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Key Hawaii legislators in both chambers also support workplace protections for employees who consume medical cannabis.
UPDATED: Every state except Hawaii already does so, but a measure that passed the House has been gutted in the Senate.
The licensing and inspection programs remain very short-staffed, but pot shop owners are pleased by the state’s recruitment efforts.
For the fifth straight year, there’s a bill to end the exemption for officers to a public records law that applies to everyone else.
The measure would increase the job security of the director charged with ensuring adherence to Hawaii’s open government laws.
The university has refunded about $100,000 to more than 40 students to resolve a federal complaint.
On campuses across the islands, youths gather to honor the victims of the Florida massacre and call for action on gun control.
Several bills in the Legislature would protect or resurrect aspects of the federal Affordable Care Act.
Open government bills have mostly died, and some measures restricting information are still alive.
Complaints were mishandled and federal grievance procedures weren’t followed, investigators found.
Supporters say current requirements discourage volunteers, but opponents say they help prevent conflicts of interest.