September 2019

September 17, 2019

Hirono: Time For House To Move On Impeaching Kavanaugh Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hirono: Time For House To Move On Impeaching Kavanaugh

The Hawaii senator is upset about a recent news report alleging misbehavior on the part of the justice when he was in college.

Honolulu Completes Heat Mapping Campaign City and County of Honolulu

Honolulu Completes Heat Mapping Campaign

Volunteers mapped Oahu “hot spots” as climate change heats up.

Feds Step Up Enforcement Of Illegal Gambling In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds Step Up Enforcement Of Illegal Gambling In Hawaii

Officials say asset forfeiture will be a key strategy in stopping and deterring the spread of illicit gambling houses.

Will Hawaii Lead The Renewables Revolution? Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Will Hawaii Lead The Renewables Revolution?

Hawaii has positioned itself as a pioneer in the quest to move toward a fossil-free future. How it deals with obstacles in its path to 100% renewable energy could hold lessons for the rest of the U.S.

 

Denby Fawcett: Diamond Head’s Lookout Is Falling Apart And There’s Little Money To Fix It Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Diamond Head’s Lookout Is Falling Apart And There’s Little Money To Fix It

Instead, State Parks Administrator Curt Cottrell is trying to “cobble together” enough funds to demolish some of the most dangerous parts.

How Congress Turns Citizens’ Voices Into Data Points Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

How Congress Turns Citizens’ Voices Into Data Points

The number of constituents seeking to contact their elected representatives has grown immensely and is overwhelming congressional systems.

Neighbor Islands: Harry Kim Now The Highest-Paid Mayor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neighbor Islands: Harry Kim Now The Highest-Paid Mayor

Maui County has the most employees, but Hawaii County has generally caught up in the salaries paid to top executives.

Keep Helicopters Away From Kauai’s Salt Beds Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Keep Helicopters Away From Kauai’s Salt Beds

Like Mauna Kea, the historic and geological site at Kaheka is part of the very soul of a people.

Where A Developer Sees Houses, Enchanted Lake Residents See A Wetland To Protect Kirstin Downey

Where A Developer Sees Houses, Enchanted Lake Residents See A Wetland To Protect

Residents adamantly oppose a housing development in Kaelepulu, an area that was once a fishery.

September 16, 2019

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Covering Climate Now

Stories about climate change from Civil Beat and around the globe.

Sheriff’s Office: No Threat To Hawaii State Capitol Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Sheriff’s Office: No Threat To Hawaii State Capitol

The Honolulu Police Department located an Arizona man who apparently encouraged a mass shooting in a social media post.

HECO Announces First Community Solar Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HECO Announces First Community Solar Project

The company says it’s the first of multiple projects that will let renters and condo residents buy electricity from remotely located solar farms.

Why We Sent A Reporter To The Washington Woods To Find Tulsi Gabbard’s Consultant Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Why We Sent A Reporter To The Washington Woods To Find Tulsi Gabbard’s Consultant

The story has nothing to do with religion. It’s all about what she’s doing with her supporters’ money.

We’re Ramping Up Our Climate Coverage. Here’s Why Cory Lum/Civil Beat

We’re Ramping Up Our Climate Coverage. Here’s Why

Civil Beat is joining with more than 250 news organizations around the world this week in an effort to reframe the way journalists cover this pressing global issue.

Danny De Gracia: Growing Homeless Population Demands Our Attention Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Growing Homeless Population Demands Our Attention

Homelessness needs to be a top priority of candidates in Honolulu’s mayoral race in the coming year.

How Climate Change Will Affect Hawaii’s Favorite Fish Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Climate Change Will Affect Hawaii’s Favorite Fish

Warmer waters are shifting the size and behavior of ahi in the Pacific, which could affect prices for consumers. But it’s not all doom and gloom.

Civil Beat Wins National Award For General Excellence

Civil Beat Wins National Award For General Excellence

The Online News Association is the world’s largest organization for digital journalism.

September 13, 2019

State Puts Pressure On TMT Protesters Over Environment, Threats To Officials Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

State Puts Pressure On TMT Protesters Over Environment, Threats To Officials

The protesters say they are being vilified in an attempt to discredit the Mauna Kea movement.

Judge Says Puanas Should Get New Trial Against Katherine Kealoha Submitted

Judge Says Puanas Should Get New Trial Against Katherine Kealoha

Katherine Kealoha had been awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars by a civil jury. But her uncle and grandmother are hoping to get that back.

ACLU: Hawaii Needs Fewer People In Prison, More Treatment Programs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

ACLU: Hawaii Needs Fewer People In Prison, More Treatment Programs

A new “Smart Justice” report argues the public would be safer if people got help instead of punishment.