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Hawaii’s Only Federal Halfway House Is Closing, Putting More Offenders Behind Bars Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Only Federal Halfway House Is Closing, Putting More Offenders Behind Bars

The city of Honolulu bought the building as a new home for the Sand Island Treatment Center.

Despite Shutdown, Hawaii Housing Programs Are OK — For Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Despite Shutdown, Hawaii Housing Programs Are OK — For Now

Officials worry that if the shutdown drags on too long, landlords will be reluctant to accept Section 8 housing vouchers in the future.

By Land And Sea, The Shutdown Takes Its Toll On Hawaii AP

By Land And Sea, The Shutdown Takes Its Toll On Hawaii

A recent study finds the latest federal budget impasse is hitting the islands especially hard.

Hawaii Does Fine Raking In Federal Dollars Without Earmarks Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Hawaii Does Fine Raking In Federal Dollars Without Earmarks

There’s talk in Congress of resurrecting the system for bringing home the bacon. But lawmakers say it’s questionable how much that would help the state.

Schatz Introduces Bill To Shore Up Local Emergency Alert Systems Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Schatz Introduces Bill To Shore Up Local Emergency Alert Systems

The bill would require alerts to run repeatedly on TV and radio, and potentially also run on streaming services such as Netflix.

Feds Will Spend $345 Million To Prevent A Devastating Waikiki Flood Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds Will Spend $345 Million To Prevent A Devastating Waikiki Flood

Every year there’s a small chance a flood will engulf Waikiki, destroying buildings and throwing Hawaii’s tourist mecca into mayhem.

Supreme Court Justices Skeptical About Hawaii’s Challenge to Trump Travel Ban Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Supreme Court Justices Skeptical About Hawaii’s Challenge to Trump Travel Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in one of the most high-profile cases so far of President Donald Trump’s tenure.

This New Military Spending Site Is Floundering Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This New Military Spending Site Is Floundering

The state launched a website to track defense dollars with the help of a federal grant. But now there’s no one keeping the site updated.

Hawaii Businesses Are Making Billions Off The Military Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Businesses Are Making Billions Off The Military

Hawaii is second only to Virginia in the amount of money that flows into the state through Defense Department spending.

Trump’s Federal Judge Nominee For Hawaii Gets Warm Reception In DC Hawaii Office of Attorney General

Trump’s Federal Judge Nominee For Hawaii Gets Warm Reception In DC

Mark Bennett, the former state AG under Hawaii’s last Republican governor, received bipartisan accolades during his Senate confirmation hearing.

New Federal Budget Deal Has Lots Of Goodies For Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Federal Budget Deal Has Lots Of Goodies For Hawaii

While President Trump’s proposed cuts would have hurt the Aloha State, a new budget deal increased funding for many programs.

Hawaii Federal Judge Nomination Offers Glimpse Of Partisan Dealmaking Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hawaii Federal Judge Nomination Offers Glimpse Of Partisan Dealmaking

Prosecutor Jill Otake, who once had a shot at the job under Obama, takes her first step toward confirmation in the Trump era.

Federal Government In Hawaii