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Manoa Professors Raise A Stink About Sludge Pits — And Get Results

Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources officials say they will postpone a stream dredging plan in Manoa to confer with residents.

More Health Problems For Big Island Mayor Harry Kim

He has been diagnosed with walking pneumonia after suffering at least one and possibly two heart attacks last month.

Civil Beat Poll: Hanabusa Leads Ige By 6 As Primary Draws Closer

The congresswoman had a narrower gap than earlier polls showed but the governor is still in trouble.

Civil Beat Poll: Carvalho Ahead In Lieutenant Governor Race

It’s a close contest in a crowded field, with many voters still undecided.

Letters: Hawaii Island Mayor Defended After ‘Colored Guy’ Reference

Some readers think Harry Kim deserves a pass and disagree with Civil Beat’s recent editorial.

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Don’t Punish Ride-Sharing Innovations That Help Honolulu Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

Don’t Punish Ride-Sharing Innovations That Help Honolulu

If it approves new restrictions on companies like Uber and Lyft, the City Council will be giving in to old-school politics at the public’s expense.

Understanding The Use Of Popolo, Haole And Mahu "Kumu Hina" (2014)

Understanding The Use Of Popolo, Haole And Mahu

When applying Hawaiian terminology, the native perspective should not only be considered but also applied.

How To Fix Hawaii’s Broken Democracy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How To Fix Hawaii’s Broken Democracy

Proportional representation is one solution, but it will require a constitutional convention.

Tom Yamachika: Finding The Magic Bullet For Rail Costs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: Finding The Magic Bullet For Rail Costs

Honolulu needs to cover $44 million in administrative costs for rail for 2018 and 2019.