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"Fast Charge" stations at Maui's Queen Ka`ahumanu Center which provide spaces for four electric vehicles. Photo by Wendy Osher/Maui Now. Bill Mandates Electric Charging Stations in Parking Lots February 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Business, Featured Articles

The bill would require at least one electric car charging station in parking lots with 100 or more stalls.

UH Regent Barry T. Mizuno. Image courtesy UH. Mizuno Reconfirmed as Regent; Vote Not Unanimous This Time April 22nd, 2013 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

Two senators voted against Mizuno for failing to speak out against what they see as problems facing the university.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Clayton Hee. OPINION: Senator Hee vs. the First Amendment April 5th, 2013 · No Comments · Discussion

The attack on Hawaii’s media “Shield Law” could harm journalists ability to report on government corruption.

File photo of a PLDC hearing on O’ahu.  File photo courtesy Mahina Martin. ‘PLDC Killer’ Continues Advance in Senate March 21st, 2013 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

Senate committee votes unanimously to repeal the Public Land Development Corporation.

The Hawaii Legislature passed on debating the same-sex marriage issue in their most recent session. ANALYSIS: Should State Lawmakers Get a Pay Raise? March 20th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Discussion

Your average state legislator currently earns a little over $46,000 per year, not including the $150 per day bonus (for living expenses) for outer island reps.

Newly elected Russell Ruderman, left, will join incumbents Josh Green, center, and Malama Solomon, right, in the state Senate. Courtesy photos. Ruderman, Green and Solomon Are State Senate Winners November 6th, 2012 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

Health-food store chain owner Russel Ruderman is elected to the Big Island’s newly created fourth state Senate seat.

Candidates for Election on Big Island Set Candidates for Election on Big Island Set June 5th, 2012 · 2 Comments · East Hawaii News, Election, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

The filing deadline has passed, and the state’s elections office has announced candidates for local elections.

Carl Carlson, Jr., at left, and Barry Mizuno. Board of Regents photos. Senate Confirms Carlson and Mizuno as Regents April 20th, 2012 · No Comments · News

The state Senate has confirmed Carl Carlson Jr. and Barry Mizuno to continue serving on the University of Hawaii Board of Regents.

Carl Carlson, Jr., at left, and Barry Mizuno. Board of Regents photos. UPDATE: Committee Endorses Mizuno, Carlson as Regents March 29th, 2012 · 2 Comments · News

A Senate committee on Friday will take up the nominations of Carl Carlson, Jr. and Barry Mizuno for posts on the University of Hawaii Board of Regents.

Rep. Clift Tsuji will seek to stay in the House and not move to the Senate. Courtesy photo. ANALYSIS: New Maps Fodder for Fans of Politics February 15th, 2012 · No Comments · Discussion, Featured Articles

New Big Island political maps drawn up by the state Reapportionment Commission create numerous possibilities for changes in Legislature.