So Much For Hawaii’s Preparations — The Flu Bug Has Landed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hospital emergency rooms are bustling, with one reporting twice as many flu patients as it was seeing at this time last year.

Chad Blair Talks About Pool Trouble At The Capitol

Chad Blair Talks About Pool Trouble At The Capitol Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Civil Beat’s Chad Blair goes on KITV to discuss his column about the ongoing problem of how to maintain the reflecting pools outside the Capitol.

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Jason Armstrong: Hawaii Island’s ‘Oasis’ Of Affordable Homes

It’s a whole different real estate market on the east side of the Big Island, where residences cost about half as much as they do on Oahu.

Lockdown Lifted At Kapolei Middle School After Threat

Someone posted a threat on Instragram on Thursday saying they planned to “shoot up” the school Friday morning.

6 Essential Reads For Keeping Up With ‘Dreamers’ Debate

The nation’s leaders are deciding the fate of hundreds of thousands of young people brought to the U.S. as children.

Critics Blast EPA For Lowering Syngenta Pesticide Fine

Environmental groups complain about the “ridiculously small fine” that resulted from the company’s misuse of pesticides on Kauai

Chad Blair: Draining The Swamp At Hawaii’s Capitol

As the 50th anniversary of the historic building nears, it’s high time to fix the murky reflecting pools.

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Law Center: Timely Access To Public Information Is Vital

Law Center: Timely Access To Public Information Is Vital

The public is the winner when the Office of Information Practices is scrutinized and debated.

Agency: Report On Open Records Access Is ‘Staggeringly Misleading’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Agency: Report On Open Records Access Is ‘Staggeringly Misleading’

The director of the Hawaii Office of Information Practices says an analysis criticizing her agency’s handling of government-controlled information is flawed.

It’s Time To Prove To Hawaii That Women Matter Wikimedia: Wolfmann

It’s Time To Prove To Hawaii That Women Matter

The #MeToo movement is setting a new norm about what constitutes acceptable treatment of women at work.

Here’s Why Roundup Is Still Used In Hawaii Flickr: Mike Mozart

Here’s Why Roundup Is Still Used In Hawaii

It is an efficient and effective pesticide that can be used safely to control weeds in a variety of settings.