Hawaii Independent Staff

Screen shot 2015-06-25 at 12.14.52 pm TMT construction on hold again
  • Verbatim

The state government discovered large boulders blocking the road to the TMT construction site which it is working on clearing today. Read More »

Tppslidec TPP opposition grows in Hawaii
  • News Report

Coalition of labor, environmental, Native Hawaiian, farmer, and social justice groups urges bold opposition to “fast tracking” the Trans-Pacific Partnership Read More »

Flags Senate dems push for foreign policy shifts
  • Verbatim

U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) have released new, "forward-looking" foreign policy principles that they hope will do a better job guiding America in its role as a global leader in the 21st Century. Read More »

Kamaoa wind farm 258089172 431b470d25 o Gov. Ige to sign nation’s first 100 percent renewable energy requirement
  • News Report

All of Hawaii's electricity must be produced from solar, wind, geothermal, and other clean energy sources, before 2045. Read More »

Unnamed Mayor Caldwell announces temporary housing plan for houseless
  • Press Release

Mayor Caldwell announced a plan to build Hale Mauliola, temporary modular housing, and to provide services for houseless on Sand Island site. Read More »

Img 7987 Governor Ige announces changes to stewardship of Mauna Kea
  • Press Release

The governor supports the TMT's right to move forward as well as public right to protest; charges UH with doing a better job serving the mountain's best interests. Read More »

Rotunda image  large  large Senate committees finalized
  • Announcement

After the senate shakeup that happened at the tail end of the legislative session, the State Senate, now under Ron Kouchi and the Opihi faction, has announced its newly formed committees and their chairs. Read More »

Kirk-caldwell-official-small-2013 Caldwell vetoes Bill 6: sit-lie expansion
  • News Report

The mayor also offered the City Council a replacement bill which his office feels is legally more sound than the council's Bill 6. Read More »

Brian schatz, official portrait, 113th congress 2 Schatz opposes TPP fast-track authority
  • Verbatim

The Hawaii Senator gave a speech in Washington D.C. today in opposition to legislation that would authorize fast-track authority over the trade agreement for the president. Read More »

Hoopili 02 Mayor Caldwell signs bill to rezone land for Ho‘opili
  • Verbatim

Mayor Caldwell today signed Bill 3 (2015) into law, rezoning land in West O‘ahu for the Ho‘opili development. Read More »