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Pod Squad: This Story On Teaching In Hawaii Has Gone Viral. What Gives? Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

Pod Squad: This Story On Teaching In Hawaii Has Gone Viral. What Gives?

More than 100,000 people have read our story on whether it pays to be a teacher in Hawaii.
Pod Squad: Will We Ever Bring Our Inmates Home From Arizona? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Will We Ever Bring Our Inmates Home From Arizona?

The 3,000-mile distance between the islands and Saguaro exacts a heavy cost for inmates, their loved ones and the state.
Pod Squad: Uber-Taxi Legislative Battle Is Also A Culture Clash Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Uber-Taxi Legislative Battle Is Also A Culture Clash

As they battle it out at Honolulu Hale and the Capitol, ride-hailing and taxi companies also vie for the hearts of riders.
Pod Squad: Who’s The Best Democratic Presidential Candidate?

Pod Squad: Who’s The Best Democratic Presidential Candidate?

Passionate supporters for both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton make their cases on this week's Pod Squad.
Pod Squad: Donald Trump And The Hawaii GOP Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Donald Trump And The Hawaii GOP

How will Hawaii's GOP presidential caucuses go on Tuesday? Rep. Beth Fukumoto Chang gives us all some insight.
Pod Squad: Trump’s Appeal In The Aloha State Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Trump’s Appeal In The Aloha State

Political scientist Colin Moore and columnist Neal Milner on Trump et al.'s caucus prospects here.
Pod Squad: A Quick Trip To The Heart Of The Dengue Outbreak Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: A Quick Trip To The Heart Of The Dengue Outbreak

A public awareness campaign is just beginning, but right now the efforts to warn residents and visitors of the disease threat seem low-key.
Pod Squad: The People Need A Stronger Voice In Hawaii Policy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: The People Need A Stronger Voice In Hawaii Policy

Sens. Laura Thielen and Russell Ruderman say it's time to get the public involved in the conversation even if it doesn't pass.
Pod Squad: Why Are So Many Tourists Dying In Hawaii? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Why Are So Many Tourists Dying In Hawaii?

Civil Beat staff discusses our new special report -- a multimedia series examining the high rate of visitor deaths in Hawaii.
Pod Squad: ‘LGBT Tourism Has Been Reborn’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: ‘LGBT Tourism Has Been Reborn’

A new video by the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau is expected to bolster same-sex marriage and LGBT tourism in the islands.
Pod Squad: What Grade Would You Give The Governor? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: What Grade Would You Give The Governor?

A pair of UH political scientists rate David Ige's first year as slightly above average, but note that his admittedly weak communication skills haven't been tested in a crisis.
Pod Squad: Kauai Police Chief — Body Cam Effort Has Been ‘Difficult’ Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Kauai Police Chief — Body Cam Effort Has Been ‘Difficult’

Chief Darryl Perry is moving ahead with the camera program despite concerns of the police union and intends to start using the cameras very soon.