Hawaii Independent Staff

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 »

2-waiahole  large Environmental groups oppose gutting of environmental funds
  • Press Release

15 environmental groups have written an open letter to the State House and Senate finance committee chairs urging them not to appropriate money from, or modify in an any way, several vital environmental funds. Read More »

Img 7976 TMT LLC. handed cease and desist letter

The letter alleges that the TMT project is a war crime. Read More »

Image2 The Red Nation stands in solidarity with Native Hawaiians over Mauna Kea →
  • Link

The indigenous rights and decolonization coalition issued a statement today declaring their support for the Native Hawaiian protestors currently attempting to block construction of the massive Thirty-Meter Telescope project on Hawaii island's Mauna Kea. More at The Red Nation »

Thirty meter telescope protest TMT protest continues atop Mauna Kea
  • First-Hand Report

Social media posts from the ongoing protest: photos, video and commentary Read More »

Dlnr color logo Nominating committee to interview candidates to the Water Commission
Session 3.19 (100) DBEDT director confirmation sails through Senate
  • Announcement

Unlike the Carleton Ching nomination for the director of DLNR, the confirmation of the director and deputy director for the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism passed committee and the full senate with no hang-ups. Read More »