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Appeals Court To Hear Maui GMO Case

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Monsanto’s motion to dismiss an appeal by the SHAKA Movement.

Woody Harrelson Wants To Grow Weed In Hawaii

Fifty-nine companies applied for eight licenses to grow and sell medical marijuana in Hawaii.

Governor Calls Out Newspaper’s Superferry Report Via Campaign Email

A statement from David Ige’s communications director was sent to e-mail addresses associated with the governor’s election campaign.

Bill Targeting Homeless on State Land Advances At Hawaii Legislature

Modeled after a Honolulu sit-lie ban to keep homeless people from settling in on public land, the law could be applied on any state-owned property.

House Panel Passes Bill To Fund Vector Control Jobs

The $1.9 million would pay for dozens of full-time Health Department positions to combat dengue fever.

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Faculty Members Take On UH Over Claims Of Broken Promises, Retribution

A case heard Thursday by the Hawaii Labor Relations Board alleges the university didn’t honor key conditions of one professor’s hire letter and retaliated against another.

Super Bowl Looms, And A Lot Of Prison Guards Feel Colds Coming On

Correctional officers’ chronic absenteeism still plagues Hawaii prisons, which pay out millions of dollars in overtime but are maintaining visitor hours.

Committee OKs Bill Granting Public Access To Police Misconduct Records

For decades, county police officers in Hawaii have been able to keep their misdeeds hidden from the public. A proposed law aims to change that.

Cops Who Quit: Resignations Hide Police Misconduct In Hawaii

Of 17 officers HPD tried to fire in 2015, detailed disciplinary information is only publicly available for two of them.

Civil Beat Poll: Voters Think Ige, Caldwell Failing On Homelessness

Nearly half of Hawaii voters want more action, while a clear majority backs law enforcement efforts like sit-lie bans.

Hawaii Energy Regulators May See Changes To Their Own Power

UPDATED. State lawmakers are considering more than two dozen bills that would affect the Public Utilities Commission.

Civil Beat Poll: Majority Oppose NextEra-HEI Merger

Voters also think the Public Utilities Commission pays more attention to political and business pressure than the public interest.

Ige: Dengue Response Is Making State ‘Vulnerable In Other Places’

The Hawaii Department of Health needs more resources if it ever needs to deal with disease outbreaks elsewhere in the state.

Committee OKs Bill To Shield UH Regents From Revealing Financial Info

Bankers, former regents and contractors supported the measure while the Ethics Commission and University of Hawaii faculty union opposed it.

WATCH: Honolulu Pays Tribute To The Late Sen. Gil Kahele

Politicians, family and friends gathered in front of the Hawaii State Capitol to pay their respects to the Big Island senator, who passed away last week.

Pod Squad: ‘LGBT Tourism Has Been Reborn’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: ‘LGBT Tourism Has Been Reborn’

A new video by the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau is expected to bolster same-sex marriage and LGBT tourism in the islands.

‘What The Hell Have I Gotten Myself Into?’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘What The Hell Have I Gotten Myself Into?’

A reporter discovers an unusual homeless camp in Waianae — and learns a lot about herself in the process.

Pod Squad: What Grade Would You Give The Governor? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: What Grade Would You Give The Governor?

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.

Living Hawaii: Can You Afford To Be A Teacher In The Islands?

The cost of living weighs so heavily on schoolteachers that many fear they will never get ahead if they stay here.

Two Elected Officials Trade Off State Duties Against Nai Aupuni Work

State Sen. Brickwood Galuteria and OHA Trustee Rowena Akana are delegates at the month-long convention on Native Hawaiian self-governance.

HECO Official: Company Was Slow To Respond To ‘Tidal Wave’ Of Change

Hawaiian Electric’s top financial officer took the stand as regulatory hearings to decide the fate of the $4.3 billion NextEra merger deal resumed.

HPD Tried To Fire A Record Number Of Cops In 2015

The Honolulu Police Department is under heavy scrutiny for how it deals with officer misconduct. In 2015, it issued discharge notices to at least 17 officers.

Zika Declared Global Health Emergency

The virus is suspected to cause birth defects and is spreading rapidly across Latin America.

Care Home Operators Give A Little, Get A Little Under Mizuno Bill

Traditionally an industry ally, Rep. John Mizuno is calling for more unannounced visits and licensing fees in a bill that also seeks to improve Hawaii caregivers’ earnings.

Undeterred By Cancer, Takai Wants A Second Term In Congress

The Hawaii Democrat says he is responding well to treatments for pancreatic cancer and has been told by doctors he can run for re-election.

Report: Hawaii Lost $16.3M Through Corporate Tax Break Last Year

Critics contend the state’s analysis underestimates the amount of money that could be gained from requiring real estate investment trusts to pay corporate income taxes.

Feds Say Hawaii Is Not Equipped To Deal With A Zika Outbreak

A widespread outbreak is unlikely in the islands, but “critical deficiencies” at the state Department of Health suggest possible challenges in responding should such an emergency arise.

The Projector: Session Starts With Ambitious Plans And The Loss Of A Senator

The Projector: Session Starts With Ambitious Plans And The Loss Of A Senator

Protesters spiced up Opening Day. Gov. Ige called for “long overdue” action on chronic problems. More than 2,000 bills were introduced. And lawmakers mourned a fallen colleague.