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RIP Ruth Gates: The World Loses A Top Coral Scientist And ‘Indomitable Spirit’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

RIP Ruth Gates: The World Loses A Top Coral Scientist And ‘Indomitable Spirit’

The University of Hawaii researcher was working on creative ways to preserve the ocean’s dwindling reefs in the face of climate change. She never lost hope.

Hawaii GOP’s Best Shot At Winning Something Is A Mililani House Seat Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii GOP’s Best Shot At Winning Something Is A Mililani House Seat

GOP officials desperately want to stop losing seats. They’re already down to five in the 76-member Legislature.

This Remote Hawaiian Island Just Vanished Courtesy: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

This Remote Hawaiian Island Just Vanished

Scientists are concerned about what will happen to the hundreds of endangered species that once called East Island home.

Hawaii High Court Weighs Whether To Release Secret Investigation Of State Auditor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii High Court Weighs Whether To Release Secret Investigation Of State Auditor

Justices appeared concerned about the state’s argument that attorney-client privilege protects the Legislature from releasing the report.

Civil Beat Poll: Voters Want Ige To Stick Around As Hawaii’s Governor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Voters Want Ige To Stick Around As Hawaii’s Governor

Republican state Rep. Andria Tupola trails by 21 percentage points among likely Hawaii voters in the latest survey.

Ige, Tupola Take Advantage Of Opportunities In First TV Debate Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige, Tupola Take Advantage Of Opportunities In First TV Debate

The governor ties his Republican challenger to President Trump, while she attacks the incumbent’s fiscal policies during rare time in the limelight.

Here’s How The Top Contenders For Governor Shake Out On Key Issues Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s How The Top Contenders For Governor Shake Out On Key Issues

Gov. David Ige and state Rep. Andria Tupola both oppose using LNG to produce electricity. But their differences shine through on other topics.

Andria Tupola: ‘I’m Going To Take Over This Government’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Andria Tupola: ‘I’m Going To Take Over This Government’

The energetic Republican candidate for Hawaii governor won’t be abandoning the party or coming home crying anytime soon.

Chamber Of Commerce Pours $600K Into Fighting School-Funding Measure Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chamber Of Commerce Pours $600K Into Fighting School-Funding Measure

Teachers have a half-million dollars of their own to support the proposal, while unions organize opposition to a constitutional convention.

Ed Case And Cam Cavasso Far Apart On Kavanaugh Nomination Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Ed Case And Cam Cavasso Far Apart On Kavanaugh Nomination

While they found some common ground at a candidates forum, the top contenders for the 1st Congressional District mostly disagreed.

In Hawaii, People Like Trump Better Than They Like The Legislature Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

In Hawaii, People Like Trump Better Than They Like The Legislature

A new survey shows how island residents feel about their elected officials, major institutions and a broad range of issues, from housing to the environment.

‘Tragic’ Findings For Hawaii’s Transgender Youth In New State Report Department of Health

‘Tragic’ Findings For Hawaii’s Transgender Youth In New State Report

Transgender kids in public high schools are in “survival mode” but more resources and role models are emerging, according to the first-of-its-kind study.