Questions Surface Over Integrity Of HPD Chief Candidate Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A well-known former Hawaii judge is raising a red flag about Honolulu police chief finalist Tommy Aiu. But no one will talk about what’s behind it.

Second Hawaii Cannabis Testing Lab Gets DOH Approval

Second Hawaii Cannabis Testing Lab Gets DOH Approval Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

Pharmlab Hawaii LLC, a private independent laboratory on Maui, “has been given the green light to begin testing medical cannabis from Hawaii’s licensed medical cannabis dispensaries and registered patients and caregivers,” the state Department of Health said Tuesday. Pharmlab is the second laboratory to receive state approval.

Trump In Honolulu Nov. 3, Pearl Harbor Visit Planned

Trump In Honolulu Nov. 3, Pearl Harbor Visit Planned Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

The White House on Monday announced that on Nov. 3, President Donald Trump will visit Hawaii and receive a briefing from the U.S. Pacific Command. He will also visit Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial.

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Study: Living In Hawaii Can Make You Less Prejudiced

A new UH study found that after nine months of living on Oahu, mainland students’ views on race shifted noticeably.

Two Honolulu Cops Face Felony Charges In Corruption Case

UPDATED: Both men made initial court appearances Monday after being charged in the two-year-long Justice Department investigation.

What Started The Marco Polo Fire Remains A Mystery

Honolulu fire investigators know where the Honolulu high-rise fire started and how it spread, but not what caused it.

North Korea Nuclear Threat: Viral Headlines Aren’t Scaring Hawaii Visitors Away

But a defense industry lobbyist wonders if Hawaii is waiting too long to raise the alarm.

Safe Zones For The Homeless Are Worth A Try

The state and two counties are giving serious consideration to puuhonua facilities that could house and help the homeless.

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Sweeping Parks Won’t Solve Homelessness Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Sweeping Parks Won’t Solve Homelessness

Resources spent on renovating and policing places like Kakaako Waterfront Park will be for naught unless we seriously address the root problems of homelessness.

We Need To Pay Attention To The New Hawaii Climate Commission Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

We Need To Pay Attention To The New Hawaii Climate Commission

Weather and climate disasters are growing larger, wetter, stronger and in some places, more often. This is not a coincidence.

Tom Yamachika: We Should Do More To Encourage Retirement Savings Flickr: Investment Zen

Tom Yamachika: We Should Do More To Encourage Retirement Savings

As a policy matter, we should give employers incentives to put something away for employees, just like parents do for their kids.

In Defense Of The Fishery Council Image couresy of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas

In Defense Of The Fishery Council

Wespac is not perfect, but without it the safeguarding of fish stocks would be a great deal worse.