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While calls for a crackdown on short-term rentals grow louder, their rapid expansion accounts for a big chunk of the recent growth in the state’s largest industry.
Agencies should have to justify every penny they ask for, says the House Finance Committee chair.
The governor’s two-year budget plan also includes $315 million for affordable housing and $400 million for education infrastructure projects.
There’s no rule that prohibits Honolulu’s elected prosecutor from telling the public whether he is the target of a Justice Department probe.
The Kokua Market is on life support, trying to survive in a marketplace where Whole Foods is ubiquitous and even McDonald’s serves quinoa.
But experts say there is a silver lining: higher fuel prices will make renewable energy sources in Hawaii even more competitive.
Critics fear rules for opening a swath of ocean bed between Mexico and Hawaii won’t protect “the most pristine wilderness on the planet.”
But local Republicans took solace in their expanded majority in the U.S. Senate.
On Kauai, voters were rejecting an amendment that would repeal the current term limits on County Council members.
Tim Chey alleges the state film office withheld tax grants for his movie “Islands” because it’s about the Christian conversion of a Hawaiian chiefess.