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Hawaii Nurses May Soon Be Able To Certify Medical Marijuana Patients

The Hawaii Legislature updated its medical cannabis law, but advocates say there’s more work to be done.

Protests Don’t Overcome East Maui Water Diversion Bill

Legislators hand former Big Five sugar company Alexander & Baldwin water for its lands in Central Maui

Environmental Law Group Threatens Suit Over Pesticides On Kauai

Earthjustice demands the Department of Agriculture get a Clean Water Act permit or halt chemical pollution on the west side of Kauai.

In Hawaii, We Waste More Than A Fourth Of All Our Food

We pay more for our food than in any other state;  but a report finds the high cost doesn’t stop us from wasting much of it.


UH Sold Three Marine Mammals To Sea Life Park Without A Permit

More than seven months after the transfer, state officials retroactively granted the required permit.

Hawaii News Media Access Bill Dies

Measure would have allowed journalists to cover hazards like lava flows with government supervision.

Here’s A 360-Degree View Inside Honolulu Rapid Transit’s First Train Car

What does $6.6 billion and counting buy you in Honolulu? This, for a start.

Kona Land Resolution Gets Last-Minute Hearing

Hawaii senators are proposing a resolution for the state to try to acquire Kapua lands on the Big Island.

OK To Smoke In Cars With Kids

The Hawaii Legislature fails to advance a measure that would have prohibited the act.

Experts: Act Now To Improve The Contract With An Arizona Prison

The contract governing a deal to house at least 1,400 Hawaii inmates is about to be signed.

Kauai Medical Marijuana Licensee Accused of Stealing $375K

Justin Britt, the sole dispensary licensee on Kauai, said in a filing that the suit by his business partner is baseless.

Survival And Defeat: Hawaii Lawmakers Winnow Bills

Calmer than past sessions but still chaotic, House and Senate members worked to agree on legislation before the deadline.

A Review Board For Police Killings: One Tepid Step Toward Reform

A bill to create an independent review board for police killings and in-custody deaths moved closer to becoming law.

Lawmakers Fail To Cut A Deal To Rebuild Hawaii’s Oldest Jail

An impasse between the Senate and the House leaves plans to replace the crumbling jail in limbo, again.

Hawaii Selects Eight Companies To Grow And Sell Medical Marijuana

UPDATED: Many high-profile applicants including Woody Harrelson and Tetris-designer Henk Rogers didn’t make the cut.

Pod Squad: Will We Ever Bring Our Inmates Home From Arizona? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Will We Ever Bring Our Inmates Home From Arizona?

The 3,000-mile distance between the islands and Saguaro exacts a heavy cost for inmates, their loved ones and the state.

Hawaii Storytellers: A Question Every Teacher Here Must Ask

Hawaii Storytellers: A Question Every Teacher Here Must Ask

In this podcast, former school teacher Beau Ewan tells a wry story about his struggle to make ends meet in Hawaii.

Pod Squad: Uber-Taxi Legislative Battle Is Also A Culture Clash Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Uber-Taxi Legislative Battle Is Also A Culture Clash

As they battle it out at Honolulu Hale and the Capitol, ride-hailing and taxi companies also vie for the hearts of riders.

CCA Submits The Only Bid For Hawaii’s Private Prison Contract

State officials reluctantly reveal the bid for a three-year contract to house up to 1,800 Hawaii prisoners on the mainland.

The Projector: Crunch Time At The Legislature

With this year’s legislative session set to end May 5, Senate and House lawmakers raced to triage bills they still hope to pass.

Last-Minute Challenge Fails To Delay Medical Marijuana Licenses

Hawaii’s Department of Health plans Friday morning to announce the licensees to grow and sell medical cannabis.