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Two nonprofits filed a lawsuit in September to improve government transparency in the lawmaking process.
The group of state and county officials said it’s the most effective method to reduce emissions from cars, trucks and buses.
In some areas, such as the North Shore, Caldwell predicted “we may have to give up homes, we may have to give up roads” because of rising seas.
Top legislative leaders, in a rare move, opposed fellow Democrat David Ige and raised money for his opponent in the primary.
Scientists will continue the work of the late Ruth Gates to develop corals that are more resistant to the effects of climate change and create reefs that provide natural coastal protection.
The House and Senate plan to install new judiciary chairs but keep the current heads of each chamber and their respective money committees.
A company that made a big splash by hiring away public officials has aided the campaigns of the teachers union, an OHA candidate and a Maui super PAC.
Most of that money won’t end up influencing voters since the measure to raise taxes to fund public schools was thrown out by the state Supreme Court.
The Democrat incumbent is financially dominating his Republican challenger in the Hawaii governor race.
The candidates field questions about housing, sea level rise, President Trump and their own running mates for lieutenant governor.