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Unfilled Seats Strangle Hawaii Environmental Council’s Work Phil Roeder/Flickr

Unfilled Seats Strangle Hawaii Environmental Council’s Work

Members whose terms expired in June stay on to keep the council running as they wait — and wait — for Gov. David Ige to make new appointments.
Abercrombie Picks Maui Artist to Paint His Official Portrait PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Abercrombie Picks Maui Artist to Paint His Official Portrait

The former governor has chosen Kirk Kurokawa to create his portrait, continuing a century-old tradition in Hawaii.
Governor’s Idea for New Halawa Prison Deserves Exploration Hawaii Department of Public Safety

Governor’s Idea for New Halawa Prison Deserves Exploration

Partnering with a private company to replace Hawaii's oldest prison could begin to address our crumbling prisons. But the details will be critical.
Ige: Number of Hawaii Prisoners Incarcerated in Arizona Will Go Up Before it Goes Down Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige: Number of Hawaii Prisoners Incarcerated in Arizona Will Go Up Before it Goes Down

The governor acknowledges that sending prisoners to the mainland is not ideal but says there is little choice for now because the prison in Halawa needs upgrading and the jail in Kalihi needs to be replaced.

Sign the Tobacco and E-Cigarette Ban Challiyil EswarChalakudy via Wikimedia Commons

Sign the Tobacco and E-Cigarette Ban

Hawaii has the opportunity to show leadership nationally in protecting young adults from one of society's most widespread and costly addictions.
Read Hawaii Gov. David Ige’s First State of the State Address

Read Hawaii Gov. David Ige’s First State of the State Address

The first-term Democratic governor talked about balancing the state's spending, making government more efficient and being more aggressive in finding federal funding.
Health Department Flouts Law Calling for Online Access to Care Home Reports Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Health Department Flouts Law Calling for Online Access to Care Home Reports

Hawaii's program remains far from implementation despite an 18-month lead time to meet the Jan. 1 deadline to make inspection reports available online.
Ige Picks New State Labor, Communications Directors Shawn T Moore/Office of the Governor

Ige Picks New State Labor, Communications Directors

Hawaii governor is working to fill remaining Cabinet positions yet this month.
Hawaii Media Outlets, Nonprofits Ask Ige to Improve Government Transparency Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Media Outlets, Nonprofits Ask Ige to Improve Government Transparency

Hui of 22 groups pens a letter to start a dialogue with the new administration about access to public records.
Governor Announces Six More Cabinet Members Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Governor Announces Six More Cabinet Members

Ige is keeping some of the key money officials from Abercrombie's administration.
David Ige Inauguration: Introducing Hawaii’s Eighth Governor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

David Ige Inauguration: Introducing Hawaii’s Eighth Governor

The longtime state lawmaker took the oath of office Monday, underscoring the opportunity the next administration has to "chart a new tomorrow."
Final Preparations Underway Before Ige’s Inauguration Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Final Preparations Underway Before Ige’s Inauguration

Roughly 2,000 seats have been set up in the Capitol rotunda for Monday's ceremony.
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