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John Pritchett: Scenic View John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2022

John Pritchett: Scenic View

Legislation awaiting Gov. David Ige’s consideration would crack down on abandoned vehicles, which have long spoiled Hawaii’s natural beauty. The measures are the result of a Big Island lawmaker’s quest for cleanup.

The Honolulu Police Commission Is About To Make A Big Decision. Don’t Rush It Honolulu Police Commission

The Honolulu Police Commission Is About To Make A Big Decision. Don’t Rush It

Serious questions have been raised about the search for a new police chief and how long it’s taken. But now that the candidates have been revealed, don’t shortcut the vetting process.

Lee Cataluna: This New Website Provides A Toolkit For Activism Screenshot

Lee Cataluna: This New Website Provides A Toolkit For Activism

A Honolulu woman’s decades-long battle over beach access prompted her to start the website to help others succeed with their causes.

Catherine Toth Fox: How Did My 5-Year-Old Learn His Way Around An iPad Already? Catherine Toth Fox/Civil Beat/2022

Catherine Toth Fox: How Did My 5-Year-Old Learn His Way Around An iPad Already?

Many parents swore they would limit their children’s screen time. Then came the pandemic.

Is Honolulu Really Planning For Affordable, Livable Housing? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Is Honolulu Really Planning For Affordable, Livable Housing?

Suburbanization and very tall buildings are not the result of good public interest planning but only of real-estate speculation.

Why Early Childhood Mental Health Care Is So Important Screenshot/2022

Why Early Childhood Mental Health Care Is So Important

Programs can help inform parents about child development and provide a nonjudgmental space for questions and concerns.

Neal Milner: Should We Debate The Meaning Of Food On Social Media — Or Just Taste It? Getty Images/iStockphoto

Neal Milner: Should We Debate The Meaning Of Food On Social Media — Or Just Taste It?

In Hanalei, near the start of the 20th century, a Chinese immigrant named Chock Chinn opened a Chinese restaurant…
Hosted Short-Term Vacation Rentals Could Ease Housing Crunch Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

Hosted Short-Term Vacation Rentals Could Ease Housing Crunch

Leverage the tourism industry to create an environment where locals can become homeowners while guests can get an authentic Hawaii experience.

Lee Cataluna: This New Website Provides A Toolkit For Activism Screenshot

Lee Cataluna: This New Website Provides A Toolkit For Activism

A Honolulu woman’s decades-long battle over beach access prompted her to start the website to help others succeed with their causes.

Catherine Toth Fox: How Did My 5-Year-Old Learn His Way Around An iPad Already? Catherine Toth Fox/Civil Beat/2022

Catherine Toth Fox: How Did My 5-Year-Old Learn His Way Around An iPad Already?

Many parents swore they would limit their children’s screen time. Then came the pandemic.

Is Honolulu Really Planning For Affordable, Livable Housing? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Is Honolulu Really Planning For Affordable, Livable Housing?

Suburbanization and very tall buildings are not the result of good public interest planning but only of real-estate speculation.

Why Early Childhood Mental Health Care Is So Important Screenshot/2022

Why Early Childhood Mental Health Care Is So Important

Programs can help inform parents about child development and provide a nonjudgmental space for questions and concerns.

Neal Milner: Should We Debate The Meaning Of Food On Social Media — Or Just Taste It? Getty Images/iStockphoto

Neal Milner: Should We Debate The Meaning Of Food On Social Media — Or Just Taste It?

In Hanalei, near the start of the 20th century, a Chinese immigrant named Chock Chinn opened a Chinese restaurant…
Hosted Short-Term Vacation Rentals Could Ease Housing Crunch Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

Hosted Short-Term Vacation Rentals Could Ease Housing Crunch

Leverage the tourism industry to create an environment where locals can become homeowners while guests can get an authentic Hawaii experience.

Lee Cataluna: The State’s Manini Tax Break Could Have Fixed Some Real Problems Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Lee Cataluna: The State’s Manini Tax Break Could Have Fixed Some Real Problems

Why give people barely enough to cover a couple of cheap tires when the Legislature could have chipped away at its endless to-do list?

Chad Blair: Fresh Interest In Organized Labor May Bode Well For Democrats Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Chad Blair: Fresh Interest In Organized Labor May Bode Well For Democrats

A new report finds that Hawaii is the most unionized state. That’s not good news for Republicans.

Maui Power Plant Woes Illustrate Need For Sustainability HGGRC/2022

Maui Power Plant Woes Illustrate Need For Sustainability

Geothermal is a baseload renewable energy that can enable Hawaii to achieve clean energy goals.