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From approving medical aid in dying to banning certain sunscreens and pesticide chemicals, legislators passed bills they only thought about in years past.
Measures on medical marijuana and all-mail voting are moving forward before the session wraps up next week.
Three “ohana zones” would be built on Oahu, and one each on Maui, Kauai and the Big Island.
A conference committee of legislators agrees to a bill that establishes a standards board instead of just studying the idea.
Lawmakers say they expect to create 25,000 affordable rental housing units by 2030.
Support from the former top aide to the late Sen. Daniel Inouye has been a boon to two prominent candidates in their bids for higher office.
A joint conference committee passed the overall budget bill ahead of schedule to fast-track funding for areas hit by flooding.
UPDATED: They also plan to set aside $25 million to help other parts of the state. Meanwhile, Gov. Ige addresses Oahu damage.
Recesses in a public floor session to talk privately about the legislative maneuvering slow down “second crossover” day at the Hawaii Capitol.
More and more dramatic last-minute changes in bills are being made with a minimum of public notice this legislative session.
More than 250 tenants of a subsidized Maui apartment complex fear eviction amid the owner’s plans to raise rents to market rates.