Retail Shops On Hawaii Farmland: Kauai Dispute Could Set A Precedent Courtesy of LBD Coffee

A company points to a 2012 state law as it sues for the right to sell its coffee beans and cigars on agricultural land.

Health Care Bill Revised In GOP’s Last-Ditch Effort

Health Care Bill Revised In GOP’s Last-Ditch Effort Flickr.com

As the Republican Party’s last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare hangs by a thread, a revised version of the Graham-Cassidy bill was circulated to Senate Republicans on Sunday with the aim of winning over key votes.

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Kaimuki: Sprucing Up A Business District That ‘Totally Depends On Local’

Merchants in this east Honolulu community figure if they want to make the neighborhood more attractive, they’ll have to do it themselves.

Controversial Pesticide Remains Unregulated In Hawaii

The chemical dicamba appears to have caused widespread crop damage on the mainland but in Hawaii you can’t even find out whether it’s being used or where.

Chad Blair: Schatz On Wrong Side Of Vote To Debate Endless War

The Hawaii senator opposed legislation that could have led to halting military force not specifically authorized by Congress.

Hawaii Would Lose Big If Obamacare Repealed

The congressional delegation condemns the GOP plan, and isn’t impressed by reports that Hawaii might be exempted along with Alaska.

Health Beat: The Tricks Drugmakers Use To Keep Prices High

Transferring a soon-to-expire pharmaceutical patent to an Indian tribe is only the latest strategy used to thwart development of cheaper generic drugs.

Community Voices

Vietnam On Our Minds Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Vietnam On Our Minds

The war reminds us that American leaders have lied to the people over and over again.

Tom Yamachika: Harbors Soak Taxpayers, Again And Again Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: Harbors Soak Taxpayers, Again And Again

A state agency wants to hike dockage and port entry fees several times through 2021.

Rail, Faux Democracy And Real Leadership Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rail, Faux Democracy And Real Leadership

What’s needed is a special session of the Hawaii Legislature to deal with homelessness and affordable housing.

How The Manu-o-Ku Became Honolulu’s Top Bird Keith Rollman

How The Manu-o-Ku Became Honolulu’s Top Bird

It is the only white bird in the skies above the city that actually appears to enjoy flying.