The University of Hawaii is hoping a new focus on renewables will finally help it meet energy consumption goals it set years ago.