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Courtney Teague

Restaurant Fined $7,000 For Hiding Sign Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

Restaurant Fined $7,000 For Hiding Sign

After it was cited for five violations, a Kaneohe restaurant removed the "Conditional Pass" sign it was required to display, Health Department says.
Bill Allowing Reporters Access To Restricted Areas Clears Committee Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill Allowing Reporters Access To Restricted Areas Clears Committee

Journalists are pushing for more access in emergency situations, but state officials testify that safety concerns trump those of the media.
UH Manoa Has Failed To Cut Energy Use. So Now What? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Manoa Has Failed To Cut Energy Use. So Now What?

The University of Hawaii is hoping a new focus on renewables will finally help it meet energy consumption goals it set years ago.
Lawmakers Hope To Resuscitate Voter Turnout With All-Mail Elections Patti Epler/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Hope To Resuscitate Voter Turnout With All-Mail Elections

Under a Senate bill, the new approach would be phased in starting with Kauai. It would go statewide by 2022.
‘Oriental’ May Be Stricken From Fed Language Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Oriental’ May Be Stricken From Fed Language

Instead, terms like "Asian American" would be used, according to a proposal from Sen. Mazie Hirono.
Scammers Pose As Government Officials Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Scammers Pose As Government Officials

The Hawaii Attorney General's Office is warning residents to be wary of suspicious emails.
Lawmakers Debate A Lower Blood-Alcohol Limit For Drivers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Debate A Lower Blood-Alcohol Limit For Drivers

The measure is deferred, but another making it illegal to smoke in a car containing minors is passed by the Senate Transporation and Energy Committee.
Falling Apart: Politics At Play With UH Maintenance Backlog? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Falling Apart: Politics At Play With UH Maintenance Backlog?

The Legislature says it's a management problem, but the university maintains it's an issue of funding. Meanwhile, campus facilities continue to crumble to the detriment of students.
Lucky We Live In Hawaii, Where College Can Be Affordable Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lucky We Live In Hawaii, Where College Can Be Affordable

A ProPublica database uses federal student aid data to compare college affordability across the country for low-income students. Hawaii’s flagship public university stacks up well.