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This Native Hawaiian Taro Farmer Has Been Fighting A&B For Decades Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This Native Hawaiian Taro Farmer Has Been Fighting A&B For Decades

The result has been bittersweet. Stream water was restored to his East Maui land three years ago, but so many others gave up traditional taro farming during the long battle.

State To Housing Applicants: Sign Up Online Or Lose Your Spot On Wait List Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State To Housing Applicants: Sign Up Online Or Lose Your Spot On Wait List

The Honolulu Public Housing Authority has sent out nearly 14,000 letters, but some advocates fear people won’t understand their importance.

What’s The Holdup On A Bill That Targets Child Sex Abusers? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What’s The Holdup On A Bill That Targets Child Sex Abusers?

Both legislative chambers appear to agree there should be no statute of limitations in child sex abuse cases, but the measure may still be in trouble.

Where Hawaii Renters Spend Half Their Incomes On Housing Carlie Procell/Civil Beat

Where Hawaii Renters Spend Half Their Incomes On Housing

In the state as a whole, people at many income levels who rent — not just low-income residents — face a shortage of rental housing.

Waters Defeats Ozawa In Honolulu City Council Rematch Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Waters Defeats Ozawa In Honolulu City Council Rematch

After being outpolled by Trevor Ozawa by margins of 22 and 41 votes in prior contests, Tommy Waters won by 1,004 in the special election.

Last Chance To Vote In City Council Special Election Courtesy of the candidates

Last Chance To Vote In City Council Special Election

More than 32,700 people have already cast ballots in the race to represent East Honolulu.

Hawaii Loses Leading Civil Rights Advocate Joakim ‘Jojo’ Peter Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Loses Leading Civil Rights Advocate Joakim ‘Jojo’ Peter

The native of Chuuk, Micronesia fought for social justice for Pacific Islanders in Hawaii and beyond.

More Than 31,000 Have Voted In City Council Race Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More Than 31,000 Have Voted In City Council Race

The special election between Trevor Ozawa and Tommy Waters for the East Honolulu seat ends Saturday.

OHA Presses For A Bigger Share Of Money From Hawaii’s Trust Lands Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Presses For A Bigger Share Of Money From Hawaii’s Trust Lands

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs hasn’t received an increase in revenues from the ceded trust lands in more than a decade.