How Brian Schatz Is Becoming The Senate’s Chief Science Nerd Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

From data security to climate change, from net neutrality to telemedicine, the Hawaii senator is front and center on technology issues.

Chad Blair On Talk Of A Longer Rail Route

Chad Blair On Talk Of A Longer Rail Route Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair goes on KITV to talk about the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation’s discussion of  extending the rail line from its currently planned terminus at Ala Moana Center to the University of Hawaii Manoa.

GOP Tax’s Overhaul No Sure Thing In Senate

GOP Tax’s Overhaul No Sure Thing In Senate Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Passed by the House on Thursday, the Republican overhaul of the U.S. tax code faces an uncertain future in the Senate, where leaders are struggling to find enough support for their bill.

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Hokulea’s Voyage To Hana Is A Homecoming For Young Captain

Hana native Nakua Konohia-Lind, 24, the youngest captain of the storied voyaging vessel, manned the helm as it sailed in to East Maui.

Chad Blair: A Trip Back To Hawaii Journalism In The ’60s

You can almost hear the typewriters clacking as you read this former Honolulu Advertiser reporter’s memoir.

Caldwell Nominates Former TV Executive For Police Commission

Dick Grimm, who worked at three local stations, would be the mayor’s sixth appointment to the seven-member board.

Escaped State Hospital Patient Aimed To Show He Could Be Outside

Randall Saito gave an interview to a San Francisco TV station after he was captured in Stockton.

Will Rail Go To Manoa And Waikiki After All?

The HART board may be resurrecting a route plan far more ambitious than the one submitted to federal transit officials.

Community Voices

Making Hawaii Student Testing More Meaningful Flickr: Alberto G.

Making Hawaii Student Testing More Meaningful

Educators need to talk about how to improve the testing experience for students, teachers and the school community.

The Uncomfortable Truths About Health Care Flickr: rob_rob2001

The Uncomfortable Truths About Health Care

Legislation, not personal responsibility, is the major factor for turning the tide on unhealthy lifestyles.

Remembering The Queen’s Compassion For Others Carolyn Ayon Lee

Remembering The Queen’s Compassion For Others

Liliuokalani, the beloved Hawaiian monarch, died 100 years ago this month.

Hawaii’s BLNR, Mauna Kea And Settler Colonialism Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s BLNR, Mauna Kea And Settler Colonialism

The Board of Land and Natural Resources “cultural expert” doesn’t have the authority to represent the interests of Native Hawaiians.