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Why Hawaii’s Unlicensed Elder Care Industry Is Out Of Control Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

UPDATED. Lawmakers have introduced a bill with the backing of the industry and some elderly-rights groups but the measure faces a long road to passage.
County Mayors: We Want More Power To Tax Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

County Mayors: We Want More Power To Tax

They also want a larger share of the state hotel tax revenues and immunity for lifeguards at state beaches.
Here’s How Climate Change Is Already Threatening Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Here’s How Climate Change Is Already Threatening Hawaii

We've seen flooded streets and washed out beaches, but even the birds, the animals and the forests are being affected by global warming.
Legislature Convenes Amid Buzz Over False Missile Alert Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislature Convenes Amid Buzz Over False Missile Alert

UPDATED: Lawmakers highlight housing and education priorities while addressing public concerns over the Saturday panic.
What We’ll Be Watching At The Hawaii Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What We’ll Be Watching At The Hawaii Legislature

How will new leadership roles, consolidated power, differing priorities — all in an election year -- affect the public's business?
Lawmakers, Health Officials Point To Each Other For Cesspool Answers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers, Health Officials Point To Each Other For Cesspool Answers

Hawaii leaders have no idea what to do about a environmental problem that could cost billions of dollars to fix.
Hawaii Health Programs Brace For Federal Budget Cuts Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Health Programs Brace For Federal Budget Cuts

President Trump's budget proposal to Congress calls for at least $6.2 million in cuts to health programs in the islands.
Legislature Gets An Extra $13M To Spend This Session Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Legislature Gets An Extra $13M To Spend This Session

The Council on Revenues slightly upgraded its growth projection for this fiscal year to 4.5 percent.
Economists: Financial Challenges Are Looming For Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Economists: Financial Challenges Are Looming For Hawaii

Economists caution legislators about the housing shortage, the possibility of lower tax revenue and reduced tourist spending.

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

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

The risks posed by the state’s 88,000 remaining cesspools will likely be amplified by climate change.

More Tuna For Hawaii Fishing Boats In 2018 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More Tuna For Hawaii Fishing Boats In 2018

An international commission slightly expanded catch limits for U.S. longliners based in Honolulu but the industry is still hoping for more.

‘Devastation’ Discovered In Deep Sea From Industrial Fishing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Devastation’ Discovered In Deep Sea From Industrial Fishing

But without a $2 million donation, it may be the last expedition for the Hawaii-based research submarines and support vessel that conducted the study.