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Ige, Lawmakers Need To Quit Stalling When It Comes To Police And Prison Reforms Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Ige, Lawmakers Need To Quit Stalling When It Comes To Police And Prison Reforms

Gov. David Ige has not allowed two oversight boards to use monies approved by the Legislature. A third police reform board is being allowed to languish.
A Community Garden Is A Must-Have For West Oahu Courtesy: City and County of Honolulu

A Community Garden Is A Must-Have For West Oahu

The City and County of Honolulu has 10 such plots but none in one of the most deserving areas on our crowded island.
Lift Interisland Travel Restrictions Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Lift Interisland Travel Restrictions Now

It’s essential to helping Hawaii’s economy grow at a critical turning point in the pandemic.
Gov And LG Need To Get On The Same Page On Major Public Statements Screenshot

Gov And LG Need To Get On The Same Page On Major Public Statements

Once again, Hawaii's governor and lieutenant governor are confusing us all when it comes to what's happening with the state's recovery plans and projections.
A Lottery Would Be A Winning Ticket For Education In Hawaii Screenshot

A Lottery Would Be A Winning Ticket For Education In Hawaii

Hawaii is one of only two states with no legal form of gaming. Bills have been introduced and rejected year after year.
An Office Of Public Accountability Is Unnecessary And Unwise Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

An Office Of Public Accountability Is Unnecessary And Unwise

Legislation to place five key Hawaii watchdog agencies under one roof is a threat to their independence and our democracy.
Lawmakers Must Fix The Agribusiness Development Corporation Office of the Auditor

Lawmakers Must Fix The Agribusiness Development Corporation

Two new reports reveal that the government agency has failed miserably in its critical mission to diversify ag.
The State Of The State Address That Wasn’t Screenshot/2021

The State Of The State Address That Wasn’t

Gov. David Ige missed a singular opportunity to offer much-needed leadership to Hawaii.
Dear Mayor-Elect Blangiardi: Please Add Transparency To Your Agenda Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Dear Mayor-Elect Blangiardi: Please Add Transparency To Your Agenda

The media often ran into unnecessary roadblocks from the previous administration. Here’s hoping for a fresh start.