House members address bills aimed at helping low- and moderate-income families

Photo provided by the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii Nearly 100 youth, including students from Hilo High, Keeau High, Honokaa High and Kamehameha Schools Hawaii, rallied at the state Capitol on Wednesday to urge legislators to “take down tobacco” and pass legislation to regulate e-cigarettes.

The House approved its version of the state budget Wednesday, prioritizing health, safety and education.