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Lawmakers Blast System That Released Kapolei Homicide Suspect Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Lawmakers Blast System That Released Kapolei Homicide Suspect

Some in the House have called for additional investigations into the case of Michael Armstrong, who is accused of murdering a woman shortly after he was released from jail.

Vicky Cayetano, Governor: My Promise To Shift Hawaii To A Family-Focused Economy Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Vicky Cayetano, Governor: My Promise To Shift Hawaii To A Family-Focused Economy

It includes addressing the lack of affordable housing and over-reliance on tourism.

Hawaiian Electric Reports Net Income Increase For 2021 Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Hawaiian Electric Reports Net Income Increase For 2021

The utility is passing some of those profits on to consumers through a bill credit.

A Struggle Over Water: Lawmakers Push To Protect Kalo Cultivation Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

A Struggle Over Water: Lawmakers Push To Protect Kalo Cultivation

Updated: A House measure would make it easier for farmers to get access to water.

Iconic Cactus Garden At Kapiolani Community College Faces An Uncertain Future Alyssa Rodello/Civil Beat/2022

Iconic Cactus Garden At Kapiolani Community College Faces An Uncertain Future

College officials debate the fate of cacti on campus as the garden’s caretakers search for more volunteers.

Want To Discourage Plant Thieves? Grow A Lilikoi And Squash Barrier Alyssa Rodello/Civil Beat/2022

Want To Discourage Plant Thieves? Grow A Lilikoi And Squash Barrier

In September, faculty members at the Culinary Arts Edible Garden decided to try the “overgrowth method” — a last resort to keep thieves and pests away from their plants.

Kapiolani Community College Is Struggling With Lingering Irrigation Issues Alyssa Rodello/Civil Beat/2022

Kapiolani Community College Is Struggling With Lingering Irrigation Issues

Updated: Broken pumps and electrical issues are causing native plants to die, which has impacted student learning, school officials said.

Cara Flores, Maui County Council, Kahului: Buying A First Home Should Not Seem Like An Impossible Goal Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Cara Flores, Maui County Council, Kahului: Buying A First Home Should Not Seem Like An Impossible Goal

Our median housing prices have increased over 20% in the past year. Not attacking this problem aggressively and quickly will be extremely detrimental to our community.

Hawaiian Electric Reports Net Income Increase For 2021 Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Hawaiian Electric Reports Net Income Increase For 2021

The utility is passing some of those profits on to consumers through a bill credit.

A Struggle Over Water: Lawmakers Push To Protect Kalo Cultivation Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

A Struggle Over Water: Lawmakers Push To Protect Kalo Cultivation

Updated: A House measure would make it easier for farmers to get access to water.

Iconic Cactus Garden At Kapiolani Community College Faces An Uncertain Future Alyssa Rodello/Civil Beat/2022

Iconic Cactus Garden At Kapiolani Community College Faces An Uncertain Future

College officials debate the fate of cacti on campus as the garden’s caretakers search for more volunteers.

Want To Discourage Plant Thieves? Grow A Lilikoi And Squash Barrier Alyssa Rodello/Civil Beat/2022

Want To Discourage Plant Thieves? Grow A Lilikoi And Squash Barrier

In September, faculty members at the Culinary Arts Edible Garden decided to try the “overgrowth method” — a last resort to keep thieves and pests away from their plants.

Kapiolani Community College Is Struggling With Lingering Irrigation Issues Alyssa Rodello/Civil Beat/2022

Kapiolani Community College Is Struggling With Lingering Irrigation Issues

Updated: Broken pumps and electrical issues are causing native plants to die, which has impacted student learning, school officials said.

Cara Flores, Maui County Council, Kahului: Buying A First Home Should Not Seem Like An Impossible Goal Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Cara Flores, Maui County Council, Kahului: Buying A First Home Should Not Seem Like An Impossible Goal

Our median housing prices have increased over 20% in the past year. Not attacking this problem aggressively and quickly will be extremely detrimental to our community.

Bills Would Limit Rental Application Fees Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Bills Would Limit Rental Application Fees

Only one member of a household may be charged a $25 fee under measures moving through the Legislature.

Lawmakers Want To Expand Protections Against Non-Disclosure Agreements Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Lawmakers Want To Expand Protections Against Non-Disclosure Agreements

The current law only protects incoming employees from signing NDAs as a condition of employment.

UH Maui Professor Uses Online Game To Teach Olelo Hawaii Screenshot Wordle/2022

UH Maui Professor Uses Online Game To Teach Olelo Hawaii

Keola Donaghy hopes Wordle can help expand players’ Hawaiian vocabulary.