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Hawaii Ferry Bills Chugging Along

Of nine measures before the Legislature, one is advancing while another is set to be heard this week.

Collective Bargaining For Grad Students?

Measures before the Hawaii Legislature would create a unit for graduate student assistants employed at the University of Hawaii.

No GMO Fish In Hawaii, Please

A bill would prohibit propagating, cultivating or farming genetically engineered fish in state marine waters.

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.

Vandals Trash Beach Park Restrooms

Malaekahana State Recreational Area reopened last October after extensive renovations.

Mandatory Shelter Stay for Probationers?

The Senate is considering a bill to allow judges to order some defendants to stay at a homeless shelter.

Bill: Don’t Mess With Sharks And Rays

A measure before Hawaii lawmakers calls for penalties and fines for capturing or killing the creatures within state marine waters.

Pesticide Disclosure Bill Clears Committee

Hawaii lawmakers have advanced legislation that requires large agribusinesses to disclose what pesticides they spray on their crops.

$2.6M In Schatz’s War Chest

The Hawaii senator is flush with cash to run for re-election. Rep. Gabbard has $1.5 million.

Former Hawaii Coffee Farmers Sue Monsanto

Christine Sheppard developed cancer after eight years of using the herbicide Roundup.

Measure For Sunscreen Testing Progresses

A legislative proposal would provide the University of Hawaii with funds to study the effect sunscreen has on coral reefs.

Lawmakers Oppose New Cesspool Ban

Neighbor island legislators ask Gov. Ige not to sign off on a proposed state Department of Health rule change.

Schatz Energy Amendment Rejected

The Hawaii senator’s proposal called for phasing out fossil-fuel tax benefits.

Hawaii Grads Missing Out On College Grants

Roughly 45 percent of high school grads didn’t fill out an application for federal student aid in 2014.

Visitor Drowns Snorkeling On Kauai

The Oregon man was found unresponsive off of the south shore.

Gabbard Seeks Fix For GI Bill Glitch

Injured reservists are being denied full educational benefits due to a wording technicality. Gabbard is co-sponsoring a solution.

Homeless Relocation Program Likely Grounded

A bill to extend the life of the state’s “return-to-home” program for the homeless languishes at the Capitol.

Caldwell Has $1.6M For Re-Election

The Honolulu mayor has far more cash on hand than potential rivals Ernie Martin, Peter Carlisle and Duke Aiona.

Survey: Honolulu Airport Food Is Awful

A new ranking of restaurants offering pre-flight options says choices are also bad at Washington Reagan and LAX.

‘Oriental’ May Be Stricken From Fed Language

Instead, terms like “Asian American” would be used, according to a proposal from Sen. Mazie Hirono.

Scammers Pose As Government Officials

The Hawaii Attorney General’s Office is warning residents to be wary of suspicious emails.

New Limu Species Discovered In Hawaii

Four new types of algae were found deep in the ocean off of the northwestern Hawaiian islands.

Caldwell Signs Honolulu Rail Tax Extension

The city’s $6.6 billion commuter rail line, which is currently under construction, is already over budget and behind schedule.

Hawaii Ranks Low In Firearm Dependence

A new analysis by WalletHub shows Hawaii ranks near the bottom among all states in most gun-related measures.

Zika Declared Global Health Emergency

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