Marina Riker

Marina Riker is a former intern for Civil Beat.

December 2015

Tuesday, December 29

Lawmakers See Problems With Marijuana Medical Dispensary Regulations

Monday, December 28

Strains Of Dengue Virus Are Not Created Equal, And Our Risk Levels Vary

Wednesday, December 23

State Issues New Call For Public’s Help To Stop Rapid Ohia Death

Tuesday, December 22

Big Island Residents Earn Least In Hawaii

Friday, December 18

Hawaii Cited As ‘Model’ For Efforts To Apply Science To Community Issues

Thursday, December 17

Limited-Purpose Driver’s Licenses To Start

Wednesday, December 16

Hawaii: 2nd Fewest Gun Dealers Per Capita

Tuesday, December 15

Hawaii Renters Among Most Cost-Burdened

Thursday, December 10

Three Hawaii Hospitals Penalized by Feds

Tuesday, December 8

Genetically Engineered Salmon Opposed

November 2015

Monday, November 16

When Wildlife And Aircraft Collide in Hawaii

Monday, November 9

Hawaii Gets A D+ For Integrity

October 2015

Wednesday, October 28

Visitor Arrivals Set September Record

Tuesday, October 20

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

Tuesday, October 13

Study: Large Cane Burns Linked to Acute Respiratory Distress

Wednesday, October 7

Battleship Museums Team Up

Tuesday, October 6

More People Cheat on Drug Tests in Hawaii

September 2015

Tuesday, September 29

Mentorship Program Started on Maui Expands

Monday, September 28

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

Friday, September 25

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

Thursday, September 24

No. 1 for Non-White Business Owners

Wednesday, September 23

Americans Aren’t Getting Enough Veggies

Hawaii Ranked 4th-Least Tax-Friendly State

Monday, September 21

Report: Hawaii Has 2nd-Lowest Obesity Rate

August 2015

Thursday, August 27

Another Wastewater Spill Closes Windward Beaches, Including Sandy

What Are Hawaii’s Most Popular Baby Names?

Wednesday, August 26

July Broke Hawaii’s All-Time Record for Monthly Tourist Arrivals

Friday, August 21

Hawaii Spends More on Rent Than Any Other State In the US

Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate Has Dropped to Lowest Point Since Recession

Thursday, August 20

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

Thursday, August 13

Another Day, Another Water Main Break in Honolulu

Friday, August 7

Mauna Kea Hashtags Around the Globe

Wednesday, August 5

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

Tuesday, August 4

Which States Have the Most Women in Their Legislatures?

July 2015

Wednesday, July 29

Matson to Pay Hawaii $15 Million for 2013 Molasses Spill

Tuesday, July 28

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

Friday, July 24

Where are Honolulu’s Most Expensive Homes Selling?

Tuesday, July 7

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

June 2015

Monday, June 29

Laenani Neighborhood Park: Where the Turtle Droppings Are

Friday, June 26

TMT: Conflict in Context

Hawaii: Sun, Surf and Suicides

Thursday, June 25

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

Friday, June 19

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

Thursday, June 18

Understanding Violent Deaths: Hawaii Gets Some Help

Wednesday, June 17

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

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

Tuesday, June 16

Hawaii Residents Least-Prone to Be Couch Potatoes in US

Wednesday, June 10

Why Are Sharks Attacking More People Than Ever in Hawaii?

Tuesday, June 9

Hawaii’s Iconic Stairway to Heaven Might Finally Be Coming Down

May 2015

Friday, May 29

Complaints Spur Closer Look at Hawaii Animal Quarantine Station

Thursday, May 14

Free App Could Help People Find Accessible Parking for Disabled

Why Did a Fatal Car Wreck Cost State Taxpayers $900,000?

Wednesday, May 13

Hawaii Tourism Authority Selects New President

Monday, May 11

Japanese American Who Fought Internment Recommended for Medal

Candon Becomes Honolulu’s 32nd Sister City

Friday, May 8

Senators Pass Resolutions Commending Tourism Industry

Senators Demand That CIA Admit Wrongdoing in Spying on Senate Files

City Needs to Manage Bike Lane Projects Better, Audit Says

Thursday, May 7

Hawaii Governor Pledges to Ban Wild Animals in Entertainment Acts

Monday, May 4

Hawaii’s Preschool Open Doors Funding May Continue

Friday, May 1

A Rundown of Survivors and Casualties at the Hawaii Legislature

Bill Requiring Insurance Coverage of Autism Treatment Passes Committee

Bill to Establish Safe Havens for Young People Fails Again

April 2015

Thursday, April 30

Sex Trafficking Bill Passes Committee, Heads for Floor Votes

Efforts to Make Hawaii Less of the Cesspool Capital Mostly Fail

Wednesday, April 29

SB 555: The Last Bill Standing to Give Low-Income People a Tax Credit

Tuesday, April 28

Should Undocumented Immigrants Be Able to Get Driver’s Licenses?

Kupuna Care Funding on the Line as Legislators Consider Bill

Friday, April 24

Hawaii May Become First State to Raise Smoking Age to 21

Tuesday, April 21

Attempts to Crack Down on Smoking Still Alive in Legislature

Friday, April 17

Supporters of Bill Requiring Autism Coverage Say This is the Year

Tuesday, April 14

State Likely to Pay $30K After Student Forced to Run on Treadmill Collapses

Friday, April 10

Rep. Matt LoPresti Home After Suffering Chest Pains

Tuesday, April 7

Where Did HSTA Stand on Resolutions to Increase Teacher Pay?

Wednesday, April 1

Are There More Guns Than People in Hawaii?

March 2015

Monday, March 30

Can Hawaii Public Officials Use Private Email Accounts for Work?

Wednesday, March 25

Lawmakers Take Another Step to Restore Preschool Money

Hawaii Could Have Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Next Year

Friday, March 20

Pay Hawaii Teachers More? State Study Proposed

Bill Encourages Students to Consider Careers in Farming

Tuesday, March 17

Why Do So Many People in Hawaii Do Their Parking Backwards?

Friday, March 13

Hawaii Educators, Legislators Discuss Need for Universal Preschool

Tuesday, March 10

State, City Looking to Crack Down on Illegal Vacation Rentals

Monday, March 9

Sugar Cane: Another Season of Smoke Looms Over Maui

Wednesday, March 4

Hawaii Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights Deferred Another Year

Tuesday, March 3

Medi-Pot Dispensary Bill Moves on to Full House

Monday, March 2

Early Education, After-School Bills Clear Senate Committee

February 2015

Thursday, February 26

Another Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Clears a Senate Committee

Friday, February 20

Media Shield Law 2015: Who’s Really a Journalist?

Civil Cafe: Marijuana Debate Heats Up in Hawaii

Thursday, February 19

Lawmakers Look to Preserve Subsidies for Preschoolers

Wednesday, February 18

Farm to School Bills Aim to Teach Students to Produce Own Food

Tuesday, February 17

Marijuana Dispensary Bill Moves on to Finance Committee

Friday, February 13

Influx of Box Jellyfish Closes Hanauma Bay on Friday

Statewide Preschool Bill Passes Senate Education Committee

Committee OKs Free Early-College Tuition for Eligible High-Schoolers

Thursday, February 12

Deadline for Neighborhood Board Candidate Registration is Next Friday

Wednesday, February 11

House Committee OKs One Medi-Pot Bill, Dispensaries Still Up in Air

Tuesday, February 10

Looking at Census, Hawaii May Not Be as ‘Local’ as You Think

Saturday, February 7

Medical Marijuana Access Takes Center Stage at House Hearing

Thursday, February 5

Bill to Cut UH Programs Deferred in Face of Opposition

Wednesday, February 4

Proposal to Enlarge State Board of Education Clears Senate Committee

Monday, February 2

Should Schools Accept In-Kind Services for Use of Facilities?

January 2015

Thursday, January 29

Dawn Ige Teams Up with Domestic Violence Action Center

Monday, January 26

Hawaii Receives $11.6 Million to Help the Homeless

Friday, January 23

Honolulu Authorities Ramp Up Arrests, Prosecutions of Pimps

Friday, January 16

Sex Trafficking Measures To Be Proposed This Session

Monday, January 12

Chinese Tourists Flocking to Hawaii in Record Numbers