Is Hawaii’s Royal Princess Mentally Fit? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

With her $200 million fortune at stake, her former attorney wants an independent investigation into Abigail Kawananakoa’s mental state.

Trump Blames Media For Charlottesville Criticism

Trump Blames Media For Charlottesville Criticism Flickr: Gage Skidmore

President Donald Trump on Tuesday blamed the media for the widespread condemnation of his response to white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, “and told a crowd of admirers in Arizona that he thinks the effort to renegotiate NAFTA will likely fail,” CBC News reported.

Navy 7th Fleet Commander To Be Dismissed

Navy 7th Fleet Commander To Be Dismissed Flickr: Naval Surface Warriors

The U.S. Navy intends to remove Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin as the commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet, based in Yokosuka, Japan, according to a US official. CNN reported Tuesday, “This follows an incident Monday in which the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant ship.”

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Lawsuit: Hawaii Fails To Ensure Safety Of Underground Tanks

A Sierra Club lawsuit says 38 privately owned tanks need to be upgraded.

Why Hotels Will Likely Get Stuck With Honolulu Rail Tab

State lawmakers also want a thorough audit of the beleaguered project.

New Hawaii Schools Chief: ‘That’s What I Believe In’

In a candid interview, Christina Kishimoto reiterates her strong support for public schools and the educators who are trying hard to make them better.

Military Buildup Is A Boost For Pearl Harbor Shipyard

Amid rising tensions in Asia, hundreds of workers are being hired and aging dry dock facilities are being replaced.

Honolulu Will Spend $85 Million To Upgrade Maxed-Out Sewers

The Dowsett Highlands project in Nuuanu Valley is one of hundreds of sewer projects undertaken in compliance with an EPA order.

Community Voices

Stop Rail At Middle Street, Then Use Express Buses Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Stop Rail At Middle Street, Then Use Express Buses

Bus Rapid Transit in Honolulu would be quicker and can easily be extended to UH Manoa and Waikiki.

Big Wind Has — Finally — Blown Over Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

Big Wind Has — Finally — Blown Over

How one community organized, persisted and won a major political victory against all odds.

Once Again, Beer Flows In Kakaako Keith Rollman

Once Again, Beer Flows In Kakaako

Lovers of Primo Lager rejoice at the resurgence of local breweries.

The Resistance Is Here To Stay Indivisible Hawaii

The Resistance Is Here To Stay

It’s time to have a real conversation. Because status quo is no longer an option.