The Big Island’s First Legal Homeless Camp: Safe Zone Or Shanty Town? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mayor Harry Kim wants several encampments around the island, but critics say the focus should be on finding permanent housing.

Senate Won’t Vote On Obamacare Repeal Bill

Senate Won’t Vote On Obamacare Repeal Bill Flickr: Gage Skidmore

Senate Republicans have decided to not vote on their latest ObamaCare repeal legislation, “signaling a collapse in their latest effort to kill off President Obama’s signature law,” The Hill reported Tuesday.

Will Insults And Threats Lead To Accidental War?

Will Insults And Threats Lead To Accidental War? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

North Korea threatened to shoot down U.S. military planes, arguing that President Trump’s bellicose tweets amount to a declaration of war. In an atmosphere of insults and threats, anxieties are rising that a simple miscalculation could spark a military confrontation and spiral out of control.

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University of Hawaii Gets $6.4 Million For Work On Ebola Vaccine

The UH and two companies are developing a heat-resistant vaccine that might protect against three of the most common strains.

China’s Leverage Is Key To Avoiding Nuclear War In East Asia

It’s the only country with significant influence over North Korea, but until now its primary concern has been propping up the regime.

Brittany Lyte: The Deadliest Beach On Kauai Might Surprise You

A researcher analyzed drownings over 42 years. The beach with the most fatalities isn’t considered the most hazardous.

Hawaii Must Prepare As Trump And Kim Continue Their Dangerous Game

It’s hard to take Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un seriously. Still, the state is right to add a nuclear attack to the lists of disasters we must plan for.

Retail Shops On Hawaii Farmland: Kauai Dispute Could Set A Precedent

A company points to a 2012 state law as it sues for the right to sell its coffee beans and cigars on agricultural land.

Community Voices

Technology, Shared Mobility And The Rail System Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Technology, Shared Mobility And The Rail System

Rail is critical to the mobility and transportation future for Hawaii, but it’s only part of the picture.

Vietnam On Our Minds Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Vietnam On Our Minds

The war reminds us that American leaders have lied to the people over and over again.

Tom Yamachika: Harbors Soak Taxpayers, Again And Again Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: Harbors Soak Taxpayers, Again And Again

A state agency wants to hike dockage and port entry fees several times through 2021.

Rail, Faux Democracy And Real Leadership Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rail, Faux Democracy And Real Leadership

What’s needed is a special session of the Hawaii Legislature to deal with homelessness and affordable housing.