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Courtney Teague

Longtime Lawmaker Faces Primary Fight In ‘Forgotten’ District Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

Longtime Lawmaker Faces Primary Fight In ‘Forgotten’ District

In Kalihi, veteran legislator John Mizuno is challenged by Ikaika Hussey, publisher of the Hawaii Independent.
State Sued Over Kauai Pesticides Earthjustice

State Sued Over Kauai Pesticides

An environmental law group sues the Department of Agriculture over pesticides detected in local waters at popular sites.
Old Rivals And A Newcomer Compete For Mililani House Seat Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Old Rivals And A Newcomer Compete For Mililani House Seat

Will the GOP incumbent switch parties? Can an ex-representative fend off a newcomer in the Democratic primary? Does Mililani care?
How Social Media Is Used To Fight Aloha Abuse Michael Loftin/808 Cleanups

How Social Media Is Used To Fight Aloha Abuse

Volunteer groups go on Facebook and other platforms to organize cleanups and let the public know how some natural areas are trashed.
Rebidding Classroom AC Work Jon Callas/Flickr.com

Rebidding Classroom AC Work

The Department of Education rejected steep bids for its air conditioning project in hopes of getting better prices and cooling more classrooms.
Hepatitis Outbreak On Oahu Steven Depolo/Flickr.com

Hepatitis Outbreak On Oahu

A dozen adults on the island were infected with hepatitis A, and half of them were hospitalized.
Care Home Rules Subject of Lawsuit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Care Home Rules Subject of Lawsuit

The suit seeks to reunite an elderly couple, but officials have warned against widespread exceptions in the law.
Military’s New Transgender Policy Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Military’s New Transgender Policy

Both transgender and female service members can now serve in any role, strengthening the Department of Defense's gender equality efforts.
Ige Signs Act Prohibiting Most Ivory Sales in Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Signs Act Prohibiting Most Ivory Sales in Hawaii

Retailers of products made out of endangered species have one year to purge their inventory before the sales are banned.
Threatened Veto Baffles Social-Media Bill Advocates PDPics

Threatened Veto Baffles Social-Media Bill Advocates

Gov. Ige said he'll veto a bill to stop employers from accessing employee's personal accounts, leaving supporters wondering: What went wrong?
Three More Monitoring Wells To Be Built Near Red Hill Fuel Spill Site Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Three More Monitoring Wells To Be Built Near Red Hill Fuel Spill Site

The wells will be built on U.S. Navy and Honolulu Board of Water Supply land near where 27,000 gallons of fuel spilled.
Why UH Won’t Always Admit What Dangerous Viruses It’s Researching Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why UH Won’t Always Admit What Dangerous Viruses It’s Researching

UPDATED: In some cases, the labs make public announcements about viruses. In other cases, the work is shrouded in secrecy due to federal regulations.