- KITV - February 23, 2018
- KHON - February 15, 2018
In the wake of the Florida shooting, a lot of people are talking about school safety.
A lawmaker wants to put safeguards on campuses so students are less vulnerable should a school shooting ever happen here.
Senator Mike Gabbard has drafted a bill after a Campbell High School teacher reached out to him earlier this year.
“We just didn’t have to deal with these kinds of things. We live in a different age now,” Gabbard said. “Her concern was what can we do to protect our keiki, and we had an exchange and started coming up with ideas and had the bill drawn up.”
- KITV - February 15, 2018
March 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Hawaii State Capitol.
Much of the building was designed to represent Hawaii. The reflecting ponds surrounding it were meant to represent the Pacific Ocean.
Chad Blair from our partners at Civil Beat thinks the pools are a far cry from the Pacific Ocean.
- Hawaii News Now - May 23, 2017
For a second year in a row, lawmakers have blocked the DOT's request to increase taxes for Hawaii drivers, even though the tax hikes were backed by Gov. David Ige.
Now the DOT said major road projects may have to be put on hold.
The proposal would have increased the state fuel tax from 16 cents to 26 cents per gallon, bumped up annual registration fees from $45 to $50 and raise the motor vehicle weight tax by a quarter of a cent.
- Hawaii News Now - January 30, 2017
The Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee today approved two measures that provide more oversight over pesticide use by Hawaii's seed industry.
One bill calls for an expanded oversight committee that would establish statewide standards for long-term, low-level exposure to pesticides, as well as creating policies for buffer zones from spraying.
"It's important to continue this conversation. As you can see, so many people testified," said state Sen. Mike Gabbard, who chairs the committee. "There was a lot of community interest in this bill."
- Hawaii News Now - September 27, 2016
Mokulele Airlines said it grounded its Kalaeloa service earlier this month after losing hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past two years.
It's a major inconvenience for people on the Leeward side who will now have to travel to Honolulu International Airport to catch an interisland flight.
It's also a setback for the state which has struggled for more than a decade to turn the former military air base into a commercial airport.
- KITV - August 18, 2016
The Pueo Owl is a sub-species of the short-eared owl that is found only in Hawaii. Once found throughout the islands including in the Ewa/Kapolei area. Over the last several months members of the community have expressed concern about this endemic bird. Thursday night an informational meeting was held about the Pueo Owl and the possible impact of development on it's natural habitat.
"They're like little puff balls and they're so intelligent, their eyes are bright," says Jenny Hoskins, US Fish and Wildlife
- KHON - July 1, 2016
When it comes to school or work, does attendance matter?
What if it’s Hawaii lawmakers we’re talking about?
They’re elected into office and they get paid. So are lawmakers there at the State Capitol when they should be?
“If you or I missed a day every week or two, our boss would ask us questions. So I think we do have to ask questions, when our Legislature that we pay for are not there,” said John Hart, political analyst and chair of Hawaii Pacific University’s Communication Department.