HONOLULU — As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists have sent a letter to Australian officials calling for action to save the world’s reefs, which are being rapidly damaged.
State state Sen. Gilbert Keith-Agaran, seated, and staff members of the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor wear wigs during a conference committee hearing Friday at the Capitol in Honolulu. Various members of committees and their staffs dress up in different outfits during conference committee week. Friday was a big day at the statehouse, too. Lawmakers negotiated final details on dozens of measures ahead of a major legislative deadline, rushing around the Capitol and huddling in groups while trying to reach last-minute agreements. Anything that didn’t pass out of committee by the end of the day Friday died, unless lawmakers bend the rules to revive them. Keep an eye on the Tribune-Herald to learn more about what bills survived and what bills weren’t so lucky.