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State Told Maui Emergency Office It Should Consider Sounding Sirens Before Fire Spread: Maui's former top emergency personnel nonetheless insisted the sirens weren't a viable response.
3 months ago by madazzahatter808 to /s/Hawaii from civilbeat.org
A State Official Refused To Release Water For West Maui Fires Until It Was Too Late
3 months ago by rundown9 to /s/WayOfTheBern from civilbeat.org
A State Official Refused To Release Water For West Maui Fires Until It Was Too Late: The fight over water is nothing new on Maui. But the impact on the county's ability to battle fires is coming clear.
Maui’s Food Waste Is Causing A Big Problem. Now, Some Residents Are Tackling It Themselves: Food accounts for roughly 19% of all the trash thrown out in the county, which lacks a municipal composting facility.
4 months ago by madazzahatter808 to /s/Hawaii from civilbeat.org
Hawaii’s Parole Board Is The Most Powerful In The Country. That May Change
The City Just Destroyed This Historic Chinatown Sidewalk: Dozens of granite pavers from 19th century Hawaii are now in a Nanakuli landfill.
5 months ago by madazzahatter808 to /s/Hawaii from civilbeat.org
Top State Officials Were Behind A Secretive Process That Steered Millions To A First Responders Center
6 months ago by madazzahatter808 to /s/Hawaii from civilbeat.org
Judge: 'Seeing Is Believing' When It Comes To 'Atrocious' Conditions At The Hilo Jail
8 months ago by madazzahatter808 to /s/BigIsland from civilbeat.org
Denby Fawcett: Queen Liliuokalani's Royal Standard Will Be Returned To Hawaii Thanks To A $60,000 Deal. Hawaii's state archivist will bring the flag home and documents of the man who led the military forces to dethrone the queen.
8 months ago by madazzahatter808 to /s/Hawaii from civilbeat.org
Battlefields And Ballrooms: A Whirlwind Global Tour Set Up Prince Kuhio For A Life In Politics
10 months ago by madazzahatter808 to /s/Hawaii from civilbeat.org
Big Island Attempts To Curb Short-Term Rentals
11 months ago by madazzahatter808 to /s/BigIsland from civilbeat.org
The Unlikely Odyssey Of Prince Jonah Kuhio
11 months ago by madazzahatter808 to /s/Hawaii from civilbeat.org
Removing Red Hill Tanks Poses ‘High Risk,’ Navy Report Says
Innovations In Ancient Aquaculture Could Bring Striped Mullet Back To The Dinner Table
1 year ago by madazzahatter808 to /s/Hawaii from civilbeat.org
What’s Up With These Skyrocketing Electric Bills?
Catherine Toth Fox: Buy More Locally Grown Food. It’s Worth The Extra Cost
Big Island Deputy Prosecutor Granted Court Protection From Neighbors
1 year ago by madazzahatter808 to /s/BigIsland from civilbeat.org
Hawaii’s Top Campaign Contributor Is Backing Republicans This Election Cycle
Honolulu Lacks A Historic Preservation Commission. That May Put Some Sites At Risk
Cancer-Causing Fuel Components Detected In A BWS Monitoring Well In Honolulu: The water utility said it detected petroleum contamination beyond the military’s Red Hill property.
A new state agency tasked with helping people who deal with childhood trauma and other mental health issues will soon be up and running. Earlier this month, Gov. David Ige signed Senate Bill 2482 into law, creating the state Office of Wellness and Resiliency – the first in the nation.
Red Hill Investigations: The Navy Failed To Prevent And Respond To Fuel Contamination. The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said Oahu residents were right to believe Red Hill was unsafe.
Kauai Residents Unload About Overtourism At DOT Meeting: State transportation officials had a hard time winning over the north shore residents despite proposals for eight projects.
Marine Corps Discharged High Levels Of Fecal Bacteria Into Kailua Bay
1 year ago by goobandit to /s/news from civilbeat.org
Navy Water Contamination Crisis Highlights Flaws In Early Warning System: Water testing was supposed to detect a disaster before it hit people’s faucets. But thousands of military families in Hawaii never got a warning.
1 year ago by Hawaii to /s/Hawaii from civilbeat.org
Report: Solar Panels Might Endanger Hawaii’s Birds. Reducing the attractiveness of solar panels to birds by tilting them upright overnight is among the proposed deterrents.
Hawaii’s Leadership Calls For Suspension Of Navy’s Red Hill Fuel Facility: The statement by Gov. David Ige and the entire congressional delegation comes amid a water contamination crisis and calls to shut the facility down permanently.
Honolulu’s Vacation Rental Crackdown May Hurt The North Shore Surfing Scene
2 years ago by Hawaii to /s/Hawaii from civilbeat.org
How Cancer Research May Play A Role In Saving Hawaii’s Coral Reefs: A recent global report found that about 14% of the world’s reefs were lost between 2008 and 2019, mainly due to mass bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures.
2 years ago by madazzahatter808 to /s/Hawaii from civilbeat.org
Who Is Killing The Monk Seals On Molokai? At least two of the six endangered seals found dead on Molokai so far this year were killed by humans.
Neal Milner: When Aloha Becomes A Cudgel
Honolulu Prosecutor Argues Against Further Inmate Releases: The prosecutor and corrections officials say the releases aren’t needed to reduce the spread of Covid-19 because inmates now have access to vaccines.
Lee Cataluna: In Waikiki, The Best Of Times, The Worst Of Times
Honolulu Officers Will Not Be Tried In Sykap Killing, Judge Rules. UPDATED: Judge William Domingo said it was unreasonable for the prosecution to argue that the officers were not in danger.
Paid To Stand By: How A Botched Rail Contract Multiplied Costs. Rail contractors were paid to ramp up and be ready to perform utility relocation work that didn’t materialize.
Chad Blair: Honolulu Was Already Transformed By Tourism In 1969. National Geographic's profile of Hawaii's capital city 10 years after statehood was a preview of things to come.
The Case Of 3 Honolulu Cops Charged With Killing Teen Is Ramping Up: Defense attorneys are working to get charges dropped as prosecutors prepare to present evidence against the officers on Tuesday.
Hawaii Restaurants Got $414 Million In Pandemic Aid. Where Did It Go? The $26 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund ran out of money almost immediately after it began accepting applications.
Miske Case Rocks Stagehand Union After Executive Board Member’s Guilty Plea: Norman Akau pleaded guilty to taking part in the Miske organization last month. Another union member says coworkers plotted with Miske to kill him after a falling out.
These West Oahu Residents Are On A Mission To Clean Up The Island’s Beach Parks: Community members are channeling their frustration with graffiti and vandalism into a kakou kuleana – shared responsibility – to take care of public spaces.
The State Does A Lot To Help Farmers In Hawaii. But It’s Not Enough: Farmers need better technology, data and transportation subsidies if Hawaii’s agricultural industry is going to grow substantially in the coming decades.
New Study: Oahu Freeways Deliver The Roughest Rides In The Country. But the state’s DOT deputy director says the new report from a D.C.-based research group doesn’t tell the whole story.
VA Wants A Review Of Hawaii’s Veterans Cemeteries After Finding Two In Rough Shape: VA inspectors found “critical deficiencies” at veterans cemeteries on the Big Island and Maui.
Another Questionable Million-Dollar Honolulu Rail Contract? Documents suggest a contract for federal lobbying services was already a done deal before it was put out to bid.
Lanai’s Newspaper Is Now Owned By The Company That Owns Lanai: The sale of Lanai Today to billionaire Larry Ellison is raising concerns about journalistic integrity. But it may have saved Lanai from becoming a news desert.
A Surprise Revelation In The Miske Case: A Plot To Kill A Union Official. A co-defendant described a new twist in the prosecution of the Honolulu businessman — an alleged murder attempt on a local union leader.
An Accountant Is The Latest To Be Charged In The Miske Case: The charges filed last week against Tricia Ann Castro were the first to target a professional accused of aiding the Honolulu business owner in concealing his alleged criminal activities.
Chad Blair: Tulsi Gabbard Has Been Making Headlines Again And Fox News Is Listening. The former Hawaii congresswoman has faded from public view in the islands. But she's making waves again nationally.
Want Hawaii To Be Less Dependent On Imported Food? Change Your Diet. Hawaii will never be a big producer of wheat or rice, but there are plenty of homegrown alternatives.
Kauai Finally Greenlights Retail Shops On Farmland
Data Suggests QAnon Followers More Likely To Be Mentally Ill
2 years ago by [deleted] to /s/politics from civilbeat.org
Should Punchy Be Canceled? While we’re looking hard at ethnic cartoon characters, the Hawaiian Punch guy with the jacked-up hat isn’t even in the top 100 of hurtful cultural depictions here.
Lawsuit Aims To Protect Hawaii’s Iiwi Bird From Extinction: Mosquito-borne illness has decimated the forest bird’s numbers. It could disappear on Kauai in the next 30 years if no action is taken, conservationists say.
Kenji Price: An Uncertain Future For A Republican In Deep Blue Hawaii. Hawaii’s charismatic U.S. attorney is an up and coming conservative. Hawaii’s GOP would love to talk him into running for office here.
Hawaii Has A Lot Of Agricultural Land. Very Little Of It Is Used For Growing Food: The amount of land used for farming in Hawaii has shrunk dramatically since the 1930s.
Molokai’s Fabled Axis Deer Are Starving To Death In Droves: The crisis, triggered in part by drought, exposes rifts in the community and raises questions about how to manage the herd in the future.
Monk Seal Killings On Kauai Highlight Human Threat To Endangered Species: A new study found that human activity was to blame for more than half of all known seal deaths in the islands over the past quarter century.
Mayor, Police Chief Owe Public Answers On Surveillance Scheme: Why was the Honolulu medical examiner trailed by an elite intelligence unit?
Diamond Head Is A Tourist Trap. It's Time To Change That: The drop in tourists during the COVID-19 pandemic could give the state a chance to transform the attraction into an unforgettable natural and cultural experience.
Scientists Unveil New 3D Maps In Race To Save Hawaii Coral: Researchers are using the new aerial mapping techniques to better understand what’s happening to Hawaii’s coral — and how to better protect it.
These Native Hawaiian Plants Are Dying — Here's Why We Should Care. Roadside terraces at the Culinary Institute of the Pacific are dotted with dead ohia lehua trees and the barren stalks of what were once ruby red ti plants.
We’re Entering A New Era In Honolulu Politics: It’s the biggest turnover in city leadership in many years. Who will hold the power on the new City Council is still an open question.
3 years ago by madazzahatter808 to /s/Hawaii from civilbeat.org
Don't Blame Politics For Management's Failure At The Hilo Veterans Home
3 years ago by madazzahatter808 to /s/BigIsland from civilbeat.org
He Vanished On Kauai 2 Years Ago. Will His Family Ever Find Out What Happened? It’s not easy to track down a missing person who doesn’t want to be found. Alex Gumm is still unaccounted for 928 days after he disappeared on Kauai.
Why An Artist From New York Chose To Die In A Maui Forest: In 2009, Deborah Anne McNeely died alone in a solar-powered hut she erected deep in the Maui jungle. Five years passed before her remains were discovered.
How Efforts To Save Hawaii’s Forests Are Preventing A ‘Freshwater Crisis’: Landowners, volunteers and an army of local hunters are helping the state fight an uphill battle to protect Hawaii’s forests — and its drinking water.
Beaches, Parks, Trails Closed? Honolulu Mayor’s COVID-19 Rules Defy Science, Experts Say: Epidemiologists say keeping beaches, parks and hiking trails shut down without justification could backfire, driving people indoors and increasing distrust in government at a critical time.
Alleged Oahu Crime Boss’ Nightclub Was A Popular Place For Political Fundraisers: M Nightclub had a reputation as a rough place but political office-seekers didn’t seem to mind.
The Feds Are Back In Hawaii As Corruption Probe Picks Up Steam Again: COVID-19 shut things down for a bit. But prosecutors are back in town and recently called former police commissioner Max Sword before the grand jury.
Oahu’s Alleged Mob Boss Has A Well-Documented Life Of Crime And Violence: Michael Miske Jr. is at the center of a federal organized crime probe that could potentially bring him the death penalty.
How Landscape Legacies Enhance Hawaii Agriculture: These systems can serve as an effective cultural and economic strategy to improve food security.
Lawmakers Poised To Save A Successful Program For Women Inmates: The YWCA says 84% of the women who complete the work furlough program never go back to prison. That's why a top lawmaker says restoring its funding is a "no brainer."
The Forgotten Story Of How Hawaiians Transformed American Music: Hawaiian musicians touring across America in the 1900s had an enormous — and often overlooked — impact on the development of blues and country music.
Report On Bullying By State Senator Surfaces As Tension Mounts Over Hawaii Recovery Plan: The state’s economic recovery plan appears to be falling victim to bad blood between Sen. Glenn Wakai and top tourism officials.
The Surprising History Of Hawaiians In The Civil War: More than 100 Native Hawaiians fought in America’s bloodiest war. Finding out what happened to them is a near-impossible task.
Tracing California’s ‘Lost Tribe’ Of Hawaiians: A group of Native Hawaiians traveled to California 181 years ago. Their descendants are still connected to the islands in surprising ways.
David Ige, The Governor Who Cannot Govern: Critics assail the shortcomings of Hawaii’s chief executive at a time when strong leadership is needed
What Does It Mean To Be Hawaiian Outside Of Hawaii? Nearly half of all Native Hawaiians live outside Hawaii. But, as we discover in the new season of Offshore, Hawaiians carry the islands with them to far-flung places.
Hawaii Supreme Court Hears Maui Water Case In A Historic Online Session: The Hawaii Supreme Court is weighing long-standing disagreements over stream water diversion in East Maui.
COVID-19 Monitoring Could Turn Hawaii Into A Tourist ‘Prison Camp,’ Critics Say: Among the possibilities state Attorney General Clare Connors has floated for monitoring tourists in quarantine are ankle bracelets and GPS monitoring.
Hawaii’s Not Ready For A Wave Of Evictions Caused By The Pandemic: Housing advocates are calling on Gov. David Ige to act now to stop a housing crisis. The governor has offered mixed messages.
Homeless Seniors On Hawaii Island Shelter At Holiday Inn Express: Kupuna in need will receive shelter and meals during the coronavirus outbreak.
Public Defender’s Office Wants Hundreds More Hawaii Inmates Released: The Supreme Court is considering the proposed releases to avoid a coronavirus outbreak in correctional facilities.
Hawaii’s Biggest Industry Is Reeling As The Coronavirus Spreads: Hawaii’s hotel and service industry workers are losing their jobs as COVID-19 pummels the state’s tourist industry.
3 years ago by [deleted] to /s/Hawaii from civilbeat.org
Hawaii Storytellers: A Letter To Our Hapa Daughters. Mark Noguchi and Amanda Corby Noguchi share how the love for their community brought them together.
Last Of Its Kind: This Small Neighborhood Market Is Still A Big Part Of Life On Kauai. Kauai’s last mom and pop market is fighting to stay in business and nurture a new breed of local entrepreneurs.
How The Faithful Took It Upon Themselves To Save This Unique Painted Church: Lava took a heavy toll on this Big Island congregation and almost destroyed the church. Now the problem is how to pay for its upkeep.
3 years ago by [deleted] to /s/BigIsland from civilbeat.org
Building A Hawaiian Language Curriculum Classroom By Classroom: As Hawaiian immersion programs soar in popularity, the lack of a common curriculum remains a big challenge.
Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Civic Consciousness Is A Grind. State lawmakers shouldn’t create a special commission to resolve Native Hawaiian issues if it’s just a poorly veiled cover for finding a solution for Mauna Kea.
Hawaii Lawmakers Are Showing A Little Love For Kona Coffee: A bill that would require coffee labeled with a Hawaiian name contain at least 50% Hawaii-grown beans has so far faced no opposition.
Hanapepe: ‘This Is The Town That Keeps Refusing To Die. The Kauai town has its flash points, but a shared sense of pride continues to hold this community together.
TMT Hot Potato: Hawaii Leaders Are Ducking Responsibility On Mauna Kea. Since protests resumed six months ago, top elected officials have struggled to take ownership of resolving issues surrounding a major telescope project.
Scientists Say Many Rat Lungworm Cases In Hawaii May Go Unreported: Costly and strict diagnostic protocols mean a long wait to find out if someone has the disease. That may soon change thanks to blood tests in the works at UH Hilo.
Are You Local? What These Hawaii Scholars Have To Say Might Surprise You: Local identity originated with a famous murder in the early 1930s. Today, it can unite us as a society but all too often divides us.
Tulsi Gabbard Files $50 Million Lawsuit Against Hillary Clinton: The Hawaii congresswoman and former secretary of state were involved in a high-profile spat in which Clinton called Gabbard a “favorite of the Russians.”
3 years ago by [deleted] to /s/news from civilbeat.org
Hawaii AG Is Seeking Bank Records Of Mauna Kea Protest Group: The AG argues the Native Hawaiian nonprofit is illegally using donations to fund civil disobedience; the organization says the request is intimidation.
NTSB Report: Visibility Low When Kauai Tourist Helicopter Crashed. The preliminary report also said that the helicopter’s pilot was on his eighth and final scheduled 50-minute tour flight of the day.
Legislature 2020: Making Hawaii Livable Again. State lawmakers will consider raising the minimum wage, paid leave programs and ways to keep residents from leaving the islands while grappling with climate change.
Cyber Spies Are Quietly Boosting Hawaii’s High Tech Economy: Can the state build on a massive base of National Security Agency and other government cyber jobs?