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Danny De Gracia: Trust The People Of Hawaii To Carry Guns Responsibly Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Danny De Gracia: Trust The People Of Hawaii To Carry Guns Responsibly

We shouldn’t be treated as children by nanny state regulators.

Catherine Toth Fox: Why We Can’t Quit Social Media Getty Images/iStock

Catherine Toth Fox: Why We Can’t Quit Social Media

The platforms have turned into a global competition over who has the most friends or can garner the most likes.

Eric Stinton: Kids And Teachers Love Summer Vacation, But Does It Make Sense? Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Eric Stinton: Kids And Teachers Love Summer Vacation, But Does It Make Sense?

Sure, summer vacations are in the American grain. But teachers, at least, could make good use of the extra time to focus and improve student achievement.

Neal Milner: The Ways Governments Disempower People And How They Resist Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

Neal Milner: The Ways Governments Disempower People And How They Resist

Three stories show the range of tactics that those in power use to silence critics and those they prefer to ignore. But there are forums for fighting back.

Denby Fawcett: This Historic House ‘Didn’t Have To Burn Down’ Courtesy: Merrill Johnston/2022

Denby Fawcett: This Historic House ‘Didn’t Have To Burn Down’

Neighbors say the landowner failed to protect the estate where Liliuokalani regularly visited from vandals and squatters.

Danny De Gracia: A Blueprint For OHA To ‘Better’ The Lives Of Native Hawaiians Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Danny De Gracia: A Blueprint For OHA To ‘Better’ The Lives Of Native Hawaiians

Native Hawaiians suffer disparities in education, housing, health care and overall outcomes. OHA needs to play a bigger role in fixing that.

Sally Kaye: How Secure Are Hawaii’s Abortion Laws? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Sally Kaye: How Secure Are Hawaii’s Abortion Laws?

Abortion rights are under no immediate threat, but our laws could use some tweaking.

Denby Fawcett: Paid Ads Posing As News Stories Blur The Lines Screenshot

Denby Fawcett: Paid Ads Posing As News Stories Blur The Lines

A MidWeek cover story about Vicky Cayetano is part of a disturbing trend in media making it harder to distinguish between real news stories and paid advertising.

Catherine Toth Fox: How Attitudes Toward Covid Vaccines Have Changed Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Catherine Toth Fox: How Attitudes Toward Covid Vaccines Have Changed

The FDA approved vaccines for kids under 5 this week, but the lines may not be long. It seems the trend for getting vaccinated is waning.

Neal Milner: Are You Really Willing To Throw The Rascals Out? Christina Jedra/Civil Beat/2022

Neal Milner: Are You Really Willing To Throw The Rascals Out?

Everybody likes to complain about corruption, but what if it means voting for the enemy?