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Danny De Gracia: Cast Your Ballot, Then Let’s Find A Way To Work Together Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2022

Danny De Gracia: Cast Your Ballot, Then Let’s Find A Way To Work Together

Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, the biggest motivator should be that is we are all residents of Hawaii and we need to help each other make it a better place to live.

Hawaii’s Public School System Should Be Decentralized Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii’s Public School System Should Be Decentralized

Under the current system, state government controls education instead of districts or individual schools.

John Pritchett: Rule The Roost John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2022

John Pritchett: Rule The Roost

Roosters and chickens are increasingly crowding Oahu’s urban corridors, raising a ruckus. Government officials are struggling for solutions.

George Cooper On The Writing Of ‘Land And Power In Hawaii’ Hawaii State Archives/Honolulu Star-Advertiser Collection

George Cooper On The Writing Of ‘Land And Power In Hawaii’

The co-author of one of the most influential books in Hawaii history reflects on his work more than 30 years after its publication.

Catherine Toth Fox: The Overgrown Ruins Of Waialee Have Great Potential Courtesy: Brenda Asuncion

Catherine Toth Fox: The Overgrown Ruins Of Waialee Have Great Potential

The area that once housed a boys’ school and a livestock research station has been unused and neglected for more than a decade. A nonprofit group is trying to clean it up.

Hawaii’s Smart Electric Meters Are Stuck In The Past Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii’s Smart Electric Meters Are Stuck In The Past

Across the U.S., 70% of all electric meters are designated as supporting advanced metering infrastructure.

Denby Fawcett: We Should Support Independent Bookstores. They Open New Worlds To Us David Croxford/Civil Beat/2022

Denby Fawcett: We Should Support Independent Bookstores. They Open New Worlds To Us

Independent bookstores are enjoying a comeback in Hawaii as readers look for a more personalized experience.

Eric Stinton: Hawaii’s Public Schools Are More Innovative Than You Think Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Eric Stinton: Hawaii’s Public Schools Are More Innovative Than You Think

Josh Reppun uses film and podcasts to highlight the bright spots in Hawaii’s classrooms.

John Pritchett: Trick Or Treat? Treats Preferred! John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2022

John Pritchett: Trick Or Treat? Treats Preferred!

A number of officials at the Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting have pleaded guilty to accepting cash and other “treats” in exchange for pushing through permits.

Lee Cataluna: The Short Life And Quiet Death Of A Village Post Office Lee Cataluna/Civil Beat/2022

Lee Cataluna: The Short Life And Quiet Death Of A Village Post Office

The Windward facility may have been understated but it was an important addition to the venerable Waikane Store.