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The Community Is Mobilizing Again To Buy Molokai Ranch. Will It Work? Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat/2022

The Community Is Mobilizing Again To Buy Molokai Ranch. Will It Work?

If they succeed, the residents would become the new owners of the seventh-largest landholding in Hawaii.

Hawaii Is The Only State Not Seeking Federal Buyouts To Move Residents Away From Floods Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Is The Only State Not Seeking Federal Buyouts To Move Residents Away From Floods

The FEMA program could help as the climate crisis worsens. But the public would have to know it exists and overcome outdated building codes and high property values.

Molokai Travelers Have Direct Line To Airline Executive Who Can ‘Make A Flight Appear’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Molokai Travelers Have Direct Line To Airline Executive Who Can ‘Make A Flight Appear’

The pandemic slashed Molokai air travel options. In a pinch, this airline executive gets Friendly Isle residents where they need to be.

This Hawaiian Language Class Is Reaching Students On The Mainland To New Zealand Courtesy: Maile Naehu/2022

This Hawaiian Language Class Is Reaching Students On The Mainland To New Zealand

For many, Hawaiian immersion education is geographically out-of-reach. A new virtual learning platform aims to make it more accessible.

Hawaii’s Extreme Drought Is Forcing Ranchers And Farmers To Get Creative Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii’s Extreme Drought Is Forcing Ranchers And Farmers To Get Creative

Planting crops that adapt, cutting back on workers, even harvesting fog are ideas being put into action on Maui and Molokai.

Ige Proclaims Second Axis Deer Emergency Period For Maui Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

Ige Proclaims Second Axis Deer Emergency Period For Maui

Gov. David Ige’s second emergency proclamation empowers the county and state to better address the problems facing the drought-stricken county.

Father Damien Dedicated His Life To A Leprosy Colony — And Inspired HIV/AIDS Care Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

Father Damien Dedicated His Life To A Leprosy Colony — And Inspired HIV/AIDS Care

The Catholic saint embraced those the rest of society had rejected, joining them and even dying for them, and he also represented people at the margins.

Is Fencing The Future Of Hawaii’s Native Ecosystems? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Is Fencing The Future Of Hawaii’s Native Ecosystems?

Great stock has been put into fencing off native ecosystems, namely watersheds, to ensure that the state’s terrestrial and marine resources are protected for the future.

Quarantine Ordered After Bovine Tuberculosis Detected on Molokai Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Quarantine Ordered After Bovine Tuberculosis Detected on Molokai

The island has a storied history of bovine tuberculosis, including a complete eradication of cattle from the island in 1985.

Questions Linger Over Which State Agency Should Lead Kalaupapa Memorial Construction Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Questions Linger Over Which State Agency Should Lead Kalaupapa Memorial Construction

The state Department of Health, which oversees Kalaupapa, says it doesn’t have the expertise to manage building a memorial.

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