Resort Fees: A Hidden Pain For Tourists, A Windfall For Hotels Cory Lum/Civil Beat

While consumer advocates decry costs for amenities like swimming pool access and in-room safes, the fees bring in an estimated $2.6 billion annually for hotels.

Joe Biden Fuels 2020 Campaign Speculation

Joe Biden Fuels 2020 Campaign Speculation Cory Lum/Civil Beat
Joe Biden has been out of office for four months, “but the former vice president hasn’t left the public eye,” The Hill reported Monday. “Instead, Biden has kept a robust schedule that fuels speculation about a 2020 presidential run.”

Forecaster: Expect More Hurricanes Than Normal This Season

The National Weather Service is expecting an “above-average” season for tropical cyclones because of favorable El Nino conditions, according to The Maui News.  The number of tropical cyclones in the Central Pacific Basin could reach up to eight this year, a senior forecaster said.

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Reader Rep: Podcasters Helping Put Spark Back In Journalism

Podcasts are becoming increasingly sophisticated and reaching a growing audience, estimated at 57 million listeners monthly.

The FBI: With Great Power Comes Great Scandal

The fire of James Comey is only the latest drama involving the directors of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Hawaii Prof To White Guys: ‘Get Out Of The Way’

UPDATED: An African-American female math professor makes a provocative point about the over-representation of white males in academia. UH president defends freedom of expression.

New Hawaii Schools Chief Selected

Christina Kishimoto will take over as superintendent on August 1 after leaving her current  job as superintendent of an Arizona school district.

Investigators Try To Figure Out Why Man Tried To Disrupt Flight

The man who created a disturbance on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu faces possible federal charges of interfering with a flight crew.

Hawaii Public Utilities Commission Gets A New Member — For Now

The governor has found a new member to serve after the Senate rejected his last choice.

Community Voices

The Beauty Of Education Is In The Stories We Tell Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Beauty Of Education Is In The Stories We Tell

Don’t let the positive narrative about public education get hijacked by stories about teacher burnout and low test scores.

How About A Raise For Hawaii Workers? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How About A Raise For Hawaii Workers?

Hawaii state government has adopted a legalistic strategy whose main aim is to minimize public employee wages.

Calling For A Constitutional Convention Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Calling For A Constitutional Convention

Our current constitution is nearly 40 years old. It could not have predicted the issues our state faces today, and it restricts our ability to respond.

The Will Of The People Was Thwarted When Assisted Dying Bill Failed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Will Of The People Was Thwarted When Assisted Dying Bill Failed

The populace supports it. Most legislators support it. But somehow, special interests prevailed again in the Hawaii Legislature.