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Courtney Teague

Threatened Veto Baffles Social-Media Bill Advocates PDPics

Threatened Veto Baffles Social-Media Bill Advocates

Gov. Ige said he'll veto a bill to stop employers from accessing employee's personal accounts, leaving supporters wondering: What went wrong?
Three More Monitoring Wells To Be Built Near Red Hill Fuel Spill Site Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Three More Monitoring Wells To Be Built Near Red Hill Fuel Spill Site

The wells will be built on U.S. Navy and Honolulu Board of Water Supply land near where 27,000 gallons of fuel spilled.
Why UH Won’t Always Admit What Dangerous Viruses It’s Researching Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why UH Won’t Always Admit What Dangerous Viruses It’s Researching

UPDATED: In some cases, the labs make public announcements about viruses. In other cases, the work is shrouded in secrecy due to federal regulations.
Chief Justice: Hawaii Environmental Court ‘Very Successful’ In First Year Courtney Teague / Civil Beat

Chief Justice: Hawaii Environmental Court ‘Very Successful’ In First Year

Before establishing it here, officials looked at the environmental courts in India. That country's laws were discussed at a conference in Honolulu.
Bill Signed On Overfishing Penalty Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill Signed On Overfishing Penalty

At the University of Hawaii Law School, Gov. David Ige signed a bill designed to educate the public about the state's aquatic life laws.
Regulation Of Uber, Lyft Coming Too Slowly, Taxi Executive Complains Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Regulation Of Uber, Lyft Coming Too Slowly, Taxi Executive Complains

The companies are flouting a rule that says they can't drive customers to and from the airport, says Howard Higa of The Cab.
New Pick For Board Of Education Hawaii Governor's Office

New Pick For Board Of Education

Gov. David Ige appoints Kenneth Uemura to the board replacing Amy Asselbaye, and reappoints Brian DeLima.
Coral Reefs In the Spotlight As Research Project, Symposium Loom Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Coral Reefs In the Spotlight As Research Project, Symposium Loom

Experts will talk about the plight of reefs at an Honolulu conference just as researchers look to revolutionize how they're studied.
‘I’m Going To Live For Those 50 People’ Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

‘I’m Going To Live For Those 50 People’

Hawaii's LGBT community mourns the loss of life in Orlando, but also talks about discrimination and political change.