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Big Island: Saving Reefs One Sunscreen Container At A Time

Beachgoers respond favorably when a nonprofit offers to swap their products containing oxybenzone for other sunscreens considered reef-safe.

Letters: Mainland Views On Kauai Floods

Out-of-staters share their aloha for the Garden Island and their appreciation for Civil Beat flood coverage.

Co-Defendant In UH Concert Scam Gets 2 Months In Jail

He’s the second person sentenced this month in connection with a bogus promotion for a Stevie Wonder performance.

Here’s Why The Weather Experts Didn’t See The Kauai Storm Coming

The rain-laden system was hard to track because it wasn’t large-scale, like a tropical storm. And Hawaii weather is just hard to predict.

Study: Few Hawaii Students Have Access To After-School Meals

A new report by the Food Research & Action Center shows Hawaii near the bottom in terms of serving an after-school supper to low-income students.

Community Voices

Lowering The Voting Age Should Be Our Next Great Cause Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lowering The Voting Age Should Be Our Next Great Cause

Issues such as the minimum wage, school safety and sexual harassment require expanding our electorate.

Hawaii Democrats Have Failed Criminal Justice Reform

Hawaii Democrats Have Failed Criminal Justice Reform

Any real change to the system will require a major political realignment of the one-party state.

Kauai Storm Was Bad And Ugly, But The Good Was Overwhelming Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Kauai Storm Was Bad And Ugly, But The Good Was Overwhelming

As terrible as the flooding has been, the crisis was managed competently and selflessly.

Kupuna Caregivers Program Deserves More Money Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kupuna Caregivers Program Deserves More Money

Better support for Hawaii caregivers and home care is a no-brainer.