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Why An Artist From New York Chose To Die In A Maui Forest Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why An Artist From New York Chose To Die In A Maui Forest

In 2009, Deborah Anne McNeely died alone in a solar-powered hut she erected deep in the Maui jungle. Five years passed before her remains were discovered.

He Vanished On Kauai 2 Years Ago. Will His Family Ever Find Out What Happened? Courtesy: Ben Gumm and Sally McLaren

He Vanished On Kauai 2 Years Ago. Will His Family Ever Find Out What Happened?

It’s not easy to track down a missing person who doesn’t want to be found. Alex Gumm is still unaccounted for 928 days after he disappeared on Kauai.

UHERO Seeking Participation In Hawaii Rental Market Survey Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UHERO Seeking Participation In Hawaii Rental Market Survey

UHERO is seeking data about the number of tenants struggling to pay rent.

Survey: More Than Half Of Hawaii Restaurants Have Seriously Considered Closing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Survey: More Than Half Of Hawaii Restaurants Have Seriously Considered Closing

More than 200 Hawaii restaurants participated in a University of Hawaii survey that attempts to assess the economic damage and forecast the future of the badly battered industry.

Can Hawaii ‘Reset’ With New Public Safety And Health Directors? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can Hawaii ‘Reset’ With New Public Safety And Health Directors?

Gov. David Ige insists the abrupt departures of Bruce Anderson and Nolan Espinda were voluntary.

Scientists Find Larger Fish, Clearer Water During Hanauma Bay Closure Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Scientists Find Larger Fish, Clearer Water During Hanauma Bay Closure

Scientists anticipate the bay’s vacation from vacationers will bring a much-needed boost to its overall health.

Grief And Desperate Hope As Small Businesses Brace For Second Shutdown Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Grief And Desperate Hope As Small Businesses Brace For Second Shutdown

On the last day before many workers lose their jobs — again — they struggle to understand and cope with what the loss will mean this time.

Financial Help Available For Furloughed Workers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Financial Help Available For Furloughed Workers

Aloha United Way’s toll-free 211 helpline offers Hawaii residents assistance with financial relief programs.

The Tremendous Cost Of Feeding The Hungry In Hawaii Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

The Tremendous Cost Of Feeding The Hungry In Hawaii

The Hawaii Foodbank is shutting down expensive large distribution events as costs have climbed from $400,000 in 2019 to $5.1 million so far during the pandemic.