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DUI threshold bill stalls

A state House committee Tuesday deferred a measure that would have made Hawaii the second state in nation to lower its blood-alcohol threshold for drunken driving to 0.05.

County sees nearly 44% increase in firearms registration

The state attorney general’s office on Wednesday released statistics showing a dramatic increase in firearms registration in 2020, the same day federal appeals judges affirmed the state’s strict limit on openly carrying firearms.

Virus relief money plugs hole in proposed Hawaii budget

HONOLULU — Financial aid included in the most recent federal coronavirus relief package will allow Hawaii to cover unemployment insurance claims and avoid slashing spending on key social programs such as sexual assault treatment and HIV prevention, lawmakers say.

Police arrest 24 for DUI

During the week of March 15-21, Hawaii Island police arrested 24 motorists for DUI. Four of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. One of the drivers was younger than 21.

Senators say they won’t back nominees who aren’t diverse

WASHINGTON — Two Democratic senators lashed out Tuesday at the lack of Asian American and Pacific Islander representation in President Joe Biden’s Cabinet and even vowed not to support nominations until the White House better promotes diversity — moves that could stymie their own party’s administration in filling key posts.
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