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Hawaii Tech Writer Selected For Facebook Journalism Initiative Ryan Ozawa

Hawaii Tech Writer Selected For Facebook Journalism Initiative

Ryan Ozawa is among 25 journalists joining the launch of a platform called Bulletin.

Chad Blair: Hawaii’s Challenge As A ‘Dream Destination’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Chad Blair: Hawaii’s Challenge As A ‘Dream Destination’

A UH economist argues that our government has too often fallen short in handling the visitor industry.

Honolulu Fire Commission Still Stalled On Hiring New Chief Screenshot

Honolulu Fire Commission Still Stalled On Hiring New Chief

The two finalists were scheduled to address the panel but instead commissioners went into executive session.

Chad Blair: Understanding Hawaii Through Its Data Screenshot

Chad Blair: Understanding Hawaii Through Its Data

The 2020 edition of the “State of Hawaii Data Book” is chock-full of useful information.

Chad Blair: Here’s How Hawaii’s Top 2022 Political Races Are Shaking Out Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Here’s How Hawaii’s Top 2022 Political Races Are Shaking Out

The Democratic field for governor appears to be settling while the race for lieutenant governor remains wide open. And who knows what’s up with the Republicans.

Honolulu Fire Commission To Hear From Chief Finalists Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Fire Commission To Hear From Chief Finalists

The two candidates will discuss their application for the job in a public session Aug. 25.

Chad Blair: Want To Be A Judge In Hawaii? Go To Law School At UH

Chad Blair: Want To Be A Judge In Hawaii? Go To Law School At UH

Many applicants for judges and justices are graduates of the William S. Richardson School of Law. Is that a good thing?

Gabbard Hired By Rumble, A Conservative Video Platform Screenshot

Gabbard Hired By Rumble, A Conservative Video Platform

The former Hawaii congresswoman says, “Censorship of speech must end.”

Chad Blair: How Opponents Of COVID Measures Are Stoking Local Resistance Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Chad Blair: How Opponents Of COVID Measures Are Stoking Local Resistance

Multiple protests are held statewide as GOP leaders increasingly reject vaccine mandates and government restrictions.