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Alan McNarie: Helicopter Noise On The Big Island Has Residents Buzzing Alan McNarie/Civil Beat

Alan McNarie: Helicopter Noise On The Big Island Has Residents Buzzing

Protesters decry “dirty tourism” during a demonstration outside the Hilo airport. “It’s never been this bad,” said a County Council member.

Why Working Women In Hawaii Aren’t Doing As Well As It Seems Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Why Working Women In Hawaii Aren’t Doing As Well As It Seems

The islands have a smaller gender pay gap than the mainland, but that’s partially due to relatively low pay for men here.

Hawaii Visitor Spending Jumped Nearly 10 Percent In July Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Visitor Spending Jumped Nearly 10 Percent In July

Travelers spent $1.6 billion last month, and the number of visitors climbed almost 7 percent to more than 890,000.

$2.4 Billion Rail Rescue Plan Clears Another Senate Hurdle Cory Lum/Civil Beat

$2.4 Billion Rail Rescue Plan Clears Another Senate Hurdle

UPDATED: The proposal to raise hotel taxes and extend the GET next faces another vote by the full Senate on Wednesday, then likely House consideration.

Save Beaches Or Property? Climate Change Will Force Tough Choices Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Save Beaches Or Property? Climate Change Will Force Tough Choices

A coastal hazard expert briefs Hawaii officials and others about the need to adapt to rising sea levels and warmer temperatures.

Tad Bartimus: Life-Saving Rescue Tubes Date Back 100 Years Courtesy of Monty Downs

Tad Bartimus: Life-Saving Rescue Tubes Date Back 100 Years

Thanks primarily to volunteer efforts, more than 1,000 yellow rescue tubes have been installed on beaches on the Mainland and Hawaii, including 240 on Kauai.

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii Pushes For More Tourists At All Costs Marina Riker/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii Pushes For More Tourists At All Costs

The tourism industry is showing little concern for the impact increasing numbers of visitors has on residents and communities.

How Social Media Is Used To Fight Aloha Abuse Michael Loftin/808 Cleanups

How Social Media Is Used To Fight Aloha Abuse

Volunteer groups go on Facebook and other platforms to organize cleanups and let the public know how some natural areas are trashed.
Not So Public: Hey DLNR, We’re Still Waiting For That Info On Commercial Tours Marina Riker/Civil Beat

Not So Public: Hey DLNR, We’re Still Waiting For That Info On Commercial Tours

Four months later, and the state Department of Land and Natural Resources has yet to provide information about permits, fees and fines.
Could A Hawaii Sports Authority Spark A New Industry? Cory Lum / Civil Beat

Could A Hawaii Sports Authority Spark A New Industry?

A House bill aims to attract major events to Hawaii. But the Senate has already killed similar legislation.

Lawmakers Debate A Lower Blood-Alcohol Limit For Drivers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Debate A Lower Blood-Alcohol Limit For Drivers

The measure is deferred, but another making it illegal to smoke in a car containing minors is passed by the Senate Transporation and Energy Committee.
Hawaii Wants Southeast Asia Tourists Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Wants Southeast Asia Tourists

Hawaii Tourism Authority sees an untapped market.