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A House bill sought to save money and lessen overcrowding in state facilities by pushing to acquire the Federal Detention Center.
Dozens of cities have banned plastic foam containers, but the Legislature is considering bills for a statewide ban.
“Even if you save $5 a month, you’re closer than you were last month.”
The federal high court declined to hear the appeal of a Hawaii operator of a B&B who was found to have discriminated.
Gov. Ige has proposed spending $7.7 million to overhaul the state DD program, which includes offering clients more opportunities for jobs and setting goals for themselves.
Nolan Espinda’s work record will be the subject of a public hearing, and he’s also expected to meet with Senate Democrats next week.
Nearly 300 Hawaii organizations seek grant-in-aid funding from the state. Most will probably fail.
Backers of an independent corporation to run Hawaii’s airports say it needs freedom from the state’s time-consuming procurement process. Key lawmakers disagree.
Pretrial detainees make up a big part of the inmate population. Meanwhile, most proposed reforms appear dead in Legislature.
All four county departments already have the accreditation, which sets standards regarding use of force, weapons, training and officer conduct.