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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.
Why Did That Swordfish Stab the Big Island Fisherman? KITV.com

Why Did That Swordfish Stab the Big Island Fisherman?

National Geographic talks with fish scientists to figure it out.
Auditor: School Bus Issues Still Need Work Flickr.com

Auditor: School Bus Issues Still Need Work

The Hawaii Department of Education has made strides in bringing down runaway school bus costs but "much work remains."
Marine Helicopter Crashes At Bellows Air Force Base Instagram

Marine Helicopter Crashes At Bellows Air Force Base

The crew may have been taking part in training exercises previously announced for Sunday at the Hawaii base.
New York Times Ed Board Chides Hawaii Gov. David Ige Over Mauna Kea Courtesy W. M. Keck Observatory

New York Times Ed Board Chides Hawaii Gov. David Ige Over Mauna Kea

The editorial board says Ige has been too mild about the Thirty Meter Telescope debate.
Did Bullying By a Supervisor Cause an HPD Officer to Take His Own Life? Hawaii News Now

Did Bullying By a Supervisor Cause an HPD Officer to Take His Own Life?

Watch Hawaii News Now's report on the death of a Honolulu officer but skip the comments at the end.
Case Dismissed: A Win for the Kailua Kite Surfer Don Farley

Case Dismissed: A Win for the Kailua Kite Surfer

Don Farley was busted by Honolulu police for helping launch kites from the beach even though he wasn't doing it for money.
Robbie Alm: ‘Father of Hawaii’s Public Records Law’ Collaborative Leaders Network

Robbie Alm: ‘Father of Hawaii’s Public Records Law’

The former HECO exec has a long history with government transparency, Ian Lind reports.
Navy War Games in the Pacific Violate Law Protecting Marine Mammals Courtesy of "Mike" Michael L. Baird via Flickr

Navy War Games in the Pacific Violate Law Protecting Marine Mammals

A federal agency violated the law when it approved Navy training operations off Hawaii and California, judge says.
Civil Beat Expands Editorial Staff With Eye Toward ‘Impact Journalism’ Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Expands Editorial Staff With Eye Toward ‘Impact Journalism’

Our mission isn't new but we're ramping up our commitment to journalism that makes a difference.
Tsunami Warning Improvements Pass U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Flickr: National Data Buoy Center.

Tsunami Warning Improvements Pass U.S. Senate Commerce Committee

Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz helped push through an amendment authorizing more research and better technology.
Who Doesn’t Love a Good Tsunami Warning System? Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Who Doesn’t Love a Good Tsunami Warning System?

Improving tsunami and earthquake preparedness in Hawaii and elsewhere looks like something even a GOP-controlled Congress can get behind.