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AG: Ige Had Right To Change PUC Cory Lum/Civil Beat

AG: Ige Had Right To Change PUC

The governor obtained the AG's legal opinion before appointing Tom Gorak to replace Mike Champley on the Public Utilities Commission.
In Their Own Words: Candidates Respond To Civil Beat Surveys Gregory Yamamoto

In Their Own Words: Candidates Respond To Civil Beat Surveys

With campaign season well under way for the Aug. 13 primary, we're publishing the views of candidates for offices throughout Hawaii.

Schatz Releases Marine Reserve Plan

The Hawaii senator asks President Obama to make the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument the world's biggest marine protected area.
$5M For Hawaii Missile Defense Cory Lum/Civil Beat

$5M For Hawaii Missile Defense

The U.S. House OKs shifting the money within the 2017 Defense Department appropriation bill, says Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.
Gabbard: No Interest In Top Party Post Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Gabbard: No Interest In Top Party Post

The Hawaii congresswoman issues a statement saying she "would not accept" the post of Democratic National Committee chair if it were offered.
Takai Endorses Hanabusa Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Takai Endorses Hanabusa

The congressman issues a statement saying the 1st Congressional District would be well-served by returning Hanabusa to the post she formerly held.
Jazz Singer Jimmy Borges Dies KITV

Jazz Singer Jimmy Borges Dies

The well-known performer had appeared on stages in the islands and on the mainland for six decades.
New Director For UH Cancer Center PF Bentley/Civil Beat

New Director For UH Cancer Center

The University of Hawaii is looking to hire the chief medical officer for cancer in the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City
Housing Funds For Native Hawaiians Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Housing Funds For Native Hawaiians

The U.S. Senate approves a bill that appropriates $5 million for Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grants, Sen. Brian Schatz announces.
Obama Honors Hawaii’s Takai Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Obama Honors Hawaii’s Takai

The White House issued a statement Friday noting the congressman's military and legislative service
Retired Judge Amano To Hear TMT Case Thirty Meter Telescope

Retired Judge Amano To Hear TMT Case

A Supreme Court ruling is resulting in a second contested case hearing for the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope.
Raw Sewage Leak Near Pearl Harbor PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Raw Sewage Leak Near Pearl Harbor

The city estimates 21,000 gallons of untreated sewage flowed into Waimano Stream from a wastewater pump station.