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Hawaii Teachers Union Backs Gabbard Opponent For Congress

In its endorsement of challenger Sherry Campagna, the union sharply criticized Gabbard’s human rights record because of her stance on Syria.

Big Island Lava Flows Reach Site Of Geothermal Plant

A naturally occurring berm has so far halted the flow’s advance, but officials warn if the lava does hit the plant’s underground wells it could trigger the release of poisonous gases.

The Quest To Rebuild An Old Russian Fort On Kauai — And Meet Putin

But a UH archaeologist says the Russian presence was minimal — and any plan should focus on the fort’s place in Native Hawaiian history.

Big Island: What All This Talk About The Volcanic Eruption Really Means

Our Big Island correspondent takes issue with the way some media outlets are juicing up the coverage of Kilauea’s continuing eruption.

Letters: Readers Hate Those Blue Beach Chairs

And they’re not too happy about land speculators enticing home buyers to the Puna area.

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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.

Campaign Corner: OHA Uses Misleading Data About Hawaiians

Campaign Corner: OHA Uses Misleading Data About Hawaiians

A candidate for trustee disputes the agency’s take on economic conditions.