Councilman Trevor Ozawa wants the state to ban offshore alcohol use and disorderly behavior at holiday weekend events.
The head of Hawaii’s aquatic resource division said he’s not sure lawmakers “knew what they were doing” when they passed the bill.
A nonprofit organization that maintains a state park says the rentals are the only way to pay for the work.
The prosecutor wants the judge to visit Kaena Point where protected Laysan albatrosses were killed before sentencing the defendant.
The challenge facing the DLNR is called “overwhelming,” but the agency hasn’t hired all the people it’s authorized to.
But state law requires disclosure of detailed information about a public employee’s job qualifications.