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First the Fire, Then the Flooding, and Now the Video Screen shot

First the Fire, Then the Flooding, and Now the Video

A recent Kawaihae fire torched thousands of acres, and a week later the area was ravaged by flooding, prompting a nonprofit organization to produce an educational video.
Another Day, Another Water Main Break in Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Another Day, Another Water Main Break in Honolulu

Gushers of wasted water have become an all-too-common sight here.
Mauna Kea Hashtags Around the Globe Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mauna Kea Hashtags Around the Globe

Civil Beat maps 3,810 geotagged tweets over the course of a single month.

Maui Group Raises $25,000 for Legal Fees to Stop Cane Burning

A lawsuit filed last month seeks a preliminary injunction to stop cane burning operations on the basis that the activity is illegal and is putting the public’s health at risk.
Which States Have the Most Women in Their Legislatures? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Which States Have the Most Women in Their Legislatures?

Hawaii ranks 14th-highest, but one female lawmaker says, "We have work to do."
Matson to Pay Hawaii $15 Million for 2013 Molasses Spill Nick Grube/Honolulu Civil Beat

Matson to Pay Hawaii $15 Million for 2013 Molasses Spill

The money will cover the cost to reimburse the state, shutdown Matson's molasses operations and grow a new coral nursery.
Hawaii Has 37th-Best School System in US, Report Says

Hawaii Has 37th-Best School System in US, Report Says

In a bright note, the report found that Hawaii has the fifth-safest school system.
Where are Honolulu’s Most Expensive Homes Selling? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Where are Honolulu’s Most Expensive Homes Selling?

In the last six months, dozens of homes on Oahu sold for more than $2 million.
Hawaii Craves Local Eggs, and Help May Be On the Way Katie Brady/Flickr

Hawaii Craves Local Eggs, and Help May Be On the Way

Ever since the 1970s, demand has outpaced supply in the islands. That may change with a proposal for a solar-powered farm in central Oahu that would start with 300,000 hens and could expand to 1 million.