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Patti Epler

Omidyar in Hawaii: The Billionaire in the Corner Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Omidyar in Hawaii: The Billionaire in the Corner

Bringing about positive social change in Hawaii isn't cheap or easy, but here's how $100 million has been spent on the effort.
Who’s the Best Political Reporter in Hawaii? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Who’s the Best Political Reporter in Hawaii?

The Washington Post wants to know. So vote now.
Hawaii Congressional Delegation Getting It Back Together? Courtesy of Sen. Mazie Hirono

Hawaii Congressional Delegation Getting It Back Together?

Our four federal representatives say they are working well together and back on track to build clout.
Saving Coral Reefs — and Which Ones — Subject of New Study NOAA

Saving Coral Reefs — and Which Ones — Subject of New Study

Scientists say bleaching and other problems harming coral reefs can be reversed. But not everywhere.
New Tracking System Keeps an Eye on Commercial Fishing Fleets

New Tracking System Keeps an Eye on Commercial Fishing Fleets

Will fishermen stray into the recently protected Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument? Activists will be watching.
Editor’s Desk: Hawaii Reporter’s Malia Zimmerman Bids Aloha Patti Epler/Civil Beat

Editor’s Desk: Hawaii Reporter’s Malia Zimmerman Bids Aloha

The loss of the longtime local investigative reporter is another a blow for independent media — and the citizens of Hawaii.
Top Abercrombie Aide Bruce Coppa Joins Big Lobbying Firm Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Top Abercrombie Aide Bruce Coppa Joins Big Lobbying Firm

Coppa will become a partner in the firm headed by uber lobbyists John Radcliffe and Red Morris.
Former Bank of Hawaii CEO Headed to Fed Board Flickr.com/Tim Evanson

Former Bank of Hawaii CEO Headed to Fed Board

Allan Landon is expected to be named by President Obama to be a Federal Reserve Board governor.
LA Times: What’s Obama’s Rightful Place in Hawaii? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

LA Times: What’s Obama’s Rightful Place in Hawaii?

The California newspaper weighs in on the debate over where President Barack Obama should build his legacy library.
Tulsi Gabbard Stalker Gets Nearly 3 Years in Prison U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard Stalker Gets Nearly 3 Years in Prison

A series of widely disseminated bizarre emails led to Aniruddha Sherbow's arrest and conviction.
Kauai Newspaper Offers $10k Reward for Info About Monk Seal Killing Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Kauai Newspaper Offers $10k Reward for Info About Monk Seal Killing

The newspaper wants to do more for the community than just report the news about monk seal killings.
Longtime Hanabusa Aide Goes to Work for HPU Hawaii Pacific University

Longtime Hanabusa Aide Goes to Work for HPU

Richard Rapoza, U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa's longtime Oahu-based spokesman, started his new job today.