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Aina Haina Residents Nervous About Hillside Development Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Aina Haina Residents Nervous About Hillside Development

In addition to building his own 6,000-square-foot-home, the developer says he eventually plans to build several more houses there.

Groups May Sue Over Harm To Birds From Airport And Harbor Lights Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Groups May Sue Over Harm To Birds From Airport And Harbor Lights

Update June 28, 2017: The Hawaii Department of Transportation released a statement on Earthjustice’s intent to sue notice. In a 60-day notice to the transportation department, they claim endangered seabirds are harmed on Maui, Lanai and Kauai.

A Later Start Time May Be Helping This School’s Students Succeed

A Later Start Time May Be Helping This School’s Students Succeed

Students report better health and grades since Kaimuki High School switched its opening bell from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

People Who Have The Most to Gain From Rail Are Still Skeptical Cory Lum/Civil Beat

People Who Have The Most to Gain From Rail Are Still Skeptical

Even at the route’s western edge, where residents face daunting traffic congestion to get downtown, the transit project’s support is spotty.

Study: Hawaii Tops The Nation For Multiracial And Multiethnic Births Courtesy of Bridget Coila via Flickr

Study: Hawaii Tops The Nation For Multiracial And Multiethnic Births

The birth rates are a reflection of the state’s diverse population as a whole.

HART Takes Its Train Out For A Test Drive Along The Rail Guideway Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Takes Its Train Out For A Test Drive Along The Rail Guideway

Mayor Caldwell: Someday the controversy over funding the project will be forgotten and people will “just be grateful it was done.”

11 Arrested In State Effort To Control Access To Napali Coast Wilderness Courtesy of DLNR

11 Arrested In State Effort To Control Access To Napali Coast Wilderness

More than 200 people have been taken into custody since 2015 in a state wilderness park on Kauai.

Board Takes Next Step In Deciding Fate of Haiku Stairs Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Board Takes Next Step In Deciding Fate of Haiku Stairs

The Board of Water Supply wants to tear down the “Stairway to Heaven,” which has been officially closed to the public since 1987.

5 Percent Pay Raises Recommended For Mayor And Top Officials Cory Lum/Civil Beat

5 Percent Pay Raises Recommended For Mayor And Top Officials

That would put Mayor Kirk Caldwell at $173,000 and the new police chief would receive $191,000.