2020 State Legislature

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State lawmakers back in session to address budget shortfall; Punahou School's plan to bring students back on campus; Teens who'd never met organized Hawaii's Black Lives Matter protest; Kaiser High No. 1 in the nation in math and reading proficiency

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2020 Legislative session resumes; Pedestrian and traffic safety awareness; Scant details about HECO's new solar farm projects; Samoan history teaches important pandemic lesson 

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Frustrated by the Hawaii Department of Education's delays in completing capital improvements, state lawmakers hope a measure creating a school facilities agency will speed up the projects.

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State lawmakers passed several tobacco-related measures on Thursday, including one that bans all flavored vaping products and another that gives teachers the authority to confiscate e-cigarette products from students.

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HONOLULU — A pair of animal cruelty bills were introduced in Hawaii that could make it illegal to improperly chain dogs, legislators said.

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Pro-gun advocates are voicing their opposition to several state bills that would add more restrictions on guns.

Advocates for victims in Hawaii domestic violence cases are backing a proposal to reduce certain domestic violence cases from felonies to misdemeanors.

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HONOLULU — Hawaii's county mayors asked the Legislature to consider a proposal to charge motorists a fee for driving on key roads during peak traffic hours.

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HILO, Hawaii — The mayor of Hawaii County has identified six legislative priorities ahead of a scheduled meeting with all four county mayors to begin the regular legislative session.