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Criminal Justice Reform Fails To Get Much Legislative Love Flickr: James Cridland

Criminal Justice Reform Fails To Get Much Legislative Love

Neighbor island facilities received some significant financial help, but the state’s main facilities on Oahu will remain overcrowded and crumbling.

NextEra Deal: What Happens If The PUC Loses A Member? Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

NextEra Deal: What Happens If The PUC Loses A Member?

PUC commissioner Mike Champley could be off the board on June 30. That puts a new card in Gov. David Ige’s hand.

OCCC Relocation Could Be Almost A Half-Billion-Dollar Proposition Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OCCC Relocation Could Be Almost A Half-Billion-Dollar Proposition

The Ige administration is looking at various financing options for building a new Oahu Community Correctional Center in Halawa Valley, lawmakers are told.

Unfilled Seats Strangle Hawaii Environmental Council’s Work Phil Roeder/Flickr

Unfilled Seats Strangle Hawaii Environmental Council’s Work

Members whose terms expired in June stay on to keep the council running as they wait — and wait — for Gov. David Ige to make new appointments.

Abercrombie Picks Maui Artist to Paint His Official Portrait PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Abercrombie Picks Maui Artist to Paint His Official Portrait

The former governor has chosen Kirk Kurokawa to create his portrait, continuing a century-old tradition in Hawaii.

Governor’s Idea for New Halawa Prison Deserves Exploration Hawaii Department of Public Safety

Governor’s Idea for New Halawa Prison Deserves Exploration

Partnering with a private company to replace Hawaii’s oldest prison could begin to address our crumbling prisons. But the details will be critical.

Ige: Number of Hawaii Inmates Imprisoned in Arizona Will Go Up Before it Goes Down Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige: Number of Hawaii Inmates Imprisoned in Arizona Will Go Up Before it Goes Down

The governor acknowledges that sending prisoners to the mainland is not ideal but says there is little choice for now because the prison in Halawa needs upgrading and the prison in Kalihi needs to be replaced.

Sign the Tobacco and E-Cigarette Ban Challiyil EswarChalakudy via Wikimedia Commons

Sign the Tobacco and E-Cigarette Ban

Hawaii has the opportunity to show leadership nationally in protecting young adults from one of society’s most widespread and costly addictions.

Read Hawaii Gov. David Ige’s First State of the State Address

Read Hawaii Gov. David Ige’s First State of the State Address

The first-term Democratic governor talked about balancing the state’s spending, making government more efficient and being more aggressive in finding federal funding.

Health Department Flouts Law Calling for Online Access to Care Home Reports Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Health Department Flouts Law Calling for Online Access to Care Home Reports

Hawaii’s program remains far from implementation despite an 18-month lead time to meet the Jan. 1 deadline to make inspection reports available online.

Ige Picks New State Labor, Communications Directors Shawn T Moore/Office of the Governor

Ige Picks New State Labor, Communications Directors

Hawaii governor is working to fill remaining Cabinet positions yet this month.

Hawaii Media Outlets, Nonprofits Ask Ige to Improve Government Transparency Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Media Outlets, Nonprofits Ask Ige to Improve Government Transparency

Hui of 22 groups pens a letter to start a dialogue with the new administration about access to public records.

Governor Announces Six More Cabinet Members Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Governor Announces Six More Cabinet Members

Ige is keeping some of the key money officials from Abercrombie’s administration.

David Ige Inauguration: Introducing Hawaii’s Eighth Governor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

David Ige Inauguration: Introducing Hawaii’s Eighth Governor

The longtime state lawmaker took the oath of office Monday, underscoring the opportunity the next administration has to “chart a new tomorrow.”

Final Preparations Underway Before Ige’s Inauguration Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Final Preparations Underway Before Ige’s Inauguration

Roughly 2,000 seats have been set up in the Capitol rotunda for Monday’s ceremony.

May 2016

Monday, May 9

Criminal Justice Reform Fails To Get Much Legislative Love

March 2016

Monday, March 28

NextEra Deal: What Happens If The PUC Loses A Member?

January 2016

Thursday, January 28

OCCC Relocation Could Be Almost A Half-Billion-Dollar Proposition

October 2015

Tuesday, October 6

Unfilled Seats Strangle Hawaii Environmental Council’s Work

September 2015

Tuesday, September 22

Abercrombie Picks Maui Artist to Paint His Official Portrait

August 2015

Wednesday, August 5

Governor’s Idea for New Halawa Prison Deserves Exploration

Monday, August 3

Ige: Number of Hawaii Inmates Imprisoned in Arizona Will Go Up Before it Goes Down

May 2015

Wednesday, May 13

Sign the Tobacco and E-Cigarette Ban

January 2015

Monday, January 26

Read Hawaii Gov. David Ige’s First State of the State Address

Friday, January 16

Health Department Flouts Law Calling for Online Access to Care Home Reports

Monday, January 5

Ige Picks New State Labor, Communications Directors

December 2014

Friday, December 26

Hawaii Media Outlets, Nonprofits Ask Ige to Improve Government Transparency

Wednesday, December 3

Governor Announces Six More Cabinet Members

Monday, December 1

David Ige Inauguration: Introducing Hawaii’s Eighth Governor

Final Preparations Underway Before Ige’s Inauguration

10 Things Hawaii’s Next Governor Has Said He’ll Do

September 2014

Friday, September 19

Abercrombie’s Official Portrait Expected to Cost Taxpayers $45,000

Tuesday, September 2

Denby Fawcett: Who the Heck Is David Ige?

August 2014

Monday, August 25

Chad Blair: Republicans on Parade

July 2013

Wednesday, July 10

David Ige Becomes the First Challenger in Hawaii Gubernatorial Race

May 2013

Wednesday, May 1

Abercrombie Teams With Caldwell To Tear Down Waikiki Natatorium

February 2013

Wednesday, February 20

Impeach Hawaii’s Governor? State Senate Establishes Causes

June 2012

Saturday, June 30

Ariyoshi on Hawaii Tourism and Sustainability

Ariyoshi on Hawaii’s Role in the Asia-Pacific

March 2012

Saturday, March 31

Hawaii Gov Remains Defiant on HSTA Standoff

Friday, March 30

Staff Turnover Doesn’t Bother Abercrombie

Thursday, March 29

Who Speaks for the Abercrombie Administration?

Abercrombie: Environmental Critics Are ‘Apocalyptic’ Naysayers

February 2012

Friday, February 17

Governor’s Emails Auto-Deleted After 60 Days

January 2012

Saturday, January 14

Capitol Watch — Hawaii Politics and Government — Jan. 16-22

Hedging Bets at the 2012 Hawaii Ledge

Saturday, January 7

Capitol Watch — Hawaii Politics and Government — Jan. 9-15

December 2011

Saturday, December 31

Capitol Watch — Hawaii Politics and Government — Jan. 2-8

Saturday, December 24

Abercrombie’s First Year, According To Abercrombie

Friday, December 23

Capitol Watch — Hawaii Politics and Government — Dec. 26-Jan. 1

Friday, December 16

Capitol Watch — Hawaii Politics and Government — Dec. 19-Dec. 25

Saturday, December 10

Capitol Watch — Hawaii Politics and Government — Dec. 12-Dec. 18

Saturday, December 3

Capitol Watch — Hawaii Politics and Government — Dec. 5-Dec. 11

November 2011

Tuesday, November 29

Abercrombie Wants to Build ‘Third City’

Abercrombie Relents On Nominees’ Names, But Hasn’t Changed His View

Monday, November 28

Abercrombie: ‘Please Have Faith In Me’

Monday, November 21

Swag of Our Governors

Monday, November 7

Blake Oshiro Will Be Gov’s New Deputy Chief Of Staff

October 2011

Wednesday, October 19

Lingle’s Official Website As Hawaii Gov Hard To Find

Friday, October 7

Senior Dems Pushed Gov To Shake Up Staff

July 2011

Wednesday, July 27

Hawaii Pays $50K For Help In Labor Dispute

June 2011

Wednesday, June 22

Why Abercrombie Chose To Target Five Boards

March 2011

Wednesday, March 16

Capitol Watch: March 17

Monday, March 14

Hawaii Tsunami Costs Rising, Gov Expands Disaster Declaration

February 2011

Tuesday, February 22

Off The Beat: Separation of Powers

Thursday, February 17

Usual Suspects Gave Big Bucks For Abercrombie Inauguration

Friday, February 4

OIP: Abercrombie Must Reveal Judge Candidates

January 2011

Tuesday, January 25

Fighting for Hawaii High Court Short List

Friday, January 14

Capitol Watch: Jan. 14

December 2010

Saturday, December 18

Capitol Watch: Dec. 18

Thursday, December 16

Capitol Watch: Dec. 16

Gov: ‘Bring All Prisoners Back’ From Mainland

Tuesday, December 14

Capitol Watch: Dec. 15

Monday, December 13

Capitol Watch: Dec. 13

Wednesday, December 8

The AAA Team: Amy, Andrew and Abercrombie

Capitol Watch: Dec. 8

Tuesday, December 7

Experience The Inauguration in Less Than Three Minutes

Monday, December 6

Lingle: Welfare Rolls Decreased 40 Percent Under My Watch

Slideshow: The Inauguration of Neil Abercrombie by John Hook

Sunday, December 5

Dissecting Abercrombie’s ‘New Day’

Capitol Watch, Dec. 6: Live Blogging the Inauguration of Neil Abercrombie

Capitol Watch: Dec. 4

Friday, December 3

Capitol Watch: Dec. 7

Thursday, December 2

Capitol Watch: Dec. 3

Wednesday, December 1

Capitol Watch: Dec. 2

Abercrombie Will Have Exceptional Power

November 2010

Tuesday, November 30

Capitol Watch: Dec. 1

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