Hawaii and the Horror of Human Error

“There are fail safes built into the system, but there aren’t enough fail safes”

A Smart Idea for Balancing Work and Life Just Went Into Effect in Hawaii

The goal is to help caregivers stay in the workforce for as long as they want to, while still helping their loved one live as healthy and independent a life as possible.

Hawaii Wants All Ground Transportation on 100% Renewable Fuel Sources by 2045

The Aloha State continues to push back against President Trump’s retreat from the Paris Agreement with aggressive climate benchmarks.

Honolulu High-Rise Blaze Raises Questions About Fire Code Regulations

Officials said if the building had sprinklers, it’s likely no one would have died.

How Can Honolulu Ease Its Cost of Living Pains and Other Resilience Challenges?

New Chief Resilience Officer Josh Stanbro’s résumé makes him well equipped to confront shocks and stresses like climate change, homelessness and natural disasters.

Hawaii’s Renewed Jitters About Nukes

The state is asking the Department of Defense to help it prepare for a nuclear attack, amid escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea.

Which State Residents Have the Best and Worst Sense of Well-Being?

The latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being was based on more than 177,000 interviews with adults across all 50 states.

A Year Into Hawaii’s Push to Go Paperless

Government agencies scattered across seven islands make delivering services to residents a challenge that electronic signatures help alleviate.

Oahu Faces Taco Bell-Linked Hepatitis A Outbreak; 47 Denver Teachers to Lose Tenure

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: County commissioner shot in the neck; Utah’s toxic algae problem; contractors in Va. city are peeved over budget mess.

State and Local Weekend Digest: Hawaii’s Girl Scout Cookie Tax; Ala. Prison Riot Video

Also in our news roundup: Tulsa’s music dreams; testing for toxins in Flint’s dogs; and Rhode Island toll bridge scofflaws.

Should the Smoking Age Be 21? Some Legislators Say Yes

Hawaii is raising its legal smoking age to 21, and nearly a dozen other states have considered it to deter young people from starting to smoke.

Here’s How Hawaii Took Its Medical Marijuana Program Online

States are making medical marijuana registries and certification more efficient.

State Lawmakers Push Pensions to Divest Fossil Fuel Holdings

Some state legislators are pushing state pension funds to divest millions from the coal and oil industries, but pension administrators are worried about the bottom line.