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Ige Appoints Lynn DeCoite To Fill Vacant Maui Senate Seat

DeCoite will serve out the rest of former Senate Majority Leader J. Kalani English’s term.

Emails Show Hanabusa Was Doing Rail Work Before She Got A Big Contract

Colleen Hanabusa says she drafted bills and monitored legislation on her own, not because she expected a contract or financial reward from the transit board.

Education Program for At-Risk Youth Shuts Down After 50 Years in Honolulu

The closure of one of Honolulu’s few alternative education programs comes as a setback after a challenging pandemic year for all students.

Kauai Developer Wants Land Returned After County Delays Opening Drug Treatment Center

Grove Farm, the development company that donated nearly six acres to Kauai County for an inpatient drug treatment center, said the land deed is no longer valid.


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Don’t Repeal Hawaii’s Tobacco Prevention Trust Fund Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Don’t Repeal Hawaii’s Tobacco Prevention Trust Fund

It’s needed, it’s working and it’s paid for by cigarette companies. Gov. David Ige must veto House Bill 1296.

It’s Time For Hawaii To Get Serious About Managing Tourism Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

It’s Time For Hawaii To Get Serious About Managing Tourism

We don’t have to start from scratch. Hawaii can learn by studying other destinations.