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Why Hawaii Farmers Are Actually Embracing Government Regulation Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

Why Hawaii Farmers Are Actually Embracing Government Regulation

Some small ag operations are finding federal food safety regulations can help them expand to new markets.

Thousands Poised To Strike At Some Of Waikiki’s Biggest Hotels Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Thousands Poised To Strike At Some Of Waikiki’s Biggest Hotels

The union vote could lead to a work stoppage by about 3,500 workers, including those at the Royal Hawaiian, Westin Moana Surfrider and Sheraton Waikiki.

Hawaii Counties Ask Court To Block School Property Tax Measure Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Counties Ask Court To Block School Property Tax Measure

All the state’s counties oppose the proposed constitutional amendment, arguing it would siphon dollars from their tax base.

Honolulu Lawsuit Aims To Stop Proposed Ballot Measure On Education Funding Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Lawsuit Aims To Stop Proposed Ballot Measure On Education Funding

Honolulu’s city attorney says the ballot title misleads voters on a proposed constitutional amendment.

What Killed Hurricane Lane? site called Earth: A Global Map of Wind, Weather, and Ocean Conditions.

What Killed Hurricane Lane?

Scientists agree high southwest winds helped save Hawaii. “They took its head off,” one says.

Fear The Hurricane? Not These Hardy Tourists Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Fear The Hurricane? Not These Hardy Tourists

“We’re the hurricane that hit Honolulu,” says one visitor who arrived in Honolulu with a large extended family.

Oahu Placed On Hurricane Watch As Storm Approaches NASA

Oahu Placed On Hurricane Watch As Storm Approaches

UPDATED: Maui is also under a watch, while a more-imminent hurricane warning is in effect for the Big Island.

How Caldwell’s Airbnb Bill Could Ease Honolulu’s Housing Crunch

How Caldwell’s Airbnb Bill Could Ease Honolulu’s Housing Crunch

The mayor would crack down on absentee owners who rent entire houses to tourists, but allow anyone to rent out a room in their home.

Bar Brawl: Can The World’s Largest Law Firm Practice In Hawaii? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bar Brawl: Can The World’s Largest Law Firm Practice In Hawaii?

A Honolulu lawyer wants to block the merger of one of the state’s most prominent law firms with a giant multinational.

Tupola Wins GOP Primary For Governor Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Tupola Wins GOP Primary For Governor

The state lawmaker defeated perennial GOP candidate John Carroll and former DOE official Ray L’Heureux.

For Many Native Hawaiians, Owning ‘Aloha’ Is Not Very Aloha Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

For Many Native Hawaiians, Owning ‘Aloha’ Is Not Very Aloha

There are more than 1,000 trademarks using the term, raising broader questions about protecting Native Hawaiian intellectual property.

Carpenters Union Makes Josh Green A Million-Dollar Candidate For LG Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Carpenters Union Makes Josh Green A Million-Dollar Candidate For LG

A legislative leader says the union is retaliating against Green’s closest rival, state Sen. Jill Tokuda, for her criticism of the rail project.