January 2022

January 19, 2022

After Covid, How Should Hawaii’s Economy Evolve? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

After Covid, How Should Hawaii’s Economy Evolve?

Getting people into good jobs requires a collective effort that mobilizes federal resources, industry expertise and individual ingenuity.

Lee Cataluna: Todd Graham’s Unforgivable Sin? He Didn’t Understand Our Culture Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Lee Cataluna: Todd Graham’s Unforgivable Sin? He Didn’t Understand Our Culture

One damning criticism of the former UH football coach rose up like a theme. It’s an issue that has sunk many trying to make their mark in Hawaii.

This Hawaii Real Estate Developer Calls Himself A ‘Social Worker At Heart’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

This Hawaii Real Estate Developer Calls Himself A ‘Social Worker At Heart’

Peter Savio has had a long career advocating for locally owned affordable housing.

Illegal Gambling Rooms Keep Springing Up But Police Have Few Tools To Shut Them Down Honolulu Police Department

Illegal Gambling Rooms Keep Springing Up But Police Have Few Tools To Shut Them Down

Honolulu police conduct dozens of raids every year and have seized more than 700 machines that still sit, unclaimed, in a warehouse on Oahu.

State Suspends Contract For Security Guards That Watch Over The Hawaii Capitol Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

State Suspends Contract For Security Guards That Watch Over The Hawaii Capitol

The original plan was that private security would help with mask and vaccination requirements as the Capitol reopened. Then omicron hit.

January 18, 2022

The University Of Hawaii Asks Legislators For An Additional $75 Million Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

The University Of Hawaii Asks Legislators For An Additional $75 Million

The university says it needs the funds to make up for severe budget cuts last year amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tonga Confirms 3 Dead After Eruption New Zealand Defence Force/2022

Tonga Confirms 3 Dead After Eruption

The government of Tonga has released its first statement since the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption cut it off from the outside world.

Navy Hires Contractor To Assess Integrity Of Red Hill Fuel Facility Courtesy: State Senate/2022

Navy Hires Contractor To Assess Integrity Of Red Hill Fuel Facility

The company will conduct one of several investigations into the facility that leaked fuel into military families’ drinking water.

House Panel On State Audits Needs More Time Screenshot/2022

House Panel On State Audits Needs More Time

The investigative committee has received hundreds of new pages of documents to review.

Gambling Is Illegal In Hawaii. But Las Vegas Is Only A Plane Ride Away Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Gambling Is Illegal In Hawaii. But Las Vegas Is Only A Plane Ride Away

Hawaii residents pump millions of dollars a year into southern Nevada’s economy. Would any of that money come home if Hawaii legalizes gambling?

Here’s How These Ka‘u Kids Are Learning Outside Of The Classroom Thomas Heaton/Civil Beat/2022

Here’s How These Ka‘u Kids Are Learning Outside Of The Classroom

When things were not looking great for students at Ka‘u High & Pahala Elementary School, the teachers took their lessons to the region’s roots — agriculture.

State Rep. Bob McDermott Running For US Senate Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

State Rep. Bob McDermott Running For US Senate

The GOP lawmaker wants to unseat Democrat Brian Schatz and shut down the Red Hill fuel facility.

Denby Fawcett: Is Everything Fair Game Now For Vandals In Chinatown? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Denby Fawcett: Is Everything Fair Game Now For Vandals In Chinatown?

Broken windows at the police station and many Chinatown businesses signal increasing disorder in the historic downtown neighborhood.

Menstrual Equity Measure Expected To Be On Legislative Agenda This Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Menstrual Equity Measure Expected To Be On Legislative Agenda This Year

Advocates say providing free menstrual products in public schools is a health issue that needs to be addressed.

How Has Title IX Held Up In Hawaii 50 Years On? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

How Has Title IX Held Up In Hawaii 50 Years On?

There is still much to be done to fulfill the work begun by Patsy Mink.

January 17, 2022

‘We Just Want To Hear If They Are OK Or Not’: Oahu’s Tongans Rallying As They Await Word New Zealand Defence Force/2022

‘We Just Want To Hear If They Are OK Or Not’: Oahu’s Tongans Rallying As They Await Word

The local Tongan community is preparing crates to send to their extended families, full of the essentials like clothing and kitchenware.

Hawaii DOE Wants Kids To Say: ‘Mom, I Had The Greatest Meal At School Today’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Hawaii DOE Wants Kids To Say: ‘Mom, I Had The Greatest Meal At School Today’

A strategy is developing to use centralized kitchens to replace processed food imports currently served in student meals with fresh, local ingredients.

Danny De Gracia: Bringing Down Costs Is More Important Than Raising Wages Flickr via Creative Commons

Danny De Gracia: Bringing Down Costs Is More Important Than Raising Wages

Let’s talk about raising the minimum wage. But it’s critical to bring down the cost of living in Hawaii through tax reform and other measures.

‘The Great Resignation’: It’s Not As Great As Screaming Headlines Suggest Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

‘The Great Resignation’: It’s Not As Great As Screaming Headlines Suggest

Historical data and deeper analysis tell us that large numbers of U.S. workers have been quitting for years.

Navy Gives New Dates For Families Displaced By Water Crisis To Return Home Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Navy Gives New Dates For Families Displaced By Water Crisis To Return Home

The Navy continues to flush petroleum-tainted water from homes and neighborhoods, with most residents expected to be able to return starting later this month.