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Ige Makes Appointments To PUC, Cabinet Positions Submitted

Ige Makes Appointments To PUC, Cabinet Positions

Colin Yost was named to the state’s regulatory board and will serve through 2024 pending confirmation by the Senate.

Why Hawaii’s Language Access Office Is Having Trouble ‘Fulfilling Its Mission’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Why Hawaii’s Language Access Office Is Having Trouble ‘Fulfilling Its Mission’

The state auditor says OLA “remains a partially formed organization” some 16 years after its establishment. Advocates say that’s keeping non-English speakers from getting much-needed services.

Congressional Ethics Watchdog Calls For Ethics Investigation Into Kahele Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Congressional Ethics Watchdog Calls For Ethics Investigation Into Kahele

No details were released about the allegations the Hawaii congressman might be facing, but his proxy voting record and ties to Hawaiian Airlines have drawn scrutiny.

Hawaii’s East-West Center ‘Is Undergoing A Renaissance’ With More Eyes On Pacific Affairs East-West Center/2022

Hawaii’s East-West Center ‘Is Undergoing A Renaissance’ With More Eyes On Pacific Affairs

The growing threats from climate change and geopolitical tensions with China are underscoring EWC’s role in strengthening U.S.-Pacific relationships.

Column: Tua Shouldn’t Have Played, But Complex Issues Remain AP Photo/Jeff Dean/2022

Column: Tua Shouldn’t Have Played, But Complex Issues Remain

The former Saint Louis School football standout who’s now the Miami Dolphins quarterback was seriously injured on Thursday.

Come Oct. 1, Hawaii’s Minimum Wage Will Be $12 Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

Come Oct. 1, Hawaii’s Minimum Wage Will Be $12

It’s the first of a series of scheduled increases over the next six years.

Russia Gives Citizenship To Ex-Hawaii NSA Contractor Edward Snowden AP File/2013

Russia Gives Citizenship To Ex-Hawaii NSA Contractor Edward Snowden

U.S. intelligence officials have accused him of putting U.S. personnel at risk and damaging national security. He currently faces charges in the United States that could result in decades in prison.

A Tale Of 2 Monarchies: Queen Elizabeth’s Death Stirs Up Mixed Feelings In Hawaii AP/2022

A Tale Of 2 Monarchies: Queen Elizabeth’s Death Stirs Up Mixed Feelings In Hawaii

While millions mourned the death of the longest reigning British monarch, others have criticized that monarchy’s colonial past.

The Return Of Japanese Visitors May Be Just In Time To Save Hawaii’s Economy Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

The Return Of Japanese Visitors May Be Just In Time To Save Hawaii’s Economy

A day after Japan’s prime minister lifted all travel restrictions, UH economists issued a report saying the return of Japanese travelers could help spare Hawaii’s economy.

A New Sense Of Urgency Is Driving Nonprofits To Grow More Local Food In Hawaii Tim Wright/Civil Beat/2022

A New Sense Of Urgency Is Driving Nonprofits To Grow More Local Food In Hawaii

Some of Hawaii’s busiest food banks are turning to growing their own food rather than waiting for donations as the number of people showing up for help rises.