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Kauai: As Crowds Grow, Tourists Will Start Paying to Visit The Most Popular Parks Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: As Crowds Grow, Tourists Will Start Paying to Visit The Most Popular Parks

The Department of Land and Natural Resources also hopes to cut in half the number of daily visitors to Haena State Park and its famed beaches and trails.

Water Rights Bill Goes Down The Drain In ‘Historic Vote’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Water Rights Bill Goes Down The Drain In ‘Historic Vote’

The land company Alexander & Baldwin is among the big losers after senators can’t agree on a proposal to allow stream diversion to continue.

The Boat People Of The Ala Wai Fear They’re Getting Forced Out Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Boat People Of The Ala Wai Fear They’re Getting Forced Out

For years a lucky few have lived aboard their vessels at the gateway to Waikiki. But a bill in the Legislature portends big changes.

DLNR Manager Fined And Forced To Resign For Ethics Violations Civil Beat file photo

DLNR Manager Fined And Forced To Resign For Ethics Violations

An investigation found a Kauai district manager falsified documents to favor a contractor, improperly accepted gifts and could have faced 165 counts of state ethics violations.

State Board Again Rejects Plan To Demolish Kahala Swimming Cove Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Board Again Rejects Plan To Demolish Kahala Swimming Cove

But a museum foundation seeking to reduce its liability wants a contested case hearing — or for the state to take possession of the shoreline.

Manoa Professors Raise A Stink About Sludge Pits — And Get Results Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

Manoa Professors Raise A Stink About Sludge Pits — And Get Results

Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources officials say they will postpone a stream dredging plan in Manoa to confer with residents.

Hawaii’s Failure To Keep Bad Cops Off The Job Is Criminal Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Failure To Keep Bad Cops Off The Job Is Criminal

If the sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl isn't enough to move the Legislature to finally act, what would it take?
Woman Sues Hawaii For Hiring Ex-Cop Who Then Assaulted Her Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Woman Sues Hawaii For Hiring Ex-Cop Who Then Assaulted Her

The Department of Land and Natural Resources ignored HPD's warnings not to hire Ethan Ferguson.
Chad Blair: Did Hawaii Really Try To Thwart CNN’s Homelessness Report? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Did Hawaii Really Try To Thwart CNN’s Homelessness Report?

The DLNR explains its reasons for not granting a permit for access to an encampment near the Waianae Boat Harbor.

Land Board: Alexander & Baldwin Can Keep Diverting Maui Water Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Land Board: Alexander & Baldwin Can Keep Diverting Maui Water

Opponents say water drawn from streams by the Hawaii land company harm the environment.

No Water For The Homeless At The Waianae Boat Harbor Camp Natanya Friedheim/Civil Beat

No Water For The Homeless At The Waianae Boat Harbor Camp

Residents of the camp are scrambling to make do by getting water from relatives and nearby parks.

How Hawaii Hopes To Protect Its Coastal Waters Courtesy of Raphael Ritson-Williams

How Hawaii Hopes To Protect Its Coastal Waters

New regulations — and better enforcement of existing laws — will be sought during the next legislative session.