September 2019

September 16, 2019

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.

Neighbor Island Doctors Looking For Alternatives To Opioids Be.Futureproof/Flickr

Neighbor Island Doctors Looking For Alternatives To Opioids

In rural areas, in particular, it can be hard to find alternatives for managing pain, as well as treatment for addiction.

‘They’re Super Cute’: How One Scientist Is Saving Weird Bugs From Extinction DLNR

‘They’re Super Cute’: How One Scientist Is Saving Weird Bugs From Extinction

Will Haines is intent on protecting the endangered damselfly from frogs, fish and other predators.

Pay Hikes For Water Board Engineers Outpace Other City Officials Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pay Hikes For Water Board Engineers Outpace Other City Officials

And check out what we’re paying Honolulu City Council members and other employees of the city’s legislative branch.

September 12, 2019

Report: Poor Kids Have Less Access To Sports In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Report: Poor Kids Have Less Access To Sports In Hawaii

A lack of programs throughout the state contributes to inability to participate in high-quality sports experiences for many kids.

Comedian Augie T. Eyes Honolulu City Council Run

Comedian Augie T. Eyes Honolulu City Council Run

Augie Tulba is raising cash in a possible bid for Ron Menor’s seat.

Top Hawaii Sheriff Officials Lacked Basic Training For Decades Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Top Hawaii Sheriff Officials Lacked Basic Training For Decades

Three years after news reports first surfaced questioning a lack of training, the state Department of Public Safety finally releases records confirming the lapse.

Hawaii Gears Up To Make Sure All Residents Are Counted In 2020 Census Getty Images/iStockphoto

Hawaii Gears Up To Make Sure All Residents Are Counted In 2020 Census

The census will determine revenues for many programs, including those that serve Native Hawaiians.

Neal Milner: My Big Fat Jewish Wedding Courtesy: Neal Milner

Neal Milner: My Big Fat Jewish Wedding

From telegrams to telephones — rotary dial, please — technology has taken the fun out of weddings.

Want To Reform America’s Police? Look To Firefighters Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Want To Reform America’s Police? Look To Firefighters

A strong institutional culture can suppress individual dispositions, including prejudice.

‘This Is Our Mauna Kea’: Oahu Wind Farm Opponents Say They’re Inspired By Big Island Protests Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

‘This Is Our Mauna Kea’: Oahu Wind Farm Opponents Say They’re Inspired By Big Island Protests

The movement on Mauna Kea is motivating others to assert collective power over land-use decisions, even at the last minute.

September 11, 2019

UH Enrollment Drops 3 Percent Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Enrollment Drops 3 Percent

Fewer students means less revenue for the university system.

TV Scene ‘Gunfire’ Alarms Some Residents In Sleepy Maunawili Valley Kirstin Downey

TV Scene ‘Gunfire’ Alarms Some Residents In Sleepy Maunawili Valley

Some were told about simulated gunfire during “Hawaii Five-0” but others feared the worst.

Here’s What’s Wrong With Medical Cannabis Licenses Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Here’s What’s Wrong With Medical Cannabis Licenses

Why should one group of people be legally permitted to violate the cannabis laws, while everyone else who does so risks fines, confiscated property, or incarceration?

 

High Costs Make Hawaii’s Poverty Rate Higher Than U.S. Average Cory Lum/Civil Beat

High Costs Make Hawaii’s Poverty Rate Higher Than U.S. Average

New census data shows that the poverty rate is down from last year but that Hawaii residents still struggle with the high costs of housing and other necessities.