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NextEra Deal: What Happens If The PUC Loses A Member? Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

NextEra Deal: What Happens If The PUC Loses A Member?

PUC commissioner Mike Champley could be off the board on June 30. That puts a new card in Gov. David Ige's hand.
OCCC Relocation Could Be Almost A Half-Billion-Dollar Proposition Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OCCC Relocation Could Be Almost A Half-Billion-Dollar Proposition

The Ige administration is looking at various financing options for building a new Oahu Community Correctional Center in Halawa Valley, lawmakers are told.
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.
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