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Courtney Teague

Hawaii Hopes To Pick Up The Pace In Cooling Classrooms Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Hopes To Pick Up The Pace In Cooling Classrooms

The Department of Education has started to make a dent in Gov. David Ige’s promise to cool 1,000 classrooms — but at what cost?

Mainland Students Could Be An ‘Economic Driver’ For Hawaii PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Mainland Students Could Be An ‘Economic Driver’ For Hawaii

Some lawmakers want the University of Hawaii to attract more out-of-state students who pay higher tuition as well as diversify the campuses.

Bills For Free UH Tuition Clear First House Committee Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bills For Free UH Tuition Clear First House Committee

A set of bills aim to make the state pay UH tuition for needy students.

Audit: Some DOE Employees Still Start Work Before Being Cleared Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

Audit: Some DOE Employees Still Start Work Before Being Cleared

A new report reveals that hiring practices for some employees have gotten worse, not better, in the past four years.

Student-Led Trump Protests Set Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Student-Led Trump Protests Set

After Trump takes the oath, a UH Manoa group is planning campus workshops and protest marches throughout Honolulu.

Hawaii Sued By Supporters Of Medical Aid In Dying Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Sued By Supporters Of Medical Aid In Dying

The plaintiffs, including terminally ill lobbyist John Radcliffe, are also hoping to convince the Legislature to take action this session.

Your Guide To Tracking The 2017 Hawaii Legislature PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Your Guide To Tracking The 2017 Hawaii Legislature

The islands’ 25 senators and 51 representatives will back in action before you know it. Keeping up with them is everybody’s business.

After-School Program Helps Palolo’s Kids Find Their Way Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

After-School Program Helps Palolo’s Kids Find Their Way

The Palolo Ohana Learning Center helps children overcome stereotypes and other challenges facing immigrant families

Dole Street Called ‘A Big Slap In The Face’ For Hawaiian Students Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

Dole Street Called ‘A Big Slap In The Face’ For Hawaiian Students

The road name is a painful reminder for Native Hawaiians of the monarchy’s overthrow, according to a student group.

Hoping For A Queen Theater Comeback In Kaimuki Nick R. Martin/Civil Beat

Hoping For A Queen Theater Comeback In Kaimuki

Community members yearn for the venue’s revival. Now two artist/restauranteurs may have the inside track to getting it done.

Anti-Trump Protest In Waikiki: Peace, Aloha And ‘Rebellion’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Anti-Trump Protest In Waikiki: Peace, Aloha And ‘Rebellion’

Motorists honked in support and some of the onlookers joined the procession from Kapiolani Park to a Trump hotel.

Hawaii’s General Election Turnout Dipped To 58.3 Percent This Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s General Election Turnout Dipped To 58.3 Percent This Year

The last presidential election in 2012 attracted a 61.9 percent turnout, but that ballot included Hawaii-born Barack Obama.