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Stewart Yerton

Hawaii Struggles To Maintain Its Worn-Out Hiking Trails Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

Hawaii Struggles To Maintain Its Worn-Out Hiking Trails

“Honestly, we’re just trying to keep up with demand,” the state’s trails manager said.

How Kailua Became A Tourist Town Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Kailua Became A Tourist Town

Stunning beaches, Airbnbs and new developments transformed the town into a tourist hot spot — leaving some locals bemoaning a lost sense of community.

9 Charts That Show How Hawaii Tourism Is Changing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

9 Charts That Show How Hawaii Tourism Is Changing

From soaring numbers of visitors to declining rounds of golf, a by-the-numbers look at how the industry’s impacts have grown in Hawaii.

10 Million Visitors: Can Hawaii Survive Its Own Popularity?

10 Million Visitors: Can Hawaii Survive Its Own Popularity?

The impact of a growing army of tourists has government leaders and residents questioning how to better manage Hawaii’s largest industry.

Hawaii Supreme Court Restrains Kealoha From Practicing Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court Restrains Kealoha From Practicing Law

The next step could be disbarment for the former deputy city prosecutor.

Selling Students On A Future Career, Not Just A Degree Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

Selling Students On A Future Career, Not Just A Degree

A newly updated website produced by the University of Hawaii Community Colleges helps students figure out what type of work provides the best long-term employment prospects.

Is Ward Village Headed To The Auction Block? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is Ward Village Headed To The Auction Block?

The development’s owner said Thursday it is considering spinning off assets.

Hawaii Has The Lowest Health Care Costs, Thanks To Strong State Laws Commonwealth Fund

Hawaii Has The Lowest Health Care Costs, Thanks To Strong State Laws

Costs of employee contributions to health plans are among the nation’s lowest, according to a new report.

New Ruling In Maui Water Case Still Doesn’t Resolve Old Dispute Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Ruling In Maui Water Case Still Doesn’t Resolve Old Dispute

The state appellate court has asked a lower court to answer key questions.