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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.

Partisan Gridlock Leads To Federal Shutdown Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Partisan Gridlock Leads To Federal Shutdown

UPDATED: The shutdown is having varying effects on the operations of Hawaii's national parks and the Pearl Harbor monument.
Trump Immigration Plans Would Hit Hawaii’s Filipino Families Hard Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Trump Immigration Plans Would Hit Hawaii’s Filipino Families Hard

Filipinos have become the state's largest ethnic group, in part because of family-based immigration policies.
Trump Nominates Honolulu Attorney Jill Otake For Federal Judgeship Tracy Wright Corvo

Trump Nominates Honolulu Attorney Jill Otake For Federal Judgeship

The announcement was praised by by Hawaii’s two Democratic senators, Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono.

Federal Government In Hawaii