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Fighting Climate Change Will Cost The State Millions

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources says money is urgently needed to protect beaches, watersheds, native species and more.

Rail Project Director Doesn’t Fully Meet Expectations — But Still Gets A Bonus

UPDATED: Andrew Robbins has proven a “quick study” in his first year leading the project but needs to improve, according to his job evaluation.

Four Men Arrested For Assault After OHA Office Occupied

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs says some of its staff members were forcibly removed from the lobby by 12 people.

Gabbard Apologizes In Video For Past Statements On Gay Rights

She released the video in response to criticism since she declared her candidacy for president.

Budget Hawk Sylvia Luke: ‘I Try To Know More Than Them’

The House Finance Committee chair can be fearsome in budget briefings. She’s also not afraid to dive deep into state money matters, like the $3 billion tucked away in special funds.

Community Voices

Tom Yamachika: DOE’s Repair Backlog Is How Much Again? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: DOE’s Repair Backlog Is How Much Again?

This year, it’s estimated to be $868 million — nearly triple the amount reported last year.

Legislators Must Bypass State Agency With Hemp Plan Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Legislators Must Bypass State Agency With Hemp Plan

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture is negligent for not acting on major developments in the industry.

6 Ways To Reform Hawaii’s Government Cory Lum/Civil Beat

6 Ways To Reform Hawaii’s Government

Policy changes include all mail-in ballots and runoffs between the top two candidates.

Condo Owners May Not Know They Have New Power Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Condo Owners May Not Know They Have New Power

The significance of Hawaii’s Act 195 is still lost on many owners who do not realize the opportunity it provides.