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Report: State Auditor Not In ‘Complete Compliance’ With Constitution Olelo Community Media

Report: State Auditor Not In ‘Complete Compliance’ With Constitution

State Auditor Les Kondo calls the investigation into his office “sneaky and underhanded.”

Hawaii Jockeys For Advantage In Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Jockeys For Advantage In Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

Local politicians, business leaders and labor organizers say Hawaii needs funds to reduce its dependence on petroleum, boost rail and improve wastewater systems.

Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Could Bring Billions To Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Could Bring Billions To Hawaii

The president will unveil his American Jobs Plan, which has the potential to infuse huge sums of money into the islands’ transportation and energy infrastructure.

Cocktails To Go? Hawaii Restaurants Hope Service Will Outlast The Pandemic Flickr: Rick

Cocktails To Go? Hawaii Restaurants Hope Service Will Outlast The Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted dozens of states to allow bars and restaurants to sell to-go alcohol. Will Hawaii’s new liquor policy stick after the virus subsides?

Hirono And Duckworth Threaten ‘No’ Votes Over Lack Of Diversity Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hirono And Duckworth Threaten ‘No’ Votes Over Lack Of Diversity

UPDATED The Democratic senators quickly backed down from their threat to vote against President Joe Biden’s nominees after receiving assurances from the White House to bring on a senior Asian American and Pacific Islander advisor.

Hawaii Lawmakers Seek Exemption From Political Ad Disclosures Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Seek Exemption From Political Ad Disclosures

The legislation, scheduled for a hearing Friday, comes even as a state watchdog has been trying to make it easier for candidates to report advertising activities.

Hawaii Lawmaker Wants Report On Military Seawall at Ewa Beach Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmaker Wants Report On Military Seawall at Ewa Beach

State officials have warned that a proposed seawall to protect the Marines’ Puuloa Range Training Facility would cause massive coastal erosion.

Kahele, Case Divided On Whether Inmates Should Vote From Prison Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kahele, Case Divided On Whether Inmates Should Vote From Prison

A failed amendment to a House bill that seeks to expand voting rights and reduce the influence of money in politics highlights some differences between Hawaii’s Democratic congressmen.

Military Spouses Hope For Easier Ways To Get Licensed To Work In Hawaii Courtesy: 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th In

Military Spouses Hope For Easier Ways To Get Licensed To Work In Hawaii

A House bill would expedite the licensing process for many military spouses, especially medical professionals, who have to move frequently.

April 2021

Thursday, April 1

Report: State Auditor Not In ‘Complete Compliance’ With Constitution

Hawaii Jockeys For Advantage In Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

March 2021

Monday, March 29

Cocktails To Go? Hawaii Restaurants Hope Service Will Outlast The Pandemic

Thursday, March 18

Hawaii Lawmakers Seek Exemption From Political Ad Disclosures

Thursday, March 4

Kahele, Case Divided On Whether Inmates Should Vote From Prison

Military Spouses Hope For Easier Ways To Get Licensed To Work In Hawaii

February 2021

Sunday, February 28

Kenji Price: An Uncertain Future For A Republican In Deep Blue Hawaii

Wednesday, February 17

Schatz: Coronavirus Relief Package Is ‘My No. 1 Priority’

Tuesday, February 16

Hawaii US Attorney Will Leave Office Sooner Than Expected

Saturday, February 13

‘Sad And Shameful’: Hawaii Senators React To Trump Acquittal

Thursday, February 4

Hawaii Lawmakers Want Their ‘Gifts Of Aloha’ Back

Wednesday, February 3

Green Leads Caldwell In Campaign Donations For Next Governor’s Race

Tuesday, February 2

House Leader Lays Out Proposals For Accountability, Land And Tourism

Monday, February 1

Chad Blair: Who’s Leading The Hawaii House GOP? Nobody Knows

January 2021

Wednesday, January 20

Hawaii Troops Help Secure US Capitol As Biden Takes Oath

Hawaii House Speaker Launches Probe Of State Auditor

Tuesday, January 19

Eric Stinton: What Hawaii Can Learn From The Trump Years

Wednesday, January 13

Hawaii Reps Impeach Trump While Vowing To Not ‘Live In Fear’

Monday, January 11

Hawaii ‘Proud Boy’ Released From Custody, Still Faces Charge In DC

Friday, January 8

Hawaii Will Collect More Taxes Than Expected, State Panel Says

Thursday, January 7

Members Of Hawaii Delegation Call For Immediate Removal Of Trump

Neal Milner: It Won’t Be Easy, But Americans Can Learn To Get Along Again

Wednesday, January 6

State Finance Director Says Carbon And Sugar Taxes May Be Among Increases

Proposed State Budget Would Cut 30% From Sex Abuse Treatment Funding

Monday, January 4

State Budget Director: It’s Too Soon To Tell If Tax Increases Are Coming