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Unions turn out for workers’ protest in Honolulu

Hundreds of protesters representing Hawaii unions and worker advocates marched from the state Capitol to the federal building in downtown Honolulu Monday afternoon in commemoration of International Workers’ Day. Read more

Forum explores pot’s isle future

Cannabis was in the spotlight for the Democratic Party of Hawaii earlier this month as leaders examined legalization and access to medical marijuana — issues included in the party platform. Read more

Online maps offer variety of data to public

Maps identifying everything from the locations of homeless shelters to ahupuaa boundaries are now available online to the public thanks to a partnership between the state Office of Planning and the Office of Enterprise Technology Serv­ices. Read more

Rally touts criminal justice reform

The Community Alliance on Prisons organized a rally at the state Capitol on Wednesday to bring criminal justice reform issues to the attention of the Legislature. Read more

Minimum wage bills move in Senate but stall in House

A key state Senate committee has passed a bill to increase the state minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019, but three other bills to incrementally raise the state minimum wage have been deferred in the House. Read more

Legislators defer plan for criminal justice study

A proposed study of the over-representation of Native Hawaiians in the criminal justice system was put on hold by Hawaii lawmakers last week, partly because of wariness over the current political climate. Read more


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