Congress: How Vulnerable Is Hawaii To Missile Attack? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

One possibility is converting a test facility on Kauai into an “operational” intercept site in the face of a growing threat from North Korea.

New Travel Ban Order Expected This Week

New Travel Ban Order Expected This Week Via YouTube

The stakes are high as the Trump administration prepares a new executive order to temporarily halt travel to the United States for citizens of nations he says pose a high risk of terrorism.

New Trump Deportation Rules Allow Far More Expulsions

New Trump Deportation Rules Allow Far More Expulsions Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

The Department of Homeland Security, The New York Times reported Tuesday, released documents putting President Trump’s executive orders on immigration, deportation and border security into policy, “bringing a major shift in the way the agency enforces the nation’s immigration laws.”

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With EPA Under Siege, Hawaii Must Protect Its Own Environment

The federal agency often took a lead role in helping the islands deal with pollution. That’s unlikely to continue with Scott Pruitt in charge.

Ceiling Tiles Fall At Hawaii Capitol

Officials blame recent strong winds, but the tiles began to noticeably sag earlier this month.

Denby Fawcett: Protect Albatrosses Like We Protect Dogs And Cats

Lawmakers may stiffen the penalty for killing indigenous birds in response to the Kaena Point killings of albatrosses in 2015.

Lawmaker: Housing Bill Strikes A Blow For The Middle Class

Rep. Beth Fukumoto says the Legislature needs to act on housing issues to help low- and middle-income buyers.

How Hawaii Is Saving Whales From Fishermen And Tourists

A joint effort by government scientists and law enforcement officers helps whales coexist with humans in the islands.

Pod Squad: Debate Over Honolulu Rail Rolls Into Capitol Auditorium

It’s time for some civil discourse about one of Hawaii’s key public issues. Find out what Friday’s event is all about.

Community Voices

Combatting Cultures Of Youth Violence Noelle Fujii/Civil Beat

Combatting Cultures Of Youth Violence

In Hawaii, scores of youth advocates, adult mentors and community leaders work tirelessly to steer kids away from violence.

The Health Risks Of Depleted Uranium In Hawaii Wikimedia Commons/Lance Cpl. Aaron Patterson

The Health Risks Of Depleted Uranium In Hawaii

We strongly urge that studies of excess relative risk from DU exposure be carried out.

State Needs To Step Up On Tax Reform Fotali

State Needs To Step Up On Tax Reform

Reducing taxes on low-income earners makes good tax and economic sense.

Tom Yamachika: Honolulu Rail Bill Morphs Into A Monster PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: Honolulu Rail Bill Morphs Into A Monster

Bailing out the transportation project is one of innumerable proposals in the Legislature to raise taxes. Hold onto your wallet.