Counties: ‘We Got Screwed’ By The Legislature On Lifeguard Protection Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Council members, mayors and others remain frustrated by the influence a group of personal injury lawyers had on the decision.

Offshore Podcast Season Two

22 Dead, 60 Injured In British Concert Blast

22 Dead, 60 Injured In British Concert Blast
At least 22 people are confirmed dead in what is being treated as a “terrorist incident” during a concert by pop singer Ariana Grande at Manchester Arena in England on Monday night.
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Flight Took Off With Disruptive Passenger Despite Red Flags

UPDATED: A judge orders a mental competency hearing for the 25-year-old Turkish man who disrupted a flight to Honolulu.

Resort Fees: A Hidden Pain For Tourists, A Windfall For Hotels

While consumer advocates decry costs for amenities like swimming pool access and in-room safes, the fees bring in an estimated $2.6 billion annually for hotels.

5 Percent Pay Raises Recommended For Mayor And Top Officials

That would put Mayor Kirk Caldwell at $173,000 and the new police chief would receive $191,000.

Former DuPont Worker Claims Retaliation For Pesticide Complaints

A woman files suit saying she lost her job after repeatedly reporting misuse of pesticides on the company’s North Shore farm.

Reader Rep: Podcasters Helping Put Spark Back In Journalism

Podcasts are becoming increasingly sophisticated and reaching a growing audience, estimated at 57 million listeners monthly.

Lawmakers Must Make Good On Deal To Raise Foster Parent Fees

It’s not too late. The issue could be part of a special session on rail funding that could happen later this summer.

Community Voices

Napali Coast State Wilderness Park Deserves Support Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources

Napali Coast State Wilderness Park Deserves Support

Hawaii’s largest and most remote state park needs more enforcement staff to protect it from overuse and unethical campers.

The Beauty Of Education Is In The Stories We Tell Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Beauty Of Education Is In The Stories We Tell

Don’t let the positive narrative about public education get hijacked by stories about teacher burnout and low test scores.

How About A Raise For Hawaii Workers? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How About A Raise For Hawaii Workers?

Hawaii state government has adopted a legalistic strategy whose main aim is to minimize public employee wages.

Calling For A Constitutional Convention Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Calling For A Constitutional Convention

Our current constitution is nearly 40 years old. It could not have predicted the issues our state faces today, and it restricts our ability to respond.