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Hawaii Loses A Fishery Council Seat After Governor’s Fumble Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Loses A Fishery Council Seat After Governor’s Fumble

The governor’s office failed to submit nominees for two at-large seats by the federal deadline, but a U.S. territory stepped up to save one.

Blown Deadlines Weaken Hawaii’s Voice On Federal Fishery Council Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Blown Deadlines Weaken Hawaii’s Voice On Federal Fishery Council

Both environmentalists and commercial tuna fishermen are upset about lost opportunities after the governor’s office didn’t submit Wespac nominees on time.

DLNR Urges Ige To Veto Bill Phasing Out Aquarium Fishing In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

The head of Hawaii’s aquatic resource division said he’s not sure lawmakers “knew what they were doing” when they passed the bill.

Legislature Plans To Hold Special Session On Honolulu Rail Funding Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legislature Plans To Hold Special Session On Honolulu Rail Funding

UPDATED: Leaders try to assure federal officials that the state is committed to coming up with money, but there no sign a deal has been reached.

535 Scientists Want Trump To Leave Hawaii’s Marine Monument Alone Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

The group signed a letter emphasizing how protected reserves help the economy and biodiversity.

It Looks Like Another Good Year For Hawaii Tuna Fishermen Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

It Looks Like Another Good Year For Hawaii Tuna Fishermen

The longline fleet has a $250,000 deal in place to keep fishing after it reaches its quota of nearly 7 million pounds of ahi.

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

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

A bill supported by environmental groups would prevent the state from issuing new permits for commercial collection of aquarium fish.

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

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

Legislators kept the issue at bay again last session, but two-thirds of poll respondents say it’s time to act.

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

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

Hawaii voters responding to our poll prefer “someone else” over the incumbent by a wide margin.

Pulling Out Of Climate Accord Will Hit Hawaii Hard, Officials Say Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

Stressing how an island state is particularly vulnerable, elected leaders and environmentalists resolved to continue local efforts.

Corals Are Dying At Hawaii’s Most Popular Snorkeling Spot Courtesy: Keisha Bahr

Corals Are Dying At Hawaii’s Most Popular Snorkeling Spot

Climate change is heating the ocean and causing stronger and longer coral bleaching events at Hanauma Bay.

State Tax Collections Still Predicted To Grow Slightly Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

State Tax Collections Still Predicted To Grow Slightly

But the state’s top financial advisers decided not to try to predict what the Legislature might do with rail.