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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?

Dan Gluck’s Confirmation Process Showed What Democracy Looks Like Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Dan Gluck’s Confirmation Process Showed What Democracy Looks Like

Every governing body, whether elected or appointed, needs to reflect the community it represents.

Senate Rejects Dan Gluck’s Appointment To Intermediate Court Of Appeals Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senate Rejects Dan Gluck’s Appointment To Intermediate Court Of Appeals

UPDATED: In a 17-6 vote, senators rejected Gluck’s appointment even after he asked the governor to withdraw his name Thursday morning.

Ige’s Appeals Court Nominee Faces Questions Over Experience, Diversity Screenshot

Ige’s Appeals Court Nominee Faces Questions Over Experience, Diversity

State lawmakers will decide later this week on Dan Gluck’s nomination.

Ige Appoints Linda Clark To Fill Maui House Seat Courtesy photo/2021

Ige Appoints Linda Clark To Fill Maui House Seat

Clark is a state process server and head of a Maui nonprofit.

House Panel Subpoenas Land Fund, Agriculture Agency Office of the Auditor

House Panel Subpoenas Land Fund, Agriculture Agency

Both agencies were the targets of recent critical examinations by State Auditor Les Kondo.

Neal Milner: All Sides In Auditor Dispute Need To Start Acting Like Grown-Ups Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: All Sides In Auditor Dispute Need To Start Acting Like Grown-Ups

The office is too important to good government to go down in a morass of name-calling and self-important rectitude.

State Tax Collections Soared Back To Pre-Pandemic Levels In The Past Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

State Tax Collections Soared Back To Pre-Pandemic Levels In The Past Year

The stunning rebound in general treasury tax revenue was driven by increased state income tax collections.

Legislature Fixes Budget Glitches At Close Of Special Session Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Legislature Fixes Budget Glitches At Close Of Special Session

UPDATED: Most of the measures taken up Thursday made technical changes to bills affecting state finances.