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Once-Plentiful Hawaii Bird Now Protected By Endangered Species Act

The ‘i’iwi, or scarlet honeycreeper, was widespread until a warming planet constricted its habitat.

Homeless Swept From Perches Atop Diamond Head Cliffs

Some of the 13 occupied camps had tents hanging down the sides of the cliffs and were reachable only by ropes.

Man Accused Of Disrupting Flight Wants His Hearing Closed To The Public

A judge agreed to take testimony on the request after The Associated Press objected to a closed proceeding.

The Estimated Cost Of Honolulu Rail Just Dropped By $1 Billion

A $10 billion figure was often cited as rail’s total cost, but HART tells the feds it thinks it can finish the project for $9 billion.

Chad Blair: Should Hawaii Be More Like California?

The Golden State is at the vanguard of the Trump resistance and much more that the islands might aspire to — or not.

Community Voices

An Impatient Millennial Eats Crow, And Other Matters Cory Lum/Civil Beat

An Impatient Millennial Eats Crow, And Other Matters

To the author’s surprise, the Public Utilities Commission accepted Hawaiian Electric’s recent power supply improvement plan.

Save Our Limu: Uncle Henry’s Legacy Is Threatened Kuaaina Ulu Auamo

Save Our Limu: Uncle Henry’s Legacy Is Threatened

His fight to protect limu and the Ewa shore from the effects of development continues in Circuit Court.

The Choice To Stay In Hawaii Flickr: Brian Snelson

The Choice To Stay In Hawaii

A Kauai High School graduate resisted her sister’s plea to move to the mainland after graduation.

Tom Yamachika: Don’t Let Your Legislators Forget About You Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: Don’t Let Your Legislators Forget About You

If public participation is limited or barred, those doing the governing become no different than tyrants.