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Why Is The Hawaii Legislature Still Protecting Bad Cops? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Why Is The Hawaii Legislature Still Protecting Bad Cops?

Enough already. A bill to allow public disclosure of the names of misbehaving police officers should be passed this session.

The Ongoing TMT Crisis Cries Out For Collective Hawaii Leadership Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Ongoing TMT Crisis Cries Out For Collective Hawaii Leadership

A reconciliation process being offered by legislative leaders is a way forward. But lawmakers need to act decisively and soon.

Want To Really Diversify Hawaii Ag? Cultivate Hemp Office of Gov. David Ige

Want To Really Diversify Hawaii Ag? Cultivate Hemp

It will require the Hawaii Legislature and especially the Ige administration to act decisively in the new year.

Public Officials Who Commit Job-Related Felonies Should Lose Pensions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Public Officials Who Commit Job-Related Felonies Should Lose Pensions

Hawaii needs to send a strong message that betrayal of the public trust will not be tolerated.

Playground’s Move To Kakaako A Big Win For Compromise Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Playground’s Move To Kakaako A Big Win For Compromise

But there is much to be done to ensure the planning and permitting process remains satisfactory to all stakeholders.

Renegotiate Treaties With Micronesia To Help Micronesia US Embassy Kolonia/White House

Renegotiate Treaties With Micronesia To Help Micronesia

The U.S. should move now to amend and extend funding through the Compacts of Free Association with three island nations.

Find Creative Ways To Help Renters Pay Crippling Security Deposits Getty Images/iStockphoto

Find Creative Ways To Help Renters Pay Crippling Security Deposits

Hawaii’s high rents also means paying hefty damage deposits before moving in. Public and private solutions are needed.

Support The Disabled: Make Honolulu’s Handi-Van Truly Handy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Support The Disabled: Make Honolulu’s Handi-Van Truly Handy

City officials must move quickly to modernize this essential service, particularly the reservation system, for thousands of residents in need.

It’s Way Past Time For Independent Analysis Of The Cost Of Legislation Flickr.com

It’s Way Past Time For Independent Analysis Of The Cost Of Legislation

Nearly 30 years ago Hawaii passed legislation to create an independent legislative fiscal office, but it’s been ignoring the law.

Now’s Our Chance To Clean House In Honolulu Government Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Now’s Our Chance To Clean House In Honolulu Government

As the police corruption investigation continues with a focus on other city agencies, leaders and voters must take steps to guard against similar problems.

Feds Need To Investigate Hawaii Lawyer Involved In Marshallese Adoptions Jessica Terrell/Civil Beat

Feds Need To Investigate Hawaii Lawyer Involved In Marshallese Adoptions

Honolulu attorney Laurie Loomis is under scrutiny from professional regulators, but a broader inquiry by federal and state law enforcement agencies is warranted.

Enough Talk — Honolulu Needs To Restrict Single-Use Plastics Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

Enough Talk — Honolulu Needs To Restrict Single-Use Plastics

Compromises have already been made, but some business organizations seem determined to oppose this much-needed legislation.