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Madison Lee Choi

Madison Choi was a summer news intern at Civil Beat.

 

Wind Farms Want Permission To Kill More Bats — A Lot More Forest and Kim Starr

Wind Farms Want Permission To Kill More Bats — A Lot More

In a “conservation conundrum,” projects to produce more clean energy are a threat to Hawaii’s only native land mammal.

Honolulu Ponders How To Be More ‘Age-Friendly’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Ponders How To Be More ‘Age-Friendly’

Oahu has the fastest-growing population of people 65 and older in the country.

Chaminade Students Help Design Center for Homeless Courtesy of Nicolle Soriano

Chaminade Students Help Design Center for Homeless

ALEA Bridge hopes to break ground in November for a 12- to 16-unit transitional housing development in Wahiawa.

Community Comes To Rescue Of Nursery Hit By Flash Floods Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Community Comes To Rescue Of Nursery Hit By Flash Floods

A canoe club donated $10,000, and even jail inmates are helping Aloha Aina Kamilo Nui dig out after the April 13 storm.

Community Outcry Saves A Banyan Tree Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Community Outcry Saves A Banyan Tree

Residents and others rejoiced after their protests changed the plan of a condo association and the city to cut down the massive tree.

Want The New Shingles Vaccine? Join The Crowd Agatha Danglapin/Civil Beat

Want The New Shingles Vaccine? Join The Crowd

A nationwide shortage of Shingrix is forcing several pharmacies in Hawaii to keep lengthy waiting lists.

Hawaii Governor Starts The Clock On Sunscreen Ban Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Governor Starts The Clock On Sunscreen Ban

David Ige signs a bill that prohibits the sale of sunscreen containing oxybenzone and octinoxate in the islands, beginning in 2021.

City Keeps Funding Feral Cat Approach That Legislature Rejected Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

City Keeps Funding Feral Cat Approach That Legislature Rejected

A state agency opposes the trap-neuter-return-manage strategy, but Honolulu just ponied up $300,000 for the program.

Retired General’s New Mission: Prepare Central Oahu For Disaster Madison Choi/Civil Beat

Retired General’s New Mission: Prepare Central Oahu For Disaster

Braden Sakai thinks it’s time for Mililani to catch up with other communities that have emergency plans.

Why This Highway Plan Is The ‘Holy Grail’ Of Bicycle Safety Projects Courtesy of Scott Snider

Why This Highway Plan Is The ‘Holy Grail’ Of Bicycle Safety Projects

Some residents question whether the benefit of wider shoulders between Mililani and Waipio outweighs the loss of a traffic lane.