Special Series

West Oahu

September 2021

Sunday, September 19

Can The Rich History Of Ewa Villages Spark A New Sense Of Community?

Tuesday, September 7

How Do You Build A Community From Scratch? This Homeless Advocate Is Trying

August 2021

Sunday, August 15

A Shaky Truce: The Army And Native Hawaiians Both Want Oahu’s Makua Valley

Tuesday, August 10

Westside Students Learn About Waianae Coast — And Themselves

July 2021

Friday, July 30

Here’s How A ‘Perfect Storm’ Led To A Spike In COVID Cases On The Westside

Thursday, July 15

How One Hawaii Man Is Using An Invasive Tree To Nurture His Community

Sunday, July 11

These West Oahu Residents Are On A Mission To Clean Up The Island’s Beach Parks

June 2021

Thursday, June 24

HDOT Changes Plans For Farrington Highway Bypass After Community Protests

Tuesday, June 8

Activists Hit New Roadblock In Efforts To Reroute Farrington Highway At Makaha Beach

Sunday, June 6

Battle Of Midway Commemorated As Rebuilt Barbers Point Memorial Unveiled

May 2021

Tuesday, May 25

Union Says Ongoing Closure Of Health Clinic In Nanakuli Is ‘Equity Issue’

April 2021

Sunday, April 4

How The Westside Is Restoring The Coconut Tree As A Food Source In Hawaii

March 2021

Friday, March 26

These Makaha Residents Are Hoping To Move A Major Highway

Sunday, March 14

Veterans Near End Of Fight To Return Barbers Point Memorial To West Oahu

Friday, March 12

A Community Garden Is A Must-Have For West Oahu

Monday, March 8

West Oahu Residents Say The Media Is Getting Their Community All Wrong. We Want To Change That

There Are 10 Community Gardens On Oahu. None Of Them Are On The Westside

Can The Rich History Of Ewa Villages Spark A New Sense Of Community? Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2021

Can The Rich History Of Ewa Villages Spark A New Sense Of Community?

Less expensive housing has drawn more people to the former sugar town, but that’s also changing the character of a place once known for how well it cared for those who lived there.

How Do You Build A Community From Scratch? This Homeless Advocate Is Trying Jessica Terrell/Civil Beat/2021

How Do You Build A Community From Scratch? This Homeless Advocate Is Trying

The homeless community that has long occupied space next to the Waianae Boat Harbor has big plans to move to permanent homes at a new site.

A Shaky Truce: The Army And Native Hawaiians Both Want Oahu’s Makua Valley Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

A Shaky Truce: The Army And Native Hawaiians Both Want Oahu’s Makua Valley

As the Army looks to renew leases on Hawaii state lands, a debate rages about both its past and its future.

Westside Students Learn About Waianae Coast — And Themselves Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2021

Westside Students Learn About Waianae Coast — And Themselves

Pua Kaiaulu, a new internship program, is helping high schoolers prepare for their next steps in life.

Here’s How A ‘Perfect Storm’ Led To A Spike In COVID Cases On The Westside Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2021

Here’s How A ‘Perfect Storm’ Led To A Spike In COVID Cases On The Westside

Waianae and Ewa have had the highest number of new COVID-19 cases on Oahu in the past two weeks.

How One Hawaii Man Is Using An Invasive Tree To Nurture His Community Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

How One Hawaii Man Is Using An Invasive Tree To Nurture His Community

The Westside resident thinks kiawe trees can revolutionize Oahu’s food system and help the next generation learn to love where they live.

These West Oahu Residents Are On A Mission To Clean Up The Island’s Beach Parks Courtesy: Tyler Shortt/2020

These West Oahu Residents Are On A Mission To Clean Up The Island’s Beach Parks

Community members are channeling their frustration with graffiti and vandalism into a kakou kuleana – shared responsibility – to take care of public spaces.

HDOT Changes Plans For Farrington Highway Bypass After Community Protests Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat/2021

HDOT Changes Plans For Farrington Highway Bypass After Community Protests

There is new hope for residents hoping to reroute Farrington Highway makai of Makaha Beach Park.

Activists Hit New Roadblock In Efforts To Reroute Farrington Highway At Makaha Beach Courtesy: Bunky Bakutis

Activists Hit New Roadblock In Efforts To Reroute Farrington Highway At Makaha Beach

The Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization voted to table a feasibility study on the issue.

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