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TMT’s Place In History Of Telescope Battles Cory Lum/Civil Beat

TMT’s Place In History Of Telescope Battles

The legal fight over the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea is not unusual as big telescope projects go.
Flare Ups In The Solar Industry

Flare Ups In The Solar Industry

Is The Alliance for Solar Choice the bad boy of the solar sector?
CDC Checks Out Dengue Fever Outbreak Hawaii Department of Health

CDC Checks Out Dengue Fever Outbreak

One local doctor says pregnant women should steer clear of the island.
Hawaii, A Model For Gun Control? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii, A Model For Gun Control?

Gun smuggling is kind of hard when you're on an island in the middle of the ocean.
‘Trumpeting Racism’ Is About Donald Trump UH Manoa

‘Trumpeting Racism’ Is About Donald Trump

UH law school to host lecture about racism, politics and Donald Trump.
‘The Harbor’: Special Report Will Explore Misconceptions About The Homeless Screenshot: Random Lunacy

‘The Harbor’: Special Report Will Explore Misconceptions About The Homeless

Civil Beat reporter Jessica Terrell introduces us to many of the intriguing people who call a growing Waianae homeless encampment their home.

Podcast Transcript: ‘That’s JoJo — He’s Different’

JoJo Peter is a disabled Micronesian in Hawaii. Those misunderstood labels have given him a powerful position to bring about positive change.
Help For Micronesia ‘Atomic Veterans’ U.S. Defense Special Weapons Agency

Help For Micronesia ‘Atomic Veterans’

Hawaii Rep. Mark Takai wants to extend benefits to veterans who helped clean up Micronesia nuclear contamination.
The Story Behind ‘The Micronesians’ Mark Edward Harris/Civil Beat

The Story Behind ‘The Micronesians’

Micronesians are coming to the U.S. in large numbers, tapping taxpayers for heath care and social services. We wanted to find out why.
‘The Micronesians’: A Civil Beat Special Report Coming Wednesday Mark Edward Harris/Civil Beat

‘The Micronesians’: A Civil Beat Special Report Coming Wednesday

Micronesians are leaving their island homes in search of better lives in the U.S., and many are coming to Hawaii.
Tsunami Warning System Gets A Boost Flickr: National Data Buoy Center.

Tsunami Warning System Gets A Boost

Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz has been pushing for improvements in monitoring technology and tsunami research.
Civil Beat Beefs Up Its Editing Team Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Beefs Up Its Editing Team

We're adding another editor and expanding our national news coverage through a new network of media organizations.