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Are Oahu’s Bridges Better Off Than They Were 4 Years Ago?

Kirk Caldwell promised to improve them. But while work has continued, there haven’t been any new repair initiatives.

3 Billy Kenoi Charges Tossed

A judge left five other charges in place, including two counts of felony theft.

69 Percent Of Voters Want Feral Cats Removed From Hawaii

There are hundreds of thousands in the islands and they pose a threat to native species, especially monk seals.

From Now Through Nov. 8, Every Day Is Election Day In Hawaii

Plenty of people have their ballots in hand, but there are a lot of decisions to make. Check out our coverage so far and what’s still to come.

Oahu’s Inmates Are Facing Some Seriously ‘Inhumane’ Conditions

The feds stepped in once before. Hawaii needs a mix of expanded facilities and a decrease in prisoners to avoid losing control again.

Feds: Foreign Fishermen Have No Complaints Working On US Boats

Law enforcement officers are continuing to investigate allegations of human trafficking but say they have not found a case yet.

Lawmakers: Hawaii Can Do More For Foreign Crews On US Boats

Amid allegations of abuse, legislators express surprise that the state doesn’t collect more information when it licenses fishermen.

Fight Over Papahanaumokuakea Expansion Isn’t Over

The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council wants a study of the economic impacts of marine monument expansion.

Watch Billy Kenoi’s Trial Live

The Big Island mayor was indicted on two counts of felony theft, among other charges.

Hundreds Wanted A Piece Of The Action In Hawaii Pot Dispensaries

Almost 500 people connected with more than 50 entities sought approval to run dispensaries, including lawyers, lobbyists and politicians.

Hawaii’s Longline Fishermen Pushing To Catch More Tuna

Some have their sights set on doubling or even tripling their annual catch limits through new deals with Pacific Island territories.

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Pod Squad: Hawaii Public Radio Looks To Extend Its Reach Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Hawaii Public Radio Looks To Extend Its Reach

Jose Fajardo, HPR’s president and general manager, wants to expand the two stations’ local content.

Pod Squad: What’s Up With The Lack of Mayoral Debates?

Pod Squad: What’s Up With The Lack of Mayoral Debates?

The 2016 elections are coming at a time that political debates are changing, and not for the better.

Pod Squad: Capitol Debate Series Takes On Pesticides Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Capitol Debate Series Takes On Pesticides

Want to learn more about pesticide buffer zones? Go to the debate on Friday between college debate teams.

Pilot Error, Lack Of Training Blamed For Deadly Marine Helicopter Crash

The collision that claimed 12 lives in Hawaii highlights systemic problems that have plagued the Marine Corps’ heavy-lift helicopter program in recent years.

Fishery Council Downplays Worker Abuses On Hawaii Ships

Council members say there are no serious issues in Hawaii’s longline tuna fleet, but the industry is taking action to make sure.

The Stage Is Set For Tuesday’s Thirty Meter Telescope Hearing

Hearing officer Riki May Amano, a retired judge, will have her hands full keeping order in this forum.

Our New ‘Offshore’ Podcast: Hawaii’s Not Always Paradise

Civil Beat and PRX explore race and power in the islands in the first season of our new show.

Hawaii Finds Itself Stuck As Others Abandon For-Profit Prisons

Even as the ground shifts nationally away from private prisons, Hawaii Gov. David Ige said he sees no way it will change here anytime soon.

State May Reject Call For Reform After Report Of Fishing Abuses

Petitioners want to stiffen requirements for commercial marine licenses to address mistreatment of foreign crews on U.S. boats.

Report: Vets Faring Better In Hawaii, But There’s Work To Do

Wait times for health care have decreased, but logistical problems still hinder services, according to the VA.