Senators Shoot Down Rail Tax Extension — At Least For Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The city should find its own money for the project, Ways and Means Chair Jill Tokuda tells Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

Bush Defends Need For Independent Press

Bush Defends Need For Independent Press

In his first in-depth interview since Donald Trump’s inauguration, former President George W. Bush gave his take on the current commander in chief’s first month in office,” addressing Trump’s attack on the media, his controversial immigration policy and the Russian hacking scandal, NBC Today reported Monday.

Civil Cafe: Why We Need Sharks

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Hawaii Hopes To Pick Up The Pace In Cooling Classrooms

The Department of Education has started to make a dent in Gov. David Ige’s promise to cool 1,000 classrooms — but at what cost?

Hawaii’s Governor Steps Gingerly Into GOP Power Circle

David Ige is in Washington meeting with everyone who he thinks might help the islands — including the newly empowered Republicans.

Why Hawaii Republicans Are Destined To Be Irrelevant

We need a viable opposition party, but state Republican leaders just showed again how out of touch they are with island voters.

How Waianae Coast Schools Are Growing Their Own Teachers

High school juniors and seniors are learning about the teaching profession with the hope they’ll stay close to home.

Community Voices

Celebrating Diverse Cultures Helped This Student Succeed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Celebrating Diverse Cultures Helped This Student Succeed

Parallels between the Black and Native Hawaiian communities have enabled me to develop stronger relationships with many of my students.

It’s Time For A Living Wage In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

It’s Time For A Living Wage In Hawaii

We can solve poverty and homelessness if we choose to do so.

Marijuana Decriminalization Is Rooted In Social Justice Civil Beat

Marijuana Decriminalization Is Rooted In Social Justice

Turning possession into a civil rather than a criminal offense makes sense for the state’s coffers and aligns with our moral compass.

Tom Yamachika: Bills Push For ‘Obamacare Heavy’ In Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: Bills Push For ‘Obamacare Heavy’ In Hawaii

The Affordable Care Act is endangered in Washington, prompting misguided efforts to preserve it in the islands.