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Courtney Teague

Supporters Say Bill Would Lead To More Domestic Violence Convictions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Supporters Say Bill Would Lead To More Domestic Violence Convictions

In some cases, they say, prosecutors need the option of a lesser charge that doesn’t require a jury trial.

Senators To Stores: Don’t Kick People Out In Emergencies Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senators To Stores: Don’t Kick People Out In Emergencies

Sen. Michelle Kidani’s measure comes two weeks after the false missile alert, when some people reported being told to leave businesses.

UH Reopens Center That Treats Sick Scuba Divers Screenshot: John A. Burns School of Medicine Website

UH Reopens Center That Treats Sick Scuba Divers

Researchers had delayed some deep-sea dives after a hyperbaric facility closed amid concerns about patient safety.
Hawaii May Plug Loopholes In Its 100% Renewable Energy Goal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii May Plug Loopholes In Its 100% Renewable Energy Goal

A bill would delete a reference to continued use of fossil fuels and expand the standards to include natural gas.
Ige Calls Homelessness Hawaii’s Biggest Problem In State Of State Speech Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Calls Homelessness Hawaii’s Biggest Problem In State Of State Speech

UPDATED: The governor cited accomplishments, but some legislative critics said his address was short on specifics.
Republicans Want Lower Taxes And Better Public Access To Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Republicans Want Lower Taxes And Better Public Access To Legislature

Bills to expand public record laws and exempt food items from taxes are endorsed by the minority caucus.
Legislature Convenes Amid Buzz Over False Missile Alert Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislature Convenes Amid Buzz Over False Missile Alert

UPDATED: Lawmakers highlight housing and education priorities while addressing public concerns over the Saturday panic.
8 Tips That Will Help You Get Involved In The Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

8 Tips That Will Help You Get Involved In The Legislature

Save this guide to everything from decoding political jargon to signing up for automatic email alerts.
What We’ll Be Watching At The Hawaii Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What We’ll Be Watching At The Hawaii Legislature

How will new leadership roles, consolidated power, differing priorities — all in an election year -- affect the public's business?
State Says Ferry Isn’t A Realistic Option Flickr: Bill Sodeman

State Says Ferry Isn’t A Realistic Option

UPDATED: Multiple routes, harbors, vessels and ferry systems in other states were studied by the Department of Transportation.
How Safe Do UH Students Feel? New Survey Gauges Their Views Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Safe Do UH Students Feel? New Survey Gauges Their Views

A report breaks down students' opinions and experiences regarding sexual harassment and nonconsensual contact.
Federal Anti-Pot Move Derided As A ‘Reckless Prohibition-Style Decision’ Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Federal Anti-Pot Move Derided As A ‘Reckless Prohibition-Style Decision’

Hawaii leaders oppose stronger federal enforcement. But one cannabis advocate sees a possible "silver lining."