One Man’s Quest To Revive A Forgotten Kalihi Park

Robert Silva has spent two years restoring a taro patch in a small park that was once a gathering spot for Hawaiian royalty.

More GOP Senators Waiver On Health Care Bill

More GOP Senators Waiver On Health Care Bill Scrumshus via Wikimedia Commons

The Senate GOP leadership, which wants a vote this week, faces a daunting challenge rounding up support for their bill, according to The Washington Post. At least five Republicans have already come out against the bill and, more began expressing serious reservations about the proposal this weekend, The Post wrote.

Trump Breaks Tradition, Won’t Hold Ramadan Dinner

Trump Breaks Tradition, Won’t Hold Ramadan Dinner Cory Lum/Civil Beat

President Trump issued a statement Saturday greeting Muslims as they celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Fitr, “breaking with nearly two decades of tradition of holding an iftar dinner to commemorate Ramadan,” The Hill reported.

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Reader Rep: We All Need To Demand More Open Government

More pressure from citizens is essential to stopping local and federal governments from conducting the public’s business in secret.

Ige Plans To Veto Bill To End Aquarium Fishing

The Hawaii governor plans to veto 15 bills, including legislation that would have given public worker unions more power.

Honolulu Rail Project’s Budget Increased By 11.5 Percent

The HART board unanimously approved a budget increase to pay for rising staff and equipment costs, as well as a bump in executive salaries.

Alan McNarie: A Big Island Juggler With Leukemia Faces Deportation

Graham Ellis has been teaching circus skills to island children since 1981. Now he’s being swept up by Trump’s tougher new immigration rules.

Honolulu Is Paying Back $1.45 Million In Federal Housing Funds

The city approved a contract to rehabilitate Kahuku Elderly housing complex despite the appearance of a conflict of interest, a federal audit found.

Ex-Honolulu Police Chief’s Fight For Legal Fees Turns Nasty

Police Commissioner Loretta Sheehan says the former chief’s attempt to have her removed from the case is “baseless.”

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Tom Yamachika: Anatomy Of The Epic Fail On Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: Anatomy Of The Epic Fail On Rail

Which leaders will step forward to get us out of this mess — the governor, the Senate president, the House speaker?

Honolulu Residents Get Raw Deal With Bikeshare Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Residents Get Raw Deal With Bikeshare

Bikeshare Hawaii has the potential to become a profitable system, but the pricing for residents makes it the most expensive in the world.

We Need A Sense Of Nation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

We Need A Sense Of Nation

We as a people and a nation, however way one wishes to define it, must rise up and assume our responsibilities as citizens.

Hawaii’s Catholic Church Must Confront Its Past Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Catholic Church Must Confront Its Past

The Church’s response to controversy surrounding sexual abuse of children in Hawaii continues to be troubling.