State Steps Up Its Homeless Sweeps Along Highways Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Aggressive new effort comes as officials question if moving people along encourages them to use shelters.

Abercrombie’s Official Governor Portrait Unveiled

Abercrombie’s Official Governor Portrait Unveiled State of Hawaii

The official painting of former Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, an oil on canvas painting by Maui artist Kirk Kurokawa, was unveiled recently at a dedication ceremony in the Hawaii State Art Museum Sculpture Garden.

Live Video: Hawaiian Monk Seal Pup Cam

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Council Members Put Mayor’s Call For Sprinkler Retrofitting On Hold

They approve a call for a fire safety group established more than 10 years ago to reconvene.

Denby Fawcett: There Just Aren’t Enough Workers To Go Around In Hawaii

The state labor director calls it a “perfect storm” as restaurateurs and retailers struggle to recruit — and keep — employees.

Honolulu’s Potholes Are Costing Drivers — And Taxpayers — Millions

A 2016 study found the city had the 11th-worst roads among large urban areas, and residents pay more than the national average for related car repairs.

 

Honolulu Council Considers Another Expansion Of Sit-Lie Ban

To avoid legal challenges, the latest measure to keep the homeless off busy city sidewalks would apply only to commercial streets.

$16K Gift To Pay OHA Trustee’s Legal Fees Raises Ethical Questions

Trustee Rowena Akana, who’s in a legal battle with other board members, disclosed the money in a recent ethics report.

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Futile For Hawaii To Prepare For Nuclear Attack Flickr: driver Photographer

Futile For Hawaii To Prepare For Nuclear Attack

The U.S. Congress should urge negotiations between America and North Korea.

Science Exploited In The Global Warming Debate Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Science Exploited In The Global Warming Debate

Regardless of who is right, we should be planning and preparing for potential worst-case scenarios.

New State Tax Credit Is Temporary — But We Know How That Goes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New State Tax Credit Is Temporary — But We Know How That Goes

Hawaii’s Earned Income Tax Credit is intended to help the middle class, but implementing and administering it could prove problematic.

Where Flows The Water Of Kane? The Trust for Public Land

Where Flows The Water Of Kane?

Restoring and protecting the freshwater Kanewai Spring on Oahu.