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Web banner img 8380  large UHM faculty condemn academic freedom violations
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The university's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources has restricted and violated one of it's own professor's academic freedom, and a group of his professional colleagues are speaking out against his mistreatment. Read More »

All david ige ching confirmation web What killed Hawaii’s sex trafficking bill?
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A step in the right direction toward combating sex trafficking in Hawaii has been torpedoed by some of the very people trying to end the exploitive practice; the evidence points to internal political squabbling as the reason. Read More »

Mauna-kea-protectors  large State attempts to torpedo Kapu Aloha
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A proposed “emergency rule” on the BLNR’s Friday meeting agenda is aimed at breaking up the encampment of protesters on Mauna Kea—the only thing stopping the Thirty-Meter Telescope from being built right now. Read More »

Prostitution 050614  large Prosecutor pushes governor to veto anti-sex trafficking bill
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Hawaii's progressive sex-trafficking bill is in danger of being vetoed by the governor, at the Honolulu prosecutor's urging. Read More »

Leaders of tpp member states TPP fast-track legislation passes, but the fight is not over
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Logo31  large Neighbor island data confirms houselessness on the rise
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The state released the neighbor island data from its 2015 Point in Time count today and, in all counties but Kauai, the number of houseless citizens has increased. Read More »

Rotunda image  large  large Republican reps ask Souki to stand down on ethics commission complaint
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State reps. Ward and McDermott say the speaker has overstepped his authority, praise commission's executive director, Les Kondo, for his firm enforcement of the state ethics code. Read More »

Logo31 Study shows sit-lie laws have worsened Honolulu’s houseless problem
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A new study shows the city's policy of “compassionate disruption” and its accompanying sit-lie laws cause significant property and economic loss, physical and psychological harm and very likely violate certain constitutional rights. Not only that, they make it much harder for houseless people to get off the streets and into permanent housing. Read More »

Img 8002  large Mauna Kea lawsuit heads to Hawaii Supreme Court
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The Hawaiʻi Supreme Court now has two telescope-related lawsuits on its plate, the other being the Solar Telescope case on Maui. Read More »

Croppedn-okinawa-a-20141222 Okinawa governor visits Hawaii, asks for solidarity
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Among important issues to Okinawans both in Hawaii and Okinawa is the proposed new military base in Henoko and the U.S. military presence in general. Read More »