December 2018

December 18, 2018

Petition Filed With Court To Impeach Prosecutor Kaneshiro Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Petition Filed With Court To Impeach Prosecutor Kaneshiro

A total of 864 signatures were submitted, and at least 500 must be verified before the process can move forward.

Lawsuit Filed By Injured Chinese Workers Against Saipan Casino Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawsuit Filed By Injured Chinese Workers Against Saipan Casino

The casino previously received a hefty OSHA fine for hazardous workplace conditions and was cited for paying workers less than the minimum wage.

The Soul-Crushing Experience Of City Crosswalks cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Soul-Crushing Experience Of City Crosswalks

Many drivers seem to think that because they’re in vehicles, their destinations are more important than those of pedestrians.

Big Island: No Aloha At These Rough And Tumble Neighborhood Meetings Courtesy of Melissa Fletcher

Big Island: No Aloha At These Rough And Tumble Neighborhood Meetings

Community associations around Hawaii County are charged with tasks such as maintaining roads in substandard subdivisions, and no one oversees them.

Sylvia Luke Wants To Change The Way The State Spends Money Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Sylvia Luke Wants To Change The Way The State Spends Money

Agencies should have to justify every penny they ask for, says the House Finance Committee chair.

Pod Squad: CB’s Wayfinder Peddles His Views On Pedaling

Pod Squad: CB’s Wayfinder Peddles His Views On Pedaling

Transportation reporter and columnist Marcel Honore talks about traffic, apps and bikes.

December 17, 2018

Ige Proposes Spending $125 Million For Ala Wai Canal Flood Control Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Proposes Spending $125 Million For Ala Wai Canal Flood Control

The governor’s two-year budget plan also includes $315 million for affordable housing and $400 million for education infrastructure projects.

Drive to Impeach Honolulu Prosecutor Will Test City’s Vague Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Drive to Impeach Honolulu Prosecutor Will Test City’s Vague Law

Keith Kaneshiro said Monday he had no plans to step aside after reportedly receiving a target letter from federal investigators.

Huge Barrier For Trapping Plastic Waste In The Pacific Isn’t Working AP

Huge Barrier For Trapping Plastic Waste In The Pacific Isn’t Working

Changes are planned for the effort to sweep up the giant patch of trash between Hawaii and California.

Guam Governor-Elect Wants Cockfighting To Remain Legal Flickr.com

Guam Governor-Elect Wants Cockfighting To Remain Legal

A nationwide ban on the activity may soon be expanded to include territories.

‘Farout’: Hawaii Scientists Spot Solar System’s Farthest Known Object AP

‘Farout’: Hawaii Scientists Spot Solar System’s Farthest Known Object

The dwarf planet is 120 times farther away from the Earth than the sun is.

Preparing For Hawaii’s New Medical Aid In Dying Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Preparing For Hawaii’s New Medical Aid In Dying Law

The state estimates around 40 people will use the new law to seek medical assistance to end their lives next year.

Study: Chuukese Patients In Hawaii Often Face Discrimination Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Study: Chuukese Patients In Hawaii Often Face Discrimination

Micronesians face language and cultural barriers when seeking medical care, and are far less likely to have insurance coverage.

Finding Grandma In Cambodia, And Finding Home

Finding Grandma In Cambodia, And Finding Home

To know your past is to know who you are now and the person you want to become tomorrow.

Danny De Gracia: 10 Annoying Things About Living In Honolulu PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: 10 Annoying Things About Living In Honolulu

Most tourists don’t stick around long enough to discover the truly aggravating features of Hawaii in general and Oahu in particular.

Why People Become Vegans: The Science Of A Meatless Existence Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why People Become Vegans: The Science Of A Meatless Existence

It’s no surprise that being a vegan is tough, but meat-eaters and meat-abstainers probably have more in common than they might think.

Being Funny Is Also Good Business For This Honolulu Rental Store Courtesy of Hawaiian Rent-All

Being Funny Is Also Good Business For This Honolulu Rental Store

The new owners of an equipment rental company carry on the tradition of sharing jokes and wisdom on a marquee above the storefront.

Health Beat: When Your Boss Gets To Decide Where You’ll Have Surgery Flickr.com/libertygrace0

Health Beat: When Your Boss Gets To Decide Where You’ll Have Surgery

Big companies are self-insuring themselves and taking other steps to control medical costs. Is this a return to plantation days?

December 14, 2018

Civil Beat Law Center Files To Unseal Secret Kealoha Court Documents Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Law Center Files To Unseal Secret Kealoha Court Documents

Even if the documents refer to Katherine Kealoha’s medical condition, other information should be made public, the center says.

Ige Releases $17.3 Million For ‘Ohana Zones’ On Oahu And Big Island Natanya Freidheim/Civil Beat

Ige Releases $17.3 Million For ‘Ohana Zones’ On Oahu And Big Island

Counties and nonprofits will use the money to build permanent housing for the homeless and create more shelter space.

Japanese Boat Owners Charged With Helping To Smuggle Shark Fins AP

Japanese Boat Owners Charged With Helping To Smuggle Shark Fins

About 1,000 fins valued at $58,000 were seized by from a fishing vessel.

There Are Limits To The Ocean’s Bounty Flickr: Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

There Are Limits To The Ocean’s Bounty

Blessed to live in the most remote island chain on the planet, we also have an obligation to care for it.

What A Constitutional Amendment Might Have Meant Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What A Constitutional Amendment Might Have Meant

It might not have been the answer, but the discourse offered by such proposals should generate a debate over the state’s larger systemic problems.

Tattoos Are A Permanent Thing And That’s OK Flickr: Naughty Bear

Tattoos Are A Permanent Thing And That’s OK

It’s cultural, it’s art, it’s free expression and millennials and Gen Xers love them.

Kauai: Wash Off Those Invasive Species After A Hike Or Backcountry Drive Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: Wash Off Those Invasive Species After A Hike Or Backcountry Drive

A few precautions can prevent the spread of undesirable plants and critters, ecotourism operators are told. But the advice applies to everyone.