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Challenging Legislative Maps

A coalition of Oahu and Hawaii Island residents forms to contest new legislative maps created by the state Reapportionment Commission.

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Coalition formed to sue over legislative maps

A coalition of Oahu and Big Island residents has formed a nonprofit corporation and hired an attorney to challenge the new legislative district maps created by the state Reapportionment Commission.

Hilo doctor files suit against HMSA

A Hilo obstetrician-gynecologist is suing the state’s largest medical insurance provider, accusing it of intentionally failing to cover certain medications and procedures he considered necessary for his patients.

AARP eyes retirement measures

The state of Hawaii could help more than 200,000 residents begin planning for their retirements under a proposed program in the state Legislature.

Spending bill has $403M for leaky Oahu fuel tank facility

HONOLULU — Hawaii members of Congress said Monday a spending bill that must pass to avoid a government shutdown includes $403 million to address the crisis caused by the leaking of petroleum from a Navy fuel storage tank facility into Pearl Harbor drinking water.

Former Honolulu mayor stands behind 3 indicted ex-officials

HONOLULU — Former Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said he is confident in the innocence of three former city officials who have been indicted for allegedly conspiring to hide the source of public funds used to get a police chief to retire during a corruption investigation.

Moving away from eradication

Game animals in Hawaii should be treated with more consideration, according to a series of bills introduced in the state Legislature.

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