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Floods Have Left Behind ‘A Different World’ On Kauai’s North Shore Matt Feeser/Civil Beat

Floods Have Left Behind ‘A Different World’ On Kauai’s North Shore

The storm’s toll in Hanalei and more remote areas includes destroyed homes, lost jobs and vanished tourist dollars.

Lifeline To Kauai’s North Shore Must Be Rebuilt Now, Relocated Later DLNR

Lifeline To Kauai’s North Shore Must Be Rebuilt Now, Relocated Later

UPDATED: Officials expect to reopen one lane for emergency access on the damaged Kuhio Highway by May 7.

Reality Sets In For Kauai’s Flooded-Out Residents Courtesy of Courtney McLaughlin

Reality Sets In For Kauai’s Flooded-Out Residents

“It’s so surreal that everything that we had is now just part of the land,” said an Anahola resident surveying her ruined homestead.

Hawaii Supreme Court Rules Some Extra-Long Sentences Unconstitutional Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court Rules Some Extra-Long Sentences Unconstitutional

Several offenders who were given extended sentences for their crimes by a judge, rather than a jury, may have to be resentenced.

Kanaka Rangers: It’s Time To Move Forward With Hawaiian Homesteads Courtesy: Big Island Beneficiary Trust Council

Kanaka Rangers: It’s Time To Move Forward With Hawaiian Homesteads

The state is decades behind in awarding land to Native Hawaiians on Mauna Kea and elsewhere under the state homestead act.

New Molokai Ranch Plans Pitched To A Development-Wary Island ©PF Bentley/Civil Beat

New Molokai Ranch Plans Pitched To A Development-Wary Island

An energy company has proposed buying the 55,000 acre ranch, which has been idle since 2008, to farm organic biofuels.

A Family Struggles To Understand The Death Of Their Homeless Son Contributed by Erica Woods

A Family Struggles To Understand The Death Of Their Homeless Son

Bryan McKay Moorefield led a seemingly carefree life in Waikiki, but was searching for a way off the streets at the time of his death.

Hawaiian Sovereignty Protest Gets Hana Student Suspended Contributed by Jesiah Malaikini

Hawaiian Sovereignty Protest Gets Hana Student Suspended

A high school student was disciplined for rearranging the school flagpole to fly the Hawaiian flag above the U.S. flag.

Study: Pesticides In Hawaii Waters Well Below Federal Standards Zeynel Cebeci/Wikimedia Commons

Study: Pesticides In Hawaii Waters Well Below Federal Standards

State officials call the results reassuring but some environmental experts aren’t so sure.

Crowing Roosters Are Driving Some People Crazy On The Big Island The Blackthorn Orphans/Flickr.com

Crowing Roosters Are Driving Some People Crazy On The Big Island

A Hawaii County Council member is proposing to restrict where the birds, many used for illegal cockfighting, can roost.