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Sally Kaye: Why Is Maui County Messing Around With Manini Word Changes To the County Code? Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2022

Sally Kaye: Why Is Maui County Messing Around With Manini Word Changes To the County Code?

There are so many other pressing issues, changing “shall” to “must” seems a distinction without a difference.

Even Apartment Dwellers Could Cash In On This Huge Lanai Solar Project Courtesy: Hawaiian Electric

Even Apartment Dwellers Could Cash In On This Huge Lanai Solar Project

The planned 10,000-panel project is expected to meet the majority of the island’s current energy needs.

Sally Kaye: Maui Police Officers Are Talking Story On Lanai Sally Kaye/Civil Beat/2022

Sally Kaye: Maui Police Officers Are Talking Story On Lanai

Lanai’s police officers want everyone to feel comfortable asking for help, so they’re holding monthly “Let’s Talk!” sessions with the community.

Raucous Roosters Are Invading Neighborhoods On Lanai Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Raucous Roosters Are Invading Neighborhoods On Lanai

Residents say an influx of roosters is laying bare an age-old spat over two sometimes conflicting hallmarks of country life: agriculture and peace and quiet.

Lanai School Gets Hawaiian Immersion Classroom Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Lanai School Gets Hawaiian Immersion Classroom

The creation of a Hawaiian language immersion program comes seven years after a Lanai mother filed a lawsuit against the DOE.

Lanai Council Considers Resident-Only Beach Park Access Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Lanai Council Considers Resident-Only Beach Park Access

Crowds at the popular beach park fronting Lanai’s crescent-shaped Hulopoe Bay have sparked tensions between local residents and tourists.

Lanai May Finally Get An Affordable Housing Project. It Might Even Get 2 Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Lanai May Finally Get An Affordable Housing Project. It Might Even Get 2

Two affordable housing projects proposed by Maui County and Pulama Lanai could boost the island’s low-income housing stock for the first time in nearly three decades.

Lanai’s Newspaper Is Now Owned By The Company That Owns Lanai Patti Epler/Civil Beat

Lanai’s Newspaper Is Now Owned By The Company That Owns Lanai

The sale of Lanai Today to billionaire Larry Ellison is raising concerns about journalistic integrity. But it may have saved Lanai from becoming a news desert.

From The Philippines To Lanai: State Hopes New Teaching Recruits Will Fill A Gap Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

From The Philippines To Lanai: State Hopes New Teaching Recruits Will Fill A Gap

Three Filipina teachers are working on one of Hawaii’s smallest inhabited islands, while a fourth is on Oahu after a journey interrupted by COVID-19.

Anatomy Of An Outbreak: Once Unleashed, The Coronavirus Moved Swiftly On Lanai Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat/2020

Anatomy Of An Outbreak: Once Unleashed, The Coronavirus Moved Swiftly On Lanai

The virus-free community had relaxed after months of no cases. Now, health officials worry the island could prove to be the ultimate petri dish.