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Nathan Eagle

Counties Threaten To Pull Lifeguards Over Fear Of Lawsuits Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Counties Threaten To Pull Lifeguards Over Fear Of Lawsuits

The Legislature is debating whether to extend limited liability protections for lifeguards over the objections of a group of personal injury lawyers.

Most Hawaii House Members Won’t Say Where They Stand On Aid In Dying Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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

The House Health Committee’s deferral of the bill let other members off the hook on making their position on the issue known to the public.

‘Terrible’ Report On Care Home Inspections Is Finally In Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Terrible’ Report On Care Home Inspections Is Finally In

Hawaii lawmakers delayed doing unannounced inspections to get reports on the health department workload. The first one is underwhelming.

Maui Energy Conference: ‘What Type Of Place Are We Trying To Create?’ Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

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

Experts discussed Hawaii’s move away from fossil fuels amid buzz about another potential buyer for Hawaiian Electric.

Why Hawaii Must Become More Energy Resilient Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Why Hawaii Must Become More Energy Resilient

Speakers at the Maui Energy Conference posed questions about what type of life the state wants to create for its citizens as it adapts.

Illegal Care Homes Are A Growing Problem In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Illegal Care Homes Are A Growing Problem In Hawaii

The operators of residential care facilities want lawmakers to crack down on what’s being called a growing consumer protection issue.

In Search of Hawaii’s Mysterious False Killer Whales Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

In Search of Hawaii’s Mysterious False Killer Whales

A team of researchers sets sail to learn more about the plight of rare dolphins who have been known to share their food with humans.

Counties To Track Equipment Used In Snorkeling Deaths Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Counties To Track Equipment Used In Snorkeling Deaths

A woman’s drowning spurs officials to consider the possible hidden dangers of full-face snorkeling masks.

State Revenue Forecast Drops By $250 Million Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Revenue Forecast Drops By $250 Million

The Hawaii Council on Revenues lowered its growth forecast for the general fund to 2.5 percent this fiscal year.

How One Woman’s Snorkeling Death Might Help Save Lives Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

How One Woman’s Snorkeling Death Might Help Save Lives

Her husband thinks a new style of mask may be to blame, but no one keeps track of the equipment being used when someone drowns.

Coast Guard, Navy Board 16 Ships To Enforce Fishing Laws Courtesy: Danny Kelley/U.S. Navy

Coast Guard, Navy Board 16 Ships To Enforce Fishing Laws

They were on an 18-day mission to crack down on illegal fishing in the Central and South Pacific.

Ban On Many Sunscreen Products Likely To Pass In Hawaii Senate Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Ban On Many Sunscreen Products Likely To Pass In Hawaii Senate

The Democratic Party, Office of Hawaiian Affairs and others are urging the House to follow suit, but the measure faces opposition there.