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President Lassner fighting for $24M for University of Hawaii budget

University of Hawaii President David Lassner is fighting to maintain $24 million in state funding for UH that disappears July 1, while facing “antipathy” from three state senators, including the chairs of the Senate’s finance and higher education committees. Read more

Honolulu mayor signs concealed-weapons bill

The new law also does not allow the public carry of firearms at financial institutions, hotels, child care facilities, health care facilities, homeless and juvenile shelters, bars and restaurants licensed to serve alcohol, and places frequented by children, including public parks. Read more

Oahu tax relief bill gains in Council amid skepticism

Members of the Honolulu City Council’s Budget Committee remained skeptical Thursday but advanced Mayor Rick Blangiardi’s plan to give property tax relief to nearly 152,000 qualifying homeowners in the form of a one-time $300 tax credit. Read more

                                People hold a flag to show their support for former President Donald Trump following the news that Trump has been indicted by a Manhattan grand jury Thursday near Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla.
Trump indictment throws 2024 race into uncharted territory

The historic indictment of former President Donald Trump thrust the 2024 presidential election into uncharted territory, raising the remarkable prospect that the leading contender for the Republican nomination will seek the White House while also facing trial for criminal charges in New York. Read more

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