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Help For Micronesia ‘Atomic Veterans’ U.S. Defense Special Weapons Agency

Help For Micronesia ‘Atomic Veterans’

Hawaii Rep. Mark Takai wants to extend benefits to veterans who helped clean up Micronesia nuclear contamination.
The Story Behind ‘The Micronesians’ Mark Edward Harris/Civil Beat

The Story Behind ‘The Micronesians’

Micronesians are coming to the U.S. in large numbers, tapping taxpayers for heath care and social services. We wanted to find out why.
‘The Micronesians’: A Civil Beat Special Report Coming Wednesday Mark Edward Harris/Civil Beat

‘The Micronesians’: A Civil Beat Special Report Coming Wednesday

Micronesians are leaving their island homes in search of better lives in the U.S., and many are coming to Hawaii.
Tsunami Warning System Gets A Boost Flickr: National Data Buoy Center.

Tsunami Warning System Gets A Boost

Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz has been pushing for improvements in monitoring technology and tsunami research.
Civil Beat Beefs Up Its Editing Team Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Beefs Up Its Editing Team

We're adding another editor and expanding our national news coverage through a new network of media organizations.
Did Hawaii Lead to Pro Golfer’s Undoing? Nik Wilets/flickr.com

Did Hawaii Lead to Pro Golfer’s Undoing?

Robert Allenby talks about how the fallout from a much-publicized night of drinking in Honolulu has affected his golf game.
You Don’t Want To Find This on an Airplane Cory Lum/Civil Beat

You Don’t Want To Find This on an Airplane

This woman reached into the seat pocket in front of her. Here's what she found. Yuck.
Civil Beat: It’s Makeover Time!

Civil Beat: It’s Makeover Time!

Here's a sneak peek at our new home page look, which is set to launch Monday.
Denby Fawcett Tapped To Discuss Vietnam Reporting at DC Forum Courtesy of Denby Fawcett

Denby Fawcett Tapped To Discuss Vietnam Reporting at DC Forum

The veteran Hawaii journalist has a lot to share about women reporters and coming of age in a difficult assignment.
Civil Beat Named Best News Site in Hawaii By Journalism Group

Civil Beat Named Best News Site in Hawaii By Journalism Group

The awards presentation on Friday night recognized local TV, radio, magazine, newspaper and online sites for outstanding work in 2014.
Hawaiian Electric Shareholders Approve Takeover By NextEra Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaiian Electric Shareholders Approve Takeover By NextEra

The Public Utilities Commission is still considering the proposed merger.
Nestor Garcia Resigns From KHON2 News Screenshot

Nestor Garcia Resigns From KHON2 News

The elected official-turned-news reporter has been under fire for ethical violations while on the Honolulu City Council.