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Former Honolulu City Councilman Joey Manahan Joins HART Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Former Honolulu City Councilman Joey Manahan Joins HART

He’ll oversee a public relations program whose costs he sought to reduce as the council’s budget chairman.

Judge’s Ruling Gives Hawaii A Big Win In Kakaako Roads Dispute Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge’s Ruling Gives Hawaii A Big Win In Kakaako Roads Dispute

It’s not clear whether the private company that claims ownership of those roads will appeal the decision.

‘Overpayment’ Reviews Causing Latest Delays To Hawaii Jobless Benefits Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Overpayment’ Reviews Causing Latest Delays To Hawaii Jobless Benefits

Many locals, still unemployed in the pandemic, are getting stuck as they try to secure extended benefits from federal COVID-relief packages.

Hawaii Governor Declares Maui County A Disaster Area As Drought There Persists Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Governor Declares Maui County A Disaster Area As Drought There Persists

The drought has lasted since March 2019, taking a heavy toll on farmers and homesteaders, as well as the deer that roam those islands.

Honolulu Boatyard Agrees To Six-Figure Penalty For Keehi Lagoon Pollution Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Boatyard Agrees To Six-Figure Penalty For Keehi Lagoon Pollution

The levels of contaminants discharged from the facility into the lagoon violated federal regulations, the EPA found.

Molokai’s Fabled Axis Deer Are Starving To Death In Droves Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Molokai’s Fabled Axis Deer Are Starving To Death In Droves

The crisis, triggered in part by drought, exposes rifts in the community and raises questions about how to manage the herd in the future.

New Route For Honolulu Rail? Any ‘Hare-Brained’ Scheme Is Being Considered Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Route For Honolulu Rail? Any ‘Hare-Brained’ Scheme Is Being Considered

HART’s new executive director Lori Kahikina says she’s open to any ideas that avoid having to get special utility clearances along Dillingham Boulevard.

Hawaii Leaders Laud Nation’s Return To The Paris Climate Deal Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Leaders Laud Nation’s Return To The Paris Climate Deal

The nation’s lone island state has its own aggressive climate goals and had pledged to follow the Paris accords even after the U.S. withdrew.

New Boulder Barriers Aim To Protect Monk Seals From Illegal Off-Roading Rachel Zalucki/Civil Beat

New Boulder Barriers Aim To Protect Monk Seals From Illegal Off-Roading

Trucks disrupting seals resting on the sand have been a problem for years at Wawamalu. The new barriers aim to stop that.