December 2022

December 04, 2022

Josh Green Can Find Inspiration In Past Inaugural Addresses

The new governor of Hawaii would do well to consider the words of his eight predecessors.

John Pritchett: Weather Report

Nearly 40 years after its last eruption, Mauna Loa — the world’s largest active volcano — is putting on a show and potentially threatening Big Island infrastructure.

The Weekly News Quiz: Dec. 2

Test your knowledge of national and international news events with The Conversation’s weekly quiz.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: The Standards Commission’s Dan Foley And Robert Harris

The chair and a member of the Commission to Improve Standards of Conduct talk about proposals to restore public trust in Hawaii’s scandal-marred government.

December 02, 2022

Hawaii Island Crash Prompts Call For ‘Immediate’ Inspections Of Helicopter Model

The tail boom separated from the fuselage during that tour crash. Missing bolts that attach those parts have investigators concerned.

Judge Tosses Lawsuit Challenging Kauai’s Termination Of Youth Drug Treatment Contract

The plaintiff had skipped out on a series of court dates, leading its attorney to withdraw from the case.

Red Hill Leak: Actually, There Is Security Camera Footage, Navy Says

The Navy said it is reviewing the camera footage and plans to release it to the public.

This Hula Competition Is Fostering The Next Generation Of Dancers

The event is also an opportunity to perpetuate Hawaiian culture and prove that the visually captivating art of hula is alive and evolving.

Catherine Toth Fox: Keeping Guns Away From ‘Sensitive Places’ Isn’t About Violating Rights

Honolulu City Council Bill 57, which passed its first reading on Tuesday, is aimed at keeping people safe.

Lanai Runway Expansion Hits A Nerve Over ‘Two-Tiered’ Travel

The upgrade would allow bigger private jets to fly to Lanai nonstop from the mainland.

Are Glyphosate-Based Herbicides Harmful To Humans?

GBHs are used in Roundup-like products that manufacturers claim are safe. But recent studies raise serious concerns about that.

December 01, 2022

Hawaii’s State Board Of Education Draft Plan Includes Higher Reading And Math Goals

BOE board members highlighted a need for higher basic academic achievement for all students, and more support for minorities and English learners.

Hawaii Gov.-Elect Josh Green’s Cabinet Will Have Many Familiar Faces

About half of his appointees led departments under Gov. David Ige’s administration.

Another Former Maui County Official Has Been Charged With Accepting Bribes

It’s the latest development in a public corruption scandal involving wastewater contracts in Maui County.

Citing Water Crisis, Maui Makes Fodor’s List Of Places To Not Visit Next Year

The travel publication listed the island among regions “suffering from water crises.”

Blangiardi Wants To Make Acting DPP Director Permanent

The mayor said the acting director is ready to tackle the challenge of improving DPP.

‘A Deep Moral Crisis’: Commission Proposes ‘Bold’ Reforms In Government

Commission members urged the public to pay close attention to what the Hawaii Legislature does with the 31 proposals intended to combat corruption, ethical issues and more.

Neal Milner: Will Our New Governor Be A Truth-Teller Or A Truth-Skater?

So many projects go off the rails in Hawaii, we need leaders who are brutally honest even if the news is bad.

Reflections On The Respect For Marriage Act

When Baehr v. Lewin was filed in 1991 in Hawaii, same-sex marriage was considered an oxymoron.

E Hoʻomaka Ana Kekahi Hui Kumuloaʻa ʻOle I Ke Kope ʻAna I Ka Loko Iʻa ʻO Loko Ea

ʻO ka lepo e kope ʻia mai lalo mai, e hoʻohana ʻia ia lepo no ke kūkuku hou ʻana i nā kuapā i heleleʻi ma nā kekeke i hala akula, wahi a ka hui.