The president will unveil his American Jobs Plan, which has the potential to infuse huge sums of money into the islands’ transportation and energy infrastructure.
In Hawaii and across the U.S., advocates for police accountability are scrutinizing the union contracts that keep troublesome officers on the job.
UPDATED The Democratic senators quickly backed down from their threat to vote against President Joe Biden’s nominees after receiving assurances from the White House to bring on a senior Asian American and Pacific Islander advisor.
The Hawaii senator has been concerned about increasing hate crimes against the Asian American community since the pandemic started.
No one was injured in the accident, but questions have been raised about whether the chief was held accountable for fleeing the scene.
Hawaii’s senior senator is elevating one of his top policy initiatives — climate change — as chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.
At the end of the day, vaccinations are what will help get tourists back to the islands, economists say, although it will likely take several years before the economy looks like it did before the pandemic.
A failed amendment to a House bill that seeks to expand voting rights and reduce the influence of money in politics highlights some differences between Hawaii’s Democratic congressmen.
Judge Dean Ochiai ruled that officers’ names should be released to the Legislature and the public even if discipline is still being appealed.