Karl Rhoads

Karl Rhoads represents state Senate District 13, which includes downtown Honolulu, Nuuanu and Iwilei. He is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Here’s Why Fossil Fuel Companies Should Pay For Climate Change Costs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s Why Fossil Fuel Companies Should Pay For Climate Change Costs

Hawaii will see over $19 billion in losses to coastal infrastructure in the years to come.

Hawaii Voters Deserve To See Presidential Tax Returns

Hawaii Voters Deserve To See Presidential Tax Returns

Trump’s refusal to release his is a lesson on the basic needs of a democratic society.

Changing Climate Threatens Hawaii’s Water Supply Civil Beat

Changing Climate Threatens Hawaii’s Water Supply

The Legislature is considering a number of measures that would help protect island water sources.

ZipMobile Trouble Illustrates the Need for Rail PF Bentley/Civil Beat

ZipMobile Trouble Illustrates the Need for Rail

Unless we are to have double-decker highways, endless road construction or big development on Windward Oahu, rail is the only option to address our transit needs.

Will Hawaii Learn the Great Recession?

Rep. Rhoads on regulating the private sector, saving money and reducing Hawaii's dependence on foreign oil.