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Here’s How The State Could End Up Owning Your Oceanfront Property Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s How The State Could End Up Owning Your Oceanfront Property

When sea level rises, a new legal opinion says, public land follows the shoreline and the state can charge property owners to access their own places.

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.

Six Recent Drownings On Maui Heighten Ocean Safety Concerns Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Six Recent Drownings On Maui Heighten Ocean Safety Concerns

Safety advocates want to know more about why four visitors and two local residents died in the last two weeks.

Why Hawaii’s Unlicensed Elder Care Industry Is Out Of Control Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Hawaii’s Unlicensed Elder Care Industry Is Out Of Control

UPDATED. Lawmakers have introduced a bill with the backing of the industry and some elderly-rights groups but the measure faces a long road to passage.
County Mayors: We Want More Power To Tax Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

County Mayors: We Want More Power To Tax

They also want a larger share of the state hotel tax revenues and immunity for lifeguards at state beaches.
Here’s How Climate Change Is Already Threatening Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Here’s How Climate Change Is Already Threatening Hawaii

We've seen flooded streets and washed out beaches, but even the birds, the animals and the forests are being affected by global warming.
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.
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?
Lawmakers, Health Officials Point To Each Other For Cesspool Answers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers, Health Officials Point To Each Other For Cesspool Answers

Hawaii leaders have no idea what to do about an environmental problem that could cost billions of dollars to fix.

Hawaii Health Programs Brace For Federal Budget Cuts Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Health Programs Brace For Federal Budget Cuts

President Trump's budget proposal to Congress calls for at least $6.2 million in cuts to health programs in the islands.
Legislature Gets An Extra $13M To Spend This Session Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Legislature Gets An Extra $13M To Spend This Session

The Council on Revenues slightly upgraded its growth projection for this fiscal year to 4.5 percent.
Economists: Financial Challenges Are Looming For Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Economists: Financial Challenges Are Looming For Hawaii

Economists caution legislators about the housing shortage, the possibility of lower tax revenue and reduced tourist spending.