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March 17, 2020

Maui Senators Update Constituents as Legislative Session is Suspended

Hawai'i State senators from Maui released a video Monday afternoon announcing the suspension of senate sessions.  Senate Majority Leader J. Kalani English of Maui announced in the video that the state legislature will be in recess until after the pandemic is over. The decision came as a precautionary move to protect the safety of Hawai'i residents. 
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January 27, 2020

OHA Submits Package of Proposed Bills

As part of its mandate to advocate for Native Hawaiians, OHA submits a package of proposed bills to the Hawai`i State Legislature each year.
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March 05, 2019

169 More Bills Cross Over to Hawai‘i Senate

As the 2019 Legislative Session nears its crossover deadline, the House has passed nearly 500 bills during a productive session focused on good
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September 22, 2018

Davianna Pōmaika’i McGregor Named Center for Oral History Director

Social Sciences Professor Davianna Pōmaika’i McGregor was recently named director for the Center for Oral History (COH) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Mcgregor is a founding member of the Ethnic Studies Department in the universityʻs College of Social Sciences. The Hawaiʻi State Legislature established the COH in 1976 to collect oral histories, lifeways,... Read more »
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June 26, 2013

ANALYSIS: DOMA Ruling: Precursor to Changes in Hawaii?

The ruling striking down a section of the Defense of Marriage Act is in keeping with recent paths taken by Hawaii's Legislature and its governor.
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August 30, 2012

Public Land Development Corp: Good Idea, Bad Legislation

A furious public reaction has brought attention to Act 55, a law that bypasses many regulations for developing public lands. It's vague, open-ended, and may vest too much power in the governor.
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January 03, 2012

Okamura Appointed to Vacant State House Seat

Former State House Representative Tom Okamura returns to the state legislature, filling the post left vacant by Blake Oshiro.
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August 18, 2011

Ed Case Opening Maui Campaign Headquarters

Continuing his statewide Senate campaign kickoff, Ed Case will open his Maui headquarters on Friday, August 26th in Wailuku.
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August 24, 2010

VIDEO: Johanna Amorin, State House Dist 11, Candidate Profile, Decision 2010 MauiNOW.com

Johanna Amorin, 2010 candidate for State House District 11, Transcript: Introduction:  Aloha, I’m Johanna Amorin.  I’m running for the State House of Representatives, South Maui, 11th District.  I have been a resident of south Maui since 1973.  Today, I’m a business owner, but I have given about 40 years of community service to Maui County.  I’ve... Read more »
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April 19, 2010

Kahoohalahala announces mayoral bid; field for Maui’s top job grows

By Wendy Osher Lanai Councilman Sol Kahoohalahala is the latest contender to express interest in the Mayor’s race.  He made the announcement of his intent to run before a small gathering of kupuna on Maui on Sunday. Kahoohalahala currently serves as Chair of the council’s Planning Committee and vice-chair of the council’s committee on Economic... Read more »
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March 09, 2010

Hawaiian Caucus Honors Ali’i Nui William Roback Jr.

The Hawaii State legislature will honor Maui’s William Roback, Jr. today, Tuesday, March 09, 2010, for his recent selection as Alii Nui for the Royal Order of Kamehameha I.  Roback was elected by members of the royal society to serve a three-year term as head, or Alii Nui of the organization. The back-to-back floor presentations... Read more »
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March 04, 2010

Ed Case to File for Congressional Race

Ed Case will officially file papers today, (Thursday, March 4, 2010) for re-election to the U. S. House of Representatives in the upcoming May 22nd special election. Case is expected to file at 2 p.m. at the Hawaii Office of Elections in Pearl City and will be joined by his wife, Audrey, and supporters. Case served Hawaii... Read more »
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January 21, 2009


Today is opening day of the 25th Hawaii Legislative Session.  Ceremonies get underway at 10 a.m. in the House and Senate chambers.  Rep. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran, who was appointed by the Governor after the passing of Maui Rep. Bob Nakasone, has been added to the directories, and Rep. Pono Chong has been named Housing (HSG)... Read more »
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