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Forecasters Predict Central Pacific Could See Up To 6 Hurricanes This Season

Weak El Nino conditions — water warming on the surface of the ocean along the equator — could make the next few months stormier.

Erupting Volcano Produces Blue Flames From Methane

Scientists say the methane can seep through cracks several feet away from the lava and explode when heated.

Workers Scramble To Seal Wells At Geothermal Plant Threatened By Lava

“There are many unpredictable things that could happen,” says the head of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.

Manoa Professors Raise A Stink About Sludge Pits — And Get Results

Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources officials say they will postpone a stream dredging plan in Manoa to confer with residents.

Letters: Hawaii Island Mayor Defended After ‘Colored Guy’ Reference

Some readers think Harry Kim deserves a pass and disagree with Civil Beat’s recent editorial.

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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.

Understanding The Use Of Popolo, Haole And Mahu "Kumu Hina" (2014)

Understanding The Use Of Popolo, Haole And Mahu

When applying Hawaiian terminology, the native perspective should not only be considered but also applied.

How To Fix Hawaii’s Broken Democracy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How To Fix Hawaii’s Broken Democracy

Proportional representation is one solution, but it will require a constitutional convention.

Tom Yamachika: Finding The Magic Bullet For Rail Costs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: Finding The Magic Bullet For Rail Costs

Honolulu needs to cover $44 million in administrative costs for rail for 2018 and 2019.