Sara Lin

Sara Lin is is a former Civil Beat staff member.
$24 Million Difference? Did Hawaii Pay Too Much for Healthcare Software?

jfcherry via Flickr

$24 Million Difference? Did Hawaii Pay Too Much for Healthcare Software?

Winning bid was a lot more expensive and the losing company's protest resulted in its disqualification.
10 Must Read Stories From the Week of July 15-19

10 Must Read Stories From the Week of July 15-19

Recalling politicians, dancing in bars and Micronesians in Hawaii made the headlines.
10 Must Read Stories From the Week of July 8-12

10 Must Read Stories From the Week of July 8-12

We spent a lot of time this week figuring out who is going to pay for what.
Hawaii Gets Tough on ‘Johns’ to Fight Prostitution, Trafficking

Hawaii Gets Tough on ‘Johns’ to Fight Prostitution, Trafficking

Governor signs slew of new measures aimed at helping victims and strengthening punishment.
10 Must-Read Stories From the Week of June 24-28

10 Must-Read Stories From the Week of June 24-28

From same-sex marriage to Waikiki's Venetian nightmare amid rising sea levels, stories of transition dominated this week.
10 Must-Read Stories From the Week of June 17-21

10 Must-Read Stories From the Week of June 17-21

Getting oh-so-close to Kirk Caldwell, the mystery of the missing fish, and hey, how crazy is it that regulators are doing their job!

Age and Disability Are Not Signs of Financial Need

Real property tax exemptions don't look at whether people actually need the break.
Could Hawaii’s New Tsunami Warning Center Survive a Giant Wave? Flickr.com

Could Hawaii’s New Tsunami Warning Center Survive a Giant Wave?

Despite a move to Ford Island to protect itself, the new site is spurring questions about access if disaster strikes.
10 Must-Read Stories From the Week of May 20 – 24 Hawaii State Archives

10 Must-Read Stories From the Week of May 20 – 24

It's all about the Ala Wai Canal this week — its storied past, and its troubled future.

Making The Tax System A Social Tool Creates Inefficiencies

Lawmakers' efforts to use the tax laws to socially engineer human behavior are folly.

10 Must-Read Stories From the Week of May 13 – 17

If the AP phone records scandal had broken a month earlier, would Hawaii still have a shield law?