January 2022

January 27, 2022

Fight at Hawaii Island School Leads To Multiple Arrests, Suspensions

The Department of Education said the fight was “spurred by racially insensitive remarks.”

Loi Hou ʻIa Ke Kumukūʻai Pipiʻi No Kahi Lāʻau Hoʻopakele Ola No Nā Mimikō Courtesy: Shelsea Deng/2021

Loi Hou ʻIa Ke Kumukūʻai Pipiʻi No Kahi Lāʻau Hoʻopakele Ola No Nā Mimikō

ʻO kahi mea hoʻomaʻi i hoʻolaha nui ʻia ma Hawaiʻi, ke nānā pono ʻia nei ua mea hoʻomaʻi nei ma Wakinekona. 

Tonga Eruption Was So Intense, It Caused The Atmosphere To Ring Like A Bell Conversation

Tonga Eruption Was So Intense, It Caused The Atmosphere To Ring Like A Bell

The explosive crescendo radiated from the volcanic eruption earlier this month.

Eric Stinton: I’m A Teacher And I’m A Babysitter. You’re Welcome Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Eric Stinton: I’m A Teacher And I’m A Babysitter. You’re Welcome

On top of everything else, schools happen to provide child care that teaches kids how to read, write, do math and understand the world around them.

Community Concerned Navy’s Defueling Of Red Hill Isn’t Happening Fast Enough Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Community Concerned Navy’s Defueling Of Red Hill Isn’t Happening Fast Enough

Some city and state lawmakers are not counting on the health department order to protect Oahu’s drinking water.

Hawaii Does Not Need a Minimum Wage Increase Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Does Not Need a Minimum Wage Increase

Studies show that wage hikes actually lead to a reduction in worker hours.

Maui Photo Animation App Maker Sues Competitor Screenshot/2022

Maui Photo Animation App Maker Sues Competitor

Plotagraph Inc. alleges the Israeli firm Lightricks has infringed on Plotagraph’s patents.

Neal Milner: Enough With The Meddling In UH’s Choice Of A Football Coach Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Neal Milner: Enough With The Meddling In UH’s Choice Of A Football Coach

Certain politicians cannot resist ignoring the university’s autonomy to muck around in its business.

January 26, 2022

Ige Extends Emergency Proclamation As Lawmakers Consider Limits On Executive Power Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Ige Extends Emergency Proclamation As Lawmakers Consider Limits On Executive Power

Gov. David Ige extended an emergency proclamation for Covid-19 on Wednesday that will last for another two months.

Hawaii Governor Not Requiring Boosters Yet For Hawaii Travels Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Governor Not Requiring Boosters Yet For Hawaii Travels

A third of Hawaii residents have already gotten a third vaccine shot.

Insiders Say US Rep. Kai Kahele Considering A Run For Governor Nick Grube/Civil Beat/2020

Insiders Say US Rep. Kai Kahele Considering A Run For Governor

If the first-term congressman actually enters the race, it will stir up an already crowded Democratic primary.

Longtime Maui Councilman Joins Mayoral Race Submitted

Longtime Maui Councilman Joins Mayoral Race

Maui County voters will elect a mayor in November following the nonpartisan August primary.

House Moves To Strip UH Of Management Authority Over Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

House Moves To Strip UH Of Management Authority Over Mauna Kea

The process of removing the University of Hawaii’s stewardship of Mauna Kea could take three years if House Bill 2024 is approved in the Legislature.

Hawaii’s High Costs Leave Many Struggling To Get By Getty Images/iStockphoto

Hawaii’s High Costs Leave Many Struggling To Get By

Throughout the coming year, Civil Beat will be examining the challenges facing Hawaii’s disappearing middle class, including the political barriers that have long stymied improvement.

Lee Cataluna: The More Hawaii Changes, The More Ige Remains The Same Screenshot/2022

Lee Cataluna: The More Hawaii Changes, The More Ige Remains The Same

Gov. David Ige’s first State of the State speech in 2015 is like a time capsule from a different era.

Hawaii Gets An F For Keeping E-Cigarette Flavors Within Kids’ Reach Courtesy: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids/2021

Hawaii Gets An F For Keeping E-Cigarette Flavors Within Kids’ Reach

The state continues to suffer from a youth vaping epidemic, experts say.

Hawaii Governor Says He’s Not Ready To Permanently Close Red Hill Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Governor Says He’s Not Ready To Permanently Close Red Hill

The governor wants to see proof the Navy can operate the fuel tanks safely but says he’ll consider issuing the facility a new permit.

Why Affordable Housing Is Needed At Aloha Stadium Site Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Why Affordable Housing Is Needed At Aloha Stadium Site

Senate Bill 2574 calls for Hawaii to develop mixed-use rental housing while reserving space for a new arena.

January 25, 2022

Maui Mayor Tests Positive For Coronavirus Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Maui Mayor Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Mayor Mike Victorino said he is fully vaccinated and boosted, and that his symptoms are mild.

UH Still Won’t Say Why It Waived Todd Graham’s Termination Fee Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

UH Still Won’t Say Why It Waived Todd Graham’s Termination Fee

A clause in the former coach’s contract stated he would owe the university $800,000 if he resigned.