Hawaii commission to vet new bills to boost public access to government.
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|Hawai‘i commission to vet new bills to boost public access to government
A commission to increase government transparency is set to vote on several measures Wednesday that would reduce the cost of public records, archive government board meetings, subject lawmakers to term limits, require certain legislative groups to abide by open meetings laws and require the state Office of Elections to publish a voters guide. Civil Beat.
Hawai‘i coalition scores ‘climate-smart’ ag grant
A coalition of Hawai‘i community groups and government entities received a federal grant that will bring up to $40 million to help farmers, ranchers and foresters implement “climate-smart” agricultural practices. The grant also aims to establish stronger markets for local commodities produced using methods that reduce greenhouse gas emissions or store carbon. Star-Advertiser.
HI-EMA assures Hawai‘i of no threat from North Korean missile launch
Hawai‘i to install EV stations along highways
Project to control miconia with butterflies could roll out within year
Addressing mental health in public schools poses a challenge for staff and psychologists
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|Red Hill leader vows community inclusion
The military task force charged with defueling the Red Hill Fuel Storage Facility plans to begin draining the pipes to massive underground fuel storage tanks in two weeks — a first step in removing 100 million gallons of fuel. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. KITV4.
Voters to decide if construction interests have too much say in Honolulu planning
Separate bomb scares disrupt Honolulu airport and Pearl Harbor-Hickam
Harbor cargo capacity expansion slated for 2024 completion
Lead detected near military’s ‘Ewa Beach shooting range, Surfrider says
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|Panel to mull gun carry bill today
The bill would define sensitive locations on the Big Island where carry of a firearm is prohibited, consistent with an individual’s 2nd Amendment right to bear arms in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling in the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association vs. Bruen. West Hawaii Today.
Ironman’s two races in Kona could pump $100 million into economy — but is it worth it?
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New Episode: Suzanne Vares-Lum, East-West Center
This Wahiawa native and former Major General in the United States Army has her sights set on bringing the talent of all women to the forefront. In this episode of The Hawaii Business Podcast, Vares-Lum expresses joy and purpose in connecting like minded people and the benefits of collective action. Tune in now!
|Maui group launches Safe Solar Projects effort leading up to Paeahu Solar case
Safe Solar alleges that Paeahu Solar Project, a solar energy and battery storage plant slated for 150 acres behind Maui Meadows in South Maui, could increase flooding, and spark cultural, archeological and environmental damage, among other issues. Maui Now.
Hāliʻimaile General Store, Gannon’s Pacific View restaurants bought by Wyoming group
|Despite strong need, youth drug treatment center on Kaua‘i sits empty 3 years after it was built
Construction on Kaua‘i’s Adolescent Treatment and Healing Center wrapped up three years ago. But the mostly taxpayer-funded project has yet to help a single child. Hawaii News Now.
Waimea wastewater project wins project award for county
Partners needed to build affordable housing project in ‘Ele‘ele
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