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Seven Months Later, Hawaii Fishing Rules Still Not Signed Cyril Fluck/Flickr

Seven Months Later, Hawaii Fishing Rules Still Not Signed

Gov. David Ige is continuing to review rules approved by the DLNR last year that would create the state's first Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area.
Emergency Money Made Easy, If You’re a Democratic Governor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Emergency Money Made Easy, If You’re a Democratic Governor

David Ige, like Neil Abercrombie, had no problem securing funding from Hawaii lawmakers to get his new administration up and running — without providing detailed requests. That wasn't the case for Republican Linda Lingle.
Weekend News? Ige’s Appointments Tend to Come Late on Fridays Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Weekend News? Ige’s Appointments Tend to Come Late on Fridays

Hawaii governor's office says it's just coincidence that most of his Cabinet choices were announced when fewer people were paying attention to the news.

Will Senate Investigators Be Able to Fix the Hawaii State Hospital This Time?

Problems of overcrowding and understaffing persist at the mental health facility despite a federal consent decree.
Hawaii AG May Spend $3 Million to Investigate Matson, Defend State Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

Hawaii AG May Spend $3 Million to Investigate Matson, Defend State

The attorney general is requesting $1 million from the Legislature in an emergency appropriation.
Is Hawaii Really Doing So Well? Fact-Checking the Governor’s Speech

Is Hawaii Really Doing So Well? Fact-Checking the Governor’s Speech

Gov. Neil Abercrombie painted the state in a rosy light during the State of the State, boosting his re-election campaign.
It’s Your Money: Hawaii’s Election Holiday Cost Taxpayers Millions

It’s Your Money: Hawaii’s Election Holiday Cost Taxpayers Millions

But voter participation is still declining even though public holiday was created in part to boost turnout.
‘Sucky Websites’ To Become Cool Under State’s New Tech Reform Plan Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

‘Sucky Websites’ To Become Cool Under State’s New Tech Reform Plan

Multi-million-dollar initiative to bring Hawaii into 21st Century.
Most Oppose Hawaii Judiciary’s Plan to Seal Expunged Records

Most Oppose Hawaii Judiciary’s Plan to Seal Expunged Records

The courts received mostly negative feedback about a rule that would close off public access to some criminal records.
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