Steven Merrill was working at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., before being tapped to lead the agency’s operations in the Aloha State.
Martin Kao already faces criminal charges for defrauding a coronavirus relief aid program of millions of dollars.
The former congresswoman had lined up a consulting gig that could have been worth nearly $1 million. But the deal raised many concerns including by contract experts.
Hawaii U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono says Honolulu shouldn’t expect more money from the federal government to bail out its $12 billion transportation project.
Earmarks were banned in 2011 after a series of scandals involving congressionally directed spending. Now Congress has decided to bring the process back with more transparency.
Na ko Hawaiʻi kenekoa oʻo e hoʻokoʻikoʻi loa nei ma luna o kekahi o kāna mau pahuhopu kulekele — ʻo ka huli aniau — ma kona ʻano ʻo ia ka luna oʻomalu o ko ka ʻAha Senate Indian Affairs Committee.
Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz recently announced his 2022 reelection campaign. He already has more than $3 million in the bank for it.
The U.S. senator often talks about how her mother, who fled an abusive relationship in Japan, helped shape her own identity.
The congressman wants to use federal money to replace cesspools, update wastewater treatment plants and fix ailing bridges and roads.