Hawaii Independent Staff

Session 3.19 (100) DBEDT director confirmation sails through Senate
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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 »

Lead A Cyclone Destroys a Nation →
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Pam, a Category 5 storm, has left most of Vanuatu's population homeless. More at The Atlantic »

Live Blog: Carleton Ching confirmation hearing

Carleton Ching, Castle & Cooke lobbyist and Governor Ige's nominee for head of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, comes before a Senate panel this morning at 10am in Capitol Room 229. Read More »

Screen-shot-2015-02-03-at-6.26.07-pm Testimony against Carlton Ching nomination running 9-1 →
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Controversial appointment draws close to 1,000 pieces of testimony More at KITV4 »

34-hawaiian-home-lands-hawaii-272980-1 Advocates present strategic plan for Hawaiian Homelands
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Community advocates for Hawaiian Homelands beneficiaries presented the first-ever community-created strategy for how those lands ought to be used to legislators this week. Read More »

Web police in riot gear at ferguson protests The 12 key highlights from the DOJ’s scathing Ferguson report →
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Hawaii-state seal-612x300 Ige announces latest round of administrative appointments
  • Announcement

Governor David Ige today announced appointments to his administration in the departments of Health, Public Safety and Transportation, as well as to his communication team. None of the appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate. Read More »

Image003 2015 State of the City Address
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Transcript of Mayor Caldwell's third state of the city address. Read More »

Tapestries orange rouge  large To the cloud: Ige begins state government tech upgrades
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The upgrade to the Human Resources Management System includes a backup and disaster recovery capability in the new Hawaii Government Private Cloud (GPC). Read More »

Timthumb What does the DLNR do?
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Here's what the Department of Land and Natural Resources does, and why it matters Read More »