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Honolulu Cop Fired For Domestic Violence Gets His Job Back

But a labor board panel has temporarily blocked Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard’s effort to release information explaining the decision.

 

Study: Hawaii Lacks Sufficient High-Quality Child Care

The shortage is widespread across the state, but especially in rural areas.

Volcanic Ash Coats Desks, Floors Of These Big Island Schools

Pahala schools cope with the fallout, but many students haven’t been coming to class.

Civil Beat Poll: Tulsi Gabbard Is Hawaii’s Most Popular Politician

Only former President Obama gets higher marks than the Hawaii congresswoman.

Letters: Look Closer At Why Homes Are Built In Lava’s Path

When the immediate problem subsides, consider why development in hazardous areas is approved in the first place.

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Tom Yamachika: Even If You Can’t See Or Touch It, State Wants To Tax It Flickr: CafeCredit.com

Tom Yamachika: Even If You Can’t See Or Touch It, State Wants To Tax It

A comprehensive revamp of Hawaii’s use tax law is in order so that we can understand how it works.

Hawaii Officials Rejected Anti-Torture Mandates Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Officials Rejected Anti-Torture Mandates

Regrettably, the state’s solitary confinement policy allows use of the technique as “a punitive action.”

My Tour Of The Red Hill Fuel Facility That Threatens Oahu’s Water Courtesy U.S. Navy

My Tour Of The Red Hill Fuel Facility That Threatens Oahu’s Water

The military needs to move much more quickly to address the environmental risks posed by its fuel tanks.

Don’t Punish Ride-Sharing Innovations That Help Honolulu Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

Don’t Punish Ride-Sharing Innovations That Help Honolulu

If it approves new restrictions on companies like Uber and Lyft, the City Council will be giving in to old-school politics at the public’s expense.