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  • Trump: Polls Are Rigged

    The president-elect disputes a survey that says only 40 percent of respondents in a Washington Post/ABC News poll approve of the way Donald Trump has handled the post-election transition, “making him the least popular incoming president of the last seven chief executives.”

  • The Cost Of Repealing Obamacare

    The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday that repealing major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, while leaving other parts in place, would cost 18 million people their insurance in the first year.

Fiji Is Showing Off Its Sharks — Should Hawaii Do The Same? Courtesy: Alana Hong Eagle

Fiji Is Showing Off Its Sharks — Should Hawaii Do The Same?

The apex predators are more than just a tourist attraction. Their protection in a marine park helps other fish thrive as well.

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Denby Fawcett: Waimanalo Seeks Relief From Tour Bus Invasions

Police say a technicality prevents them from citing those who use the beaches commercially. The City Council may change that.

HPD Chief’s Secret Payoff: It’s The Principle That Should Count

Retire, fire or keep Chief Louis Kealoha on leave. But don’t reward him for what could turn out to be very serious criminal wrongdoing.

Do Condo Owners Need Some Help From Hawaii’s Legislature?

Potential condo-related proposals run the gamut from establishing an ombudsman to merely clarifying existing laws.

Reader Rep: Damage Done By Internet Trolls Can Still Be Repaired

Eventually, out of the muck will emerge new standards of what is legitimate news and what is mere mean-spirited propaganda.

Honolulu Police Commission To City Council: Stay Out Of It

The chairman of the commission says it alone will finalize a secret deal likely to include a buyout for retiring Police Chief Louis Kealoha.

FBI Serves Search Warrant At Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office

Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro has been combative over allegations that one of his top deputies is involved in corruption and conspiracy.

Death And Taxes: Two Certainties For This Year’s Hawaii Legislature

Lawmakers will consider medical aid in dying legislation while also weighing how to fund transportation projects such as Honolulu rail.

No Quick Fixes For Prison Overcrowding In Governor’s Budget

The Department of Public Safety has not started on expansion of three jails, a $37.5 million project approved by lawmakers last year.

Is Hawaii Spending Enough To Protect Its Natural Resources?

The challenge facing the DLNR is called “overwhelming,” but the agency hasn’t hired all the people it’s authorized to.

State Says Number Of Available Shelter Beds Will Go Up In 2017

Hawaii nonprofits also promise to double the number of homeless people who enter permanent housing.

Hirono Takes Stand Against Attorney General Nominee

The Hawaii senator, who moved to the United States as a child, chided Sen. Jeff Sessions for his stances on immigration reform.

Hawaii Sued By Supporters Of Medical Aid In Dying

The plaintiffs, including terminally ill lobbyist John Radcliffe, are also hoping to convince the Legislature to take action this session.

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Pod Squad: Nine Years of Staking Out Obama

Pod Squad: Nine Years of Staking Out Obama

A small group of protesters stood a mostly silent vigil to the vacationing president’s comings and goings.

Pod Squad: Meet Civil Beat’s DC Reporter Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Meet Civil Beat’s DC Reporter

Kirstin Downey talks about how looming changes in Washington, D.C., could affect Hawaii.

Pod Squad: How Trump Won And What Comes Next For Journalism Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: How Trump Won And What Comes Next For Journalism

Only one of the candidates — and it wasn’t Clinton — offered what voters clearly wanted: “This overarching call to action.”

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Jonathan Dial

Inaugurating Resistance: A Call to Action

Many of us were simply despondent after the election, but we’re mobilizing now.

MarshaRose Joyner

When You Think About Civil Rights, Think About Health Care

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhuman,” said Martin Luther King Jr. in 1966.

Danielle Mizuta

Address Teacher Shortage By Developing Educational Assistants

Instead of putting so much effort into recruiting more teachers from the mainland, the DOE should look at people it already has on staff.

Spencer Bento

It Actually Happened — Now What?

This high school student is left to ponder what the Trump presidency will mean and look for signs of a more hopeful future.

OHA Trustees Walk Out After Chair Squelches Public Testimony

Rowena Akana unilaterally ruled that oral testimony regarding the embattled CEO would not be permitted at a public meeting.

Schatz Gets Key Role On Military Panel

Hawaii senator hopeful that new post will bring money to the state.

How Hawaii’s Prisoners Are Ending Up In Facilities All Over The Country

But, citing privacy and security reasons, state prison officials won’t say why prisoners are being transferred or where they have gone.

Tad Bartimus: Woman Who Started March On DC Is A Real Trailblazer

The tenacity that pulled her through breast cancer and near-blindness led a Maui woman to issue a call to action heard around the world.

More Money Sought To Fix Hawaii’s Harbors, Airports And Roads

The state Department of Transportation has a long list of budget requests from the Legislature and the needs just keep piling up.

Caldwell: There’s Likely No Deal Yet On Police Chief’s Departure

The mayor said there’s no big hurry, but he’d still like to see a departure agreement finalized “as expeditiously as possible.”