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Hawaii Legislature Passes Renewable Energy Bill | Civil Beat | Posted 05.06.2015 | Hawaii

The Legislature approved more than 100 bills Tuesday, including a $26 billion budget, legislation that requires Hawaii to reach 100 percent renewable ...

Hawaii Passes Bill Allowing Transgender People To Change Birth Certificate

AP | CATHY BUSSEWITZ | Posted 05.05.2015 | Gay Voices

HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii Legislature passed a bill that could make it a lot easier for transgender people to change their gender on their birth cert...

Donna Mercado Kim Out, Ron Kouchi In After Senate Shake Up | Posted 05.05.2015 | Hawaii

Hawaii state Senate factions are realigning to make Ron Kouchi the chamber’s new chief, replacing Senate President Donna Mercado Kim after less than...

Lawmakers Struggle To Boost Hawaii's Food Production | Posted 03.10.2015 | Hawaii

Russell Ruderman wants to make lemonade. The Big Island state senator is fed up with hundreds of millions of dollars leaving the local economy to i...

Another State Might End Life Sentences Without Parole For Minors

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

Seven states across the country have already outlawed life sentences for minors, and it looks like Hawaii might be next. The bill, which is now at ...

Calling a Cool Hero

Beth-Ann Kozlovich | Posted 12.02.2013 | Hawaii
Beth-Ann Kozlovich

In Hawaii, it's usually warm, or hot, however you want to say it -- it's why visitors flock to our shores and people move here, and they do it by choice. Kids who have to sit in classrooms where thermometers register 90 degree heat don't have a choice.

Maui County Council Says No! to the New York Times

Robert Wintner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Wintner

On Tuesday, Senator Josh Green unveiled plans to introduce a bill in January that will ban aquarium extraction statewide. The permits now will hold aquarium trade collectors accountable for mortality, humane treatment and tax clearance.

Obama Birth Certificate Bill Advances, Would Allow Hawaii To Ignore Requests

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are moving closer to passing a measure allowing the state to ignore repeated requests for President Barack Obama's b...