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Audit: Hawaiian Home Lands Improving

The Hawaii auditor’s follow-up report says the department has made strides since 2013 but still falls short in some areas.

Drought Disaster In Marshall Islands

President Obama issues declaration allowing FEMA to provide emergency relief to the archipelago.

Gabbard Applauds Modi Invitation

The Indian prime minister has been asked to address a joint session of the U.S. Congress on June 8.

Lawmakers OK Claims Worth $11 Million

The funds approved by a joint House-Senate conference committee would resolve 23 claims against the state.

More Money For Medicaid Patients

Hawaii lawmakers are set to give long-term care facilities extra money for Medicaid patients.

Survey Says … Hawaii Is Corrupt!

Reporters across the country were asked about their perceptions of corruption in government. The Aloha State did not fare well.

Speaker Souki Raises Cash In Session

The Maui Democrat asked for donations of $1,000 smack dab in the middle of conference committee.

Visitor Drowns Swimming Off Kauai

He was 57 years old, visiting from Washington, D.C.

$100K Sought For Pacific Arts Festival

Hawaii will host the international cultural festival for the first time in 2020.

Schatz A ‘Rising Energy, Enviro Star’

The Hill lists the Hawaii senator among a new generation of lawmakers, lobbyists, advocates and staffers “making its presence felt.”

Bills To Aid Voting Near Approval

One measure calls for automatic registration while a second establishes voting by mail.

Hirono Wants $1.9B To Fight Zika

The Hawaii senator joins Democrat Ben Nelson of Florida in seeking to fully fund President Obama’s request.

$4 Million OK’d For Conservation Event

Hawaii lawmakers have agreed to put another $4 million down to host the “Olympics of Conservation” in September.

Ige Extends Homelessness Proclamation

Hawaii Gov. David Ige’s extension of the state of emergency for homelessness allows the state to build housing faster.

Official: Homeless Service Can Continue

A daytime activity center for people with mental health issues can keep operating even without the city grant it recently lost out on, its director says.

Charter Cuts High School Next Year

Ka ʻUmeke Kaʻeo, a K-12 Hawaiian immersion school on the Big Island, will help students find another high school for the coming school year while it re-evaluates its program.

Another Bill Would Regulate Uber

The multi-billion dollar ride-hailing company says the new proposal would force Uber out of the market on Oahu.

Caldwell Taps Insurance Exec For HART

The mayor picked Colbert Matsumoto, a well-known businessman, to take the place of Don Horner, who resigned amid controversy involving Honolulu’s $6.6 billion rail project.