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Why A Digital ID For A Digital World Just Makes Sense Courtesy: Kimberly Adams/2021

Why A Digital ID For A Digital World Just Makes Sense

The Covid pandemic has revealed how identification is a critical government service.

Free The Covid Cluster Data. Tell Us Where Outbreaks Are Occurring Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Free The Covid Cluster Data. Tell Us Where Outbreaks Are Occurring

Hawaii officials’ refusal to be more open with public health data is unnecessarily putting people at risk of getting sick.

Ranked Choice Voting Will Improve Hawaii’s Elections Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2020

Ranked Choice Voting Will Improve Hawaii’s Elections

The process allows candidates favored most by a majority of voters to win political races. The Legislature should move forward with one of the bills it allowed to languish last session.

It’s Time For The DOE To Take The Lead On Food And Education Courtesy: Malama Kauai

It’s Time For The DOE To Take The Lead On Food And Education

We are at an unprecedented moment, and if the DOE acts, Hawaii’s students and their food will be growing together.

Here’s An Affordable Housing Plan That’s Already Working Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Here’s An Affordable Housing Plan That’s Already Working

Portland, San Francisco and LA have all upped property taxes to build housing. Hawaii — which has the lowest property taxes in the country — should do the same with its investment properties, starting in Maui.

 

Let’s Create An Urban Forest Network Of Native Plants Screenshot

Let’s Create An Urban Forest Network Of Native Plants

Within a generation, we can grow a wealth of native micro-forests within our urban and suburban cores.

Climate Change Calls For Systems Change: Blue Planet’s Waypoints One Year In Courtesy: Blue Planet Foundation

Climate Change Calls For Systems Change: Blue Planet’s Waypoints One Year In

In Hawaii, our transition to a clean energy future is well underway — but it is critical that we make this transition by design, not by default.

Here’s How To Be An Advocate for Hawaii’s Public Health Courtesy

Here’s How To Be An Advocate for Hawaii’s Public Health

These high-schoolers figured it out: Get a group of friends, find a problem you want to fix, and use your talents to start a project that’s meaningful.

Give, Take, Regenerate: A Circular Economy Is Vital To Hawaii’s Future Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Give, Take, Regenerate: A Circular Economy Is Vital To Hawaii’s Future

Following the principles of aloha aina — respect, reverence, justice — will be instrumental to our well-being in the years ahead.

 

Support Small Fishermen By Making It Easier To Buy Fresh Off The Boat Wee Guys Fishing Tournament Kona

Support Small Fishermen By Making It Easier To Buy Fresh Off The Boat

During the pandemic, for the first time in over 200 years, you could barter or buy fish from a fisherman on his boat in nearly every community in Hawaii.