Leaders seek sustainability for state

Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami and state Senate President Ron Kouchi joined other Hawaii leaders in what is being called “an unprecedented show of unity and purpose” to significantly raise the profile on climate change.

More money for kupuna

While the bill package to support kupuna care services that passed through lawmakers on Tuesday is mostly aimed at statewide programs, supporters of the package say it’s going to boost services on Kauai.

Law targets invasive species

The Hawaii Legislature is close to signing into law a measure that will provide invasive species committees another weapon in the fight against biological intruders.

Officer ID bill advancing

Public disclosure of the names of officers discharged or suspended from a county police department could come as early as 2021.

Waiting on the water bill discussion

All eyes were on House Bill 1326 at the Legislature on Monday, even though the Senate Committee on Ways and Means deferred it last week, effectively killing the measure.

Fees for affordable rentals may be eliminated

The Kauai County Council will be deliberating on a package of bills on Wednesday which if passed, would reduce the cost of permitting for an affordable additional rental unit to zero.

Schatz looks to end Electoral College

U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) introduced a constitutional amendment Tuesday to abolish the Electoral College system and restore democracy by allowing the direct election of presidents through popular vote alone.