Councilmember Carol Fukunaga

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A bill designating Honolulu as a sanctuary city died on Thursday, prompting the question: how progressive is Hawaii? States, counties and cities across the country have adopted sanctuary policies to protect unauthorized immigrants and limit the role of local law emforcement agencies in immigration enforcement but similar efforts have not gained traction in the islands.

Wayne Yoshioka

The Honolulu City Council failed to override the Mayor’s Veto of an important fire sprinkler bill.