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Patti Epler

Case Dismissed: A Win for the Kailua Kite Surfer Don Farley

Case Dismissed: A Win for the Kailua Kite Surfer

Don Farley was busted by Honolulu police for helping launch kites from the beach even though he wasn't doing it for money.
Robbie Alm: ‘Father of Hawaii’s Public Records Law’ Collaborative Leaders Network

Robbie Alm: ‘Father of Hawaii’s Public Records Law’

The former HECO exec has a long history with government transparency, Ian Lind reports.
Navy War Games in the Pacific Violate Law Protecting Marine Mammals Courtesy of "Mike" Michael L. Baird via Flickr

Navy War Games in the Pacific Violate Law Protecting Marine Mammals

A federal agency violated the law when it approved Navy training operations off Hawaii and California, judge says.
Civil Beat Expands Editorial Staff With Eye Toward ‘Impact Journalism’ Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Expands Editorial Staff With Eye Toward ‘Impact Journalism’

Our mission isn't new but we're ramping up our commitment to journalism that makes a difference.
Tsunami Warning Improvements Pass U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Flickr: National Data Buoy Center.

Tsunami Warning Improvements Pass U.S. Senate Commerce Committee

Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz helped push through an amendment authorizing more research and better technology.
Who Doesn’t Love a Good Tsunami Warning System? Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Who Doesn’t Love a Good Tsunami Warning System?

Improving tsunami and earthquake preparedness in Hawaii and elsewhere looks like something even a GOP-controlled Congress can get behind.
Omidyar in Hawaii: The Billionaire in the Corner Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Omidyar in Hawaii: The Billionaire in the Corner

Bringing about positive social change in Hawaii isn't cheap or easy, but here's how $100 million has been spent on the effort.
Who’s the Best Political Reporter in Hawaii? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Who’s the Best Political Reporter in Hawaii?

The Washington Post wants to know. So vote now.
Hawaii Congressional Delegation Getting It Back Together? Courtesy of Sen. Mazie Hirono

Hawaii Congressional Delegation Getting It Back Together?

Our four federal representatives say they are working well together and back on track to build clout.
Saving Coral Reefs — and Which Ones — Subject of New Study NOAA

Saving Coral Reefs — and Which Ones — Subject of New Study

Scientists say bleaching and other problems harming coral reefs can be reversed. But not everywhere.
New Tracking System Keeps an Eye on Commercial Fishing Fleets

New Tracking System Keeps an Eye on Commercial Fishing Fleets

Will fishermen stray into the recently protected Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument? Activists will be watching.
Editor’s Desk: Hawaii Reporter’s Malia Zimmerman Bids Aloha Patti Epler/Civil Beat

Editor’s Desk: Hawaii Reporter’s Malia Zimmerman Bids Aloha

The loss of the longtime local investigative reporter is another a blow for independent media — and the citizens of Hawaii.