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How A Maui Solar Farm Reached An ‘Unprecedented’ Deal With Neighbors Doug Murray/FPL

How A Maui Solar Farm Reached An ‘Unprecedented’ Deal With Neighbors

Advocates say the agreement between a renewable energy company and a community group in West Maui could be a model for resolving disputes.

Raucous Roosters Are Invading Neighborhoods On Lanai Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Raucous Roosters Are Invading Neighborhoods On Lanai

Residents say an influx of roosters is laying bare an age-old spat over two sometimes conflicting hallmarks of country life: agriculture and peace and quiet.

Why This Big Island Woman Is Spending Every Sunday Picking Up Trash Nathan Christophel/2021

Why This Big Island Woman Is Spending Every Sunday Picking Up Trash

Lei Robinson is spearheading a volunteer movement to keep the streets of Hilo as clean as possible.

A Kauai Family Gave Homeless People A Place To Live. Now They All Face Eviction Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat/2021

A Kauai Family Gave Homeless People A Place To Live. Now They All Face Eviction

Marcia and Buna Leialoha felt they had no choice but to offer homes to those evicted from a nearby temporary homeless camp, but their landlord thinks otherwise.

Sterling Higa: Hawaii Millennials Buck Stereotype To Pitch In Against Pandemic Courtesy: Every1one Hawaii

Sterling Higa: Hawaii Millennials Buck Stereotype To Pitch In Against Pandemic

Every1ne Hawaii switched gears when the pandemic started from voter registration to providing free face masks and recruiting social influencers.

Denby Fawcett: A Community Sounds Out Courtesy: Mihana Souza

Denby Fawcett: A Community Sounds Out

Every Friday at 7:30 p.m., make a thunderous sound of thanks for first responders and other essential workers. One to 2 minutes will do it.

Coronavirus Won’t Stop Father And Son From Finishing Community Project Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2020

Coronavirus Won’t Stop Father And Son From Finishing Community Project

An Eagle Scout candidate and his troop started building the Makiki Community Garden toolshed. Then the pandemic downsized the crew.

The Fastest-Growing Ethnic Group In Hawaii Is Also The Most Invisible Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

The Fastest-Growing Ethnic Group In Hawaii Is Also The Most Invisible

About 11% of Hawaii residents claim Hispanic heritage, a number that’s expected to grow. But Latinos are also the least likely to respond to the census.

This Startup Is Trying To Ease The Ventilator Shortage in Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

This Startup Is Trying To Ease The Ventilator Shortage in Hawaii

A former Harvard Medical School professor is teaming up with local engineers who have designed products for firms like Apple, Google and Tesla.