To Be A Honolulu Police Commissioner, First Be A Political Insider Eugene Tanner/Civil Beat

Two recent appointees have judicial experience, but they are the exceptions on a board charged with civilian oversight of a scandal-ridden police department.

American Samoa’s Eni Faleomavaega Dead At 73

American Samoa’s Eni Faleomavaega Dead At 73 U.S. House of Representatives

He was the island nation’s longest serving non-voting delegate to the U.S House of Representatives, The Washington Post reported Thursday, and he had strong ties to Hawaii.

Protections For Transgender Students Withdrawn By Trump

Protections For Transgender Students Withdrawn By Trump Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Trump administration rolled back an Obama-era regulation extending protections to transgender students. The Department of Justice and the Department of Education, The Hill reported Wednesday, issued new guidance “rolling back the policies, citing a need to further consider the legal issues.”

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Ex-Cop Hired By Hawaii DLNR Found Guilty Of Rape

Ethan Ferguson’s case highlighted flaws in Hawaii’s ability to keep tabs on problem police officers.

Congress: How Vulnerable Is Hawaii To Missile Attack?

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

Hawaii Lawmaker Accepted Junket From Turkish Opposition Group

Sen. J. Kalani English is among 151 state legislators nationwide whose official travel has been tied to exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Ian Lind: Count On Hawaii To Ignore Logical Prison Report

In the rush to build a new prison, the Legislature is likely to shunt aside the work of a task force it created just last year.

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.

How A Kakaako Mural Festival Took Hawaii’s Art Scene Global

It started in Hong Kong, but now Oahu hosts the flagship event for POW! WOW! festivals held in many cities.

Community Voices

Debate Hawaii: No More Money For Honolulu Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Debate Hawaii: No More Money For Honolulu Rail

Why lawmakers should oppose raising or extending the GET to pay for the Honolulu rail project.

Debate Hawaii: Honolulu Rail Is A Good Investment Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

Debate Hawaii: Honolulu Rail Is A Good Investment

Extending or increasing the GET provides a measure of stability and ease.

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.