This Court Offers The Homeless A Fresh Start Instead Of Punishment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Community Outreach Court doles out community service and uses social workers to help defendants get off the streets.

California Wipes Slate Clean For Marijuana Infractions

California Wipes Slate Clean For Marijuana Infractions Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

With California starting legal recreational marijuana sales starting Jan. 1, the state is offering a second chance to people convicted of almost any marijuana crimes, from serious felonies to small infractions.

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Reader Rep: Media Should Treat Online Comments Like Part Of The Story

With proper moderation, the responses found at the end of articles provide an opportunity for useful citizen journalism.

Attorney General Doug Chin Running For Congress

The Democrat has emerged as one of the key legal challengers to the policies of the Trump administration.

These Hawaii Seniors Hang Out In A Warehouse To Spice Up Their Lives

“Where else can you discuss your prostate problems?” asks the founder of the Hawaii Men’s Shed, a place to socialize and build stuff.

Civil Beat Poll: Lottery Has Big Support In Hawaii

Most survey respondents say a lottery can bring much-needed cash to state government, but critics warn they mostly tax the poor.

How Will Hawaii Fare Under Federal Tax Changes?

Limits on deductions for mortgage interest and state and local tax payments could offset the benefits of temporary tax cuts for island residents.

Community Voices

Mauna Kea Deserves New Management Twitter/Leslie E. Shirkey Jr.

Mauna Kea Deserves New Management

The University of Hawaii has failed to demonstrate any ability or willingness to be a proper land manager.

Tom Yamachika: When Is Gambling Criminal Conduct? Flickr: BarricadeCaptures

Tom Yamachika: When Is Gambling Criminal Conduct?

Questions have been raised in Hawaii about an online “casino” game called Star Wars: Battlefront II.

Finding Hawaii Heroes In A School Cafeteria Michelle Galimba

Finding Hawaii Heroes In A School Cafeteria

Meet two men who are bringing locally grown products to local school lunch menus.

Do You Even Know Who Your Leaders Are?

Do You Even Know Who Your Leaders Are?

There is no excuse for not getting involved in the Hawaii political process.