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How Pearl Harbor Became ‘The Nation’s Chief Pacific Outpost’ U.S. Pacific Fleet

How Pearl Harbor Became ‘The Nation’s Chief Pacific Outpost’

The insistence of a Hawaiian prince cemented the military in the islands decades before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Chad Blair: Are House And Senate Leaders Taking Ethics Reform Seriously? David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Chad Blair: Are House And Senate Leaders Taking Ethics Reform Seriously?


Speaker Scott Saiki and President Ron Kouchi explain where they stand on restoring public trust at the Capitol.

John Pritchett: Full Plate John Pritchett/Civil Beat/2023

John Pritchett: Full Plate

Gov. Josh Green outlined an ambitious agenda in his first State of the State. But has he bitten off more than he can chew?
Honolulu Homeowners Are Shocked At New Property Tax Bills. Here’s Something That Could Help Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Honolulu Homeowners Are Shocked At New Property Tax Bills. Here’s Something That Could Help

Several states have so-called "Truth-in-Taxation" laws designed to mitigate the sharp property tax increases like the ones Honolulu homeowners are facing.

Alice Lee Is Chosen To Lead The Maui County Council As Chair Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Alice Lee Is Chosen To Lead The Maui County Council As Chair

The council, which is divided on many issues, eventually found common ground in its decision on Lee.
Hawaii Lawmakers Seek To Ease Process For Bringing Felony Charges Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Lawmakers Seek To Ease Process For Bringing Felony Charges

A state Supreme Court ruling removed the option of using preliminary hearings instead of grand juries. Prosecutors want that option back.

Navy: Water Is Safe Following Chemical Leak David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Navy: Water Is Safe Following Chemical Leak

The health department says it's still waiting for its own water testing results.
Hawaii Needs To ‘Double Down’ On Biosecurity, Experts Say Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

Hawaii Needs To ‘Double Down’ On Biosecurity, Experts Say

State lawmakers are asked to find a little more funding now to save a lot more money later in order to protect the islands' fragile ecosystems and ag lands.

Kauai Is Making A Blueprint To Meet ‘Huge Desire’ For Local Food Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2011

Kauai Is Making A Blueprint To Meet ‘Huge Desire’ For Local Food

Small community meetings across the islands will help develop the first state plan to guide local food resiliency and production.