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Patti Epler

The Weather Channel’s History of Kilauea’s Lava Flow USGS/J.D. Griggs

The Weather Channel’s History of Kilauea’s Lava Flow

And yet people built more houses on top of houses that had been buried under the lava flow.
Missing the Point on Tulsi Gabbard’s Surf Video Yahoo News

Missing the Point on Tulsi Gabbard’s Surf Video

It's pretty simple: When asked where she was, her office didn't tell the truth.
Pew Survey: People Just Don’t Care About the 2014 Elections Screenshot: Pew Research Center

Pew Survey: People Just Don’t Care About the 2014 Elections

It's likely other big national and international news is capturing attention. Or not.
Company That Sues Soldiers Pledges Reform, Changes Name

Company That Sues Soldiers Pledges Reform, Changes Name

Consumer and military advocates say the changes to USA Discounters loan-collection practices don't go far enough.
Aikea Movement: Knocking on Doors Patti Epler/Civil Beat

Aikea Movement: Knocking on Doors

The grassroots activist group stopped by Civil Beat's office for an impromptu chat.
Head of Flawed Effort to ID Missing Soldiers Loses Job Flickr user drschurtz

Head of Flawed Effort to ID Missing Soldiers Loses Job

Tom Holland's impending departure is the first leadership change to come to light as criticism of the MIA mission increases.
Is 2014 the Year of the GMO? Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Is 2014 the Year of the GMO?

Genetically modified organisms are energizing candidates and campaigns across the country.
Developer to Court: Make Homeowners Stop Leaking Documents Civil Beat

Developer to Court: Make Homeowners Stop Leaking Documents

Haseko is crying foul over a Civil Beat column detailing how the company spun plans to turn a promised marina into a lagoon.
Honolulu Ethics Commission Fines Romy Cachola $50K Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Honolulu Ethics Commission Fines Romy Cachola $50K

It's the largest civil fine ever imposed by the commission and it follows penalties for similar violations levied by the state Campaign Spending Commission.
Editor’s Desk: Leading the Discussion on Key Hawaii Issues PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Editor’s Desk: Leading the Discussion on Key Hawaii Issues

Civil Beat is launching a new weekly editorial, beefing up columns and creating a distinct opinion section.
800 Uncounted Ballots Found on Maui Cory Lum/Civil Beat

800 Uncounted Ballots Found on Maui

The total will be added into the results that are expected to be released later this evening.
Puna Power: More Homes Restored But Thousands Still in the Dark PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Puna Power: More Homes Restored But Thousands Still in the Dark

Hawaiian Electric Light Co. crews are still working to get all the power restored in areas of the Big Island hard hit by Tropical Storm Iselle.