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A dispute is brewing over a parcel of land in West Oʻahu designated as the site of a new state film studio.

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A measure that would have implemented red light cameras at intersections will instead call for further study.

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A key Hawaiʻi legislative panel has passed a bill that would reduce penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana.

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Hawaii would be the latest state to overhaul its bail system to make it fairer for the poor if bills before the state Legislature become law.

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Two House committees heard impassioned testimony yesterday from residents and local businesses on bills that would ban various plastic and polystyrene containers.

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A measure to decriminalize possession of marijuana in small amounts is moving forward at the State Legislature. House Bill 1383 would make possessing three grams or less of cannabis a misdemeanor. It would also establish a fine, and expunge prior convictions for possession of three grams or less from criminal records.

The Conversation: Friday, September 8th, 2017

Sep 8, 2017
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Extending TAT to Vacation Rentals; History of Rail on Oahu; Understanding the Legislative Process  

Wayne Yoshioka

The legislature’s Honolulu rail funding bill was signed into law today. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.