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Oahu’s Construction Waste Could Become Food For Crops At A New Kapolei Facility Thomas Heaton/Civil Beat/2024

Oahu’s Construction Waste Could Become Food For Crops At A New Kapolei Facility

An innovative recycling plant also hopes to provide a process to turn invasive weeds and grasses into something more useful.

House Speaker Well Funded In Rematch With Persistent Opponent Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2024

House Speaker Well Funded In Rematch With Persistent Opponent

Scott Saiki has 10 times the amount of cash in his campaign war chest compared with Kim Coco Iwamoto.

Hawaii Prisons Need More Thorough Internal Investigations, Commission Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Hawaii Prisons Need More Thorough Internal Investigations, Commission Says

The state corrections commission encountered an array of problems during facility tours, including some serious safety violations.

Senators Grill DOE Officials For Failure To Spend Project Money Before Deadline Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2023

Senators Grill DOE Officials For Failure To Spend Project Money Before Deadline

They question how the Department of Education communicated about its struggles to handle nearly $1 billion in capital improvement funds.

Green: New Budget Helps Maui But Doesn’t Neglect Housing, Mental Health David Croxford

Green: New Budget Helps Maui But Doesn’t Neglect Housing, Mental Health

The governor revives the idea of a "green fee" levied on tourists that would help offset the impact of climate change.

Tyson Miyake Picked To Fill Maui House Seat Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2023

Tyson Miyake Picked To Fill Maui House Seat

The Wailuku resident and former government official was selected by Hawaii Gov. Josh Green.

The DOE Is Giving Up $465M In School Construction Funds. What Happened? Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2023

The DOE Is Giving Up $465M In School Construction Funds. What Happened?

Lawmakers who managed to get projects funded for their neighborhood schools are upset, and want to know why the money won't be spent as they intended.

Former State Sen. Whitney Anderson Dead At 91 Courtesy Justin Anderson

Former State Sen. Whitney Anderson Dead At 91

He served in the Hawaii Legislature for 20 years.

Codes Need To Be Updated And Enforced To Prevent Wildfires, Working Group Hears Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2023

Codes Need To Be Updated And Enforced To Prevent Wildfires, Working Group Hears

Proponents identified the post-fire period as a perfect opportunity to reset local food production.

Maui’s Food System Is In Focus As The County Recovers From Fires David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Maui’s Food System Is In Focus As The County Recovers From Fires

With the official opening of a new facility, Maui hopes to charge ahead with plans for greater food security.