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War Of Words Escalates As Monument Decision Nears

Supporters of expanding Papahanaumokuakea unveil an ad countering one by opponents of the proposal for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Hepatitis In 2nd Flight Attendant

Both work for Hawaiian Airlines. In the latest case, the attendant served food and beverages on four flights from July 31 to Aug. 12.

How One Attorney Is Trying To Make Food Safer

Hawaii’s hepatitis A outbreak is the latest battleground for a Seattle attorney who specializes in foodborne illnesses and has won damages of more than $600 million.

Hawaii’s Love(sick) Affair With Seafood

The islands are particularly vulnerable to foodborne illness. The culprit: seafood.

Justice Department Will Stop Using Private Prisons

The federal government’s decision comes a couple of weeks after Hawaii extended its contract with a for-profit prison in Arizona.

Takai Honored In Emotional Tributes

The late congressman was remembered for 22 years of public service, including two decades in the Legislature, 17 years in the National Guard.

The Projector: Aloha, Congressman Mark Takai

The Projector: Aloha, Congressman Mark Takai

In a Thursday service at the Capitol, state and national leaders join hundreds of other people to grieve and share memories.

First Lawsuit Filed In Hepatitis A Outbreak

You knew it was bound to happen. An Oahu man is suing the restaurant and food supply company after he contracted the disease.

Hawaii’s State Of The Environment: Good, Bad And Ugly

A new report highlights challenges and opportunities.

How Cat Poop Is Killing Endangered Seals

Scientists and Hawaiian Humane Society officials don’t agree on how to address feral cat colonies and their spread of toxoplasmosis.

Health Department Hiring Goes Slow — Will The Mosquitoes Wait?

The state recognizes an “urgent” need to fill 20 recently authorized positions, but says some administrative delays are unavoidable.

Between now and the Aug. 13 primary, we’ll be publishing articles about the candidates and issues, as well as videos about how the voting process works.
 
We’ve also reached out to every candidate to explain in their own words why they should be elected, and their responses are rolling in. Let’s go to the links:

Hawaii Storytellers: Am I Going To Cross The Atlantic On This Homemade Raft? Olelo

Hawaii Storytellers: Am I Going To Cross The Atlantic On This Homemade Raft?

Civil Beat reporter Jessica Terrell’s dad really dreamed big. But, as she explains in this podcast, sometimes, it’s up to the child, not the parent, to draw the line.

Hawaii Storytellers: When You Always Have The Travel Bug, Ask Yourself Why Olelo

Hawaii Storytellers: When You Always Have The Travel Bug, Ask Yourself Why

Colby Lawton loved heading abroad and leaving the constraints of home behind. He just had to learn how to be happy to come home again.

Hawaii Storytellers: An Escape From New York To A Clean Slate In Hawaii Oleo

Hawaii Storytellers: An Escape From New York To A Clean Slate In Hawaii

When Anthony Quintano’s dream job in the Big Apple turned out to be a trap, he had a big decision to make.

Update: Hepatitis Source Found

The Department of Health blames raw sushi served at Genki Sushi restaurants and orders them closed “to protect the public.”

How Retail Ad Decline Is Hurting Newspapers — Even In Hawaii

The looming job cuts at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser underscore the struggle to boost digital revenue as print ads fall off.

Hawaii Democrats Gather For Continuity As Much As Unity

The morning after the primary election, leaders of Hawaii’s ruling political party reveled in their control over the state but called for a concerted march toward Nov. 8.

Two OHA Seats Will Head To A Nov. 8 Runoff

Colette Machado has won her Molokai seat but the at-large seat and Hawaii Island seat will be on the general election ballot.

Voters Returning Most Incumbents To The Legislature

Reps. Isaac Choy, Cindy Evans, Sam Kong, Jo Jordan and Sen. Russell Ruderman faced the closest contests in Hawaii’s Democratic primary.

Harry Kim Wins Big Island Mayor Race

Former managing director Wally Lau finished a distant second.