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Waimanalo Businesses Are Struggling To Survive Ongoing Road Work Alicia Lou/Civil Beat/2022

Waimanalo Businesses Are Struggling To Survive Ongoing Road Work

Residents are steering clear of the congested Kalanianaole Highway while businesses suffer.

Hawaii May Not Be The Richest State, But It Is One Of The Happiest Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii May Not Be The Richest State, But It Is One Of The Happiest

The bad news: Hawaii has a large percentage of people living close to the edge. The good news: they tend to be happier here than their peers elsewhere.

Could Employer-Provided Rentals Help Solve Hawaii’s Housing Crisis? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Could Employer-Provided Rentals Help Solve Hawaii’s Housing Crisis?

While government and private employers in other locales are increasingly stepping up to build homes to address housing shortages, the idea has not caught on in Hawaii.

Ige Extends Emergency SNAP Benefits Through July Courtesy: Larry Geller/2021

Ige Extends Emergency SNAP Benefits Through July

The governor has signed a second emergency proclamation, extending the provision of federally increased allowances under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Small Farmers Are Finding Innovative Ways To Get Their Food To Market Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Small Farmers Are Finding Innovative Ways To Get Their Food To Market

Considering all the hurdles within the food supply chain in Hawaii, some agricultural advocates say concepts like food hubs can help boost production and profit.

How Fast Can Government Agencies Turn The Legislature’s $1 Billion Into New Housing? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

How Fast Can Government Agencies Turn The Legislature’s $1 Billion Into New Housing?

Lawmakers just appropriated approximately $1 billion to help build homes for residents. Now it’s up to the executive branch to make things happen.

Big Island Residents Sue Mayor And Public Works Director Over Waipio Road Closure Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Big Island Residents Sue Mayor And Public Works Director Over Waipio Road Closure

The complaint says Mayor Mitch Roth relied on a flawed engineering report that exaggerated the risks of falling rocks to pedestrians and motorists.

Hawaii Tourism Plan Focuses On Marketing, Not Management Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Tourism Plan Focuses On Marketing, Not Management

The Hawaii Tourism Authority’s $35 million tourism marketing and management contract will guide how the state presents itself to U.S. travelers.

Why Businesses Are Passing Their Rising Costs On To Consumers Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat/2022

Why Businesses Are Passing Their Rising Costs On To Consumers

The price of groceries rose almost 12% in March compared with the same month a year ago, while gasoline prices increased almost 40%.

Hawaii Pacific University’s Bold Financial Moves Seem To Be Paying Off Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Hawaii Pacific University’s Bold Financial Moves Seem To Be Paying Off

The private university is emerging from the pandemic stronger than ever with rising enrollments and new programs.