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People Must Have A Real Voice In The Future Of Hawaii Tourism Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

People Must Have A Real Voice In The Future Of Hawaii Tourism

Two recent surveys show widespread support for the overhaul of an industry many feel is out of control.

The Need To Move Hawaii Ag Lands Out From DLNR And Into The Ag Department Courtesy: Hawaii Cattlemenʻs Council

The Need To Move Hawaii Ag Lands Out From DLNR And Into The Ag Department

The requirement to transfer leased agricultural and pasture lands to the Department of Agriculture has been in place for decades. The state needs to finally do just that.

A Year Of Good Ideas Has Led To Some Great Discussion. But Now What? Julia Steele

A Year Of Good Ideas Has Led To Some Great Discussion. But Now What?

We don’t want to just publish good ideas that collect dust. This forum is all about sparking substantive change, even in small doses.

The Sustaining Force Of Sports Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

The Sustaining Force Of Sports

We love sports and they’re good for us. So what about them do we value — and should we preserve?

The Work To Convert Hawaii’s Cesspools Continues Courtesy: WAI

The Work To Convert Hawaii’s Cesspools Continues

There is federal money on the horizon — and promising new technology too.

Technology, Entrepreneurship And Waiwai Courtesy : Purple Maia

Technology, Entrepreneurship And Waiwai

The code we write and the businesses we create must reflect the values and ingenuity of the islands.

The University Of Hawaii Needs A Criminal Justice Department Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

The University Of Hawaii Needs A Criminal Justice Department

A degree program would give us better policing, better prisons and better policy.

Reforming Our Education System In The Wake Of The Pandemic PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Reforming Our Education System In The Wake Of The Pandemic

We are at an optimal moment to empower individual principals and schools and create the real change we’ve talked about for decades.

Political Engagement: A New Article Of Lived Faith Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Political Engagement: A New Article Of Lived Faith

People in the pews — and those who have left — must challenge faith leaders who have helped advance political agendas that hurt people.