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Hawaii Gets A D+ For Integrity Krzysztof Urbanowicz/Flickr

Hawaii Gets A D+ For Integrity

Despite the grade from Center for Public Integrity, the state got the fourth-highest ranking in the country.
Visitor Arrivals Set September Record PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Visitor Arrivals Set September Record

Through September, spending is up 2.6 percent compared to last yeart.
Ouch: An Eel Bite Is ‘Like a Knife’ Cutting Into You Wikipedia

Ouch: An Eel Bite Is ‘Like a Knife’ Cutting Into You

Emergency responders think a Waikiki surfer who sustained serious injuries to his foot was bitten by an eel, not attacked by a shark.
Study: Large Cane Burns Linked to Acute Respiratory Distress Courtesy of Maui Tomorrow Foundation

Study: Large Cane Burns Linked to Acute Respiratory Distress

A Maui Department of Health official says field burning should be limited to 75 acres or less at a time.  
Battleship Museums Team Up Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Battleship Museums Team Up

The USS Missouri serves as a museum in Pearl Harbor, while the Yamato didn't survive World War II.
More People Cheat on Drug Tests in Hawaii

More People Cheat on Drug Tests in Hawaii

Data from workplace drug tests show positive results for marijuana and methamphetamine use have decreased.
Mentorship Program Started on Maui Expands Talk Story, Write Story

Mentorship Program Started on Maui Expands

Talk Story, Write Story has helped over 250 students in Hawaii and Alaska get $6 million in scholarships to 50 different colleges and universities.
It’s a Once-in-a-Decade Chance to Change the Honolulu City Charter

It’s a Once-in-a-Decade Chance to Change the Honolulu City Charter

An assessment of the controversial Honolulu Police Commission is up next for the panel looking at improving the structure of Oahu's government.
Teen’s Mom: ‘It’s Not that He’s A Criminal. He’s Mentally Ill’ Gene Park / Civil Beat

Teen’s Mom: ‘It’s Not that He’s A Criminal. He’s Mentally Ill’

Hawaii is underserving its 12,000 youths who suffer from mental illness, and the problem is getting worse.