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Courtney Teague

Chief Justice: Hawaii Environmental Court ‘Very Successful’ In First Year Courtney Teague / Civil Beat

Chief Justice: Hawaii Environmental Court ‘Very Successful’ In First Year

Before establishing it here, officials looked at the environmental courts in India. That country's laws were discussed at a conference in Honolulu.
Bill Signed On Overfishing Penalty Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill Signed On Overfishing Penalty

At the University of Hawaii Law School, Gov. David Ige signed a bill designed to educate the public about the state's aquatic life laws.
Regulation Of Uber, Lyft Coming Too Slowly, Taxi Executive Complains Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Regulation Of Uber, Lyft Coming Too Slowly, Taxi Executive Complains

The companies are flouting a rule that says they can't drive customers to and from the airport, says Howard Higa of The Cab.
New Pick For Board Of Education Hawaii Governor's Office

New Pick For Board Of Education

Gov. David Ige appoints Kenneth Uemura to the board replacing Amy Asselbaye, and reappoints Brian DeLima.
Coral Reefs In the Spotlight As Research Project, Symposium Loom Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Coral Reefs In the Spotlight As Research Project, Symposium Loom

Experts will talk about the plight of reefs at an Honolulu conference just as researchers look to revolutionize how they're studied.
‘I’m Going To Live For Those 50 People’ Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

‘I’m Going To Live For Those 50 People’

Hawaii's LGBT community mourns the loss of life in Orlando, but also talks about discrimination and political change.
Environmental Report For Dairy Project Flickr: Steven Zolneczko

Environmental Report For Dairy Project

Hawaii Dairy Farms releases an Environmental Impact Statement dealing with a proposed 557-acre dairy farm on Kauai.
School Year To Bring New Policies For Hawaii’s Transgender Students Flickr

School Year To Bring New Policies For Hawaii’s Transgender Students

From bathroom usage to parental notification, island schools are "places of aloha," deputy superintendent tells school board.
Ige Announces Hawaii Education Summit John Hook

Ige Announces Hawaii Education Summit

The Every Student Succeeds Act and other major topics in the education field will take center stage at next month's conference.
Future Of Hawaii Capitol’s Reflecting Pools Is As Murky As The Water Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Future Of Hawaii Capitol’s Reflecting Pools Is As Murky As The Water

Dead fish float in the greenish-brown pools, which have long been a headache for state maintenance workers.
Blood Bank Tries To Prepare For Potential Zika Outbreak Wikimedia Commons

Blood Bank Tries To Prepare For Potential Zika Outbreak

A lack of approved tests for Zika or dengue leave few good options to protect Hawaii's blood supply in a major outbreak.
Environmental Law Group Threatens Suit Over Pesticides On Kauai Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Environmental Law Group Threatens Suit Over Pesticides On Kauai

Earthjustice demands the Department of Agriculture get a Clean Water Act permit or halt chemical pollution on the west side of Kauai.