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Dru Kanuha Named Senate Majority Leader Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Dru Kanuha Named Senate Majority Leader

He replaces outgoing majority leader J. Kalani English.

Lawmakers Credit Federal Relief Funds For Saving Session Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Credit Federal Relief Funds For Saving Session

But Gov. David Ige questions the need to reduce funding for the Hawaii Tourism Authority and moving around some state agencies.

New Aloha Stadium Development May Finally Move Forward Courtesy: Crawford Architects

New Aloha Stadium Development May Finally Move Forward

The state is gathering ideas for development surrounding the stadium as lawmakers move ahead with giving the Stadium Authority more powers.

Funding Fight Slows Action On Police, Prison Reform Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Funding Fight Slows Action On Police, Prison Reform

The fate of two state boards tasked with standardizing police practices and reforming the jail system depends on agreement between the Legislature and Gov. David Ige.

Hawaii Senate Votes To Legalize Marijuana, Raise Minimum Wage Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Senate Votes To Legalize Marijuana, Raise Minimum Wage

While both proposals appear dead on arrival in the House, lawmakers will still consider scores of other measures related to abortions, taxes and housing development.

Military Spouses Hope For Easier Ways To Get Licensed To Work In Hawaii Courtesy: 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th In

Military Spouses Hope For Easier Ways To Get Licensed To Work In Hawaii

A House bill would expedite the licensing process for many military spouses, especially medical professionals, who have to move frequently.

Minimum Wage Bill Teed Up For Senate Vote Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Minimum Wage Bill Teed Up For Senate Vote

While the proposal would increase wages to $12 an hour by 2022, labor advocates also want to raise the wage to $17 by 2026.

A Possible Fix For The Capitol’s Stinking Pools Flickr

A Possible Fix For The Capitol’s Stinking Pools

Why not transform the brown water mess into a blue-green, low-maintenance dry landscape?

Lee Cataluna: Lawmakers Should Stop Meddling And Start Solving Problems Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: Lawmakers Should Stop Meddling And Start Solving Problems

When there’s no money to argue over, the Legislature starts getting into other people’s business.