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UPDATE: Legislature To Hold Hearing On Homelessness, Public Housing

Lawmakers will hear from government agencies and service providers on Hawaii's chronic homeless crisis.
Was Israel Kamakawiwo’ole a Native Hawaiian Activist?

Was Israel Kamakawiwo’ole a Native Hawaiian Activist?

Even 13 years after Iz's death, the question matters — to those still agitating for native Hawaiian rights, to Israel's fans, and to Mountain Apple, Israel's record label.

UPDATE: Tourism Secrecy Bill Becomes Law

Keeping strategies to lure visitors under wraps but at the expense of transparency?
Djou: ‘National Attention Is On This Race’

Djou: ‘National Attention Is On This Race’

A Q&A with the Republican front-runner in the 1st Congressional District
Majority of 1st District Voters Likely To Be Unrepresented

Majority of 1st District Voters Likely To Be Unrepresented

Opinion polls suggest the winner of the 1st Congressional District race will not have a majority of the vote. Is that representation?

UPDATE: The Four Bs On Hawaii Politics

Excerpts from a panel discussion with Dan Boylan, Richard Borreca, Jerry Burris and Chad Blair
Rail, Highway Projects Won’t Be Covered By “Local Jobs Bill”

Rail, Highway Projects Won’t Be Covered By “Local Jobs Bill”

Legislature required 80 percent of workers on government contracts to be Hawaii residents, but federal law prohibits discrimination based on geography.

UPDATE: State Homeless Programs Will Move To DHS

A new law transfers the Homeless Programs Branch of the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to the Department of Human Services.

Discussion: Homelessness

Two Hawaii state House committees have scheduled an informational briefing June 2 at the Capitol. The purpose: “to review concerns…

UPDATE: Honolulu Homeless Flock To New Shelters

Five months after converting tour buses into sleeping quarters for downtown homeless people, the facilities now serve dozens of men, women and children.