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Hawaii Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession
Gov. David Ige (D) declined to veto legislation that decriminalizes up to three grams of marijuana. The law will take effect in January 2020.
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Hawaii Adds Third Gender Option For State-Issued IDs
Gov. David Ige signed into law three bills that strengthened LGBTQ rights in the state, including one that added gender "X" to state IDs and driver's licenses.
Hawaii Allows Controversial Telescope Project To Continue On Sacred Peak
By Caleb Jones, Associated Press
The Thirty Meter Telescope, set to be the largest in the world, will be built on Mauna Kea despite years of protests and a Supreme Court battle.
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Hurricane Lane, Hawaii's Biggest Threat In Decades, Gives Glimpse Of A Warmer World
Alexander C. Kaufman
But the causal connection to climate change remains hazy.
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Hurricane Lane Inches Towards Hawaii As 'Dangerous' Category 4 Storm
Residents scrambled to gather emergency supplies and food before the storm arrives.
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Hawaii Becomes The First State To Ban Sunscreens That Harm Coral Reefs
“This bill is a small first step worldwide to really caring about our corals," Gov. David Ige (D) said.
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Hawaii Becomes First State To Ban Widely-Used Pesticide Found To Be Harmful To Kids
“Hawaii is showing the Trump administration that the states will stand up for our kids, even when Washington will not.”
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Hawaii Missile Alert Update Delayed Because Governor Didn’t Know His Twitter Password
David Ige said he couldn’t alert citizens to a false alarm because he couldn’t remember his social media passwords.
Hawaii Governor Knew Of False Missile Alert 2 Minutes After It Was Sent
He didn't tell the public until 15 minutes later, because his staff handles his social media, a spokeswoman said.
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Hawaii Officials Cause Confusion Again After Showing 2 Versions Of Missile Alert System
Both images are supposed to represent what an emergency employee saw when he triggered the false alarm.
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Hawaii Governor Assigns General To Review Botched Missile Alert
The probe will provide a report for improving preparedness within 60 days.
Hawaii Becomes America's First State To Adopt The Paris Climate Accord
"It is time for states and governors to lead,” Gov. David Ige said.
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Unlike Congress, Hawaii Takes Action On Gun Control
New laws make Hawaii the first state to enroll gun owners in a federal database.
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Hawaii Becomes First State To Raise Smoking Age To 21
America's healthiest state implements new law with fines for retailers and underage consumers.
Hawaii Extends Homeless Proclamation To Complete Shelter Projects
By CATHY BUSSEWITZ, AP
It has the largest rate of homeless people per capita of any state in the nation.
The Top 10 Marijuana Policy Victories of 2015
Rob Kampia is co-founder and executive director of the Marijua...
In 2015, state legislators considered bills to legalize marijuana in 21 states, decriminalize marijuana possession in 17 states, and legalize medical marijuana in 19 states. The table was set in other ways that will lead to a healthy serving of marijuana policy reform in 2016.
Hawaii Governor Announces Support For Controversial Telescope
By Anita Hofschneider, Honolulu Civil Beat
He will create a new Mauna Kea Cultural Council to advise the state Department of Land and Natural Resources and review all
Governors Ige and Snyder Battle It Out For Best 'Kermit The Frog' Impression
Hawaii is just getting used to the nasally monotone of its new governor, but David Ige -- the Twitterverse has noted -- sounds
David Ige Wins Election For Hawaii Governor
Democrat David Ige defeated Republican James "Duke" Aiona and Independent Mufi Hannemann in Hawaii's gubernatorial contest
Hawaii Governor Election Results: David Ige Defeats James 'Duke' Aiona
Ige defeated former Gov. Neil Abercrombie in August in one of the few instances of a Democratic incumbent being ousted in
David Ige Wins Hawaii Governor's Race
In August's Democratic primary, Ige, an electrical engineer and state senator, defeated former Gov. Neil Abercrombie in a
Bait and Switch: Will Voters Fall for It?
Communications consultant and issue advocate
Those who intend to cast their votes for candidates who have softened their public image should ask themselves if bait and switch as a campaign strategy promises better law-making than we have seen so far from an obstructionist Congress.
Why Governor Abercrombie Was 'Blasted' Out Of Office
By Denby Fawcett, Honolulu Civil Beat
A key reason Abercrombie became Hawaii’s first incumbent governor to lose a primary election -- it was the largest primary
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