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Some small ag operations are finding federal food safety regulations can help them expand to new markets.
The union vote could lead to a work stoppage by about 3,500 workers, including those at the Royal Hawaiian, Westin Moana Surfrider and Sheraton Waikiki.
All the state’s counties oppose the proposed constitutional amendment, arguing it would siphon dollars from their tax base.
Honolulu’s city attorney says the ballot title misleads voters on a proposed constitutional amendment.
UPDATED: Maui is also under a watch, while a more-imminent hurricane warning is in effect for the Big Island.
The mayor would crack down on absentee owners who rent entire houses to tourists, but allow anyone to rent out a room in their home.
A Honolulu lawyer wants to block the merger of one of the state’s most prominent law firms with a giant multinational.
There are more than 1,000 trademarks using the term, raising broader questions about protecting Native Hawaiian intellectual property.
A legislative leader says the union is retaliating against Green’s closest rival, state Sen. Jill Tokuda, for her criticism of the rail project.