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Chad Blair

DLNR Releases 6 Palila Into Restored Forest DLNR

DLNR Releases 6 Palila Into Restored Forest

The state is trying to boost the population of the at-risk finches.

Last-Minute Opposition Almost Derailed Smartphone Privacy Bill In House Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Last-Minute Opposition Almost Derailed Smartphone Privacy Bill In House

Late lobbying from the wireless industry led to an 11th-hour attempt to defeat House Bill 702. Now it awaits a decision by the governor.

I.M. Pei, Architect With Hawaii Ties, Dead At 102 EWC

I.M. Pei, Architect With Hawaii Ties, Dead At 102

He designed both the Imin Center and Kennedy Theatre.

Paula Akana Leaving KITV For Iolani Palace

Paula Akana Leaving KITV For Iolani Palace

The longtime news figure has been named executive director of the historic building.

Gabbard Joins New Servicewomen, Veterans Caucus U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

Gabbard Joins New Servicewomen, Veterans Caucus

Issues include mental health and suicide, sexual trauma and retention.

Hawaii GOP Keeps Ostrov As Party Chair Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii GOP Keeps Ostrov As Party Chair

The minority party boasts of unity in a Democratic-controlled state.

Pali Highway Repair Pegged At $20 Million To Date Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pali Highway Repair Pegged At $20 Million To Date

Emergency work continues to install a rockfall mitigation system.

US News: Hawaii Not Among The Best States Cory Lum/Civil Beat

US News: Hawaii Not Among The Best States

A new ranking places the Aloha State at No. 24 out of 50.

City Council Overrides Caldwell Veto On Tax Break Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Council Overrides Caldwell Veto On Tax Break

The Honolulu mayor prefers a bill providing targeted property tax exemptions.

Report: Vulnerabilities Mar Hawaii’s Longline Fishing Industry

Report: Vulnerabilities Mar Hawaii’s Longline Fishing Industry

Researchers at Georgetown Law interviewed stakeholders and suggest major reforms.

COFA Migrant Numbers Increase In Hawaii, Guam Cory Lum/Civil Beat

COFA Migrant Numbers Increase In Hawaii, Guam

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released 2018 estimates of Compact of Free Association populations.