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Is A Green Jobs Youth Corps The Key To Sustainability In Hawaii? Kupu/2021

Is A Green Jobs Youth Corps The Key To Sustainability In Hawaii?

The state Legislature approved $5 million in federal Covid-19 relief funding to support a new Green Job Youth Corps that will roll out next year.

Former City Auditor: Les Kondo Is The ‘Poster Child For Bad Auditing’ Screenshot

Former City Auditor: Les Kondo Is The ‘Poster Child For Bad Auditing’

Edwin Young encourages the Legislature to “take action” against the state auditor or risk consequences. But the state auditor said Young is biased.

Five Women Appointed To Court Vacancies After Calls For More Diversity Screenshot

Five Women Appointed To Court Vacancies After Calls For More Diversity

In years past, the governor’s nominees to state courts have heavily favored men.

Lawmakers Question State Auditor About His Probe Of Agribusiness Agency Screenshot/2021

Lawmakers Question State Auditor About His Probe Of Agribusiness Agency

The agency and the auditor are expected to appear before House lawmakers again Tuesday.

Hawaii Lawmakers Question Rent Payments On State Land Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2014

Hawaii Lawmakers Question Rent Payments On State Land

In hearings this week, lawmakers have also raised questions over whether State Auditor Les Kondo followed the Legislature’s instructions in his review of the agency.

Senate Confirms Sonja McCullen To Intermediate Court Of Appeals Screenshot

Senate Confirms Sonja McCullen To Intermediate Court Of Appeals

A Honolulu deputy prosecuting attorney will be the first Native Hawaiian appointed to a Hawaii appellate court in decades.

New Appeals Court Nominee Advances To Final Senate Vote Screenshot

New Appeals Court Nominee Advances To Final Senate Vote

Sonja McCullen easily cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday.

Hawaii Senate Committee Considers A New Nominee For Appeals Court Screenshot

Hawaii Senate Committee Considers A New Nominee For Appeals Court

Sonja McCullen’s nomination to the Intermediate Court of Appeals is already proceeding more smoothly than the last candidate.

Hawaii’s Vaccine Mandate For State Lawmakers Is Unusual Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii’s Vaccine Mandate For State Lawmakers Is Unusual

There’s no clear punishment for House lawmakers who disobey vaccine requirements, but senators could face expulsion.

Chad Blair: How Tasers Became Legal In Hawaii Screenshot

Chad Blair: How Tasers Became Legal In Hawaii

Will a new law lead to local folks arming themselves for self-defense?