August 2017

August 18, 2017

Hawaii Gov. David Ige Talks Schools With Civil Beat Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Gov. David Ige Talks Schools With Civil Beat

The governor is pleased with the selection of the new superintendent, but says he played no role in her selection or the ouster of her predecessor.

The Trouble With Trash For Local Volunteers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Trouble With Trash For Local Volunteers

The city has one disposal location for nonprofits throwing out trash from cleanups of public areas, but nonprofits say it’s too far too drive.

Hawaii DOE: Progress Made On Hiring More School Bus Drivers Ground Transport, Inc. website

Hawaii DOE: Progress Made On Hiring More School Bus Drivers

The shortage of qualified drivers on Maui and Kauai has left many students facing long waits for a ride to school.

Muslim Worker Sues Hawaiian Telcom For Discrimination Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Muslim Worker Sues Hawaiian Telcom For Discrimination

A former employee says he was called the “Mad Iranian” and subjected to other anti-Muslim taunts.

August 17, 2017

Search Area Expands For Missing Army Helicopter Off Hawaii AP

Search Area Expands For Missing Army Helicopter Off Hawaii

The Coast Guard is now searching up to 50 miles off Hawaii.

The Untimely Death Of A Marshall Islands Visionary Hilary Hosia

The Untimely Death Of A Marshall Islands Visionary

Author Jon Letman sat down with Mattlan Zackhras last year for a wide-ranging conversation on his vision and hope for the tiny island nation.

How A Princess’s Embattled Fortune Could Become A Massive Native Hawaiian Charity Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How A Princess’s Embattled Fortune Could Become A Massive Native Hawaiian Charity

Four other trusts, derived from the wealth of Native Hawaiian royalty, support a wide range of philanthropies and hold vast business interests.

Hey Mom And Dad, ‘Screen Time’ Isn’t Always A Waste Of Time Do not use Again

Hey Mom And Dad, ‘Screen Time’ Isn’t Always A Waste Of Time

Remember that kids do all kinds of positive things with digital media.

Neal Milner: Two Movements That Are Transforming Conservative Thought Flickr: Michael Vadon

Neal Milner: Two Movements That Are Transforming Conservative Thought

American greatness aligned itself with Trump. The socially conservative Benedict Option pretty much rejects conventional politics.

Census To Count Micronesians In Hawaii, US Territories Mark Edward Harris/Civil Beat

Census To Count Micronesians In Hawaii, US Territories

The number of  COFA migrants will determine how much the money the regions receive to compensate for health care, education and other costs. 

The Resistance Is Here To Stay Indivisible Hawaii

The Resistance Is Here To Stay

It’s time to have a real conversation. Because status quo is no longer an option.

August 16, 2017

5 Missing After Army Helicopter Goes Down KITV

5 Missing After Army Helicopter Goes Down

Search crews found parts of a fuselage and a helmet in the debris field west of Kaena Point off Oahu

Chinatown Has A New Shelter For The Homeless Mentally Ill Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Chinatown Has A New Shelter For The Homeless Mentally Ill

Not everyone is happy about the relocation of the Safe Haven shelter to a new spot four blocks away.

UH Should Save Ka Leo — And Bring It Into The Digital Age

UH Should Save Ka Leo — And Bring It Into The Digital Age

The university should raise fees to keep the near-broke student newspaper afloat, but find a new business model.

Audit: Some Honolulu Garbage Workers Take Excessive Sick Leave, OT Department of Environmental Services

Audit: Some Honolulu Garbage Workers Take Excessive Sick Leave, OT

The Department of Environmental Services lacks the resources to ensure residents follow the rules, a city audit found.

August 15, 2017

Fight For Hawaiian Royalty’s Fortune Pulls AG Into The Fray Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Fight For Hawaiian Royalty’s Fortune Pulls AG Into The Fray

The agency says it has a legal obligation to protect Native Hawaiian beneficiaries of Abigail Kawananakoa’s charity.

Sen. Brian Schatz: Trump Is ‘Not My President’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Sen. Brian Schatz: Trump Is ‘Not My President’

The Hawaii Democrat tweeted, “As a Jew, as an American, as a human, words cannot express my disgust and disappointment.”

Hawaii Tourists Are Drowning At Nine Times The Rate Of Locals Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Tourists Are Drowning At Nine Times The Rate Of Locals

The 92 drowning deaths in 2016 represented a slight decrease from the previous year, but was slightly above average for the decade.

Brittany Lyte: Kauai’s Shifting Sands Offer Clues To Beach’s Future Brittany Lyte/ Civil Beat

Brittany Lyte: Kauai’s Shifting Sands Offer Clues To Beach’s Future

A local scientist is trying to understand how development might affect Wailua beach near the Coco Palms resort site.

Will Native Hawaiians Be The Victims In This Fight Over A Royal Fortune? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will Native Hawaiians Be The Victims In This Fight Over A Royal Fortune?

The legacy of a Hawaiian princess who has spent her life supporting Hawaiian causes is at stake in a struggle over control of her $200 million estate.

Hawaii Pot Shops To Reopen This Week Dank Depot via Flickr

Hawaii Pot Shops To Reopen This Week

Hawaii dispensaries are frustrated that the health department hasn’t been more open with the certification status of marijuana testing labs.

August 14, 2017

Hawaii Lawmakers Not Sold On Rail Tax Extension Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Not Sold On Rail Tax Extension

Legislators attending a briefing Monday appeared more favorable to tapping hotel tax money to help pay for the $10 billion rail line.

North Korea Standoff Renews Push To Rethink Guam’s Government AP

North Korea Standoff Renews Push To Rethink Guam’s Government

Some want statehood for the U.S territory, some want independence and others seek to shrink the American military presence.

Tom Yamachika: The Grand Skim Of Things, Part 2 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: The Grand Skim Of Things, Part 2

There are more loopholes in Central Services Skim obligations than a Swiss cheese.

Health Beat: Opioid Addiction Less Likely If We Start With Smaller Doses Be.Futureproof/Flickr

Health Beat: Opioid Addiction Less Likely If We Start With Smaller Doses

The FDA is looking at lowering the amount of nicotine in cigarettes, and the same approach could be used for painkillers.