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|‘Gender X’ to be an option on driver licenses
In an effort to reduce discrimination against transgender and gender fluid individuals, Hawai‘i driver licenses will soon sport ‘Gender X’ as an option. Gov. David Ige is expected to sign into law HB 1165. It allows for drivers to select ‘X’ as their gender if they prefer not to identify with male or female. Hawaii News Now. KHON2.
Herbicides banned on Hawai‘i public school campuses, superintendent says
Hawai‘i to become 6th state to ban “gay panic” as affirmative defense for murder
Lawsuit brought against state over inmate well-being in wake of suicide
The Second Lady visits Hawai‘i
CHANGE Report on Arts and Culture
People interviewed for this report provided these suggestions for how individuals and businesses can help arts and culture in Hawai‘i… read more.
|City will use “digital stings” to nab illegal vacation rentals starting August 1
Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed a law on Tuesday cracking down on illegal short-term vacation rentals. The law, Bill 89, grants the city enforcement power over illegal home rentals. Unlike the alternative Bill 85, which Caldwell vetoed, the new law allows for about 1,700 hosted bed and breakfast units that are restricted by density, limited to two bedrooms per unit and governed by other rules. Civil Beat. Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Hawaii Public Radio. Hawaii News Now. KITV.
Kealoha trial: In closing arguments defense calls government’s allegations “imagination”
City hiring lawyer to address rail subpoenas
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