A statement from David Ige’s communications director was sent to e-mail addresses associated with the governor’s election campaign.
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.
The $1.9 million would pay for dozens of full-time Health Department positions to combat dengue fever.
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.
Correctional officers’ chronic absenteeism still plagues Hawaii prisons, which pay out millions of dollars in overtime but are maintaining visitor hours.
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.
Of 17 officers HPD tried to fire in 2015, detailed disciplinary information is only publicly available for two of them.
Nearly half of Hawaii voters want more action, while a clear majority backs law enforcement efforts like sit-lie bans.
UPDATED. State lawmakers are considering more than two dozen bills that would affect the Public Utilities Commission.
Voters also think the Public Utilities Commission pays more attention to political and business pressure than the public interest.
The Hawaii Department of Health needs more resources if it ever needs to deal with disease outbreaks elsewhere in the state.
Bankers, former regents and contractors supported the measure while the Ethics Commission and University of Hawaii faculty union opposed it.
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.
Civil Beat staff discusses our new special report — a multimedia series examining the high rate of visitor deaths in Hawaii.
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.
The cost of living weighs so heavily on schoolteachers that many fear they will never get ahead if they stay here.
State Sen. Brickwood Galuteria and OHA Trustee Rowena Akana are delegates at the month-long convention on Native Hawaiian self-governance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.