- Parents push Hawaii lawmakers for pesticide buffer zones Updated: Feb-09-16 9:18 pm
HONOLULU - Concerned parents are calling on Hawaii lawmakers to establish buffer zones around schools to protect their children from chemicals found in pesticides.
- Hawaii lawmakers consider "Marsy's Law" Updated: Feb-09-16 8:33 pm
HONOLULU - In February 2014, Kimberlyn Scott reported her 27-year-old daughter, Carly "Charli" Scott, missing.
- Legislators consider funding for after-school program Updated: Feb-09-16 7:21 am
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers are looking to fund an educational program aimed at getting students, primarily those who come from low-income families, more involved in after-school activities.
- Hawaii bill to limit stay in public housing advances Updated: Feb-08-16 6:59 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers are trying to chip away at the waitlist for public housing with a bill that would encourage savings and limit the number of years tenants could stay.
- Hawaii legislators call for more security at Kaena Point Updated: Feb-08-16 7:55 am
HONOLULU - State lawmakers are considering heightened security at Kaena Point on Oahu following the deaths of at least three Laysan albatross and the destruction of several of the birds' nests at the nature reserve.
- Hawaii bill could give innocent inmates compensation Updated: Feb-08-16 7:50 am
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers are considering a proposal that would require the state to pay $50,000 to the wrongfully convicted for each year they were imprisoned.
- Hawaii to tackle animal rights, law enforcement, housing Updated: Feb-06-16 1:18 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers are tackling issues from animal rights to police accountability as lawmakers head into their third full week of the 2016 legislative session.
- Hawaii lawmakers take step to legalize industrial hemp Updated: Feb-05-16 10:31 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii residents say legalizing industrial hemp could spur business ventures ranging from home construction to selling hemp seed candy bars at Hawaii airports.
- Hawaii lawmakers want task force on body, dashboard cameras Updated: Feb-05-16 9:13 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers want to set up a task force to see what it would take for police to use body cameras and dashboard cameras statewide.
- Hawaii bill seeks equal pay for women to close wage gap Updated: Feb-05-16 6:48 pm
HONOLULU - Data shows that Hawaii women make less than men in the same job, and state lawmakers have noticed.
- Hawaii lawmakers kill vaccine bill after heated debate Updated: Feb-04-16 11:48 pm
HONOLULU - After listening to Hawaii residents speak out against vaccines and saying they cause everything from autism to the Zika virus, Hawaii lawmakers killed a bill to speed up the state's process for adopting federal vaccination guidelines.
- Lawmakers want medical marijuana oversight committee Updated: Feb-04-16 9:29 pm
HONOLULU - With less than five months until medical marijuana dispensaries are up and running, Hawaii lawmakers are considering a bill to create an oversight committee for the future industry.
- Bill would lower Hawaiian ancestry rule for homesteads Updated: Feb-03-16 10:11 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers are considering a bill to reduce the blood-ancestry requirement for Native Hawaiians to receive Hawaiian homesteads from relatives.
- Hawaii lawmakers kill bill to fly homeless back to mainland Updated: Feb-02-16 9:25 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers killed a bill Tuesday that would have funded a program to fly homeless people back to the mainland, saying some people may view it as an opportunity for a tropical vacation.
- Hawaii lawmakers propose dozens of marijuana laws Updated: Feb-02-16 4:23 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers are considering dozens of proposals to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries, as well as a couple that could legalize recreational marijuana.
- Legislators consider making urn theft a felony crime Updated: Feb-02-16 7:22 am
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers are looking to protect families mourning the loss of a loved one by cracking down on urn thefts.
- Hawaii officials chip away at 60,000-unit housing shortfall Updated: Feb-01-16 10:12 pm
HONOLULU - Housing developers and Hawaii lawmakers Hawaii are debating how to chip away at the state's severe housing shortage.
- Hawaii bill would ban police drone use without a warrant Updated: Feb-01-16 5:17 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers have introduced a bill that would ban police from using drones to gather evidence without a warrant.
- Hawaii bills would legalize fantasy sports sites, lottery Updated: Jan-28-16 7:14 pm
HONOLULU - Lawmakers in Hawaii want to make an exception to the state's gambling ban by legalizing fantasy sports contests.
- DOE garnishing teacher pay to make up for 2014 error Updated: Jan-28-16 2:21 am
HONOLULU - The Hawaii Department of Education is working to solve a nearly $100,000 mistake it made when it overpaid more than 200 substitute teachers in 2014.
- Hawaii lawmakers file 2,000 bills on lottery, ferry, guns Updated: Jan-27-16 9:05 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers have filed more than 2,000 new bills in the 2016 legislative session as they race to turn in their proposals before a legislative deadline.
- Hawaii lawmakers remember Sen. Kahele with speeches, songs Updated: Jan-27-16 7:12 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers are remembering the late Sen. Gilbert Kahele with speeches and songs in the state Senate.
- Bill would put dancing fountains outside Capitol building Updated: Jan-27-16 4:21 am
HONOLULU - A Hawaii lawmaker is pushing for an addition to the State Capitol building that he says will help attract more tourists.
- Lawmakers push for industrial hemp production in Hawaii Updated: Jan-26-16 11:36 pm
HONOLULU - Two state lawmakers are calling for the legalization of industrial hemp production in Hawaii, which they say could replace the state's last sugar plantation that is shutting down by the end of the year.
- Hawaii lawmakers: Ban gay conversion therapy for minors Updated: Jan-26-16 9:01 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers have introduced a bill banning a hotly disputed treatment that aims to turn gay teens heterosexual on the basis that being gay is an illness.