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Laenani Neighborhood Park: Where the Turtle Droppings Are Cory Lum/Cory Lum

Laenani Neighborhood Park: Where the Turtle Droppings Are

Cluster of feces on Windward Shore beach are apparently the work of green sea turtles.
TMT: Conflict in Context Cory Lum/Civil Beat

TMT: Conflict in Context

The resumption of construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea offers a chance to look at the history of astronomy and conflict on the Big Island. How did we get here?
Hawaii: Sun, Surf and Suicides John Morgan/Flickr

Hawaii: Sun, Surf and Suicides

The islands seem to be part of a phenomenon one expert dubbed "suicide tourism," in which some people seek out final-destination spots in well-known places.
Hawaii’s Senior Population Growing 4 Times Faster Than State as a Whole

Hawaii’s Senior Population Growing 4 Times Faster Than State as a Whole

New U.S. Census Bureau information breaks down the gender and racial profiles of Hawaii's population by counties.

It’s Not Just Hawaii: All US Counties Lack Affordable Housing, Study Finds Urban Institute

It’s Not Just Hawaii: All US Counties Lack Affordable Housing, Study Finds

In Honolulu, there are 27 affordable housing units available for every 100 low-income families. In one Florida County, there were as few as seven units available, the study found.
Understanding Violent Deaths: Hawaii Gets Some Help Fotalia

Understanding Violent Deaths: Hawaii Gets Some Help

A $740,000 grant will help the state Department of Health collect data on how and why violent deaths happen in the Aloha State.
Don’t Go to Seattle — or Honolulu — for a Cheap Summer Trip, Study Says PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Don’t Go to Seattle — or Honolulu — for a Cheap Summer Trip, Study Says

Cities in the U.S. South ranked most affordable for a three-day summer trip, while cities on the West Coast were some of the most expensive.
Study: Hawaii’s Government Workers are 7th ‘Least Productive’ in US Civil Beat

Study: Hawaii’s Government Workers are 7th ‘Least Productive’ in US

Meanwhile, they make more money and benefits than than people in the private sector.
Hawaii Residents Least-Prone to Be Couch Potatoes in US Estately

Hawaii Residents Least-Prone to Be Couch Potatoes in US

Hours spent in front of the TV and the prevalence of fast food were some of the factors used to figure out which states embraced a slovenly potato lifestyle.