Jack Truesdale covers Maui as a freelance correspondent for Civil Beat.
He has written for the Brown Alumni Magazine, the Providence Journal, and the Point Reyes Light in Northern California as an intern.
Born and raised just outside of Boston, Jack graduated from Brown University in 2020, where he studied English literature and wrote for the student daily. Before transferring to Brown, Jack edited the student magazine at Colorado College.
Don Guzman says his struggles with diabetes caused him to behave irrationally at times but that he warned the mayor that might happen.
New refuges are sought as scientists battle disease-carrying mosquitoes in the face of a changing climate.
The majority of Hawaii’s dams trace their roots back to the sugar cane plantation days, but the industry has left the state. And so has the money to maintain them.
The county has said at least half a dozen homes were heavily damaged or destroyed in the flooding.
UPDATED: The state’s online dam inventory system lists the dam’s potential for hazard as “high.”
Cases at the correctional center are rising and the state health department has identified the situation as a cluster.
Federal funding and private donations helped support local food producers and feed thousands of local families during the pandemic.
Council members are hoping other Hawaii counties express support for marijuana legalization too. Legislative leaders and Gov. David Ige have long opposed the idea.
The man says he lost his job after pointing out that a cleaning solution had spilled into the water supply in May.