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Lee Cataluna

Lee Cataluna: Gov. Ige and Mayor Caldwell Are Two Unlikely Tough Guys Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: Gov. Ige and Mayor Caldwell Are Two Unlikely Tough Guys

In a political climate where too many leaders are cowering in fear over social media comments and Twitter rants, David Ige and Kirk Caldwell withstand the storm.

Lee Cataluna: Holding On In Waikiki

Lee Cataluna: Holding On In Waikiki

A long-time local shop owner watches the waves, treads water, and waits for the storm to end.

Lee Cataluna: A Pandemic Looks Very Different In A Small Town Like Kauai Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: A Pandemic Looks Very Different In A Small Town Like Kauai

Kauai is pressing the pause button on tourism, and it’s not because of fear.

Lee Cataluna: Trump’s Leaving But Can We Keep His Hawaii US Attorney? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: Trump’s Leaving But Can We Keep His Hawaii US Attorney?

In just two years on the job, Hawaii’s top federal law enforcement officer has taken down some fearsome foes.

Lee Cataluna: Locked Doors And Empty Shelves Haunt Waikiki’s Prime Retail Spots

Lee Cataluna: Locked Doors And Empty Shelves Haunt Waikiki’s Prime Retail Spots

Retail stores that relied on tourism have quietly closed without notice. And the worst may not be over.

Lee Cataluna: The Maui Conference Optics Look Bad But The Explanation Is Worse Screenshot

Lee Cataluna: The Maui Conference Optics Look Bad But The Explanation Is Worse

Organizers defending the junket say lawmakers traveled to Hawaii to learn from Gov. David Ige. But hey, at least they’re paying for hotel rooms.

Lee Cataluna: The Strength To Call Out A Jerk Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: The Strength To Call Out A Jerk

Musician Paula Fuga handled an ugly moment beautifully.

Lee Cataluna: Billy Kenoi Is Back With A Powerful Message

Lee Cataluna: Billy Kenoi Is Back With A Powerful Message

There’s been a lot of buzz about the former Hawaii island mayor’s speech on resilience.

Lee Cataluna: Who Will Enforce A Statewide Mask Mandate? Us? Again? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lee Cataluna: Who Will Enforce A Statewide Mask Mandate? Us? Again?

Hawaii residents are so often expected to be the “eyes and ears” for government regulations.