Eric Pape

Living Hawaii: Going Mobile — Could Life on the Road Help Reduce the Price of Paradise? David Zyxoma

Living Hawaii: Going Mobile — Could Life on the Road Help Reduce the Price of Paradise?

There’s little that’s more American than hitting the road — and it’s become a way for people to reduce their cost of living.
Living Hawaii: The Little Solution to the Big Housing Crisis

Living Hawaii: The Little Solution to the Big Housing Crisis

On islands where real estate is so precious, how small do we need to think to bring down the cost of living?
Living Hawaii: One Remedy for Out-of-Control Rents

Living Hawaii: One Remedy for Out-of-Control Rents

Many factors conspiring to create Hawaii’s housing crisis inspired the implementation of rent stabilization elsewhere. Could rent control help with our high cost of living?
Living Hawaii: Where the Rent Is Too Damn High Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: Where the Rent Is Too Damn High

Islanders pay far more on average than in any other state to live in rentals — and that's just the beginning.
Living Hawaii: You Might Be Surprised at Who Else Is Snagged by High Costs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: You Might Be Surprised at Who Else Is Snagged by High Costs

When Duke Aiona campaigned for governor against the state's high cost of living, he was speaking from personal experience.
David Ige: Engineer, Technocrat … and Ballet Dad? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

David Ige: Engineer, Technocrat … and Ballet Dad?

Hawaii's governor-elect recently opened up to Civil Beat about his entry into politics, why he stayed and how fatherhood may have slowed his legislative ascent. (AUDIO)
Living Hawaii: One Big Reason We Spend So Much? Eric Pape/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: One Big Reason We Spend So Much?

Cars, fancy phones, private schools: We make choices that add a great deal to our cost of living and undermine our future.
Hawaii High School Confidential: Where All Politics Is Truly Local Courtesy Pearl City High School

Hawaii High School Confidential: Where All Politics Is Truly Local

Civil Beat asked the 2014 candidates why their schooling plays such a part in their campaigns and what kind of kids they were. (AUDIO)
Lava Less Than a Half-Mile From Pahoa (Photos) Josiah Hunt

Lava Less Than a Half-Mile From Pahoa (Photos)

Lava continues to advance toward inhabited areas of Puna on the Big Island. In recent days, it has crept across…