There is a renewed effort to change the name of McKinley High School on Oʻahu and remove the statue of its namesake, President William McKinley, for his role in the illegal annexation of Hawaiʻi by the United States. Supporters of the campaign want the school to revert to its original name, Honolulu High School. Opponents say changing the school’s name would be a slight to its alumni.
Lawmakers were poised to raise Hawaiʻi's minimum wage in 2020 but stopped short as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, devastating local businesses and disrupting lives. Even as the pandemic lingers, the economy is rebounding, reviving the discussion about raising the wage.
A dramatic change in the way Maui County Council members are elected to office could be one of the proposed changes before voters in the 2022 elections.
In 2022, state lawmakers will begin a third legislative session under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. Priorities, transparency and accountability will be part of the discussion.
The City and County of Honolulu is moving forward with a years-long plan to create a Storm Water Utility for Oʻahu. What does that mean? Essentially, it means property owners would pay a fee to the city to manage storm water that runs off their property. The city says runoff ends up in streams, storm drains and eventually the ocean and is a threat to the environment.
Illegal short-term rentals have been a problem for years. As visitor numbers grew, more and more tourists were showing up in neighborhoods outside resort areas, prompting an outcry from residents. The city is in favor of a six-month minimum for rentals located in resort areas only with property taxed at higher rates. Some hail the new effort while others pan it.
Join us as we celebrate Veterans Day, a holiday to honor the women and men who serve or have served in the armed forces. Hear about veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD, those veterans ending up homeless or suffering from addiction and how we can help.
We are heading into a second consecutive holiday season under the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic. How are we as individuals and as a community handling the lingering nature of the virus and the lifestyle changes it creates?
Every 10 years, the boundaries of elected political districts around the state are redrawn to reflect population changes, sometimes creating a new district in one county and eliminating an old district in another. Join us as we discuss Reapportionment and why it matters to you.
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