The Department of Health initially refused to identify who will serve on the selection committee. It issued additional policy details Friday.
The move allows the state to access more resources in the battle to contain the disease, of which there have been 255 identified cases on the Big Island.
Giving voters the chance to place measures on the ballot through an initiative process would be a boon for democracy in Hawaii.
How should regulations be updated to recognize the growth of solar while still ensuring a reliable and affordable power system?
Amid complaints and the resignation of their director, Charter School Commission members face an uncertain future.
Under a proposed bill, more than 200 people convicted of misdemeanors could be released from custody to help relieve jail overcrowding.
A bill moving through the Legislature aims to ensure better education and training standards for police. But it still falls short in providing better oversight of bad cops.
The Health Department not only won’t say who’s on the high-stakes selection committee, it won’t say who chose those members.
The misguided opposition to a proposal to require this cancer-preventing vaccination seems to be steeped in concerns about sexual activity.
The relationship between the commission and charter school leaders has become increasingly contentious in the last year.
NextEra’s response to the testimony of a former employee-turned-regulator becomes part of an acrimonious exchange.
The legislative measure would require mopeds to go through annual inspections and registration.
UPDATED: Bills increasing the general excise tax to support long-term caregiving and education reform cleared key votes Wednesday.
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A pair of UH political scientists rate David Ige’s first year as slightly above average, but note that his admittedly weak communication skills haven’t been tested in a crisis.
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Most Americans now pay local sales taxes when they make purchases online, but not those living in the islands.
Hawaii Gas’ promotion of liquid natural gas as a money-saving bridge fuel ignores its significant costs to the environment and climate.
Housing shortages, finite freshwater supplies, heavy reliance on imported foods — these are among the issues Hawaii must address for a sustainable future.
Before you cheer the demise of Maui’s last sugar plantation, consider that the islands need agricultural diversity in order to feed local people and help the economy to thrive.
Sen. Will Espero has long been an advocate for more police accountability. The arrest of a DLNR cop has him pushing even harder.
The Legislature was tough on government reform bills last session. This time, proposals such as all-mail balloting and tougher campaign laws may get traction.
The state body that manages the former bombing range has nearly exhausted its federal funds.
The statewide police union opposes the legislation, the ACLU recommends a better bill and HPD wants a dialogue on what it would entail and cost.
The company is fighting lawmakers’ efforts to make it a legal standard for mergers, replacing one that requires no net harm.
The massive recommendations of a once-a-decade task force are moving ahead, despite concerns that some go too far.
For a great many Kanaka Maoli, the Na‘i Aupuni convention is the latest Kanaka Maoli battlefield.
About 57 percent of Hawaii voters view President Obama positively. But far less feel that way about Hawaii’s governor and Honolulu’s mayor.