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State Auditor Suspends Review Of OHA LLCs Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

State Auditor Suspends Review Of OHA LLCs

Les Kondo blames a decision by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees to withhold information. But two trustees say he is “playing politics.”

Hawaii Prisons Director: Staff Shortages Are Driving Up OT Costs Yoohyun Jung/Civil Beat

Hawaii Prisons Director: Staff Shortages Are Driving Up OT Costs

Public Safety Director Nolan Espinda also says the final report on the Maui jail riot isn’t quite finished yet.

Tough Laws, Cultural Differences Give Hawaii A Low Rate Of Gun Violence AP/2016

Tough Laws, Cultural Differences Give Hawaii A Low Rate Of Gun Violence

A recently passed “red flag law” is expected to help keep Hawaii’s per capita rates of gun deaths one of the lowest in the country.

Lawmakers’ Financial Disclosures Don’t Always Paint A Complete Picture Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers’ Financial Disclosures Don’t Always Paint A Complete Picture

Sen. Russell Ruderman, who owns health foods stores, was the only lawmaker to report more than $1 million in outside income last year. Several of his colleagues reported no income beyond their legislative salaries.

Aloha Stadium Deal Panned By Watchdog Groups Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat/2017

Aloha Stadium Deal Panned By Watchdog Groups

Common Cause Hawaii and the League of Women Voters of Hawaii decry gut and replace bill.

Ige Veto Means Some Eligible Patients Still Can’t Get Medical Cannabis Legally Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Veto Means Some Eligible Patients Still Can’t Get Medical Cannabis Legally

The bill to allow interisland transport of the medicine would have been especially helpful for patients on Molokai and Lanai, which have no dispensaries.

Climate Change Proposals Headed For Second Round In Hawaii Legislature Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Climate Change Proposals Headed For Second Round In Hawaii Legislature

State officials are fine-tuning proposals that aim to mitigate the effects of climate change in the state.

Marijuana To Be Decriminalized In Hawaii Come Jan. 11 Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Marijuana To Be Decriminalized In Hawaii Come Jan. 11

The new law will make possession of 3 grams or less of pot punishable by a $130 fine.

Ige Vetoes Reform Of Hawaii’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Program Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Vetoes Reform Of Hawaii’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Program

UPDATED: The governor also killed tax proposals approved by the Legislature for vacation rentals and real estate investment trusts.

Legislature Won’t Hold Special Session To Fight Possible Vetoes Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Legislature Won’t Hold Special Session To Fight Possible Vetoes

Senate and House leaders had considered reconvening to try to enact some of the measures that Gov. David Ige says he’s likely to reject.