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Diamond Head Monument To Reopen To Visitors Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Diamond Head Monument To Reopen To Visitors

The popular state attraction has been closed for nine months due to COVID-19.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Gov. David Ige Screenshot

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: Gov. David Ige

Hawaii’s chief executive answers questions ranging from the state budget crisis to how he is coping with leading the state through a very tough time.

Tulsi Gabbard’s Anti-Transgender Bill Sparks Backlash Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Tulsi Gabbard’s Anti-Transgender Bill Sparks Backlash

The legislation would prevent people deemed males at birth from participating in women’s sports.

Biden Presidential Win In Hawaii Officially Certified Courtesy: Gage Skidmore

Biden Presidential Win In Hawaii Officially Certified

Trump’s legal challenges to the 2020 contest have thus far failed.

Chad Blair: How About Ranked-Choice Voting And Open Primaries For Hawaii? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: How About Ranked-Choice Voting And Open Primaries For Hawaii?

The 50th state would do well to follow the lead of the 49th — Alaska — in further reforming its election system.

Gabbard, Case Vote To Decriminalize Marijuana

Gabbard, Case Vote To Decriminalize Marijuana

The House bill, which faces an uphill Senate vote, would also expunge pending and past pot convictions.

Work On Magic Island Parking Lot Completed, Finally

Work On Magic Island Parking Lot Completed, Finally

Access to the popular park had been limited for months due to reconstruction.

Chad Blair: Pay-To-Play ‘Journalism’ Is Now In Hawaii

Chad Blair: Pay-To-Play ‘Journalism’ Is Now In Hawaii

Sadly, we are not immune from a troublesome nationwide misinformation trend.

Blangiardi Names Transition Team, Seeks Job Applicants

Blangiardi Names Transition Team, Seeks Job Applicants

The mayor-elect of Honolulu has launched a jobs portal to find viable candidates.