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Marcel Honore

Crews Mourn The ‘Unreal’ Death Of One Of Hawaii’s Greatest Navigators 'Oiwi TV

Crews Mourn The ‘Unreal’ Death Of One Of Hawaii’s Greatest Navigators

Kalepa Baybayan, a longtime Hōkūle‘a captain who helped rekindle traditional navigation in the Pacific, died suddenly in Seattle on Thursday.

Dole Fined $20,000 For ‘Significant’ Safety Risks Posed By Wahiawa Dam Marcel Honore/Civil Beat

Dole Fined $20,000 For ‘Significant’ Safety Risks Posed By Wahiawa Dam

The fine was among the first enforcements against local dam owners since the Kaupakalua dam overflowed, prompting evacuations on Maui.

Under New Leadership, HART Purges Nearly Half Its Staff Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Under New Leadership, HART Purges Nearly Half Its Staff

The move aims to streamline HART, but some worry such severe cuts could hurt the struggling transit project in the long term.

Biden Plan To Conserve More Ocean Habitat Worries Hawaii Fishing Interests Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Biden Plan To Conserve More Ocean Habitat Worries Hawaii Fishing Interests

Many details remain to be worked out in Biden’s 30 by 30 plan, similar to a 2016 Hawaii initiative.

Helicopter Crash Passenger Says Engine Quit Because It Ran Out Of Gas Hawaii News Now

Helicopter Crash Passenger Says Engine Quit Because It Ran Out Of Gas

The helicopter’s pilot, however, told investigators that he had just filled up the tank before the flight.

Positive COVID-19 Result Shuts Down Unemployment Call Center Courtesy DLIR

Positive COVID-19 Result Shuts Down Unemployment Call Center

UPDATED: Officials say the facility staff was given priority in the state’s vaccination rollout plan.

NTSB: ‘Aggressive Takeoff Maneuver’ Likely Caused Fatal Skydiving Crash Cory Lum/Civil Beat

NTSB: ‘Aggressive Takeoff Maneuver’ Likely Caused Fatal Skydiving Crash

UPDATED: A new report also points to a twisted left wing, failures by the skydiving company and lax regulation by the FAA as contributing factors.

HART, Hitachi At Odds Over Wheel Defect As Rail Costs Soar Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART, Hitachi At Odds Over Wheel Defect As Rail Costs Soar

The wheel rims are narrower than the track crossings, causing renewed headaches on what’s now a $12.4 billion transit project.

Relics Of Sugar’s Past, Hawaii Dams Will Take Years To Fix Or Remove Courtesy: DLNR

Relics Of Sugar’s Past, Hawaii Dams Will Take Years To Fix Or Remove

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.