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Did Hawaii Lead to Pro Golfer’s Undoing? Nik Wilets/flickr.com

Did Hawaii Lead to Pro Golfer’s Undoing?

Robert Allenby talks about how the fallout from a much-publicized night of drinking in Honolulu has affected his golf game.
You Don’t Want To Find This on an Airplane Cory Lum/Civil Beat

You Don’t Want To Find This on an Airplane

This woman reached into the seat pocket in front of her. Here's what she found. Yuck.
Civil Beat: It’s Makeover Time!

Civil Beat: It’s Makeover Time!

Here's a sneak peek at our new home page look, which is set to launch Monday.
Denby Fawcett Tapped To Discuss Vietnam Reporting at DC Forum Courtesy of Denby Fawcett

Denby Fawcett Tapped To Discuss Vietnam Reporting at DC Forum

The veteran Hawaii journalist has a lot to share about women reporters and coming of age in a difficult assignment.
Civil Beat Named Best News Site in Hawaii By Journalism Group

Civil Beat Named Best News Site in Hawaii By Journalism Group

The awards presentation on Friday night recognized local TV, radio, magazine, newspaper and online sites for outstanding work in 2014.
Hawaiian Electric Shareholders Approve Takeover By NextEra Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaiian Electric Shareholders Approve Takeover By NextEra

The Public Utilities Commission is still considering the proposed merger.
Nestor Garcia Resigns From KHON2 News Screenshot

Nestor Garcia Resigns From KHON2 News

The elected official-turned-news reporter has been under fire for ethical violations while on the Honolulu City Council.
Why Did That Swordfish Stab the Big Island Fisherman? KITV.com

Why Did That Swordfish Stab the Big Island Fisherman?

National Geographic talks with fish scientists to figure it out.
Auditor: School Bus Issues Still Need Work Flickr.com

Auditor: School Bus Issues Still Need Work

The Hawaii Department of Education has made strides in bringing down runaway school bus costs but "much work remains."
Marine Helicopter Crashes At Bellows Air Force Base Instagram

Marine Helicopter Crashes At Bellows Air Force Base

The crew may have been taking part in training exercises previously announced for Sunday at the Hawaii base.
New York Times Ed Board Chides Hawaii Gov. David Ige Over Mauna Kea Courtesy W. M. Keck Observatory

New York Times Ed Board Chides Hawaii Gov. David Ige Over Mauna Kea

The editorial board says Ige has been too mild about the Thirty Meter Telescope debate.
Did Bullying By a Supervisor Cause an HPD Officer to Take His Own Life? Hawaii News Now

Did Bullying By a Supervisor Cause an HPD Officer to Take His Own Life?

Watch Hawaii News Now's report on the death of a Honolulu officer but skip the comments at the end.