July 2020

July 09, 2020

Rick Blangiardi: This Former TV Exec Wants To Be CEO Of Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rick Blangiardi: This Former TV Exec Wants To Be CEO Of Honolulu

Rick Blangiardi regularly used his platform on Hawaii News Now to criticize from the sidelines. Now he admits he doesn’t have all the answers either.

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Rick Blangiardi

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Rick Blangiardi

You Think You’re Stressed? Health Care Providers Need Support, Too Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

You Think You’re Stressed? Health Care Providers Need Support, Too

We can all aid in their efforts by complying with guidelines, donating and spreading awareness of the virus.

July 08, 2020

Coal-Burning Ban Among Measures On Track To Clear Hawaii Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Coal-Burning Ban Among Measures On Track To Clear Hawaii Legislature

Bills to regulate Lyft and Uber, prohibit sea walls and reform gun laws also have agreement between the House and Senate ahead of a final vote Friday.

Hawaii Labs Face Shortage Of COVID-19 Testing Supplies Diagnostic Laboratory Services

Hawaii Labs Face Shortage Of COVID-19 Testing Supplies

A national supplier has reduced its shipments to Hawaii as it shifts focus to helping laboratories in states with more severe coronavirus outbreaks.

Coronavirus Is Disrupting Cadaver Dissection At UH Civil Beat file photo

Coronavirus Is Disrupting Cadaver Dissection At UH

COVID-19 is prompting the University of Hawaii to reduce some of its teaching programs, including a foundational course in human dissection.

Hawaii Lawmakers Won’t Give Health Director Broad COVID-19 Screening Powers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Won’t Give Health Director Broad COVID-19 Screening Powers

A controversial bill that outlined a state health department screening response during public health emergencies has died at the state Capitol.

Report: Nuclear Waste Dome Not In Immediate Danger U.S. Department of Energy

Report: Nuclear Waste Dome Not In Immediate Danger

But Marshall Islands leaders still have doubts about the safety of the Runit Dome.

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council District 1 — Heather Kimball Tracey Lyn Gapol

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council District 1 — Heather Kimball

“The property tax system needs to be overhauled to make it more equitable to local residents.”

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council District 1 — Bethany Morrison

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council District 1 — Bethany Morrison

“We should consider internet connectivity as a critical facility, similar to electricity.”

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council District 1 — Monique Perreira

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council District 1 — Monique Perreira

“No property manager would still have their jobs if they managed property the way Mauna Kea has been managed.”

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council District 1 — Jaerick Medeiros-Garcia

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council District 1 — Jaerick Medeiros-Garcia

“Tax non-resident homeowners at a higher rate as a means to balance the tax inequality between the non-resident and resident taxpayer.”

Candidate Q&A: Office of Hawaiian Affairs Molokai Trustee — Luana Alapa

Candidate Q&A: Office of Hawaiian Affairs Molokai Trustee — Luana Alapa

“One of the main reasons why I am running … is to address unresolved issues concerning the latest audit where millions of dollars are unaccounted for.”

Kauai Food Businesses Persist During Pandemic Thanks To Grant Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai Food Businesses Persist During Pandemic Thanks To Grant

With money from Common Ground, two companies are finding ways to scale up and pivot away from tourism despite COVID-19.

Substitute Teachers ‘Falling Through The Cracks’ Without Unemployment Payments Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Substitute Teachers ‘Falling Through The Cracks’ Without Unemployment Payments

Public schools depend on substitutes to help deal with a statewide teacher shortage, but their eligibility for summer unemployment insurance is in limbo.

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Mufi Hannemann

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Mufi Hannemann

In an hourlong conversation, the candidate fields questions from Civil Beat and Hawaii News Now on leadership, property taxes, tourism and the economic crisis due to COVID-19.

Mufi Hannemann: He Was Mayor Once Before. Will That Help Or Hurt With Voters? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mufi Hannemann: He Was Mayor Once Before. Will That Help Or Hurt With Voters?

In the Honolulu mayor’s race, a seasoned politician like Hannemann can tout his successes but also has a long record ripe for scrutiny.  

Voting By Mail Process In Hawaii Still Needs Work Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

Voting By Mail Process In Hawaii Still Needs Work

The state and counties must do more to inform people during these difficult times.

Let’s Bring More Local Food To Local Tables Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Let’s Bring More Local Food To Local Tables

Being true stewards of what sustains us is here and now.

July 07, 2020