They were on an 18-day mission to crack down on illegal fishing in the Central and South Pacific.
The Democratic Party, Office of Hawaiian Affairs and others are urging the House to follow suit, but the measure faces opposition there.
The Hawaii Department of Human Services rules require measures to prevent crib deaths at day cares.
A joint effort by government scientists and law enforcement officers helps whales coexist with humans in the islands.
Keith Hiraoka was one of three appointments Gov. David Ige made to the 1st Circuit Court.
A study by a public interest law firm is critical of the state Office of Information Practices’ handling of public records and open meeting challenges.
The state is violating public records law by blacking out too much information from nursing home inspection reports.
The council is proposing the use of a “genuine progress indicator” to evaluate the state in a way that goes beyond dollars and cents.
The utility company had canceled its contracts with SunEdison as it headed toward bankruptcy, but NRG Energy has stepped up in its place.