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HPD’s New Assistant Chief Has A History Of Domestic Violence PF Bentley/Civil Beat

HPD’s New Assistant Chief Has A History Of Domestic Violence

Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha says Ryan Borges learned from his mistakes. But domestic violence activists say the department hasn't learned how to deal with DV within its own ranks.
Gabbard To Gov: Declare Dengue Emergency Graham Snodgrass / Courtesy of Army Medical

Gabbard To Gov: Declare Dengue Emergency

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard says we can't wait any longer to stop the spread of the disease on the Big Island.
Copter Cmdr Fired Days Before Crash Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Copter Cmdr Fired Days Before Crash

Twelve Marines were killed in the Jan. 14 crash of two helicopters off Oahu's North Shore, just three days after the unit's commanding officer was removed from his post.
Patti Epler: Our Beef With The Donald Trump Campaign Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Patti Epler: Our Beef With The Donald Trump Campaign

We work hard to be an independent, nonpartisan news operation. Even presidential candidates need to understand that.
Patti Epler: In 2015, We Pushed Harder To Make A Difference Mark Edward Harris/Civil Beat

Patti Epler: In 2015, We Pushed Harder To Make A Difference

This past year involved some extraordinary efforts by Civil Beat journalists to expose and explain some of the most important issues we face in Hawaii.
TMT’s Place In History Of Telescope Battles Cory Lum/Civil Beat

TMT’s Place In History Of Telescope Battles

The legal fight over the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea is not unusual as big telescope projects go.
Flare Ups In The Solar Industry

Flare Ups In The Solar Industry

Is The Alliance for Solar Choice the bad boy of the solar sector?
CDC Checks Out Dengue Fever Outbreak Hawaii Department of Health

CDC Checks Out Dengue Fever Outbreak

One local doctor says pregnant women should steer clear of the island.
Hawaii, A Model For Gun Control? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii, A Model For Gun Control?

Gun smuggling is kind of hard when you're on an island in the middle of the ocean.
‘Trumpeting Racism’ Is About Donald Trump UH Manoa

‘Trumpeting Racism’ Is About Donald Trump

UH law school to host lecture about racism, politics and Donald Trump.
‘The Harbor’: Special Report Will Explore Misconceptions About The Homeless Screenshot: Random Lunacy

‘The Harbor’: Special Report Will Explore Misconceptions About The Homeless

Civil Beat reporter Jessica Terrell introduces us to many of the intriguing people who call a growing Waianae homeless encampment their home.

Podcast Transcript: ‘That’s JoJo — He’s Different’

JoJo Peter is a disabled Micronesian in Hawaii. Those misunderstood labels have given him a powerful position to bring about positive change.