One Man’s Quest To Revive A Forgotten Kalihi Park Cory Lum/ Civil Beat

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

White House: Syria Preps For Chemical Attack

White House: Syria Preps For Chemical Attack Getty Images

The Hill reported Monday that the U.S. has “identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime” in Syria.

Budget Office: GOP Plan Means 22M Fewer Insured

Budget Office: GOP Plan Means 22M Fewer Insured Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million fewer Americans with health insurance by 2026 than under Obamacare, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Monday.

Fourth GOP Senator Opposes Health Care Repeal

Fourth GOP Senator Opposes Health Care Repeal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said Monday that he will vote against a motion to proceed to the Senate’s healthcare bill if the vote is held this week, making him the fourth GOP senator opposing the repeal and replacement of ObamaCare “in its current form,” The Hill reported.

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Aina Haina Residents Nervous About Hillside Development

In addition to building his own 6,000-square-foot-home, the developer says he eventually plans to build several more houses there.

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.

Community Voices

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.