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The Shepherd Of The Harbor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Shepherd Of The Harbor

Twinkle Borge rules the Waianae homeless camp with a strength and compassion that comes from her long experience with homelessness.
Houseless Not Homeless: It’s All About The Choices You Make Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Houseless Not Homeless: It’s All About The Choices You Make

The truth is that people who are so inclined will make a home wherever they live. And some will even build a community.
This Waianae Homeless Camp Is Not What You’d Expect Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This Waianae Homeless Camp Is Not What You’d Expect

For years, a “village” hidden in the woods of West Oahu has quietly been home to dozens of homeless families.
Jay: ‘I’m Just Not Done Yet’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Jay: ‘I’m Just Not Done Yet’

An addiction to methamphetamine has contributed to the homeless life.
Tita: ‘I Love The Free Life’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tita: ‘I Love The Free Life’

Tita, who has made her home in The Harbor for more than a decade, says she's happy with the freedom it affords her.
WalletHub: Hawaii a Tough Place to Teach

WalletHub: Hawaii a Tough Place to Teach

Website ranks the Aloha State as one of the worst places in the nation in terms of schoolteacher working conditions.
Bringing Back Waianae’s Floating Classroom Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bringing Back Waianae’s Floating Classroom

An organization is working to restore E Ala voyaging canoe and create educational opportunities for students on the Leeward Coast.
Federal Grant Aids False Killer Whales Cascadia Research

Federal Grant Aids False Killer Whales

NOAA grant will help study false killer whales in Hawaii, and support conservation efforts.
Mainland Butterfly Populates Hawaii Francis Joy / University of Hawaii

Mainland Butterfly Populates Hawaii

UH researchers say the butterfly, first spotted on Oahu in 2013, can now be found on at least five other islands.
BOE Plans Rare Evening Meeting Cory Lum/Civil Beat

BOE Plans Rare Evening Meeting

The Hawaii Board of Education hopes to increase attendance by scheduling a meeting outside of business hours in October.
Cool Our Keiki Rallies Planned PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Cool Our Keiki Rallies Planned

A Facebook group plans to protest the lack of air conditioning in public schools on Friday.
Obama’s AAPI Commission Visits Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Obama’s AAPI Commission Visits Hawaii

The President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is making its first-ever visit to Hawaii this week.