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Native Hawaiian Entrepreneurs Get A Boost From E-Commerce Giant Shopify Lauren Teruya/Civil Beat/2022

Native Hawaiian Entrepreneurs Get A Boost From E-Commerce Giant Shopify

The Hawaii Rising program taps into a growing trend of small businesses seeking ways to thrive online and reach buyers across the globe amid the pandemic.

There Are Widespread Reports of Sex Trafficking, So Why No Convictions? Civil Beat

There Are Widespread Reports of Sex Trafficking, So Why No Convictions?

Few state resources have been dedicated to combatting traffickers.

Helicopter Crashes At Kauai Missile Range Facility, Killing Four People Hawaii News Now/2022

Helicopter Crashes At Kauai Missile Range Facility, Killing Four People

The helicopter was operated by a military contractor participating in a training operation.

Former Na Leo TV CEO Sentenced To Prison For Embezzlement And Bribery Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat/2018

Former Na Leo TV CEO Sentenced To Prison For Embezzlement And Bribery

Stacy Higa admitted to embezzling more than $38,000 from AmeriCorps and offering a bribe in return for grants under Covid aid.

Government Boards Struggle To Adapt To Hawaii’s New Open Meetings Law Screenshot/2020

Government Boards Struggle To Adapt To Hawaii’s New Open Meetings Law

Meanwhile, the Legislature is considering further changes to the Sunshine Law, including requiring that video livestreams be archived.

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: AARP Hawaii State Director Kealii Lopez Screenshot/2022

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: AARP Hawaii State Director Kealii Lopez

The nonprofit advocacy organization is again pushing for the Legislature to enact a Hawaii Retirement Savings Program. But that’s just one part of its broad agenda.

Six Democrats Apply For Ty Cullen’s House Seat Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Six Democrats Apply For Ty Cullen’s House Seat

The lawmaker represented Royal Kunia, Village Park, Waipahu, Makakilo and West Loch before resigning for accepting bribes.

Should Maui Hotels Pay More For Water? This Council Member Thinks So Flickr.com

Should Maui Hotels Pay More For Water? This Council Member Thinks So

Both homeowners and general users ranging from mom-and-pop shops to schools to luxury hotels pay largely the same prices for water.

Not In The Cards: Gambling Bills Among Dead Proposals At The Hawaii Legislature Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2020

Not In The Cards: Gambling Bills Among Dead Proposals At The Hawaii Legislature

Bills targeting the state auditor’s office and measures to shield the state from inmate lawsuits also failed this year.

The University Of Hawaii Decides Not To Require Covid-19 Booster Shots Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

The University Of Hawaii Decides Not To Require Covid-19 Booster Shots

The university had said it was considering adding boosters to its vaccination mandate as the omicron-driven coronavirus surge drove up cases.