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Congressmen Seek Investigation Of Hawaii Fishing Practices Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Congressmen Seek Investigation Of Hawaii Fishing Practices

They claim Hawaii’s longline fishing fleet is improperly using an exemption to federal law to employ foreign fishermen.

Activist: Officials Care More About Fish Than People Aboard Ships Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Activist: Officials Care More About Fish Than People Aboard Ships

Critics say the longline fleet’s tuna catch can be a “product of slavery,” but an industry leader said most crews are managed humanely.

Project Preserves The Voices And Stories Of Pearl Harbor Survivors National Archives

Project Preserves The Voices And Stories Of Pearl Harbor Survivors

The Veterans History Project is still seeking oral histories produced by friends and relatives of service members who survived the attack.

Tulsi Gabbard Talks With Trump About Syria And Terrorism Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tulsi Gabbard Talks With Trump About Syria And Terrorism

Although some media are reporting she’s under consideration for posts in the new administration, Gabbard says she just wanted to talk about foreign policy concerns.

Kirstin Downey: Ignore The Working Class At Your Own Peril Lane Pearman/Flickr.com

Kirstin Downey: Ignore The Working Class At Your Own Peril

So many people are employed but still struggling financially, and Trump was the only one loudly promising to shake things up.

Kirstin Downey: Welcome To TrumpWorld Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Kirstin Downey: Welcome To TrumpWorld

Donald Trump’s presidency could be both good news and bad news for Hawaii.

Report: Vets Faring Better In Hawaii, But There’s Work To Do U.S. Navy

Report: Vets Faring Better In Hawaii, But There’s Work To Do

Wait times for health care have decreased, but logistical problems still hinder services, according to the VA.

Kirstin Downey: Advocates Say Domestic Violence Bills Fall Short Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kirstin Downey: Advocates Say Domestic Violence Bills Fall Short

Advocates for domestic violence victims say U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard didn’t consult with them before introducing her bill.

Kirstin Downey: Here’s What Hawaii’s Housing Crisis Looks Like PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Kirstin Downey: Here’s What Hawaii’s Housing Crisis Looks Like

Hawaii opened up its Section 8 housing applications for the first time in 10 years. The response was overwhelming.

Kirstin Downey: US Labor Dept. To Look At Fish Fleet Conditions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kirstin Downey: US Labor Dept. To Look At Fish Fleet Conditions

The Labor Department is reaching out to other agencies to figure out what to do about foreign workers on fishing vessels in Hawaii who are being paid as little as 70 cents an hour.