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Emails Show HART Leaders Always Wanted To Hire Hanabusa As Consultant Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Emails Show HART Leaders Always Wanted To Hire Hanabusa As Consultant

Newly released documents confirm what many suspected: that the contract and its restrictive qualifications were written with the former congresswoman in mind.

Companies To Pay $150,000 Fine After Jet Fuel Spill On Sand Island Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Companies To Pay $150,000 Fine After Jet Fuel Spill On Sand Island

The fuel escaped via the bottom of a storage tank. Operators detected the spill when noticing an “inventory discrepancy.”

Hawaii’s Rental Car Crisis Is Sending More Riders To Biki And TheBus Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii’s Rental Car Crisis Is Sending More Riders To Biki And TheBus

But Biki still faces steep hurdles recovering from the pandemic, including a spike in vandalized and damaged bikes.

Alternatives To The Last Honolulu Rail Leg? HART Releases A ‘Matrix’ Of Ideas Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Alternatives To The Last Honolulu Rail Leg? HART Releases A ‘Matrix’ Of Ideas

The FTA says it “will discuss all possible options” amid rail’s latest, massive cost increases and schedule delays.

Ohana Shutdown Leaves Molokai, Lanai Residents With Limited Flight Options Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Ohana Shutdown Leaves Molokai, Lanai Residents With Limited Flight Options

Locals say it’s difficult for seniors and passengers with disabilities to use Mokulele’s smaller planes.

Senate Bill Would Make It Harder To Scrutinize Government Contract Awards, Critics Say Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senate Bill Would Make It Harder To Scrutinize Government Contract Awards, Critics Say

State officials say the measure would speed up the cumbersome procurement process, but others worry it would make legitimate bid appeals unaffordable.

NOAA Predicts Less Hurricane Activity Than Usual In The Central Pacific This Year Courtesy: NWS/2020

NOAA Predicts Less Hurricane Activity Than Usual In The Central Pacific This Year

Forecasters didn’t predict whether the storms, which can range in force from a tropical depression to a hurricane, will actually make landfall in the Hawaiian islands.

Kūmākena Nā Poʻe Hoʻokele Moku I Ka Hala Hoʻokāhāhā O Kekahi O Nā Loea Hoʻokele 'Oiwi TV

Kūmākena Nā Poʻe Hoʻokele Moku I Ka Hala Hoʻokāhāhā O Kekahi O Nā Loea Hoʻokele

ʻO Kalepa Baybayan, he kāpena ʻo ia no ka manawa he nui ma Hōkūleʻa i kākoʻo i ka hoʻomaka hou ʻana i ka hoʻokele kuʻuna ma ka Pakipika, ua hala  ʻokoʻa ʻo ia ma Seattle ma ka Pōʻahā. 

Will Hawaii’s Spinner Dolphins Finally Get A Rest From The Crowds? Courtesy: NOAA

Will Hawaii’s Spinner Dolphins Finally Get A Rest From The Crowds?

NOAA officials said they hope to finally issue a new rule this summer that bars anyone from approaching within 50 yards of the dolphins.