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Climate Activists: Hawaii Legislature ‘Wasted An Entire Year’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Climate Activists: Hawaii Legislature ‘Wasted An Entire Year’

Measures big and small died this session with little fanfare as time runs out to combat the disastrous effects of a warming planet.
Danny De Gracia: Reining In The Untamed World Of Online Gaming Getty Images

Danny De Gracia: Reining In The Untamed World Of Online Gaming

The video game industry is bigger than movies and music combined. Hawaii legislators are right to consider regulating it.
Ige Assures Caldwell Of Ala Wai Flood Control Financing Plan Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Assures Caldwell Of Ala Wai Flood Control Financing Plan

The latest letter in the saga over canal flood control informs city leaders that at least some dollars have been committed to the project.
Ige Calls For Reconsideration Of Water Bill Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Calls For Reconsideration Of Water Bill

The governor says passage of the stalled measure is in the public interest but critics called it an abuse of Ige's position.
Two Ethics Reform Measures Clear House-Senate Conference Committee Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Two Ethics Reform Measures Clear House-Senate Conference Committee

But a campaign finance measure is on hold after the Campaign Spending Commission complains that amendments would result in less transparency rather than more.
Don’t Let Petty Politics Block A Project To Prevent Ala Wai Canal Flooding Courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Don’t Let Petty Politics Block A Project To Prevent Ala Wai Canal Flooding

An 11th-hour rescue is needed for legislation to provide local matching funds to secure a $345 million federal grant to safeguard Waikiki.
Who Owns Aloha? Hawaii Considers Protections For Native Culture AP

Who Owns Aloha? Hawaii Considers Protections For Native Culture

Saying it had trademarked the name "Aloha Poke," a Chicago restaurant chain recently demanded that a Honolulu eatery change its name.
Senate Votes To Keep Aila As Deputy DHHL Director Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senate Votes To Keep Aila As Deputy DHHL Director

Five senators voted "no" on the renomination, saying the department needs to go in a new direction.
Minimum Wage Increase Could Help Over 200,000 Workers, Report Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Minimum Wage Increase Could Help Over 200,000 Workers, Report Says

The Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law & Economic Justice analyzed the demographics of workers who could be impacted by an increase.
Legislature Approves Spending Millions For Elderly Care Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislature Approves Spending Millions For Elderly Care

Funding for kupuna care programs were some of the outstanding big ticket items that weren't included in the state's operating budget in March.