- Hawaii aims to be 1st to help farmers get certified organic Updated: May-10-16 10:49 am
WAIMANALO, Hawaii - On a farm tucked under a lush Hawaii mountainside, Sean Anderson tends passion fruit, kale and salad greens - using only what nature provides.
- Hawaii plans to take up police reform, health care in 2017 Updated: May-05-16 10:16 pm
HONOLULU - The 2016 Hawaii legislative session has ended, and Hawaii lawmakers have passed dozens of bills including those to ban sex trafficking and combat homelessness.
- Hawaii allocates $12M to tackle homelessness crisis Updated: May-05-16 7:08 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers set aside more money to tackle the highest rate of homelessness in the nation - a crisis that has left families with children living on sidewalks alongside the beaches of paradise.
- Hawaii legislature passing dozens of bills in final week Updated: May-03-16 11:46 pm
HONOLULU - After years of dealing with sweltering classrooms where classroom teachers spritzed their students with water to keep them cool, the Hawaii Legislature has approved $100 million to cool 1,000 classrooms throughout the state.
- The Latest: Hawaii OKs bills on mental health, prison, guns Updated: May-03-16 11:06 pm
HONOLULU - The Latest on the Hawaii Legislature passing dozens of bills ahead of a legislative deadline (all times local):
- Hawaii's $13.7B budget funds housing, health, schools Updated: May-03-16 8:11 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers have passed the state's $13.7 billion budget for 2017, providing funding for affordable housing development, new classroom facilities and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.
- Illegal camping out of bill allowing Airbnb to collect taxes Updated: Apr-29-16 9:27 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers have advanced a bill that would allow online brokers such as Airbnb to collect taxes on behalf of people advertising private rentals on the websites, but they removed part of the proposal that would have targeted illegal camping ads by requiring online brokers to verify the legality of their listings.
- Hawaii lawmakers push renewable energy storage incentives Updated: Apr-28-16 9:55 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii has the highest rate of residents using solar panels in the nation, and lawmakers want to extend the state's leadership role by offering incentives or rebates to those who buy batteries to store their renewable energy.
- Hawaii looks to allow psychologists to prescribe drugs Updated: Apr-28-16 8:42 pm
HONOLULU - State lawmakers are poised to make Hawaii one of a handful of states that allow psychologists to prescribe medication in hopes of increasing access to mental health services.
- Hawaii looks to grow appeal as destination for sport events Updated: Apr-27-16 8:15 pm
HONOLULU - Millions of visitors come to vacation in Hawaii each year, but state lawmakers say more would come to the islands if there were more sporting events.
- Hawaii bill bans discrimination against transgender patients Updated: Apr-26-16 8:59 pm
HONOLULU - Insurance companies would not be allowed to discriminate against transgender patients under a bill passed by the Hawaii Legislature.
- Dozens protest bill allowing diversion of Maui water Updated: Apr-26-16 8:51 pm
HONOLULU - Kamalani Pahukoa said her family would be able to farm all of their taro patches in Keanae if streams flowing to east Maui are restored.
- Hawaii lawmakers mull bill to clarify medical cannabis rules Updated: Apr-25-16 9:07 pm
HONOLULU - With less than a week to go before Hawaii is scheduled to announce the names of the state's first medical marijuana dispensary owners, lawmakers are considering a bill to clarify gaps in the dispensary law passed last year.