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Naka Nathaniel: Really? Happier On The Mainland? Naka Nathaniel/Civil Beat/2023

Naka Nathaniel: Really? Happier On The Mainland?

People with long-standing ties to Hawaii are being pushed away. We seem close to the threshold of becoming a place where only the wealthy thrive.

Denby Fawcett: Hidden Fees Are Adding Up, But Banning Them May Just Mean Higher Prices Getty Images/iStockphoto

Denby Fawcett: Hidden Fees Are Adding Up, But Banning Them May Just Mean Higher Prices

Extra charges are being tacked on everything from restaurant bills to concert tickets. A bill requiring that they be disclosed upfront is being considered by the Senate.

Beth Fukumoto: A Bipartisan Spirit Continues To Elude Hawaii’s GOP Legislators Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2024

Beth Fukumoto: A Bipartisan Spirit Continues To Elude Hawaii’s GOP Legislators

It’s hard to encourage cooperation across the aisle when you’re championing many of the same issues that are tearing the country apart.

John Hill: Perplexing Questions That Demand Answers In The Wahiawa Child Abuse Death Courtesy: HPD

John Hill: Perplexing Questions That Demand Answers In The Wahiawa Child Abuse Death

The only way to prevent this horror from being repeated is by publicly dissecting exactly what went wrong.

Danny De Gracia: We Need To Start Talking About Threats To Hawaii’s Security U.S. Navy, Keith DeVinney

Danny De Gracia: We Need To Start Talking About Threats To Hawaii’s Security

Policymakers and academics need to start discussing what we can do to prepare for the possibility of a major war that reaches our shores.

Jonathan Okamura: Remembering Kekuni Blaisdell For His Aloha To Others Provided by Jonathan Okamura

Jonathan Okamura: Remembering Kekuni Blaisdell For His Aloha To Others

Blaisdell staunchly advocated for the health needs of Native Hawaiians and was an early and strong supporter of their independence.

Some Reform Bills Are Simply Ignored Until They Die — And They Start Dying Friday Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Some Reform Bills Are Simply Ignored Until They Die — And They Start Dying Friday

While certain measures are torpedoed with intention, others never even get a public hearing.

Denby Fawcett: 3 Good Reasons Not To Legalize Marijuana Getty Images/iStockphoto

Denby Fawcett: 3 Good Reasons Not To Legalize Marijuana

Hawaii already faces many serious problems including a housing crisis and the aftermath of the Maui fires. Why add to the problems?

John Hill: Another Horrifying Child Death And Another Set Of Questions For The State Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2024

John Hill: Another Horrifying Child Death And Another Set Of Questions For The State

The details of the state's involvement in placing and overseeing 10-year-old Geanna Bradley are still hazy. What can we conclude so far?