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Missing Data Plagues Military Training Plans In The Marianas Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Missing Data Plagues Military Training Plans In The Marianas

A Navy plan to bomb Pagan and put a destructive artillery range on Tinian overlooks many potential impacts and suggests little to make up for the destruction.

Guam: Many In This Military Outpost Welcome More Troops Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Guam: Many In This Military Outpost Welcome More Troops

The military buildup is expected to help Guam’s economy. But will it make the island a target as well?

More Political Power For The Marianas? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More Political Power For The Marianas?

Some residents of Guam and the Northern Marianas Islands think it may be time to change the political relationship with the U.S.

Tinian: ‘We Believed In America’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tinian: ‘We Believed In America’

Most of Tinian is already under lease to the military. But residents who were expecting a base may now get multiple live-fire ranges that could destroy the island’s environment and devastate its tourism economy.

The Fight To Save Pagan Island From US Bombs Dan Lin/Civil Beat

The Fight To Save Pagan Island From US Bombs

Pagan residents made it through Spanish colonization, Japanese occupation, World War II and a volcanic eruption. Now many just want to go home again.

FDM: This Island Has Been Military Target Practice For Decades Courtesy of the Department of Defense

FDM: This Island Has Been Military Target Practice For Decades

Military officials say they are protecting bird species and other wildlife by confining the target practice to one part of the small island.

Can These Islands Survive America’s Military Pivot To Asia? Dan Lin/Civil Beat

Can These Islands Survive America’s Military Pivot To Asia?

The Mariana Islands are still littered with dangerous debris left over from World War II but now, with an eye toward China, the U.S. wants to vastly increase its military presence there.

Apply To Work At Honolulu City Hall CORYLUM

Apply To Work At Honolulu City Hall

The Democratic mayor’s appointments include department directors, deputy directors, secretaries and the staff of the mayor’s and managing director’s offices.

Hawaii GMO Seed Companies Win Big In Appeals Court Rulings Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

Hawaii GMO Seed Companies Win Big In Appeals Court Rulings

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals concludes that Hawaii counties don’t have the right to regulate agriculture.

Terminix, Monsanto Investigated For Pesticide Misuse In Hawaii Zeynel Cebeci/Wikimedia Commons

Terminix, Monsanto Investigated For Pesticide Misuse In Hawaii

The EPA is also looking into alleged pesticide violations at Wonder Farm in Waianae. Meanwhile, a probe of Syngenta continues.

Honolulu Council Members, Prosecutor Fend Off Challengers Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Honolulu Council Members, Prosecutor Fend Off Challengers

Kobayashi, Manahan, Menor and Kaneshiro won re-election by wide margins.

Honolulu Voters Say No To Longer Terms For Mayor, Council City and County of Honolulu

Honolulu Voters Say No To Longer Terms For Mayor, Council

But most of the other charter amendments were passing handily, including more police oversight and money for the Honolulu Zoo.