State lawmakers are considering ways to help the Department of Hawaiian Homelands overcome years of inefficiency in putting Native Hawaiians on homestead land the department holds in trust. A resort casino on DHHL land near Kapolei, Oʻahu is one idea being floated.
Most colleges and universities went to virtual classrooms as COVID-19 swept the nation, eliminating in-person learning and interaction for thousands of students. How are these changes affecting students currently enrolled, as well as high school seniors considering whether to go to college at all?
The on-going public health crisis that is COVID-19, a struggling economy and a dire budget outlook that could lead to furloughs and/or layoffs is just a few of the topics that state legislature will be faced in this legislative season.