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Tough Decisions Need Better Data And Inclusive Voices Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2020

Tough Decisions Need Better Data And Inclusive Voices

These scientists and health professionals formed a new group to work together to help get Hawaii through the COVID-19 crisis.

Looking For An Economic Transformation? Think ‘Big Island Green’ Aramis Photography

Looking For An Economic Transformation? Think ‘Big Island Green’

How to restart the kamaaina economy, improve resilience, self-sufficiency, and reduce our environmental footprint.

We Can Take These Steps To Reform Hawaii Police Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

We Can Take These Steps To Reform Hawaii Police Now

For one, we can change state law to allow the public access to officer misconduct information.

A Pathway To Peace: Ideas For A New And More Resilient Reality Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

A Pathway To Peace: Ideas For A New And More Resilient Reality

Hawaii’s reopening provides the opportunity to weave positive peace and climate resilience into the fabric of a new political economy.

Diversity And Equity Must Guide Our Journey Ahead Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2020

Diversity And Equity Must Guide Our Journey Ahead

Hawaii is already demonstrating we can pull together to find our way forward from the pandemic and the challenge of structural racism.

More Than Ever, The Future Of Hawaii Depends On You Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More Than Ever, The Future Of Hawaii Depends On You

We’re looking for bold ideas, creative solutions and informed perspectives from our state’s brightest minds.

We Need A 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps Flickr: Richard

We Need A 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps

It could put young Americans to work, restoring natural places and fixing crumbling recreational infrastructure.

Look To The Film Industry When Diversifying Economy Flickr: SexyAndHotTv

Look To The Film Industry When Diversifying Economy

Content production is environmentally friendly and employs locals with living wage jobs to keep them home in the islands.