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West Oahu

How The Westside Is Restoring The Coconut Tree As A Food Source In Hawaii Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

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

A group from the University of Hawaii West Oahu sees planting coconut trees as a way of improving food security and cultural ties in Hawaii.

These Makaha Residents Are Hoping To Move A Major Highway Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

These Makaha Residents Are Hoping To Move A Major Highway

Moving Farrington Highway mauka of Makaha Beach Park has been part of a master plan since 1998. Now residents worry a bridge repair project means it will never be moved.

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

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

The AMVETS committee overseeing the effort hopes to have the memorial ready for the 79th anniversary of the Battle of Midway.

A Community Garden Is A Must-Have For West Oahu City and County of Honolulu

A Community Garden Is A Must-Have For West Oahu

The City and County of Honolulu has 10 such plots but none in one of the most deserving areas on our crowded island.

West Oahu Residents Say The Media Is Getting Their Community All Wrong. We Want To Change That Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

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

Civil Beat is taking a new approach to our coverage of the Westside with deep engagement and stories that better reflect the west coast of Oahu.

There Are 10 Community Gardens On Oahu. None Of Them Are On The Westside Courtesy Miki‘ala Lidstone

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

Unequal access to community gardens has some people calling for a revamp of the decades-old program.