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Mayor Proposes Sweeping Changes In Vacation Rental Rules Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

Mayor Proposes Sweeping Changes In Vacation Rental Rules

The bill would make it easier for residents to rent out part of their homes but limit the number of properties listed by absentee owners.

This Murky Law Could Give The Governor Broad New Powers Flickr: James Willamor

This Murky Law Could Give The Governor Broad New Powers

A new law on emergency administrative rules could make potentially major changes to a key policymaking process.

Carroll Breaks Out Radical New Proposals In His Bid To Be Governor Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Carroll Breaks Out Radical New Proposals In His Bid To Be Governor

The Republican candidate calls for eliminating the general excise tax and holding an election on whether to restore the Hawaiian kingdom.

Can An Algae Supplement Turn Around A Struggling Hawaii Startup? Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

Can An Algae Supplement Turn Around A Struggling Hawaii Startup?

Cardax, after burning through nearly $58 million, is finally making money and trying to expand sales on the mainland.

Hawaii Governor’s Race: Clear Differences On Energy Policy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Governor’s Race: Clear Differences On Energy Policy

Among the biggest splits between the two Democratic contenders is whether natural gas should be part of the state’s energy future.

Is Wireless Phone Giant Using Hawaii To Greenwash Its Image? Verizon Communications

Is Wireless Phone Giant Using Hawaii To Greenwash Its Image?

An environmental group says a national ad by Verizon Communications misleads viewers about the company’s policies.

How Gov Candidates Would Grow Hawaii’s Economy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Gov Candidates Would Grow Hawaii’s Economy

The next governor will face the challenge of not just creating new jobs, but creating high-paying jobs that allow people to afford to live in Hawaii.

Democratic Contenders For Congress Duke It Out cory lu

Democratic Contenders For Congress Duke It Out

A debate Monday featured sharp attacks on the candidates’ records, as well as disagreements about the scale of the military presence in Hawaii.

Economists: Public Employee Union Membership Is Bound To Drop Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Economists: Public Employee Union Membership Is Bound To Drop

Compulsory union dues are a thing of the past due to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. But some say a pro-union culture in the islands will prevail.

How Hawaii Governor Candidates Would Handle Burgeoning Pension Debt PF Bentley/Civil Beat

How Hawaii Governor Candidates Would Handle Burgeoning Pension Debt

Whoever wins the race for governor will have to balance a budget that includes billion-dollar payments for retired state workers.

Saving Hawaii’s GOP: A Tough Job For 3 Candidates For Governor Civil Beat

Saving Hawaii’s GOP: A Tough Job For 3 Candidates For Governor

A west Oahu lawmaker, a perennial candidate and a former education official are vying to become just the third Republican governor since statehood.

Auditor: Hawaii AG Mismanaged Asset Seizure Program Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Auditor: Hawaii AG Mismanaged Asset Seizure Program

The AG failed to account for forfeited property and didn’t spend $2 million for drug prevention programs as required by law, the report found.