Civil Beat Staff

Nathan Eagle

Nathan Eagle covers everything from state government and commercial fishing to ocean-related issues and politics as a reporter at Honolulu Civil Beat.

He moved to Oahu in March 2012 after he reached the self-proclaimed End of the World during a backpacking trip in South America. (Due to his respect for Hawaii laws regulating non-native and invasive species, he reluctantly decided against bringing back some penguins from Isla Magdalena.)

Before Nathan’s temporary departure from the northern hemisphere, he served as managing editor of The Garden Island. It was a position as environment reporter for this century-old daily newspaper on Kauai that lured him from his native Ohio in 2007.

He has won statewide and national awards for a series on ocean safety (Dying For Vacation), a series on unfunded liabilities (Pension Promises), data journalism, editorial writing, columns, photography, local news coverage and community reporting.

Nathan has degrees in journalism and Spanish from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. But he is perhaps more proud of the proverbial badges of honor he earned after diving with a dozen bull sharks in Fiji, summiting Long’s Peak in Colorado and hiking up Vulcan Villarrica in Chile.

He looks forward to continuing to serve the public in Hawaii while hopefully finding a few spare moments to enjoy the vibrant cultural activities and natural escapes that the islands offer.

Nathan warmly welcomes any and all story ideas and feedback. News tips are appreciated. You can send them directly to or anonymously using this Tipbox link, which uses automatic encryption. (NOTE: If you send a tip through Tipbox I cannot respond unless there’s contact information in the body of the message.)

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February 2018

Tuesday, February 20

The Only Three Legislative Committees You’ll Almost Never See On TV

Monday, February 12

Report: Public Is Being Shut Out On Critical State Information

Another Delay Sought For Surprise Care Home Inspections

Thursday, February 8

10 Drownings In 3 Weeks: Will Hawaii Lawmakers Boost Ocean Safety Now?

Monday, February 5

Legislature Keeps Written Testimony Under Wraps Til The Last Minute

Friday, February 2

Chin To Serve As Lieutenant Governor While Running For Congress

January 2018

Wednesday, January 31

Ige Leads Hanabusa In Campaign Fundraising For Governor’s Race

Medical Aid In Dying: ‘The Political Risk Is Not Passing It’

Tuesday, January 30

House Speaker Doesn’t Want Lieutenant Governor Job Either

Here’s How The State Could End Up Owning Your Oceanfront Property

Senators To Stores: Don’t Kick People Out In Emergencies

Friday, January 26

Six Recent Drownings On Maui Heighten Ocean Safety Concerns

Tuesday, January 23

Why Hawaii’s Unlicensed Elder Care Industry Is Out Of Control

Friday, January 19

County Mayors: We Want More Power To Tax

Here’s How Climate Change Is Already Threatening Hawaii

Wednesday, January 17

Legislature Convenes Amid Buzz Over False Missile Alert

Tuesday, January 16

What We’ll Be Watching At The Hawaii Legislature

Wednesday, January 10

Lawmakers, Health Officials Point To Each Other For Cesspool Answers

Hawaii Health Programs Brace For Federal Budget Cuts

Monday, January 8

Legislature Gets An Extra $13M To Spend This Session

Tuesday, January 2

Economists: Financial Challenges Are Looming For Hawaii

December 2017

Wednesday, December 27

‘From Bad To Worse:’ Hawaii’s $1.75 Billion Cesspool Problem

Tuesday, December 26

More Tuna For Hawaii Fishing Boats In 2018

Wednesday, December 20

‘Devastation’ Discovered In Deep Sea From Industrial Fishing

Monday, December 18

Ige Seeks $1.5 Billion Budget Hike For Infrastructure, Capital Improvements

Monday, December 11

Hawaii Longliners Are Paying Big Bucks To Go Over Quota

Monday, December 4

The Last Wild Place

October 2017

Wednesday, October 18

Hawaii Is Still Falling Short In Its Inspections Of Health Care Facilities

Monday, October 9

‘Ecological Roulette’: Almost 70 Species Rode Tsunami Debris To Hawaii

Tuesday, October 3

The State Of Coral In The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

September 2017

Thursday, September 28

State Agency Proposes Tripling Fees For Access To Public Records

Tuesday, September 19

Once-Plentiful Hawaii Bird Now Protected By Endangered Species Act

Papahanaumokuakea Isn’t Targeted By Trump — At Least So Far

Monday, September 18

Another Growing Threat To Hawaii’s Coral Reefs: Invasive Algae

Friday, September 15

Hawaii Hotels Airing New Ocean Safety Videos For Visitors

Monday, September 11

The Sex Life Of Coral: Why Scientists Think It Could Save Us All

Wednesday, September 6

Commercial Catching Of Aquarium Fish Halted By Hawaii Supreme Court

August 2017

Tuesday, August 15

Hawaii Tourists Are Drowning At Nine Times The Rate Of Locals

Friday, August 11

How Wespac Is Twisting Words To Allow More Fishing

Tuesday, August 8

Monk Seal Pup To Be Relocated From Waikiki Beach

Monday, August 7

Lawmakers Consider Having Neighbor Islands Help Pay For Oahu’s Troubled Rail Project

Thursday, August 3

Kauai Council Says No Thanks To $100K To Fight Climate Change

July 2017

Monday, July 31

Experts: Why Do So Many Hawaii Visitors Die Snorkeling?

Friday, July 28

Save Beaches Or Property? Climate Change Will Force Tough Choices

Wednesday, July 26

Kauai Man Gets 4 Years In Prison For Harassing Monk Seal

Emergency Meeting Held To Oppose Trump Weakening Marine Monuments

Monday, July 24

We Do Practically Nothing To Control Wild Cats Threatening Rare Seals And Birds

Tuesday, July 11

Hawaii Governor Vetoes Aquarium Fishing Bill, 12 Others

Friday, July 7

Legislature Schedules Special Session On Rail Funding In Late August

Ige Signs Bill To Unite Married Couple In Care Facility For Elderly

June 2017

Friday, June 30

Why The Fishing Industry Wants More Say On Papahanaumokuakea

Wednesday, June 28

Hawaii Loses A Fishery Council Seat After Governor’s Fumble

Tuesday, June 27

Blown Deadlines Weaken Hawaii’s Voice On Federal Fishery Council

Friday, June 23

DLNR Urges Ige To Veto Bill Phasing Out Aquarium Fishing In Hawaii

Monday, June 19

Legislature Plans To Hold Special Session On Honolulu Rail Funding

Friday, June 16

535 Scientists Want Trump To Leave Hawaii’s Marine Monument Alone

Thursday, June 15

It Looks Like Another Good Year For Hawaii Tuna Fishermen

Tuesday, June 13

Is Hawaii Aquarium Fishing Headed For A ‘Slow-Motion Shutdown’?

Wednesday, June 7

Civil Beat Poll: Support Is Strong In Hawaii For Medical Aid In Dying

Tuesday, June 6

Civil Beat Poll: Gov. David Ige Could Be In Trouble In 2018

Thursday, June 1

Pulling Out Of Climate Accord Will Hit Hawaii Hard, Officials Say

Corals Are Dying At Hawaii’s Most Popular Snorkeling Spot

May 2017

Tuesday, May 30

State Tax Collections Still Predicted To Grow Slightly

How Did Donovan Dela Cruz Just Become Hawaii’s Most Powerful Senator?

Tuesday, May 23

Counties: ‘We Got Screwed’ By The Legislature On Lifeguard Protection

Friday, May 19

Hawaii Public Utilities Commission Gets A New Member — For Now

Thursday, May 18

Saiki: New House Leadership Is ‘The Face Of Hawaii’

April 2017

Monday, April 24

Passage Of State Budget Bill Breaks The Legislative Logjam — For Now

Friday, April 21

Committee Rejects Governor’s Choice For Utilities Commission

Tuesday, April 18

Deal Reached In Dispute Over Waimea River Water Diversion

Monday, April 17

The Fight Over Papahanaumokuakea Just Escalated

Thursday, April 13

100,000 Pounds Of Debris Hauled Out Of Papahanaumokuakea

Wednesday, April 12

Counties Pressure State To Protect Lifeguards From Lawsuits

Tuesday, April 11

House Legislators Clash Over Bill To Trim Judges’ Pensions

Lawmakers May Put Brakes On Hawaii’s Aquarium Fish Industry

Monday, April 10

Counties Threaten To Pull Lifeguards Over Fear Of Lawsuits

Thursday, April 6

Most Hawaii House Members Won’t Say Where They Stand On Aid In Dying

Monday, April 3

‘Terrible’ Report On Care Home Inspections Is Finally In

March 2017

Thursday, March 23

Maui Energy Conference: ‘What Type Of Place Are We Trying To Create?’

Wednesday, March 22

Why Hawaii Must Become More Energy Resilient

Illegal Care Homes Are A Growing Problem In Hawaii

Friday, March 17

In Search of Hawaii’s Mysterious False Killer Whales

Thursday, March 16

Counties To Track Equipment Used In Snorkeling Deaths

Monday, March 13

State Revenue Forecast Drops By $250 Million

Wednesday, March 8

How One Woman’s Snorkeling Death Might Help Save Lives

Friday, March 3

Coast Guard, Navy Board 16 Ships To Enforce Fishing Laws

Thursday, March 2

Ban On Many Sunscreen Products Likely To Pass In Hawaii Senate

February 2017

Tuesday, February 21

How Hawaii Is Saving Whales From Fishermen And Tourists

Monday, February 13

How Ige Plans To Cut $220 Million From His Budget

Thursday, February 9

Hawaii Governor Appoints Former Campaign Manager To Be Judge

Report: Public Records Agency Slower Than Ever With Appeals

Wednesday, February 8

Hawaii Lawmakers May Triple Fines For Speeding, Cell-Phone Use, DUI

Thursday, February 2

Judge: Blacked-Out Health Department Reports Are Worthless

Environmental Council Wants Hawaii To Redefine Success

January 2017

Tuesday, January 31

Hawaiian Electric Revives Three Oahu Solar Projects

How A Big Island Family’s Tragedy Is Saving Lives Today

Thursday, January 26

Money Sought To Protect Watersheds And Grow More Food

Tuesday, January 24

Scientists See ‘Glimmer Of Hope’ For Hawaiian Monk Seals

Monday, January 23

Lawmakers Demand Answers To Honolulu Rail’s Ballooning Costs

Friday, January 20

Efforts Underway To Rid Hawaii Of Coral-Damaging Sunscreen

Potholes, Lost Inmate Property, Falling Ceiling Cost Taxpayers

Tuesday, January 17

Fiji Is Showing Off Its Sharks — Should Hawaii Do The Same?

Thursday, January 12

Is Hawaii Spending Enough To Protect Its Natural Resources?

Wednesday, January 11

More Money Sought To Fix Hawaii’s Harbors, Airports And Roads

Tuesday, January 10

Hawaii Pension Fund Shortfall Hits $12 Billion

Thursday, January 5

Nurse Aide Slaps Dementia Patient

Meet Hawaii’s Newest Lawmaker

Wednesday, January 4

Cinch Up The Belt: State Budget Forecast Drops By $155 Million

December 2016

Friday, December 30

Fifth Whale Carcass Washes Ashore

Senators Question Whether PUC Member Had Conflicts Of Interest

Thursday, December 29

Hawaii’s Public Records Agency Is Picking Up The Pace A Bit

Tuesday, December 27

Man Pleads Not Guilty In Attack On Albatrosses

Year Of The Tuna: A Quota Showdown Looms In 2017

Friday, December 23

Hawaiian Electric’s New Plan: 100 Percent Renewable By 2040

Wednesday, December 21

Hawaii Environmental Council Is Finally Playing With A Full Deck

Friday, December 16

Wespac Still Pushing Obama To Lift Marine Monument’s Fishing Ban

Friday, December 9

Fisheries Commission Takes Steps To Keep Observers Safe

Thursday, December 8

Tuna Commission’s ‘Glacial’ Pace Suits Some In Industry Just Fine

Wednesday, December 7

Uncertainty Over Trump Won’t Derail Palau’s Marine Reserve Plans

Tuesday, December 6

Bula! Pacific Tuna Commission Gets To Work On Fishing Policies

November 2016

Wednesday, November 30

City Still Misuses Hanauma Bay Funds, Advocacy Group Says

Tuesday, November 29

Hawaii Senate Reveals Committee Chairs For Next Session

Monday, November 28

Will Trump Be Able To Undo Papahanaumokuakea?

Tuesday, November 22

Film Tax Credit Benefitting Hawaii?

Hawaii House Unveils Lineup Of Committee Chairs

Hawaii Environmental Leaders Worry About The Trump Years

Friday, November 18

Ige Taps New State Comptroller

Thursday, November 17

Hawaii Union Works To Overthrow State House Leaders

Tuesday, November 15

Hawaii State Rep. Clift Tsuji Dies

Monday, November 14

House Adds To Leadership Team

Beware Of Big Brown Globs In The Waters Off Hawaii Beaches

Thursday, November 10

Hawaii Senate Shuffles Leadership, Braces For Trump Presidency

Kauai Logs 12th Drowning Of 2016 — Twice As Many As Last Year

Tuesday, November 8

Voters Split On Making Changes To State Constitution

Chang Tops Slom In Race To Unseat Hawaii’s Only GOP Senator

Friday, November 4

Chang Raises, Spends 3 Times More Than Slom In Senate Race

Wednesday, November 2

What Should The State Do With Any Surplus Funds?

October 2016

Friday, October 28

Competitive Races Are The Exceptions In Hawaii Legislature

Thursday, October 27

Shoo-In Candidates For Congress Raise Nearly $1M, Spend More

Wednesday, October 26

Fishermen Catch 11% More Bigeye Tuna Despite Overfishing Status

Monday, October 24

69 Percent Of Voters Want Feral Cats Removed From Hawaii

Friday, October 21

Hawaii Solar Project On Track

Thursday, October 20

Feds: Foreign Fishermen Have No Complaints Working On US Boats

Wednesday, October 19

Lawmakers: Hawaii Can Do More For Foreign Crews On US Boats

Fight Over Papahanaumokuakea Expansion Isn’t Over

Tuesday, October 18

Briefing On Fishing Labor Issues

Monday, October 17

Hawaii’s Longline Fishermen Pushing To Catch More Tuna

Friday, October 14

Fishery Council Downplays Worker Abuses On Hawaii Ships

Thursday, October 13

State May Reject Call For Reform After Report Of Fishing Abuses

Tuesday, October 11

Hawaii May Finally Get An Accurate Count Of Its Bottomfish

Monday, October 10

Overfishing? Hawaii Longliners Want Even More Tuna

Thursday, October 6

There’s A Big Mess At The Papahanaumokuakea Monument

Wednesday, October 5

Hawaii News Media Convinces Feds To Open ‘Fishing Slavery’ Meetings

Tuesday, October 4

Hawaiian Honored For Sustainable Seafood

September 2016

Friday, September 30

Advocates Applaud Fed Ruling That Elderly Can Sue Care Homes

Thursday, September 29

Hawaii Candidates Are Sick Of Answering So Many Questions

Wednesday, September 28

Species Added To Endangered List

Monday, September 26

Honolulu Misuses Hanauma Bay Funds, Nonprofit Group Claims

What Quota? Hawaii Longliners Are Fishing For Ahi Again

Thursday, September 22

State’s Fecal-Bacteria Testing To Close Kauai Beach

How Foreign Crews Are Able To Work Aboard US Fishing Boats

Tuesday, September 20

American Samoa Animals Protected

Fishing Industry Says It’s Working To Stop Abuse Of Foreign Crews

Monday, September 19

Hawaii’s Honeycreeper May Get Federal Protection

Thursday, September 15

Hawaii Rent Highest In Nation

Wednesday, September 14

Civil Rights Complaint: Pesticides Are Harming Native Hawaiians

Fishing Conditions Alarm Lawmakers

Friday, September 2

Climate Change: ‘If We Save Tuvalu, We Save The World’

Thursday, September 1

Ige On Water Protection: Don’t Stop At Papahanaumokuakea

Should Hawaii Be A ‘Guinea Pig’ In Gene Drive Technology?

August 2016

Wednesday, August 31

Obama In Honolulu: ‘No Nation Is Immune To A Changing Climate’

Tuesday, August 30

Madeline Downgraded To A Still-Dangerous Tropical Storm

Election Reveals Limits Of Hawaii’s Biggest Labor Union

Friday, August 26

Court: PUC Appointment Stands

Thursday, August 25

Obama Creates World’s Largest Protected Marine Area Off Hawaii

Hawaii Judge Mulls Legality Of Governor’s PUC Appointment

Ige Backs Monument Expansion

War Of Words Escalates As Monument Decision Nears

Wednesday, August 24

Analysis: Airbnb’s Effect On Rents

Tuesday, August 23

State Gets TRO Against Itself

No More Swimming With Dolphins?

Saturday, August 20

Hawaii GOP Chair Denounces His Own Party’s US House Nominee

Thursday, August 18

UH Preps For Conservation Event

Wednesday, August 17

IUCN Passes OK For Lawmakers

206 Cases Of Hepatitis A Confirmed

Hawaii’s State Of The Environment: Good, Bad And Ugly

Special Election Filing Period

How Cat Poop Is Killing Endangered Seals

Monday, August 15

Open Primary System Upheld

Saturday, August 13

Voters Returning Most Incumbents To The Legislature

Thursday, August 11

Tulsi Gabbard’s Rising Fortunes Didn’t Prevent A Feisty Challenge

Wednesday, August 10

Congressional Candidates Try To Stave Off A Hanabusa ‘Coronation’

Tuesday, August 9

Hawaii Is Suing Itself Over New Benefits Law

July 2016

Friday, July 29

Complaint: Top Federal Fisheries Official Shouldn’t Be Meddling In Marine Monument Debate

Councilman Campaigning To Unseat Big Island State Senator

Thursday, July 28

Can Late Senator’s Heir Hold Off Challengers In Big Island Race?

Wednesday, July 27

EPA Directs Hawaii To Warn Public About Polluted Beaches

Tuesday, July 26

‘That Ocean Belongs To Us,’ Former Governor Tells Feds

Monday, July 25

Advocates For Elderly Sue State Over Inspections Of Care Homes

Voters Have Options, For A Change, In Race For Open Kauai Seat

Wednesday, July 20

Legislature Overrides Ige’s Veto Of Maui Hospital Workers Bill

School Cleared In Ethics Case

Tuesday, July 19

Court Rules Against Elections Office In Ballot Shortage Case

Hawaiian Electric Scraps LNG Plan

How We’re Hurting Endangered Monk Seals

Monday, July 18

Meetings Set On Marine Monument

Labor Pains: Still No Deal On Bill To Assist Maui Hospital Workers

Friday, July 15

Former Governor, Chefs Protest Marine Monument Expansion

State Rejects Sale Of Hawaiian Electric to NextEra Energy

Thursday, July 14

Feds Want Public Input On Marine Monument Expansion

Wednesday, July 13

Longliners Have Nearly Pulled In Their 2016 Limit Of Bigeye Tuna

Tuesday, July 12

Investigation Sought After ‘Smear Complaint’ Against Utility Regulator

Lawmakers, Governor Seek Compromise On Maui Hospital Bill

Hawaii Governor Vetoes Airbnb Bill, Six Others

Friday, July 8

TMT ‘Seeking Alternatives’ To Hawaii

Thursday, July 7

Who’s Behind A Stealth Ad Against The Marine Monument Expansion?

Can 1,500 Scientists All Be Wrong?

Wednesday, July 6

Senate President Wants AG Opinion On Ige’s PUC Appointment

People Are Trashing Hawaii’s Public Places

Tuesday, July 5

Live Video From Deep In Marianas

Friday, July 1

Frustrated Champley ‘Considering Options’ After Removal From PUC

June 2016

Wednesday, June 29

Ige Replaces State Utility Regulator As NextEra Decision Looms

Tuesday, June 28

Ex-Maui Mayor Cravalho Dies At 90

Volkswagen Scandal: $10M For Hawaii

Bloomberg: NextEra Buying Oncor?

Monday, June 27

Airbnb Tax Bill Lands On Gov. David Ige’s Veto List

Friday, June 24

Pot Dispensary Scores Released

Senator To Propose Oxybenzone Ban

Why You Should Check Your Sunscreen Label Right Now

Thursday, June 23

Offshore Energy: Could Wind And Waves Power Oahu?

Tuesday, June 21

Should Scientists Researching Oceans Also Help Save Them?

Monday, June 20

HGEA’s Election Endorsements

Leader Makes Plea for Expanding Monument As Coral Symposium Starts

Tuesday, June 14

Why Is Hawaiian Electric Pulling The Plug On So Many Power Deals?

Monday, June 13

Coral Reefs In the Spotlight As Research Project, Symposium Loom

Tuesday, June 7

Djou Jumps Into Mayor’s Race; Aiona Opts Not To Run At All

Surviving Twin Charged With Murder

Would Hawaii Marine Monument Expansion Hurt The Tuna Industry?

Monday, June 6

‘Shark Infestation’ Affecting Fishers?

Thursday, June 2

Hanabusa: ‘I Am A Legislator At Heart’

Wednesday, June 1

Hawaiian Electric: It’s ‘Misconception’ That Merger Deal Expires Friday

May 2016

Friday, May 27

Legislature’s Multi-Million-Dollar Grant Program Remains ‘Mysterious’

Thursday, May 26

Pesticides In Hawaii: ‘There Is A Lot We Don’t Know’

Wednesday, May 25

Kauai Plane Crash Victims Identified

Tuesday, May 24

Ethics Investigation Ends In Penalty

Analysts: NextEra Deal Less Likely

Hanabusa To Run For Takai’s Seat In Congress?

Monday, May 23

Study: Tuna Fishers Could Save Sharks

5 Die In Fiery Kauai Plane Crash

Hawaii Lawmakers Again Balk At Ethics, Lobbying Reform

Friday, May 20

Study: Tiger Sharks Love Maui, But Rise In Bites May Be Random

Thursday, May 19

Hawaii Ethics Commission Picks Interim Director

Did Hawaii Lawmakers Do Enough To Protect The Elderly?

Wednesday, May 18

Hawaiian Electric Proposes LNG Import Plan, But Big Hurdles Loom

Tuesday, May 17

Maui Hospitals’ Privatization Halted

Slom To Seek Another Senate Term

Monday, May 16

Ward Seeks Re-Election And Looks To Put GOP Rumors To Rest

State: Fires, Drought Threaten Hawaii

Friday, May 13

Hawaii Sues Honda, Takata For Up To $700M Each Over Faulty Airbags

Thursday, May 12

Bill Would Help Elderly Age In Place

Hepatitis C Tests Offered For Kupuna

Hawaii Lawmakers To Obama: Don’t Grow Marine Monument

Wednesday, May 11

Ige Signs Dispute-Resolution Bill

Maui’s Decision On Lifeguard Pay Raises May Scuttle A Statewide Deal

Friday, May 6

‘Historical Moment’ With Solar Power Energy Storage System

Three Visitors Die In One Week

Thursday, May 5

2016 Session: AC For Schools, Help For Housing And Homeless

Momentum Builds To Expand NW Islands Marine Monument

Wednesday, May 4

Hawaii Ethics Commission Hiring Director

Governor Ige Grades Hawaii Lawmakers’ Work This Session

Legislature Passes Airbnb Bill, Others As Session Wanes

Tuesday, May 3

Ige Vetoes Experimental Drug Bill

Monday, May 2

Kona Land Resolution Gets Last-Minute Hearing

April 2016

Friday, April 29

Survival And Defeat: Hawaii Lawmakers Winnow Bills

Audit: Hawaiian Home Lands Improving

Thursday, April 28

Maui Water-Rights Bill Clears House

House, Senate Agree To $13.7 Billion State Spending Plan

The Hawaii House: Where Factions Determine Power And Influence

Wednesday, April 27

State To Give Counties $103 Million In Hotel Tax Money

Lawmakers Hesitant To Toughen Oversight Of Elder Care Facilities

Tuesday, April 26

More Money For Medicaid Patients

House, Senate Far Apart On Hotel Tax Bill

Monday, April 25

Visitor Drowns Swimming Off Kauai

Friday, April 22

$4 Million OK’d For Conservation Event

Les Kondo Confirmed As State Auditor

Thursday, April 21

Hawaii Budgets $1 Million To Fight Dengue Fever, Zika Virus

Wednesday, April 20

Think Twice Before Stealing That Urn

Tuesday, April 19

Hawaii Lawmakers Give $10 Million To Preschool Program

Not So Public: Hey DLNR, We’re Still Waiting For That Info On Commercial Tours

Monday, April 18

House, Senate Set To Negotiate Budget

Thursday, April 14

State To Pay $10 Million In Claims

The Many Tongues Of Hawaii

Will Hawaii Lawmakers Boost The Lax Oversight Of Elderly Care Facilities?

Tuesday, April 12

Legislators May Strip Millions Of Hotel Tax Dollars From Honolulu

Monday, April 11

Report: Maui’s Farming Future

Friday, April 8

Aloha Akbar? Lawmaker Promos Event With ISIS Flag Over Waikiki

Thursday, April 7

Race Shaping Up For Empty House Seat

A Cool Million Was Spent Lobbying Hawaii Lawmakers In Two Months

Tuesday, April 5

Senators Restore $160 Million To Rebuild Hawaii State Hospital

Monday, April 4

Ige Wants $17 Million For Hawaiian Home Lands

Contaminated Water: When Should The Public Be Warned?

The Cost Of Keeping Hawaii Safe: State Defense Department Salaries

March 2016

Thursday, March 31

Derek Kawakami Leaving House Seat To Run For Kauai County Council

Senate Panel Passes Bills To Cool Classrooms, Create Sports Authority

Supporters Of Uber And Taxis Battle At Honolulu Hale And The Capitol

Wednesday, March 30

Bogus Cancer Charity Leader Busted

Tuesday, March 29

Critical Habitat Designated On Maui

Takai Says He’s Sticking With Clinton — For Now

Monday, March 28

NextEra Deal: What Happens If The PUC Loses A Member?

Thursday, March 24

Hawaii Superferry To Run In Canada

HECO Willing To Discuss Possibility of Reviving Canceled Solar Projects

Wednesday, March 23

Surprise Care Home Inspections One Step Closer To Reality

House Lawmakers Kill Bill To Raise Vehicle, Fuel Taxes

Tuesday, March 22

More Money Needed For Conservation Event In Honolulu

Honolulu Zoo Accreditation Denied

Monday, March 21

Carbon-Release Rate Highest Since Dinosaurs

Thursday, March 17

Is Hawaii Hampering Efforts To Reach Renewable Energy Goal?

Where Are You, NextEra Energy?

Wednesday, March 16

Kauai Utility CEO: Renewable Energy Goal Not Cheap Or Easy To Meet

Hawaii Lifeguards Get 16 Percent Raises Under New Union Contract

Tuesday, March 15

Passing The Buck: When Hawaii Politicians Give To Each Other

Monday, March 14

Coalition Protests Water-Rights Bill

Friday, March 11

Want To Serve On Ethics Commission?

Thursday, March 10

How Much More Will State Pony Up For Hawaiian Home Lands?

Wednesday, March 9

House Budget Gives $16M For Kaiser-Run Hospitals

$1 Million Of Meth Seized On Kauai

Tuesday, March 8

Legislature Hits High Gear As Hundreds Of Bills Clear Chambers

House, Senate Passing Slew Of Bills

Monday, March 7

Bill Would Require Surprise Care Home Inspections

Friday, March 4

Industrial Hemp Bill Clears House

Thursday, March 3

House Keeps Funding For Hawaiian Home Lands Alive

Governor: 100% Renewable Energy Formula ‘Flawed’

Wednesday, March 2

Karamatsu Guilty Of Driving Drunk

House Defines ‘Substantial Net Benefit’ For Utility Merger Proposals

Senators Kill Bills To Elect Judges, Create Legislative Term Limits

Should Tourists Be Brought To Snorkeling Hot Spot By The Busloads?

Tuesday, March 1

Search Over For Man Swept To Sea

February 2016

Monday, February 29

Tax Increases For Education, Elderly Rejected In Hawaii Senate

Thursday, February 25

‘Country’ Of Hawaii Dominates Eddie

Tuesday, February 23

Hawaii Legislators Gut Most Of Care Home Bill

Monday, February 22

Hawaii Balks At ‘Death With Dignity’

Friday, February 19

And Then There Were 2,633 — Hawaii Legislature Pares List Of Bills

Thursday, February 18

Ige Nominates 7 To Environmental Council

Will Hawaii Ever Join Rest Of West By Allowing Citizen Initiatives?

Tuesday, February 16

Hawaii Pesticide Buffer Zone Bill Killed

Hawaiians Press Obama To Expand NW Islands Marine Monument

Ige Appoints Late Senator’s Son To Fill Seat

Friday, February 12

Hawaii Judges, AG Don’t Want To Be Elected

Kite Surfer Found Dead Off Maui

Thursday, February 11

Health Officials: Don’t Make Us Post Care Home Inspections Online

Wednesday, February 10

Fire Forces 42 People To Abandon Ship

‘Good Government’ Measures Take Another Go At Hawaii Lawmakers

Tuesday, February 9

Hawaiian Electric Against ‘Substantial Net Benefit’ For Utility Merger

Should Hawaii Buffer Schools From Pesticides?

Monday, February 8

Visitor Dies After Cliff Jumping On Big Island

Where Are The Highest Paid State Workers? Public Health

Thursday, February 4

Pesticide Disclosure Bill Clears Committee

Hawaii Energy Regulators May See Changes To Their Own Power

Wednesday, February 3

Visitor Drowns Snorkeling On Kauai

Tuesday, February 2

Committee OKs Bill To Shield UH Regents From Revealing Financial Info

New Limu Species Discovered In Hawaii

Monday, February 1

Care Home Operators Give A Little, Get A Little Under Mizuno Bill

January 2016

Thursday, January 28

Kauai Lifeguards Rescue Local Man In Huge Surf Off Lumahai

Leonard’s Sues Over Malasada Recipe

Wednesday, January 27

Hawaii AG: Daily Fantasy Games Are Illegal

Visitor Drowned After Lifeguards’ Day Ended

Should Hawaii Stop Investing In Coal, Oil?

Tuesday, January 26

NOAA Withdraws Proposal To Expand Whale Sanctuary

Should Hawaii Elect Its Judges And AG?

Monday, January 25

Ige: Action On Chronic Problems Is ‘Long Overdue’

County Mayors Are Back With A Familiar Request — More Tax Money

Friday, January 22

Lawmakers: UH Regents’ Finances None Of Your Damn Business

Thursday, January 21

Debut ‘Public House’ To Look At Legislature

Economists Hedge on Hawaii’s Economic Outlook

Wednesday, January 20

Lawmakers Shrug Off Election Year To Propose ‘Bold’ Ideas

How Will Senate Leadership Shuffle Affect Key Issues?

Tuesday, January 19

Hawaii Councilman Uses Tinder In Senate Campaign

Friday, January 15

CDC Warns Pregnant Women About Zika Virus

How To Save Lives Without Scaring Tourists Away

The Projector: Paradise Can Be Perilous

Thursday, January 14

Is Hawaii Doing Enough To Oversee Commercial Tour Operators?

The Tyler Madoff Story: A Parent’s Worst Nightmare

Tuesday, January 12

Stand Up Or Die: Snorkeling In Hawaii Is A Leading Cause Of Tourist Deaths

Monday, January 11

UH Law Grad To Clerk For Sotomayor

Visitor Dies Kayaking Off Molokai

Death In Paradise Is All Too Frequent For Visitors To Hawaii

‘Bigger And Stronger Waves’ Are Perilous For Visitors

Thursday, January 7

Who In City Government Gets A Six-Figure Paycheck?

Tuesday, January 5

Study Of Pesticide Use On GMO Crops Delayed

Monday, January 4

House Finance Chair To Hawaii Budget Director: Don’t Waste Our Time

AP: Kids Sexually Abused By Military Members

December 2015

Wednesday, December 30

Star Wars For The Deaf And Visually Impaired

Should Counties Get Bigger Share Of Hotel Tax Revenue?

Tuesday, December 29

District Court Ruling Lets Hawaii Fishermen Keep Exceeding International Tuna Limits

Monday, December 28

Solar Advocacy Groups Shifting Strategies

Friday, December 18

Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation Pleased With Budget Deal

Thursday, December 17

The Limit’s No Limit: US Tuna Fleet Shells Out Cash To Keep Fishing

Tuesday, December 15

Interim Medical Marijuana Rules Posted

Study: Insurance Spending Low In Honolulu

Monday, December 14

16 Gun Deaths: What’d Hawaii Reps Do?

Thursday, December 10

Ige Ramps Up IT Efforts

Hawaii Ranked Healthiest State (Again)

Wednesday, December 9

Hawaii Wants Southeast Asia Tourists

Friday, December 4

Can A Sea Robot Help Heal Maunalua Bay?

Wednesday, December 2

NextEra Energy Merger: The Real Action Is In The Politicking

November 2015

Friday, November 27

NextEra Deal: Critical Hearings Set To Begin In $4.3B Merger Case

Monday, November 23

New Groups Back NextEra Energy Deal

Friday, November 20

Hawaii Health Connector To Close Sooner

Data Breach Affects 54 Starwood Hotels

Hirono: Politicians ‘Demonize’ Immigrants

Thursday, November 19

NextEra Hearing Transcripts To Go Online — Eventually

Wednesday, November 18

Feds Give Hawaii $660K Award For SNAP

Tuesday, November 17

Hawaii Governor: Refugees Are Mothers, Fathers, Children Fleeing War

Hawaii GOP: Ige Wrong On Syrian Refugees

Monday, November 16

Hawaii Rejects Demand For Aquarium Fishing Moratorium

Governor Offers Aloha To Syrian Refugees

Friday, November 13

NextEra Merger Critics Blast PUC’s Plan Not To Post Hearing Transcripts Online

Thursday, November 12

Impact Of Sonar, Explosives Studied

$1M Grant Awarded To UH Center On Aging

Wednesday, November 11

State Ends ‘Waikiki Landing’ Lease

Bring On The Merger Case: Hawaii Energy Regulators Get Reinforcements

Tuesday, November 10

Voting Set For Maunalua Bay Committee

Monday, November 9

Hawaii Releases Information On How To Avoid Dengue Fever

Friday, November 6

Hawaii Senate Confirms 3 Judges

Thursday, November 5

PUC to Utilities: Your Power Plans Fall Short

Governor Looking To Fill Board Seats

Hawaii Adult Care Homes Brace For New Licensing Fees

Wednesday, November 4

Gabbard Blasts Red Hill Agreement

Tuesday, November 3

Seabirds Moved To Predator-Proof Area

Hawaii Care Homes: Officials Seek More Money, Not Tougher Inspections

Monday, November 2

Hawaii Aquaculture Sales Set Record

October 2015

Friday, October 30

Hawaii Paid $500,000 To Dead People Over 5 Years, Report Shows

Thursday, October 29

Health Department Resumes Posting Care Home Inspection Reports

Wednesday, October 28

Hawaii’s Media Landscape Just Got Bigger

Tuesday, October 27

Union Supports NextEra Merger At PUC’s Last Public Hearing

Ige Urged To Comply With Law On Posting Care Home Inspection Reports

Another Round In The Fight Over Hawaii’s Aquarium Fishing

Thursday, October 22

Union Withdraws from NextEra Merger Docket

Wednesday, October 21

‘Pirate Fishing’ Bill Headed to Obama’s Desk

Rooftop Solar Group Sues Hawaii Energy Regulators Over Decision

Tuesday, October 20

Sunscreen Killing Coral Reefs, Study Says

Emergency Moratorium on Collecting Aquarium Fish Demanded

PUC Commissioner Applies for Rooftop Solar Days Before PUC Cut the Credits

Friday, October 16

Bird Hunting Season Starts Soon

Thursday, October 15

Ige Taps Planner to Head Office of Environmental Quality Control

$700K Settlement for UH Basketball Coach

Wednesday, October 14

Ige Administration Selling Its First Bonds

Tuesday, October 13

Hawaii Tuna Fishery Reopens, But Judge Could Quickly Close It

Hawaii Regulators Reform Rooftop Solar Programs

Utility Merger or Election Campaign? Debate Over NextEra Deal Blurs the Line

Monday, October 12

Hawaii Man Faces Child Porn Charges

Is Merger Debate Like US House Meltdown?

Friday, October 9

Council Laments Fishery’s Early Closure

Thursday, October 8

DLNR Names New Head of Parks Division

Ige Administration Still Opposes NextEra Deal

Wednesday, October 7

Monk Seals Doing Better in NWHI, Feds Say

Hawaii Regulators Not Quick on Their Feet to Define ‘Dancing’

Tuesday, October 6

NWS: Hurricane Oho No Threat to Hawaii

Unfilled Seats Strangle Hawaii Environmental Council’s Work

Thursday, October 1

Hawaii Has a New Sheriff in Town

Another Waianae Outreach Worker Charged

NextEra Merger Takes Back Seat to Co-op Talk on Big Island

September 2015

Monday, September 28

Protections Proposed for 49 Hawaii Species

TV Series Delves into Deep-Sea Kayak Fishing

Thursday, September 24

Are Hawaii Nursing Home Clients Coerced Into Arbitration Agreements?

Tuesday, September 22

Health Officials Unveil Plans to Expand Hawaii State Hospital

Abercrombie Picks Maui Artist to Paint His Official Portrait

Monday, September 21

State Takes Tent Atop Mauna Kea

Iwase Pushes the PUC: ‘I’m Not Here to Make Everyone Happy’

Friday, September 18

PUC: Media Can Cover HEI-NextEra Hearing

NextEra, Hawaiian Electric Revise List of Paid Consultants

Thursday, September 17

Census: 5% of Hawaii Lacks Health Insurance

Wednesday, September 16

Organizers Gearing Up for Huge Conservation Event in Hawaii

Imua Maunalua: Group Launches New Planning Process to Help Troubled Bay

Tuesday, September 15

Rain Disrupts Phone Service in Kalihi

Does a New Law Really Require 100 Percent Renewable Energy By 2045?

Monday, September 14

Whales Gain Protections from Navy’s Sonar

Sunday, September 13

Against the Law: State Stops Posting Care Home Inspection Reports Online

More Time Granted to Trade Merger Info

Feds Review Renewable Energy Options

Thursday, September 10

UH Wants Public Input on Proposed NextEra-HEI Merger

Friday, September 4

Maui Gives State Utility Regulators an Earful on NextEra Deal

Thursday, September 3

More Money for 2016, But Hawaii’s Fiscal Forecast Less Certain Later

State, County Lawmakers Want to Explore Public Utility Option for Hawaii

What Would a Nuclear Disaster in Florida Mean for Hawaiian Electric?

Inside an Elderly Care Home: Kaneohe Couple Demonstrates Comfort Care

Tuesday, September 1

Maui County Hires Firm to Study Utility Options

Hawaii Auditor Blasts Health Connector’s ‘Inept’ Management

August 2015

Monday, August 31

NextEra, Hawaiian Electric Make New Commitments in Merger Deal

Friday, August 28

Hurricane Ignacio Slowly Moving Toward Hawaii

Wednesday, August 26

Hawaii’s Hunger for Ahi: Panel Debates Fishing Limits for Bigeye Tuna

Tokioka to Apologize, Pay $1,000 for Hawaii Campaign Spending Violation

Tuesday, August 25

Crutch or Bridge? Panel Debates Using Liquefied Natural Gas in Hawaii

Thursday, August 20

Partners in Proposed Power Merger Pressed to Release LNG Emails

Wednesday, August 19

A Growing Consensus that the Hawaii State Hospital Must Expand

Tuesday, August 18

Critical Habitat for Hawaiian Monk Seals Expands by 7,000 Square Miles

Monday, August 17

Maui County Plans to Post List of Lobbyists Online

Thursday, August 13

Hawaii Tax Department Starts $32 Million Modernization Project

Wednesday, August 12

Advance Warning: Should Care Homes Know When Inspectors Are Coming?

Monday, August 10

Hurricane Hilda Weakening But Still Tracking Toward Hawaii

Thursday, August 6

Hawaii Judge Lets State Keep Laniakea Barriers Up a Little Longer

Union Goes to Court to Block State’s Effort to Privatize Maui Hospital

Wednesday, August 5

Guillermo Still Weakening as it Starts Passing North of Hawaii

Tuesday, August 4

Ige Signs Rules to Create Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area

July 2015

Wednesday, July 29

Hawaii Longline Bigeye Fishery Hits Limit, Forcing Early Closure

Tuesday, July 28

State Employees Accept Free Rounds of Golf Despite History of Fines

Monday, July 27

Maui County Council Chair Questions Enforcement of Lobbyist Law

Friday, July 24

Hundreds of State Employees, Board Members Fail to Report Finances

Thursday, July 23

Hawaii Senate President Wishes Breene Harimoto a ‘Speedy Recovery’

Wednesday, July 22

Power Outages Across Oahu After Coal-Fired Plant Goes Down

Tuesday, July 21

Ige Rebuffs Merger Deal Between NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric

How Hawaii Lawmakers Spend More Than $400,000 Without Accounting for It

Sunday, July 19

Former Judge Set to Join Hawaii State Ethics Commission

Friday, July 17

Study: Hawaii Caregivers Providing Unpaid Care Worth $2.1 Billion

Thursday, July 16

‘Energy and Passion’ for Maunalua Bay Drives a Deep Debate Over the Future of the Marine Sanctuary

Tuesday, July 14

Ige Vetoes Sex-Trafficking Bill, Seven Others

New Hawaii Law ‘Life-Changing’ for Transgender Men and Women

Council Members’ Allowances: A Lot of Travel and a Little Charity

Thursday, July 9

Scientists Want Balance Between Deep-Sea Mining and Ecosystem Sustainability

Hawaii AG to Provide More Info on Emergency Rule for Mauna Kea

Seven Months Later, Hawaii Fishing Rules Still Not Signed

Wednesday, July 8

How Hawaii Lawmakers Spend Up to $13,000 a Year — Each

Tuesday, July 7

Ige Signs Law Creating Farm-to-School Program in Hawaii

Thursday, July 2

Health Initiatives Become Law, Online Service Launches for Insurance Agents

Wednesday, July 1

A Happy Ending: Release of Public Records Ends Civil Beat Lawsuit

Painting Neil Abercrombie: Capitol Collection Still Missing Latest Ex-Governor

June 2015

Monday, June 29

Ige: No Plans to Use National Guard to Reopen Mauna Kea Road

Governor Plans to Veto Eight Bills; Rail Tax Extension Survives

Intent to Veto: What Bills Will Survive Gov. Ige’s Veto Pen?

Friday, June 26

Ige: ‘We Will Do Whatever Is Necessary to Ensure Lawful Access’

Thursday, June 25

Rocks Removed, But Road Up Mauna Kea Remains Closed

Wednesday, June 24

Mauna Kea Protesters Arrested as TMT Tries to Resume Construction

Monday, June 8

Want to Save the Planet? Have Fewer Kids

May 2015

Thursday, May 28

Not All Warm and Fuzzy: Care Home Bill Would Have Forced Out a Patient

Friday, May 22

Final Pieces Fall Into Place for State Senate Reorganization

Why Is House Speaker Joe Souki Going After Ethics Director Les Kondo?

Thursday, May 21

Emergency Money Made Easy, If You’re a Democratic Governor

Wednesday, May 20

Stadium Swap Meet, Energy Laboratory Make Progress on Past Audits

Hawaii Governor’s Public Schedule Now Available Online

Hawaii Is Third-Worst State for Rural Pavement Conditions, Report Says

Friday, May 15

Ruderman Honored as Hawaii’s Small Business Person of the Year

Nainoa Thompson Recognized for ‘Excellence in Exploration’

With Kouchi as the New Dealer, Senate Still Shuffling Its Cards

Wednesday, May 13

New Study: Legislatures With Separate Taxing, Spending Committees Spend Less

Tuesday, May 12

Honolulu to Pay $17 Million to Resolve Air Violations at Landfill

Sprint, Verizon to Pay $158 Million in ‘Mobile Cramming’ Settlements

Monday, May 11

Ige Was a Hands-On Guy With the Legislature — For Better or Worse

Thursday, May 7

Hawaii Lawmakers Quietly Dole Out Millions of Dollars in Grants

Wednesday, May 6

Senate Shakeup Continues With New Leadership Lineup

Tuesday, May 5

Hawaii Legislature Passes $26B Budget, 100% Renewable Energy Goal

Kouchi Takes Gavel as New Senate President After ‘Bloodless Coup’

Monday, May 4

End of Session Shakeup: Kim Out, Kouchi In as Senate President

Friday, May 1

A Rundown of Survivors and Casualties at the Hawaii Legislature

Care Home Bill Fails to Advance Despite Pleas

Plan to Retool Unfunded Liability Mandate Rejected

April 2015

Wednesday, April 29

Hawaii Senator Offers Poetic Recap of 2015 Session

Tuesday, April 28

Agreement Reached on Hawaii’s State Budget

Health Officials Concerned About Side Effects of Care Home Bill

Sunday, April 26

HGEA Reaches New Tentative Contract Agreement

Cyberattack Hits TMT and State Government Websites

Friday, April 24

Senate Confirms Suzanne Case to Head State Land Department

State Budget Negotiators ‘Still Have a Lot of Issues’

Thursday, April 23

House, Senate Lawmakers Debate Education Bills

Vermont Looks to Do What Hawaii Won’t — Ban Ivory

New Tesla Batteries May Answer Hawaii Energy Problem

Speaker Souki, Rep. Ward Hold Campaign Fundraisers During Session

Civil Beat Poll: Who’s Not to Like? Hawaii Leaders Popular With Voters

Why Are So Many of Hawaii’s Environmental Posts Still Unfilled?

Tuesday, April 21

Budget Agreements Reached on Zipper Lane, School Lunch Money

Friday, April 17

House Works to Wiggle Out from Under Unfunded Liability Mandate

Wednesday, April 15

Hawaii Auditor Releases Its Biggest Annual Report Yet

Tuesday, April 14

Lawmakers Blank Out Dollar Amounts for Dozens of Initiatives

Growing Criticism Over Ige’s Water Commission Appointments

Thursday, April 9

Protesters Ask ‘Voice of the Hawaiian People’ to Stop Mauna Kea Telescope

Wednesday, April 8

Senate Committee Sets Hearing for Ige’s New Choice to Head DLNR

Ige Picks Linda Chu Takayama to Head State Labor Department

Tuesday, April 7

Ige Names 3 New Members to Hawaii Board of Education

Hawaii Governor Calls ‘Timeout’ on Mauna Kea Telescope Construction

Ige Taps Nature Conservancy’s Case to Head State Land Department

Monday, April 6

State Tracking Sustainability Progress Via New Online Dashboard

Senate Republican Budget Cuts $1.59B Off Governor’s Proposal

Floating Military Radar a $2.2 Billion ‘Flop,’ LA Times Reports

Deadline Extended for Governor to Nominate Cabinet, Board Members

Thursday, April 2

Deadline Looms for Ige to Pick New DLNR Chair

Governor Nominates Six to Serve on UH Board of Regents

Ige Appoints Bassett to Fill Cultural Specialist Seat on HCDA

Wednesday, April 1

Blue Planet Foundation Blasts Hawaii PUC Ruling

Hawaii Senators Beef Up House Version of State Budget

Civil Beat Database: Checking Up on Top State Officials Just Got a Lot Easier

March 2015

Friday, March 27

Nozoe Leaving Hawaii DOE for Post at Federal Level

Thursday, March 26

Hawaiian Electric CEO: We Will Continue to Pursue LNG

Wednesday, March 25

NextEra President: We Don’t Have All the Answers

Lawmakers Consider Funding Private Projects with State Revenue Bonds

Friday, March 20

Feds Keep Protections for Hawaii Green Sea Turtles

Who Wants a Government Handout? Tons of Hawaii Nonprofits

No Prison-for-Pineapples After Land Swap Bill Stalls in House

Wednesday, March 18

House Sends $25.7 Billion State Budget to Senate

Board Member Financial Disclosures May Be Released Sooner Than Expected

Tuesday, March 17

Takai Blasts GOP Budget Proposal

Palace Intrigue and the Ching Confirmation Vote

Monday, March 16

Conflict-of-Interest Bill Faces Uphill Battle in House

Friday, March 13

Documentary Showcases History of Hawaii State Capitol

Thursday, March 12

Hawaii Lawmakers Cautious Despite Rosier Economic Outlook

Wednesday, March 11

Health Department Starts Posting More Care Home Inspections Online

House Committee Snips $226 Million Off Ige’s Budget Request

Tuesday, March 10

Bills to Extend Honolulu’s Rail Tax Clear House, Senate

Lawmakers Struggle to Boost Hawaii’s Food Production

Friday, March 6

Lawmakers Reluctant to Pass Care Home Bills that Cost State Money

Thursday, March 5

Governor Appoints Hidano as DAGS Deputy Director

Wednesday, March 4

Health Department Scraps Request to Delay Posting Inspection Reports

New Online Tool Aims to Make State Budget More Transparent

With Clayton Hee Gone, Campaign Finance Reform Is Moving Forward

Tuesday, March 3

Ige Announces Nine New Appointments

Monday, March 2

Applicants Sought for Ethics, Campaign Spending Commissions

February 2015

Friday, February 27

Special Committee Finds Rep. Say Qualified to Continue Serving

Thursday, February 26

Memorial Services Set for Former Rep. Mele Carroll

Renowned Climate Change Author Faults HECO for Blocking Solar

Ige Works to Strengthen Hawaii Ties to Federal Government

Proposed $500,000 Vanpool Grant the Latest ‘FrankenBill’

Wednesday, February 25

Nursing Home Care in Hawaii the Best in the Nation?

‘Emergency’ Money Moves Swiftly Through Hawaii Legislature

Tuesday, February 24

House Lawmakers to Make Recommendation Friday on Rep’s Residency

Shield Law Bill Clears House Judiciary Committee

State Offers Help to HMSA Members Whose Data Was Hacked

Monday, February 23

Pension Promises Are Getting Harder for Hawaii Lawmakers To Keep

Thursday, February 19

Ige Picks DeCoite to Replace Carroll in State House

Wednesday, February 18

How Much Care Home Information Should Be on State Website?

Senate Committee Passes Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana

Former Hawaii State Rep. Mele Carroll Dies

Tuesday, February 17

Should Hawaii Ban Circuses? Zoos? Aquariums?

Next Head of Hawaii Public Utilities Commission Deemed ‘Fearless’

Care Home Industry Uses Love Story (Again) to Loosen Hawaii Laws

Friday, February 13

Challenge Over Rep. Say’s Residency Forces House to Make ‘Judgment Call’

Hawaii House Bill Restricting Aquarium Trade Advances

Thursday, February 12

Governor Stands Behind Decision to Nominate Ching for DLNR Director

Is It Finally Time to Define Dancing in Hawaii?

Wednesday, February 11

Ige Appointments Sail Through Senate Committees

Thousands Testify on Bills to Restrict Aquarium Fishing in Hawaii

How a Handful of Hawaii Lawmakers Quietly Shapes an Entire Session

Monday, February 9

Ige’s Appointee to Head DCCA Cruises Through Senate Committee

Should Hawaii Pay People Who Were Wrongfully Imprisoned?

Inspection Reports for Some Hawaii Care Homes to Be Posted Online

Thursday, February 5

Governor Taps Hoshijo as Deputy Director of Labor Department

Hawaii Ethics Commission Fines Lobbyist, Land Use Research Foundation

30 State Employees Pay Fines for Accepting Free Rounds of Golf

Ige Backpedals On Posting Care-Home Inspection Reports Online

Wednesday, February 4

Where Does Hawaii State Rep. Calvin Say Really Live?

Tuesday, February 3

House Panel Rejects Effort to Create Big Public Records Exemption

State Shells Out $200K in Claims That Fly Under the Public Radar

Monday, February 2

Hawaii House Republicans Focus on Cost of Living, Referendum, Ferry

Weekend News? Ige’s Appointments Tend to Come Late on Fridays

January 2015

Thursday, January 29

Audit: Bad Planning, Procurement Made Health Connector Unsustainable

Wednesday, January 28

Chief Justice Asks Legislature for $55M to Finish Kona Courthouse

Union Strike Over Contract Closes 10 Kaiser Clinics

Tuesday, January 27

Senate Committee Defers Public Records Bill

Takai, Schatz, Hirono, Gabbard Warn Against Cutting Army Jobs in Hawaii

Monday, January 26

State Lawmakers Lambaste Mayor Over Request to Extend Rail Tax

Ige Appoints Kim to Be Special Adviser to the Governor

Friday, January 23

House Majority Leader Looks to Revive Shield Law in Hawaii

Thursday, January 22

Hawaii House Democrats Unveil Majority Package — Without Any Bills

Big Spending Questions Loom as Hawaii Legislature Convenes

Wednesday, January 21

House Speaker Wants to Tackle GMOs, Medical Marijuana, Education

Tuesday, January 20

Takai to Serve on Obama’s Escort Committee for State of the Union

Friday, January 16

Health Department Flouts Law Calling for Online Access to Care Home Reports

Wednesday, January 14

Health Connector, Hawaiian Electric Merger Top Senate Minority Priorities

Hawaii Educator Named Finalist for National Teacher of the Year

Tuesday, January 13

State Offers Guides to Help Consumers Save Money on Insurance

Top Hawaii Business Execs Tapped to Find New UH Athletics Director

Two State Board Members Fight Release of Financial Disclosure Statements

Tuesday, January 6

There’s $53.7 Million More in Hawaii’s Revenue Growth Forecast

Hawaii Public Records Agency Continues to Struggle With Slim Budget

Monday, January 5

Hawaii Health Connector Unveils Sustainability Plan

Ige Picks New State Labor, Communications Directors

December 2014

Tuesday, December 30

Audit Faults University of Hawaii’s Use of Certain Funding Sources

Monday, December 29

Hawaii Health Connector Wants $2.5 Million from State to Shore Up Deficit

Hawaii State Rep. Johanson Leaves Republican Party, Joins Democrats

Are Hawaiian Electric and NextEra Energy ‘Getting Married?’

Friday, December 26

Hawaii Media Outlets, Nonprofits Ask Ige to Improve Government Transparency

Monday, December 22

Ige Unveils $26 Billion State Spending Plan, Relies on Surplus to Balance

Friday, December 19

Group Wants $150K for Consultant to Help with Hotel Tax Revenue Recommendation

Financial Disclosure Debate Moving to Hawaii Supreme Court

Thursday, December 18

University of Hawaii Makes Its Case for More State Support

Tuesday, December 16

Ige’s Interim AG Follows in Predecessor’s Footsteps by Fighting Disclosure Ruling

Monday, December 15

FOIA Reform Bill Dead

Prying Public Records from Government’s Grip: An Exercise in Patience

Friday, December 12

Ige Appoints Pressler to Head Hawaii Department of Health

Thursday, December 11

Pension Fund Deficit: Still 26 Years From Solvency

Tuesday, December 9

UH Athletics Director Says He is Quitting for Family Reasons

Torture Report Details Horrors of CIA Detention, Interrogation Program

Monday, December 8

Is Hawaiian Electric Deal Good for Consumers?

Friday, December 5

Former Certified Hawaii CEO Charged with 14 Felony Counts of Theft

Thursday, December 4

University Hires State Budget Director to Be Chief Financial Officer

Millions in Funds Not Reported by State Agencies, Audit Finds

How Are Hawaii’s Millennials Doing These Days?

Wednesday, December 3

Governor Announces Six More Cabinet Members

State, Kauai County Plan $100K Study of Pesticide Use on GMO Crops

Monday, December 1

David Ige Inauguration: Introducing Hawaii’s Eighth Governor

Final Preparations Underway Before Ige’s Inauguration

10 Things Hawaii’s Next Governor Has Said He’ll Do

November 2014

Wednesday, November 26

There’s Big Money in Offering Discounted or Free Cellular Phone Service in Hawaii

Wednesday, November 19

Hawaii Attorney General to Appeal Financial Disclosure Ruling

Abercrombie Fired Up About Climate Change

Monday, November 17

UH Commits to Keeping Teaching Assistants Amid Student Protest

Friday, November 14

Judge Puts Brakes on Maui GMO Law

Wednesday, November 12

GMO Debate to Be Shaped by New Senate, House Ag Chairs

House Speaker Unveils Leadership Positions, Committee Chairs

Court: State Must Release Financial Disclosures for Boards

Friday, November 7

What Do the Election Results Mean for the Neighbor Islands?

Tuesday, November 4

Around Hawaii: Some Surprises for Maui, Kauai, Hawaii Counties

Hawaii 2nd Congressional District: Gabbard Cruises to Re-election

Hawaii 1st Congressional District: Takai Defeats Djou

Monday, November 3

Schatz Helps Fellow Dems as Republican Underdog Tries to Unseat Him

Tulsi Gabbard Emails Thoughts on D.C. and Why She Wants 2nd Term

John Oliver Blasts Hawaii Legislature Over ‘No Conflict’

October 2014

Thursday, October 30

James Pflueger Donates $4,000 to Libertarian Jeff Davis’ Campaign

Wednesday, October 29

Governor Picks Former PLDC Director to Serve on Agribusiness Development Corporation

Monday, October 27

Outside Money Having Outsized Influence on Hawaii Governors Race

Which Hawaii Candidate Spent the Most Money Per Vote?

Friday, October 24

Hawaii Candidates for Congress Fundraise to the Finish Line

Thursday, October 23

Is Cayetano’s Complaint Against Super PAC a Criminal Matter?

Tuesday, October 21

Senators to Decide if Lawyer Labeled ‘Unqualified’ Should Be Big Island Judge

Monday, October 20

Hawaii Rep. Awana: Don’t Dump Illegal Fireworks on Waianae Coast

Should Hawaii Purge More People from List of Registered Voters?

Wednesday, October 15

UberX, Lyft Rerouted to Hawaii Legislature

Takai Campaign Raises More Money, But Djou Has More Cash on Hand

Pflueger Headed to Prison Over Fatal Ka Loko Dam Breach

Tuesday, October 14

State Warns Hawaii Landlords to Not Capitalize on Lava-Fleeing Tenants

Super PACs Wade Into Local Races, and Voters Are Left in the Dark

Friday, October 10

Hawaii Tax Collections Up Almost 3% Over Last Year

Thursday, October 9

Fightland Features Kauai Mayoral Candidate’s Fight Against GMOs

Djou Says He’s a ‘Pragmatist’ Ready to ‘Get Things Done’ for Hawaii

Tuesday, October 7

High School Football Season Cut Short Over Bullying

New Law Gives Hawaii Unions Even More Power

Hawaii Superferry Talks Involve Bigger, Slower Boat With Gambling

Friday, October 3

State Health Insurance Exchange Hires New Director

GMO? Pesticides? Labeling? Hawaii Gov Candidates Have This to Say

Thursday, October 2

Do You ‘Care Like Crazy’ About Women’s Rights, War, Student Loans?

Have Illegal Drugs Lost Their Sex Appeal as a Campaign Issue?

Wednesday, October 1

Honolulu Mayor Lends Support to Democratic Candidates

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Parent Company Broadens Reach Over Hawaii Media

Hawaii Candidates for Governor Debate the Future — and the Past

September 2014

Tuesday, September 30

Hawaii Candidates for Congress Seek More Money as Election Nears

Monday, September 29

Hawaii State Employees Pay the Price for Taking Free Rounds of Golf

Wednesday, September 24

Hawaii Ethics Commission Won’t Budge on Releasing Financial Disclosures

Hawaii Could Be $1 Billion in Hole by 2019, GOP Senator Warns

Monday, September 22

Hawaii Ethics Commission Urged to Release Board Members’ Financial Disclosures

Friday, September 19

Abercrombie’s Official Portrait Expected to Cost Taxpayers $45,000

Wednesday, September 17

Hawaii Women Lawmakers Slam Police Chief for Canceling Domestic Violence Meeting

Donations Flow Into Hannemann Campaign, But Debts Still Unpaid

Monday, September 15

County Councils Agree to Lobby State for More Hotel Tax Revenue

Friday, September 12

Tulsi Gabbard Wants U.S. to Suspend Visa Waivers for European Countries

Wednesday, September 10

Golf Bags Not a Legitimate Campaign Expense in Hawaii, Commission Says

Hawaii DOT Fined $1.2 Million for Stormwater Violations at 2 Harbors

Tuesday, September 9

Takai Says He Wants to ‘Knock Some Sense’ into Congress

Monday, September 8

Report: GMO Labeling Opponents Triple Spending

Hawaii Candidates, PACs Could Soon Be Writing Checks for Campaign Violations

Friday, September 5

Lava Flow Prompts Hawaii Governor to Sign Emergency Proclamation

Hawaii Capitol to Prepare for ‘Active Shooter’ Scenario

Thursday, September 4

Hawaii Takes a $100 Million-Plus Hit as Council Downgrades Revenue Forecast

Tuesday, September 2

Hawaii Law Produces New Health Insurance Premium Comparison

Hawaii Counties Prepare for Another Battle over Hotel Tax Revenue

August 2014

Friday, August 29

Ige Loans Himself $50K in Final Days Leading Up to Primary Win

Marriage Equality Loses to Department Store as ‘Best New Thing’ in Hawaii

Thursday, August 28

Hawaii Public Hospital System Laying Off ‘Dozens’

Odds Are Good for a Major Earthquake to Rock Big Island

Wednesday, August 27

Hawaii Corals Excluded from Feds’ New List of ‘Threatened’ Species

Friday, August 22

Another Day in the Life of Hawaii’s Election Chief

Hawaii Elections Commission Launches Investigation

Big Ideas, Plenty of Uncertainty at Hawaii Environmental Council

Thursday, August 21

‘If You’re the Bad Guy, Everybody Needs to Know’

Djou vs. Takai: An Early Look at the 1st Congressional District Race

Wednesday, August 20

Hawaii Economists Predict Record Number of Visitors

Monday, August 18

UH: Mercury Levels Higher Than Expected in Sustainably Harvested Chilean Sea Bass

Friday, August 15

HMSA Bids Adieu to Hawaii Health Insurance Exchange

Thursday, August 14

Solutions Elusive at Lively Discussion on Homelessness in Hawaii

Jury Finds Deedy Not Guilty of Murder

Wednesday, August 13

Hanabusa Files Motion to Delay Friday’s Election on Big Island

Tuesday, August 12

Is Kauai Pro-GMO? Primary Election Results Suggest So

Monday, August 11

Should the U.S. Expand Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument?

Saturday, August 9

Hawaii Congressional Districts: Takai Triumphs

Thursday, August 7

State Warns Businesses Not to Gouge Prices

Wednesday, August 6

Hawaii Congressional Candidates Haul in More Money

Tuesday, August 5

GMO Issue Spurs Candidates to Seek Election, But It’s Ugly Out There

Monday, August 4

Hawaii Candidates for Congress Announce Last-Minute Endorsements

Friday, August 1

Tax Collections Lower Than Expected, But Governor Remains Positive

July 2014

Thursday, July 31

Rep. Cabanilla: ‘I Need to Eat Too’

Hawaii Rep. Cachola Fined $2,500 for Campaign Spending Violations

Four UH Regents File New Financial Disclosure Reports

Tuesday, July 29

Where Do Hawaii’s Congressional Candidates Stand on Social Policy Issues?

Monday, July 28

Republican Djou Leads CD1 Money Race as Democrats Slug It Out

Wednesday, July 23

Hawaii Congressional Candidates Flat in Last Televised Debate

Hawaii Ethics Commission Seals Financial Disclosures for Current Board Members

Candidates for Hawaii Governor Jockey for Credit in Fixing State Pension System

Tuesday, July 22

Maui Won’t Let It Go, Appeals Police Case Against Publisher

Which Candidate for Governor Would Be Best for Public Records Access?

Wednesday, July 16

Governor Fills 3 State Board Vacancies Caused by Financial Disclosure Law

DHS Responds to Hawaii Rep’s Request to Fly Homeless to Mainland

Chang Spends Heavily to Catch Up With CD1 Frontrunners

Tuesday, July 15

Hawaii Conservation Conference Opens with Cautious Optimism

Hawaii Rep Calls on Governor to Fly Homeless Back to Mainland

Friday, July 11

3 New Land Board Members Appointed as Resignations Continue

Frontrunners Differ on Gay Marriage, Obamacare in Congressional Debate

Thursday, July 10

New Chair Will Steer Hawaii Ethics Commission Through Disclosure Law

Tuesday, July 8

Abercrombie Vetoes 7 Bills, Lets 6 Become Law Without Signature

Hawaii Board Members Bailing Before Disclosure Law Takes Effect

Friday, July 4

Resignations Mount Amid Concerns Over Public Financial Disclosure Bill

Thursday, July 3

Abercrombie Banking on Board Members Resigning?

State Budget Chief Restricts Spending by 10%

Online Access to Hawaii Care Home Inspections May Be Delayed

Tuesday, July 1

Abercrombie Decides Not to Veto Public Financial Disclosure Bill

June 2014

Monday, June 30

Respect the Locals: Sea Turtle Selfies Are Uncool — and Illegal

Monday, June 23

Governor’s Travels: Island Trips, Economy Travel and Obama

Friday, June 20

Rep. Cachola Buys More Time to Settle Campaign Spending Complaint

Thursday, June 19

By the Numbers: A Statistical Snapshot of the 2014 Elections

Ethics Commission Tells Lawmakers How They Should Spend Allowances

Tuesday, June 17

Obama’s Hawaii Roots Lead to Plan to Create World’s Largest Marine Preserve

Monday, June 16

Attorney General Touts Supreme Court Decision on Firearms

Abercrombie Nominates Furtado, Dee to Serve on BLNR, HTA

Friday, June 13

Sierra Club to Endorse Hee for Lieutenant Governor

Governor Taps Okuda to Replace Rep. Wooley

Wednesday, June 11

Sierra Club Endorses Takai for Congress

The Health Fund’s Quest for Solvency

Tuesday, June 10

Actuarially Speaking

City Financial Tower: Betting on a Building

Investments: Gambling With Public Money

Monday, June 9

Debt Details: New Rules To Force Greater Accountability

Will Hawaii Ever Climb Out of Its $27 Billion Hole?

Monday, June 2

State Council Drops Hawaii Revenue Forecast $22M for 2014

May 2014

Thursday, May 29

Progressive Action PAC Endorses Chang for Congress

Enrique Iglesias Lends Support to Cousin Joey Manahan’s Campaign for Congress

Friday, May 23

Ige Wants a Better BOE and More Transparency From UH Regents

Thursday, May 22

State Task Force Members Must Disclose Financial Ties Under Ethics Ruling

Wednesday, May 21

Board of Regents: Re-opening Search for New President Would Damage UH

Hawaii Senate President Calls on UH to Search Again for New President

Tuesday, May 20

Ad Watch: Chang Touts Progressive Positions in First TV Spot

Saturday, May 3

Hawaii Senators, OHA Urge Maker of STD App to Quit Using ‘Hula’

Friday, May 2

Hawaii Legislature Pau, But Not Before Turtle Bay Land Deal Squeaks By

Thursday, May 1

House OKs $40M Deal with Turtle Bay Resort for Conservation Easement

Final Day of 2014 Legislative Session Off and Running

Still Legal: Eating Pets, Trading Ivory and Smoking E-Cigs in Public

April 2014

Wednesday, April 30

Senate Confirms Wooley, Tamamoto Appointments as End of Session Nears

Senate Confirms Tamamoto, Wooley Appointments

Tuesday, April 29

Senate Passes $23.8B Budget; Dozens of Other Final Decisions on Deck

Monday, April 28

Linda Lingle to Chair Charles Djou’s Campaign for Congress

Saturday, April 26

House, Senate Find Way to Fund State’s Share of Turtle Bay Land Deal

Friday, April 25

State Budget Passes, But Still No Decision on Turtle Bay Land Deal

Down to the Wire: Money for Turtle Bay Land Deal, Higher Minimum Wage Approved

Key Committee Passes Bills Related to Revenge Porn, Police Sex with Prostitutes

House-Senate Panel Passes Sunshine Law Exemption for County Councils

Thursday, April 24

Abercrombie to Ige: Where’s the $40 Million for Turtle Bay Land Deal?

Compromise Reached on Bill to Require More Boards to Disclose Financial Interests

Wednesday, April 23

Hawaii Lawmakers Closer to a Deal on Minimum Wage While Budget Stalls

Hawaii Budget Negotiators Resume Work as Deadline Looms

Monday, April 21

Hawaii Senate Spurns House’s Wage Plan, Offers Own Version

Money Floods Campaign Coffers in CD1 Race

Saturday, April 19

Hawaii Counties Brace for Legislature’s Decision on Hotel Tax Revenue

Thursday, April 17

Ad Watch: Takai Capitalizes on Military Service in First TV Spot

Tuesday, April 15

Will Hawaii Lawmakers Require More Government Transparency?

Friday, April 11

House, Senate Disagree on Budget to Protect Hawaii’s Clean Water Sources

Thursday, April 10

From Miami to Marseille, Hawaii Governor’s Fall Travel Costs $19,000

Tuesday, April 8

Hawaii State Salaries 2013: University Spends More on Fewer Employees

Friday, April 4

Hawaii Attorney General Argues for More Money Amid Budget Trimming

Wednesday, April 2

Ad Watch: Union Recruits Honolulu City Council Members to Fight Kaiser

Tuesday, April 1

Should County Councils Be Free to Meet in Public?

March 2014

Friday, March 28

Senators Snip Millions More Off State Budget, Deficit Spending Looms

Tuesday, March 25

State Board Members Resist Releasing Financial Disclosure Forms to Public

Saturday, March 22

Free Turkey on Lanai, Holidays in Hana and a Suite at St. Regis Hotel

Wednesday, March 19

Slower State Revenue Growth Threatens Efforts to Reform Hawaii Prisons

Saturday, March 15

Hawaii Unions Resist Reforming Benefits for Public Retirees

Thursday, March 13

Hawaii Governor: State Will Adapt to Downgrade in Revenue Forecast

Wednesday, March 12

State Panel Projects No Revenue Growth for Hawaii in 2014

Friday, March 7

House Speaker Publicly Scolds Rep. Hanohano for ‘Intimidating’ Conduct

Thursday, March 6

House Reps Brace for Bad Economic Forecast, Trim Governor’s Budget

Honolulu Salaries 2013 — Chief Medical Examiner City’s Top Paid Employee

Wednesday, March 5

It’s Your Money: Prison Guards Punch Kids, Costs State $180K

Saturday, March 1

Making Waves: Danielle Conway — Not One of the Good Old Boys

February 2014

Thursday, February 27

Should Hawaii Let Public Schools Raise Money for Private Nonprofits?

Tuesday, February 25

Lobbyists Would Have to Disclose More Details on Political Spending

Friday, February 21

Hawaii’s Pricey Claims Settlements Include Paying Out $30K for Sun’s Glare

Thursday, February 20

Hawaii Ethics Commission Examines How Lawmakers Spend Their Allowances

Tuesday, February 18

Hawaii Lawmakers Disclose Financial Interests Earlier This Session

Tuesday, February 11

Why Do Two Hawaii Lawmakers Care So Much About Azerbaijan?

Saturday, February 8

Hawaii Governor’s Travel Records Reveal Details of Personal, Political Trips

Thursday, February 6

Lawmakers May Let Public Utilities Commission Keep More Special Fund Money

Tuesday, February 4

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s Surprising Advice for UH Law Students

Sunday, February 2

Senate President Leaps to Pole Position in Hawaii’s Congressional Money Race

January 2014

Saturday, January 25

Hawaii Legislature 2014: The Bold and the Bearded

Friday, January 24

Hawaii Charter School Wants Ethics Commission to Quit Being a ‘Bully’

Saturday, January 18

Accountability, Election Reform Top Good-Government Bill List

Friday, January 17

Ethics Commission: Court Wrong To Toss Charges Against School Employee

Thursday, January 16

State Lawmakers Balk at Mayors’ Push for New Taxing Power

December 2013

Saturday, December 21

Drama Plays a Leading Role in the Development of Maui’s Film Industry

Thursday, December 19

Hawaii Lawmakers Weigh Spending Priorities in Light of Economic Predictions

Tuesday, December 17

Hawaii Gov Spending Plan Relies on Record Surplus for New Initiatives

Saturday, December 14

County Councils, Mayors Struggle to Come Together in State Lobbying Effort

Tuesday, December 10

Big Island State Rep’s Resignation Prompts ‘Political Eulogy’

Saturday, December 7

Governor Wants to Invest State’s $844M Surplus in Preschool, Pension System

Friday, December 6

Bumpy Road for Hawaii’s New High-Tech Vehicle Safety Check Program

Thursday, December 5

Who Would Kill This Monk Seal?

Tuesday, December 3

State Employee Fined $7,500 for Accepting Free Rounds of Golf

November 2013

Thursday, November 28

Close, But Not Quite: Counties Search for Consenus on Tax Issues

Tuesday, November 26

Counties May Ask for New Taxing Power After State’s Hotel Money Grab

Friday, November 22

Look, But Don’t Touch: New Public Records Policy ‘Obstacle to Transparency’

Tuesday, November 19

Making Waves: Tommy Russo Is ‘Fighting for Change’ on Maui

Saturday, November 16

16-Day Special Session Costs Three Times the Original Estimate

Friday, November 15

Winning Arguments: Hawaii Lawmakers’ Speeches on Gay Marriage

Thursday, November 14

A ‘New Era of Aloha’: Hawaii Governor Signs Marriage Equality Act

Tuesday, November 12

Senate Sends ‘Marriage Equality’ Bill to Hawaii Governor

Saturday, November 9

After Rowdy House Sessions, Senate Seeks Quick Gay Marriage Vote

Friday, November 8

Same-Sex Marriage Debate Splits Hawaii State Capitol in Two — Literally

Thursday, November 7

Gay Marriage Bill Clears Another Hurdle, Final House Vote Set for Friday

Tuesday, November 5

Hawaii’s Same-Sex Marriage Bill Finally Advances in the House

Monday, November 4

Gay Marriage Opponents Effectively Delay House Committees’ Decision Another Day

October 2013

Thursday, October 31

Thousands Wait Hours to Testify on Hawaii Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Why the Delay in Hiring a Procurement Office Chief?

Wednesday, October 30

House GOP Effort to Oust Pro-Gay Marriage Rep from Key Committee Fails

Monday, October 28

Hawaii Senate Panel Passes Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Saturday, October 26

Governor Tweaks Religious Exemptions in Gay Marriage Bill

Friday, October 25

Hawaii State Salaries 2013: HHSC Workers Get Raises, Execs Don’t

Tuesday, October 22

Hawaii House Reps Spend on Refrigeration, Mediation, Translation

State Senators Spend Allowances on Everything from Salt to Travel Abroad

Saturday, October 19

Governor’s Office Says No Dice to Any Compromise on Travel Records

Wednesday, October 16

How Much Should You Pay for a Piece of Paper? Costs Vary Widely by Agency

Hawaii’s Public Records: Citizens Are Paying the Price for Disorganized Agencies

Tuesday, October 15

Redactions Are Often the Bulk of the Expense of Public Records Requests

Hawaii’s Public Records: Law’s Creators Didn’t Expect Cost To Be An Issue

Monday, October 14

The Governor’s Travel Records: Anatomy of a Public Records Request

Hawaii’s Public Records: High Fees Are Keeping Public Information Secret

Thursday, October 10

More Fines for Hawaii Rep. Karen Awana

Saturday, October 5

Hawaii Rep. Awana Resigns From House Leadership Position

Thursday, October 3

Hawaii State Salaries 2013: Pay Inches Up in Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Wednesday, October 2

HCDA Responds to Community Questions About Kakaako Plans

Hawaii State Salaries 2013: Huge Pay Hike for Judges

Tuesday, October 1

Hawaii State Salaries 2013: Raises, Finally, at the Legislature

September 2013

Saturday, September 28

Hawaii State Salaries 2013: More Employees Making More Money

Tuesday, September 24

Study: Law Enforcement Unfairly Targets Mexicans in Hawaii

Sunday, September 22

Living Hawaii: 20 Years Later We’re Still Talking About ‘Price of Paradise’

Thursday, September 5

Hawaii Legislature Has Votes to Pass Same-Sex Marriage

August 2013

Saturday, August 31

Homeless Woman Set to Return to Mainland Without State Help

Friday, August 30

Bishop Silva: Gay Marriage Causes Youth Suicides

Friday, August 23

Former PUC Chair Won’t Represent Developer on Lanai Wind Project

Wednesday, August 21

Former PUC Chair Subject of Ethics Query By Hawaii Energy Regulators

Tuesday, August 20

Honolulu Won’t Help State With New Online Voter Registration System

Friday, August 16

Can Spy Cams Save Hawaiian Monk Seals?

Tuesday, August 13

$24 Million Difference? Did Hawaii Pay Too Much for Healthcare Software?

Wednesday, August 7

Hawaii Homeless Will Have to Find Their Own Ride Back to Mainland

Thursday, August 1

Why Is Hawaii’s Technology ‘Mess’ Taking So Long to Fix?

July 2013

Saturday, July 27

Hawaii Rep. Awana’s Broken Record of Campaign Spending Fines

Thursday, July 25

A River Ran Through It: Group Blames State for Wasted Water in Waimea

Tuesday, July 23

Homeless in Hawaii? State Will Fly You Back to Family on Mainland

Thursday, July 18

VIDEO: ‘Footloose’ Creator Dean Pitchford Talks Dancing in Hawaii

Why Is Hawaii’s Consumer Advocate Losing Sleep?

Sunday, July 14

VIDEO: Should Hawaii Cut Loose Its ‘Footloose’ Dancing Rules?

Thursday, July 11

Azerbaijani Aloha Sends Hawaii Lawmakers Across Planet on Pricey Trip

Wednesday, July 10

David Ige Becomes the First Challenger in Hawaii Gubernatorial Race

Tuesday, July 9

Fewer Ahi, More Mahi? Fishermen Are Changing the Pacific Ecosystem

Wednesday, July 3

What Does Hawaii PUC’s Revolving Door Mean For Its Integrity?

June 2013

Friday, June 28

Can Too Much Aloha Be a Bad Thing? Ask Hawaii’s Ethics Commission

Thursday, June 27

Hawaii Ethics Commission: You Can’t Hire Yourself Anymore

Wednesday, June 26

A Very Special Fund Keeps Hawaii’s Electric Bills High

Tuesday, June 25

It May Not Be Love, But Hawaii Governor Leaves Fewer Bills in Limbo

Thursday, June 20

The Public Utilities Commission Finally Generates Some Sparks

Sunday, June 16

Hawaii Public Utilities Commission: Big Issues Mark 100th Birthday

Wednesday, June 12

Lawmakers: Waimanu Project Would Be First High-Rise Next to Another

Friday, June 7

A Mother’s Day Nightmare: Foster Home Failure?

Wednesday, June 5

Are Hawaii Lawmakers Weakening Support for the Elderly and Disabled?

May 2013

Thursday, May 30

Malama Honua: Hokulea, Hikianalia Embark On Worldwide Sailing Voyage

Wednesday, May 29

Game-Changer on State Health Benefits Could Spur Higher Taxes

Wednesday, May 22

‘Little Voice’ Overcomes Lobbying To Limit Access To Care Home Records

Thursday, May 16

Will A New Federal Shield Law Replace The Soon-To-Be-Dead Hawaii Law?

Tuesday, May 14

Census: Hawaii Voter Turnout Still Bad, But Is It The Worst?

Friday, May 10

Lawmakers Balk At Bills Targeting 2012 Hawaii Election Flubs

Thursday, May 9

How One Lawmaker Blocks Hawaii’s Ethics Reform Year After Year

Friday, May 3

Legislature Pau: Shield Law Fireworks, Unfunded Liabilities and Education

Thursday, May 2

Medical Pot: Lawmakers Decide It’s No Longer A Public Safety Issue

Wednesday, May 1

Voters To Decide If Hawaii Can Use Public Money For Private Preschool

Lawmakers’ Disagreement Leaves Hawaii Journalists Without A Shield Law

April 2013

Tuesday, April 30

Hawaii Signs Another Union Contract, But At What Cost?

Saturday, April 27

Public Preschool Plan, School Lands Development Bills Down To Final Test

Friday, April 26

Media To Lawmakers: Kill The Hawaii Shield Law

Thursday, April 25

Handicapping The Race To Replace Hanabusa

Wednesday, April 24

Hawaii Budget Negotiators Leave Early Ed Decisions Up To Committee Chairs

Tuesday, April 23

Hawaii Budget Committee Gets Down To Business As Session Nears End

Hawaii Media Still Unhappy With Latest Version of Shield Law

Saturday, April 20

Hana High School Girls Earn ‘Life-Changing’ Gates Millennium Scholarships

Friday, April 19

Battle For Hawaii’s Shield Law: House Pushes Back Against Senate

Thursday, April 18

Hawaii Lawmakers Clear Way To Reopen Big Island Prison in Budget Talks

Wednesday, April 17

Legislature Looks to Give Judges Raises, Restore Some Judiciary Services

Friday, April 12

Hawaii House, Senate Off to Early Start on Budget

Monday, April 8

Reversing Course, Hawaii Lawmakers Open STD Treatment Option To Gays

Saturday, April 6

Hawaii Has Budget Contingency Fund, But Where’s The Task Force?

Thursday, April 4

Sen. Hee: Shield Law Bill Protects Some Online News Sites As ‘Magazines’

Media: Shield Law Bill ‘Worthless’ After Senate Committee Amendments

Tuesday, April 2

Hawaii DOT Refusal to Switch Out Lights Means Likely Federal Indictment

March 2013

Saturday, March 30

Heterosexuals Only: Hawaii Bill Limits Chlamydia Treatment

Friday, March 29

Hawaii Rep: ‘Basis for Agreement’ In Bills To Develop School Lands

Thursday, March 28

Money for Preschool, IT, Employee Benefits in Senators’ Spending Plan

Wednesday, March 27

FOCUS: Meet Ayako Ichiyama, the Centenarian

Tuesday, March 26

Budgeting Blind: Pending Union Negotiations Leave Blanks on Balance Sheet

Monday, March 25

Hawaii Teachers Union Reaches Deal With State On New Contract

Thursday, March 21

Hawaii Elections May Soon Get Public Funding, More Transparency

Wednesday, March 20

Hawaii’s Rising Truancy Problem Leaves Lawmakers Scrambling

Saturday, March 16

Hawaii’s Working Poor Could Get Boost From Legislature This Year

Thursday, March 14

More Money: Council on Revenues Upgrades Hawaii Fiscal Forecast

Wednesday, March 13

Hawaii Senate Stiffens Adult Care Home Online Inspections Bill

Hawaii Shield Law: Journalists Struggle To Hold On To Legal Rights

Saturday, March 9

Hawaii Lawmakers Snip Millions of Dollars Off Governor’s Budget Request

Tuesday, March 5

A Good Day For Good Government, Mostly

Bills to Develop School Lands Face Major Vote

Saturday, March 2

Will New Task Force Help Hawaii Weather Automatic Federal Budget Cuts?

Friday, March 1

No Longer Kauai Made: Oahu Publications Grows Its Media Monopoly

February 2013

Wednesday, February 27

Gov: Teachers Union Leaders Holding Up New Contract Agreement

Tuesday, February 26

Can Hawaii Dig Itself Out Of Multi-Billion Dollar Employee Benefits Hole?

Thursday, February 21

It’s Your Money: Taxpayers Owe $550K After Kids Are Put in ‘House of Horror’

Wednesday, February 20

Board of Education Spurs DOE Officials To Fix School Bus Program Faster

Saturday, February 16

Care Home Industry Pressures Lawmakers to Weaken Inspections Bill

Friday, February 15

House Speaker On The PLDC: ‘It Was A Mistake’

Wednesday, February 13

Are Hawaii Lawmakers Protecting A Lobbyist From the Ethics Code?

Tuesday, February 12

Ethics Commission Smacks Charter School Employee With $10,000 Fine

Friday, February 8

Hawaii Teachers Union Asks Lawmakers To Force Labor Board’s Hand

Thursday, February 7

State Audit Spurs Lawmakers To Fix School Bus Program

Wednesday, February 6

Hawaii Ed Department’s Food Service Problems Mirror School Bus Woes

Tuesday, February 5

Hawaii School Board Scrutinizes High Teacher Sick Leave, Turnover Rates

Hawaii Legislature: Is This Finally The Year For Strong Ethics Reform?

Sunday, February 3

Adult Care Homes Under Legislative Pressure To Put Public Records Online

January 2013

Thursday, January 31

Lawmakers Weaken Lobbying Bill Over Ethics Commission’s Objections

Lawmakers Punch Holes In Hawaii’s Shield Law

Tuesday, January 29

Hawaii Senators: Do Something To Bring Down Electric Rates Or We Will

Does Hawaii Have a Plan to Keep Airplanes Aloft if Boeing Employees Strike?

Monday, January 28

Hawaii Legislature: Thousands of Bills, So Little Time

FOCUS: Meet Alfred Yama Kina, The Okinawan Artist

Hawaii AG’s Office Shoots Down Bill That Would Limit Free Speech

Saturday, January 26

State Rejects Hawaii Teachers Union’s ‘Billion-Dollar’ Contract Offer

Friday, January 25

HPD: Research Links Marijuana to Violent Behavior

Thursday, January 24

Lobbying Lessons: What Hawaii Can Learn From Other States

Friday, January 18

Hawaii State Rep. Karen Awana Owes Thousands In Overdue Fines

Wednesday, January 16

Teachers Union Wants What UPW Got — Bigger Raises, Better Benefits

Sunday, January 13

Civil Beat Poll – Keep the PLDC, Create a Lottery and Vote By Mail

Friday, January 11

High Time for Hawaii to Legalize the Shaka Bud?

Wednesday, January 9

Hawaii House Democrats: We Want Souki

Tuesday, January 8

House Speaker Spat Over Office Space Could Cost Hawaii Money

December 2012

Sunday, December 30

Lobbying Reform Is A Tough Sell In Hawaii’s Legislature

Friday, December 28

Is It Time To Beef Up Hawaii’s Lax Lobbying Law?

Court Ruling Keeps City Rail Project On Track, Honolulu Mayor Says

Saturday, December 22

Can Hawaii Kindergarteners Flunk Their Teachers?

Friday, December 21

Gov: Time To Get A Grip On Retirement Pay And Health Benefits

Thursday, December 20

Hawaii Ethics Commission Sends ‘Ambitious’ Set of Bills to Legislature

Wednesday, December 19

FOCUS: Meet Vladmir Berzansky, The Man Without a Home

Elections Commission Investigation Into Ballot Shortage Almost Pau

Tuesday, December 18

More Money in the Bank, Hawaii Gov Lays Out His Spending Plan

Friday, December 14

Say No More: Hawaii House Speaker Steps Down

Thursday, December 13

New Federal Food Safety Law Confuses Hawaii Farmers, State Officials

Wednesday, December 12

Hawaii Teacher Evaluation Concerns Keep State, Union From Agreement

Tuesday, December 11

FOCUS: Meet Jenn Labencki, The Navy Wife

Green Party Sues Hawaii Elections Chief Over Ballot Shortages

Saturday, December 8

FBI Drops Investigation of Hawaii School Bus Company Collusion

Thursday, December 6

Hawaii Lawmakers: How Much Will School Bus Overhaul Cost Us?

Wednesday, December 5

Board Members Want More Answers From Consultant’s Bus Study

Tuesday, December 4

Honolulu Prosecutor Increasing Firepower to Fight Elder Abuse

Saturday, December 1

Hawaii Picked School Bus Consultant for Experience, Not What It Charged

November 2012

Thursday, November 29

Hawaii Ethics Commission: Charter School Workers Are State Employees

Wednesday, November 28

Elections Commission Demands Answers for Ballot Shortages

Saturday, November 24

Hawaii Ethics Commission Sets Sights On Charter School Employee

Thursday, November 22

Hawaii Senator Vows To Fix Ethics Exemption That Spared Him

Wednesday, November 21

It’s Your Money: Feds Spend Thousands on Fish Management Book

Tuesday, November 20

Taken For A Ride: Hawaii School Bus Study Pau, But DOE Not Making It Public

Friday, November 16

Hawaii Teachers Can’t Strike, But They Can Do Only The Minimum

Wednesday, November 14

Hundreds Pack School Cafeteria to Protest Hanalei Ridge Development

Monday, November 12

Hawaii Teachers Union Ramps Up Protests Amid Contract Stalemate

Thursday, November 8

Scientists: Climate Change Will Mean Fewer Big Fish

Suicide High Among Hawaii Elderly

Monday, November 5

Honolulu Prosecutor: Kaneshiro Easily Beats Takata

Honolulu Mayor: Caldwell Rolls Over Cayetano

Saturday, November 3

Teachers Union Launches Website for New Contract

Thursday, November 1

FOCUS: Meet Innocenta Sound, The Community Navigator

October 2012

Wednesday, October 31

Can Reporting About Suicide Help Prevent It?

Tuesday, October 30

FOCUS: Meet Rose Canilang, The New Citizen

Monday, October 29

Kaneshiro Spends More Money, Raises More Money Than Takata

Saturday, October 27

Study: HSTA Strongest Teachers Union in America

Friday, October 26

Hawaii Youth Suicide Rate Doubles in 5 Years

Wednesday, October 24

Board Chair: Schools’ Brick-And-Mortar Projects ‘Woefully’ Underfunded

Monday, October 22

Candidates for Honolulu Prosecutor Attack Each Other’s Motives

Saturday, October 20

Hawaii Supreme Court: Labor Board Must Explain Delay in HSTA Case

Thursday, October 18

Taken For A Ride: We Finally Have The Answer, Hawaii Dept of Ed Says

Wednesday, October 17

Board Sends Education Budget to Governor

FOCUS: Meet Edwin Otsuji, The Farmer

Tuesday, October 16

Hawaii Rarely Prosecutes for Campaign Spending Violations

Saturday, October 13

Campaigning in the Dark: New Hawaii Law Creates Extended Blackout Period

Thursday, October 11

Spending Commission May Make Councilman Pay Back Honolulu $28K

Wednesday, October 10

Hokulea’s Sister Canoe Sets Sail for Hawaii

Monday, October 8

Public Records Logs Expected To Help The Public Access Information

Saturday, October 6

School Bullies: Hawaii DOE Programs Blasted At Federal Meeting

Friday, October 5

Federal Mediation Fails In Teacher Contract Dispute

Thursday, October 4

‘Sucky Websites’ To Become Cool Under State’s New Tech Reform Plan

Wednesday, October 3

FOCUS: Meet Joe Souza, The Ukulele Maker

September 2012

Thursday, September 20

Want To Know Cayetano’s BRT Plan? Read His Civil Beat Online Posts

Wednesday, September 19

FOCUS: Meet Kenny Endo, The Taiko Drummer

Hawaii Education Department Wants Budget Exemptions

Tuesday, September 18

School Bullies: Senator Wants More Systematic Approach to DOE Plan

Saturday, September 15

Saving Nemo: Protections Sought for Clownfish, Hawaiian Damselfish

Friday, September 14

Media Experts: Hawaii Shield Law Deters Subpoenas Of Journalists

Thursday, September 13

What Do An Imu Goat And Hawaii’s Volcano Circus Have in Common?

Hawaii Reps. Awana, Carroll Fined for Campaign Spending Violations

Sunday, September 9

School Bullies: Hawaii Gay Kids Face High Risk Of Harassment

Friday, September 7

Kauai Prosecutor Herself In Trouble For Harassing White Deputy Attorney

Wednesday, September 5

Taken for a Ride: School Board Wants Answers to Auditor’s Scathing Report

Tuesday, September 4

FOCUS: New Multimedia Series Spotlights the People of Hawaii

August 2012

Friday, August 31

Taken for a Ride: State Audit Slams School Bus Transportation Program

Hawaii Shield Law Protecting Journalists Under Fire — Again

Wednesday, August 29

Local Vs. Haole: Kauai Settles Discrimination Cases Involving Prosecutor

Tuesday, August 28

Hawaii Supreme Court Tosses Candidate’s Election Complaint

Hawaii Health Insurance Exchange Eyes January 2014 Launch

Sunday, August 26

Nursing Home Inspect: New App Boosts Access to Government Reports

Friday, August 24

Honolulu Prosecutor Race Ramps Up For Election

Wednesday, August 22

Han Challenges Council Election Results Over Voter Intimidation

Tuesday, August 21

Meteorologists: Hawaii Drought Likely to Worsen

Friday, August 17

Should Volcano’s Haze Mean Refineries Don’t Have To Reduce Pollution?

Tuesday, August 14

School Bullies: What Is Bullying? Ask A Kid

Thursday, August 9

Big Island Mayor: Kenoi, Kim Face Off Nov. 6

Fate of False Killer Whales At Stake With New Report

Saturday, August 4

Do Fake Reefs Offer Real Solutions for Hawaii?

July 2012

Tuesday, July 31

School Bullies: A Little Philosophy For Children Can Go A Long Way

Saturday, July 28

State Negotiator: HSTA Must Come Up With New Teacher Contract

Friday, July 27

School Bullies: Hawaii Still Struggling To Help Tormented Kids

Tuesday, July 24

New Hawaii Teacher Contract Nowhere in Sight

Friday, July 20

Aiea Mom: School Bus Cuts Are Putting My Kids’ Lives In Danger

Is New Hawaii Climate Change Strategy Enough?

Thursday, July 19

Sierra Club Defers Decision on Mayoral Endorsement

Tuesday, July 17

More Hawaii Schools Meeting Federal Annual Progress Goals

Friday, July 13

Hawaii Teachers Union Looking at Legal Options Over Contract Dispute

Wednesday, July 11

Sierra Club to Decide on Rail Campaign Soon

Tuesday, July 10

Fishery Council: ‘Sharks Don’t Spend Any Money’

Monday, July 9

Honolulu Prosecutor: Prostitution Investigations ‘Very Active’

June 2012

Saturday, June 30

Hawaii Cuts 103 School Bus Routes

School Superintendent Worked to Create Culture of Change

Thursday, June 28

Fishery Chair: ‘Brown People’ Are Being Subjugated By U.S. Govt

Tuesday, June 26

Earthjustice Sues Feds To Save Hawaii Dolphins

Thursday, June 21

New Deadline for Primary Campaign Finance Reports

Federal Fisheries Group Presides Over Pacific Ocean Policies And Politics

Wednesday, June 20

Closer — But School District Still Can’t Decide On School Bus Cuts

Friday, June 15

Seven Years Later, Bottle-Bill Audits Still Bottled Up

Honolulu City Prosecutor: Two Distinct Choices

Wednesday, June 13

More Hawaii Sea Turtles Could Be Taken Under New Federal Proposal

Saturday, June 9

A Fresh Start on Fighting Homelessness in Hawaii

Thursday, June 7

Taken For A Ride: DOE Hoping Consultant Finds Answers to Bus Woes

Wednesday, June 6

Taken For A Ride: School Board Still Can’t Decide How To Cut Bus Costs

Monday, June 4

Turnout Fell When Hawaii Teachers Voted On Contract For Second Time

Saturday, June 2

Kobayashi: Voters in 2008 Didn’t Approve Current Rail Project

Friday, June 1

EPA Targets Hawaii Refineries In Plan To Eliminate Haze

May 2012

Wednesday, May 30

Bus Rapid Transit: The Devil’s in the Details, But What Are They?

Wednesday, May 23

Teachers Approve January Contract in New Vote

Tuesday, May 22

DiGeronimo for Congress: The Same, But Different

Saturday, May 19

Oahu Dominates ‘Rural’ 2nd Congressional District

Friday, May 18

Judge Narrows Case in Honolulu Rail Lawsuit

Teachers’ Labor Board Case Nears End As Contract Vote Begins

Wednesday, May 16

Djou: I’m the Only Person to Vote Myself into War

Taken For A Ride: Bus Cuts Loom As Students Head For Summer Break

Friday, May 11

Cayetano: I Cut Income Taxes

Thursday, May 10

HSTA President Okabe in Labor Board’s Hot Seat

Tuesday, May 8

Grabauskas: Debt Ate 30% of Boston Transit Budget

Saturday, May 5

Unofficial Results: Okabe Wins HSTA Election

Hawaii Race to the Top: ‘Not Out of the Woods Yet’

Friday, May 4

What’s Behind HSTA’s Change of Heart?

Thursday, May 3

HSTA: Breakthrough in Stalled Negotiations

Wednesday, May 2

Taken For A Ride: No Bus Cuts for Elementary Kids?

April 2012

Monday, April 30

Taken For A Ride: Ed Board Considers How To Fill A $17M Hole

Friday, April 27

Ethics Code Will Apply to Hawaii Charter Schools

Wednesday, April 25

Little Hana Makes Big Case for School Funding Review and Reform

Saturday, April 21

Three Hana High Seniors Win Prestigious Gates Scholarships

Friday, April 20

Taken For A Ride: Hawaii School Bus Cuts Imminent

Wednesday, April 18

Hawaii Ed Board Embraces ‘Opportunity’ to Pass Teacher Evaluations

Sunday, April 15

Dalai Lama’s ‘Rad’ Visit to Kailua High School

Philosophy for Children: Promoting Peace in the Classroom

Wednesday, April 11

32 Years After First Visit, ‘A Simple Monk’ Returns

Tuesday, April 10

House Kills Teacher Eval Bill, But Ed Board Policy Survives

Saturday, April 7

Who Should Lead Hawaii’s Teachers Union?

Friday, April 6

‘Hawaii Represent’ Spoof Spurs GSA Scandal

Timing Is Everything: Hawaii Teacher Contract Talks Resume

Wednesday, April 4

Taken For A Ride: Will School Bus Cuts Lead to Higher Drop-Out Rates?

March 2012

Friday, March 30

Teacher Evaluations: Coming Soon To A School District Near You?

Thursday, March 29

Hawaii Charter School Overhaul Looks Likely

Monday, March 26

Feds Visit Hawaii to Review Race to Top Progress

Is It ‘Reckless’ To Build Honolulu Rail Before Feds Commit Funds?

Saturday, March 24

Hawaii GOP ‘Still Looking’ for Candidate to Run in Congressional Race

Thursday, March 22

Taken for a Ride: Hawaii School Bus Program To Get Independent Review

Wednesday, March 14

Hawaii Republican Caucuses: Headquarters

August 2011

Tuesday, August 9

Live Blog: Hawaii Labor Board Hears Teachers’ Complaints Against State