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Supreme Court: State Failed Trust Duties In Pohakuloa Jon Letman

Supreme Court: State Failed Trust Duties In Pohakuloa

The Hawaii Supreme Court ordered the state to come up with a plan to better manage the land.

Big Island: Sorely Needed Public Housing Set To Open After Toxic Soil Cleanup Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: Sorely Needed Public Housing Set To Open After Toxic Soil Cleanup

Low-income housing is in great demand on Hawaii island, where more than 360 families are reportedly on a county waitlist for housing help.

This Dental Care Program For Kids Doesn’t Require A Trip To The Dentist Natasha Ala

This Dental Care Program For Kids Doesn’t Require A Trip To The Dentist

A pilot teledentistry program on Maui and the Big Island is extending access to care in a state where one in four children have untreated tooth decay.

TMT Backers Seek Permit For Alternative Canary Islands Site Courtesy TMT

TMT Backers Seek Permit For Alternative Canary Islands Site

The director of the Spanish astrophysics institute said the Canary Islands site still remains only a backup to placing the TMT on Mauna Kea.

Fact-Checking Environmental Concerns About The Thirty Meter Telescope Courtesy of the Thirty Meter Telescope

Fact-Checking Environmental Concerns About The Thirty Meter Telescope

TMT officials say the world’s largest telescope will be a zero-waste facility, while the state has determined  it doesn’t pose a risk to the Big Island’s water supply.

Big Island: Critics Say County Ignores Animal Shelters’ High Kill Rates Bret Yager/Civil Beat

Big Island: Critics Say County Ignores Animal Shelters’ High Kill Rates

Most of the animals brought to the Humane Society’s three facilities are euthanized. Their contract with the county doesn’t encourage saving lives.

Mauna Kea Tour Companies Are Out Of Luck For Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mauna Kea Tour Companies Are Out Of Luck For Now

Businesses that take visitors up the mountain are stymied. And even if the protests end, Thirty Meter Telescope construction will be disruptive.

Heavenly Mound Or Hill Of Destruction? Naming Volcano’s Newest Feature Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Heavenly Mound Or Hill Of Destruction? Naming Volcano’s Newest Feature

With its conic shape, Fissure 8 is the most prominent feature of the 2018 eruption in Kilauea’s lower East Rift Zone. Now a small group appointed by state regulators is working to find a name for it.

Feds Raise Alert Level At Mauna Loa Volcano AP

Feds Raise Alert Level At Mauna Loa Volcano

After Kilauea erupted last year, another Big Island volcano is experiencing 50 to 75 eruptions a week.

‘Like A Christmas Present’: Hawaii’s Medical Aid In Dying Law Eased Patient’s Anxiety Contributed by Kathy Johnson

‘Like A Christmas Present’: Hawaii’s Medical Aid In Dying Law Eased Patient’s Anxiety

Steve Johnson was the second person to die under the state’s new assisted suicide law. The state reports eight patients so far have received prescriptions for lethal drugs.

These Teachers Want To Make School ‘Cool To Talk About’ Courtesy Lia-Lucine Cary via Maestro Vibes

These Teachers Want To Make School ‘Cool To Talk About’

Three Big Island teachers are producing a podcast, “Maestros Vibe,” that covers a range of topics from teacher shortages to the school-to-prison pipeline.

Big Island: FEMA Wants Its Money Back For Aid To Volcano Victims Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Big Island: FEMA Wants Its Money Back For Aid To Volcano Victims

FEMA says the agency is required to review disaster assistance payments to ensure the money doesn’t duplicate other assistance, wasn’t inappropriately spent or was provided in error.