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Chad Blair: It’s Easy To Vote In Hawaii, So Why Isn’t Turnout Higher? Screenshot/2022

Chad Blair: It’s Easy To Vote In Hawaii, So Why Isn’t Turnout Higher?

State election officials have stepped up efforts to let folks know an election is coming. But ultimately it’s up to voters.
Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Residents Need Training And Education To Prepare For Nuclear Attack Getty Images/iStockphoto

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Residents Need Training And Education To Prepare For Nuclear Attack

We shouldn't wait for a disaster to happen. The Hawaii government needs to better prepare people with training, public service announcements and education campaigns.
Chad Blair: How Did Republican Linda Lingle Become Governor Of Hawaii? Submitted/2010

Chad Blair: How Did Republican Linda Lingle Become Governor Of Hawaii?

The historic election of 2002 seemed highly unlikely in the bluest of states. But it happened.
Catherine Toth Fox: Downtown Honolulu Used To Be So Vibrant. What Happened? David Croxford/Civil Beat/2022

Catherine Toth Fox: Downtown Honolulu Used To Be So Vibrant. What Happened?

Lunchtime lines outside restaurants have largely disappeared and foot traffic is down as pandemic-era hybrid work arrangements continue to be the norm.
Lee Cataluna: A Small College Sets The Stage For Big Dreams Windward Community College

Lee Cataluna: A Small College Sets The Stage For Big Dreams

A performing arts conservatory is an usual program at a community college, especially one affiliated with a well-known college in England.
Danny De Gracia: The Navy Needs To Make Red Hill A Priority Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Danny De Gracia: The Navy Needs To Make Red Hill A Priority

The U.S. military has built megastructures under wartime conditions on short orders when enthusiasm and necessity were involved.
Catherine Toth Fox: Why We Shouldn’t Judge Homeless People Who Have Pets Hawaiian Humane Society/2021

Catherine Toth Fox: Why We Shouldn’t Judge Homeless People Who Have Pets

Instead, the community needs to look at increasing and improving pet-friendly emergency shelters and permanent housing, and funding more street outreach.
Neal Milner: The Key To Upward Mobility? Well-Off Friends Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Neal Milner: The Key To Upward Mobility? Well-Off Friends

The American Dream is slipping away for many people, but there's opportunity in socioeconomic mixing.
Danny De Gracia: Time To Stop Making Excuses And Just Get Started Already Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Danny De Gracia: Time To Stop Making Excuses And Just Get Started Already

We have the right to expect the full benefits of human civilization by having an attentive government that is progressive in getting things done.
Chad Blair: Josh Green: Doctor, Politician — And Novelist? HNN/2022

Chad Blair: Josh Green: Doctor, Politician — And Novelist?

Hawaii’s Democratic nominee for governor penned a book in 2010 titled “The Idea Man.” Really!