Should Hawaii Have Gotten Serious About Rat Lungworm Sooner? Tad Bartimus/Civil Beat

As state health officials try to balance public education with preventing panic, some critics believe the state should have addressed the issue more vigorously earlier.

State, Teachers Union Agree On New Contract

State, Teachers Union Agree On New Contract

Teachers will get a pay increase of 13.6 percent over the next four years under a contract agreement announced late Saturday by the governor’s office and the Hawaii State Teachers Association.

VP Mike Pence Arrives in Honolulu

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Reader Rep: If The News Is Fake, At Least Be Transparent About It

“Sponsored content” is crumbling the once solid wall between advertising and news.

Attack By North Korea Unlikely, Hanabusa Tells Town Hall

At another in a series of town halls held by congressional delegates visiting Hawaii, Rep. Colleen Hanabusa disputed Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s account of risk to Hawaii from North Korea.

Cayetano To Trump: Cut Honolulu Rail Funds

UPDATE: The former Hawaii governor is asking the president to withhold $800 million in federal money for the rail project.

Judge Blocks Access To AG Investigation Of Hawaii Auditor

Civil Beat had sued to get access to the records, but a state judge ruled Thursday that they’re confidential.

Committee Rejects Governor’s Choice For Utilities Commission

UPDATED But the full Senate will ultimately decide whether Tom Gorak’s appointment to the PUC will be confirmed.

5 Reasons Jeff Sessions Might Be Right About Hawaii

What could anyone “sitting on an island in the Pacific” possibly know about being an American?

Community Voices

Lawmakers Were Wrong To Kill School-Funding Measure Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Were Wrong To Kill School-Funding Measure

The proposed constitutional amendment to pay for schools should have at least gotten a vote by the full Legislature.

Tom Yamachika: Hospital Severance Plan Imperils Retirement System Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: Hospital Severance Plan Imperils Retirement System

The IRS says the governor was right: A bill to help workers at hospitals getting privatized could affect all ERS beneficiaries.

What Your Lawmakers Are Getting Away With Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What Your Lawmakers Are Getting Away With

There are even more tax increases than usual making their way through the Hawaii Legislature.

Tom Yamachika: Carnival Just One Of The Casualties When Harbor Fees Rise Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: Carnival Just One Of The Casualties When Harbor Fees Rise

Wharfage fees charged by the state have gone up dramatically, with more increases planned. This raises costs for everyone.