Marina Riker

Senators Demand That CIA Admit Wrongdoing in Spying on Senate Files

Senators Demand That CIA Admit Wrongdoing in Spying on Senate Files

Sen. Mazie Hirono joins two others in asking the CIA director to acknowledge the agency improperly searched Senate documents.
City Needs to Manage Bike Lane Projects Better, Audit Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Needs to Manage Bike Lane Projects Better, Audit Says

Some projects were never built, resulting in a loss of federal funds. The lack of adequate financial tracking between departments is cited.
Hawaii Governor Pledges to Ban Wild Animals in Entertainment Acts Christian Haugen/Flickr

Hawaii Governor Pledges to Ban Wild Animals in Entertainment Acts

Animal rights activists praise the action, which has already been taken in about 40 American cities.
Hawaii’s Preschool Open Doors Funding May Continue PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Preschool Open Doors Funding May Continue

Legislators' last-ditch effort could maintain current funding levels. Little else was accomplished this session for early childhood education.
A Rundown of Survivors and Casualties at the Hawaii Legislature

A Rundown of Survivors and Casualties at the Hawaii Legislature

Rail tax, Alii Place, Turtle Bay and autism bills advance. Payday loans, adult care home reform, school bullying and public housing bills die.
Bill Requiring Insurance Coverage of Autism Treatment Passes Committee hepingting via Flickr

Bill Requiring Insurance Coverage of Autism Treatment Passes Committee

If "Luke's Law" can get past floor votes, Hawaii would join 39 other states and D.C. in requiring insurance companies to help with treatment.
Bill to Establish Safe Havens for Young People Fails Again PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Bill to Establish Safe Havens for Young People Fails Again

It would have created a network of locations where teens or young adults could receive services.
Sex Trafficking Bill Passes Committee, Heads for Floor Votes

Sex Trafficking Bill Passes Committee, Heads for Floor Votes

The measure would replace the charge of "promoting prostitution" with the term "sex trafficking."
Efforts to Make Hawaii Less of the Cesspool Capital Mostly Fail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Efforts to Make Hawaii Less of the Cesspool Capital Mostly Fail

An attempt to ban construction of new cesspools has already died, but another bill would give homeowners up to $10,000 to upgrade to other sewage systems.