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Are There More Guns Than People in Hawaii? Marina Riker/Civil Beat

Are There More Guns Than People in Hawaii?

Gun ownership has grown by 300 percent in the last 15 years with more than 400,000 guns registered in Hawaii.
Can Hawaii Public Officials Use Private Email Accounts for Work? iStock

Can Hawaii Public Officials Use Private Email Accounts for Work?

Hillary Clinton's controversial use of private email for most of her time as Secretary of State raises the question of email policy for public officials in Hawaii.
Lawmakers Take Another Step to Restore Preschool Money PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Take Another Step to Restore Preschool Money

Preschool Open Doors helps hundreds of Hawaii families but was left out of the budget mix. Lawmakers are working to fix the mistake.
Hawaii Could Have Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Next Year Flickr.com

Hawaii Could Have Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Next Year

The dispensary bill passed two Senate committees with amendments that move up the time frame for implementation.
Pay Hawaii Teachers More? State Study Proposed

Pay Hawaii Teachers More? State Study Proposed

Honolulu teachers have the lowest median salary of 60 major U.S. metropolitan areas when adjusted for the cost of living.
Bill Encourages Students to Consider Careers in Farming Flickr.com: Brock Rosberry

Bill Encourages Students to Consider Careers in Farming

Legislation would establish program to train teachers and administrations to promote agricultural self-sufficiency.
Why Do So Many People in Hawaii Do Their Parking Backwards? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Do So Many People in Hawaii Do Their Parking Backwards?

Some say it’s safer, others say it’s inconsiderate. But it’s happening on a large scale in the islands, where people may be more willing to take it slow and delay gratification.

Hawaii Educators, Legislators Discuss Need for Universal Preschool Flickr: Grant Barrett

Hawaii Educators, Legislators Discuss Need for Universal Preschool

A new federal grant will help, but for now the focus remains on serving children from low-income families.
State, City Looking to Crack Down on Illegal Vacation Rentals Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State, City Looking to Crack Down on Illegal Vacation Rentals

Efforts are under way at the Legislature and across the street at Honolulu Hale. High housing prices are partially blamed on short-term rentals.