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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.

Why Does This Guy Make Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz Nervous? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Why Does This Guy Make Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz Nervous?

Barry Myers is Trump’s nominee to head NOAA but the Hawaii senator says he is “questionable choice.”

Hawaii Judge Is Right To Keep Fighting Oppressive Travel Bans Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Judge Is Right To Keep Fighting Oppressive Travel Bans

Judge Derrick Watson says the Trump administration continues to ignore requirements imposed by federal courts.

Hawaii: Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Still Contains ‘All Of The Legal Flaws’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii: Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Still Contains ‘All Of The Legal Flaws’

A federal judge in Honolulu is asked to block the new version of the administration’s attempt to halt entry to the U.S. from eight countries.

Hawaii Poised To Challenge Trump’s ‘Travel Ban 3.0’ Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Hawaii Poised To Challenge Trump’s ‘Travel Ban 3.0’

As the administration asks for dismissal of lawsuits against earlier travel bans, the Aloha State announces a new challenge.

ACLU Sues To Challenge FDA Limits On Access To Abortion Pill Courtesy of Graham Chelius

ACLU Sues To Challenge FDA Limits On Access To Abortion Pill

A Kauai physician says the federal restrictions prevent women on his island from being able to end pregnancies there.

Papahanaumokuakea Isn’t Targeted By Trump — At Least So Far Caleb McMahan/Hawaiian Fresh Seafood

Papahanaumokuakea Isn’t Targeted By Trump — At Least So Far

But two other marine monuments in the Pacific would shrink if Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s proposal is approved.

Hawaii Joins 15-State Suit Challenging Trump Over ‘Dreamer’ Decision Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Joins 15-State Suit Challenging Trump Over ‘Dreamer’ Decision

The suit says ending protections for young immigrants would “punish and disparage people with Mexican roots.”

Hope For Legal Status In The US Turns To Uncertainty For This ‘Dreamer’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hope For Legal Status In The US Turns To Uncertainty For This ‘Dreamer’

President Trump is considering ending a program that granted temporary legal status to young undocumented immigrants, including more than 500 in Hawaii.
Why Hawaii Won’t Join Battle Against Trump’s ‘Sanctuary City’ Crackdown Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Why Hawaii Won’t Join Battle Against Trump’s ‘Sanctuary City’ Crackdown

While Hawaii has led the legal charge against the administration’s travel ban, Gov. David Ige is not supporting the sanctuary movement.

Federal Government In Hawaii