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Proposal to Enlarge State Board of Education Clears Senate Committee Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Proposal to Enlarge State Board of Education Clears Senate Committee

Bill would also increase the terms of board members to four years, with most running concurrently with the term of the governor who appoints them.
Should Schools Accept In-Kind Services for Use of Facilities? Civil Beat

Should Schools Accept In-Kind Services for Use of Facilities?

Hawaii churches support a bill that would allow schools the option of accepting in-kind services instead of rental payments for use of facilities.
Dawn Ige Teams Up with Domestic Violence Action Center

Dawn Ige Teams Up with Domestic Violence Action Center

Hawaii's First Lady attends the center's 25th anniversary luncheon and says her husband, Gov. David Ige, is committed to the cause.
Hawaii Receives $11.6 Million to Help the Homeless Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Receives $11.6 Million to Help the Homeless

Recipients include City and County of Honolulu and organizations working to provide housing while promoting self-sufficiency.
Honolulu Authorities Ramp Up Arrests, Prosecutions of Pimps Civil Beat

Honolulu Authorities Ramp Up Arrests, Prosecutions of Pimps

In some cases, prostitutes are viewed as the victims, rather than the criminals. A package of laws passed in 2011 has helped the fight against promoting prostitution.
Sex Trafficking Measures To Be Proposed This Session Civil Beat

Sex Trafficking Measures To Be Proposed This Session

A task force has come up with proposals to change the way Hawaii handles prostitutes, pimps and johns.
Chinese Tourists Flocking to Hawaii in Record Numbers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chinese Tourists Flocking to Hawaii in Record Numbers

The number of Chinese travelers has increase by over 25 percent in the last year and so has their spending, according to a new study.