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Top Story: As the State Legislature opens, lawmakers have vowed to address the state’s “punishing” high cost of living so families won’t be forced to leave for cheaper places to live.
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HONOLULU Lawmakers opened a new session of the Hawaii Legislature on Wednesday with vows to address the states punishingly high cost of living so families dont have to abandon the islands for cheaper places.
The Hawaii Police Department received 171 complaints islandwide about fireworks between Christmas Eve and New Years Eve, according to a department spokesman.
A Maunakea observatory has discovered four mysterious objects at the center of the galaxy that defy previous classifications.
A $25 increase in vehicle registration fees to pay for removing abandoned vehicles, a charge to drive on certain roads during peak hours and a surcharge on ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft are three of a largely transportation-related package the Hawaii Council of Mayors presented Wednesday to legislative money committees.
HONOLULU (AP) A popular Honolulu bar and restaurant is set to close and be replaced by a new outlet of one of the nations biggest restaurant chains, officials said.
The state has slapped a cease-and-desist order and fine on a company it says is operating two unlicensed special treatment facilities, or therapeutic living programs, in Hawaiian Paradise Park.
Crews continued to work Tuesday to repair and clear the Maunakea Access Road, which has been closed to the public since Friday because of the first snowfall of the decade.
‘Cycle of poverty’ targeted: Lawmakers, Ige unveil legislative package that aims to make Hawaii more affordable
As the Hawaii Legislature gears up for the 2020 session, leaders from the state House and Senate, along with Gov. David Ige, announced on Tuesday a legislation package to tackle critical economic issues that have long-plagued Hawaiis residents: income inequality, affordable housing and early education.
Gov. David Ige on Monday approved a controversial series of administrative rules governing the University of Hawaiis Maunakea land management practices.