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Nurse Aide Slaps Dementia Patient Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Nurse Aide Slaps Dementia Patient

Judge bans the nurse from caring for patients for 30 days.

Legislature’s Financial Leaders To Ige: Give Us A ‘Real Budget’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislature’s Financial Leaders To Ige: Give Us A ‘Real Budget’

Lawmakers complain the governor’s spending proposal doesn’t reflect reality and will force them to be the “bad guy.”

Cinch Up The Belt: State Budget Forecast Drops By $155 Million Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Cinch Up The Belt: State Budget Forecast Drops By $155 Million

The Council on Revenues lowered its growth projections after a debate that included speculation about Trump’s effects on tourism.

Fifth Whale Carcass Washes Ashore NOAA

Fifth Whale Carcass Washes Ashore

Since Nov. 11, five whales have washed up in the islands, sometimes prompting the posting of warning signs because sharks are attracted.

Hawaii’s Public Records Agency Is Picking Up The Pace A Bit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Public Records Agency Is Picking Up The Pace A Bit

The Office of Information Practices receives hundreds of requests a year regarding release of public records and meeting notifications.

Man Pleads Not Guilty In Attack On Albatrosses Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Man Pleads Not Guilty In Attack On Albatrosses

The 19-year-old’s arraignment came almost exactly a year after the slaughter of seabirds at Kaena Point in West Oahu.

Year Of The Tuna: A Quota Showdown Looms In 2017 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Year Of The Tuna: A Quota Showdown Looms In 2017

Like many other countries, the U.S. longline fleet based almost entirely in Honolulu wants to catch more fish.

Hawaiian Electric’s New Plan: 100 Percent Renewable By 2040 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaiian Electric’s New Plan: 100 Percent Renewable By 2040

The companies’ latest submission to state energy regulators eschews the use of liquefied natural gas as a bridge to renewable power.

Hawaii Environmental Council Is Finally Playing With A Full Deck Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Environmental Council Is Finally Playing With A Full Deck

Lacking a quorum, the council has had to cancel many meetings over the past decade as governors struggled to nominate members.

Wespac Still Pushing Obama To Lift Marine Monument’s Fishing Ban Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Wespac Still Pushing Obama To Lift Marine Monument’s Fishing Ban

The federal advisory body’s leaders want a five-year delay of the commercial fishing prohibition around Papahanaumokuakea.

Fisheries Commission Takes Steps To Keep Observers Safe Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Fisheries Commission Takes Steps To Keep Observers Safe

The last-minute agreement represented one of the week’s few accomplishments, but more action on tuna is expected next year.

Tuna Commission’s ‘Glacial’ Pace Suits Some In Industry Just Fine Courtesy: Visuals Unlimited/WWF

Tuna Commission’s ‘Glacial’ Pace Suits Some In Industry Just Fine

Diverse interests always seem to stymie a global organization charged with saving bluefin and bigeye tuna from overfishing.

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