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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.

‘Ecological Roulette’: Almost 70 Species Rode Tsunami Debris To Hawaii Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

‘Ecological Roulette’: Almost 70 Species Rode Tsunami Debris To Hawaii

New research shows non-native species can survive years at sea on buoys, nets, lost boats and trash before reaching distant shorelines.

Another Growing Threat To Hawaii’s Coral Reefs: Invasive Algae Courtesy: Randy Chiu/Flickr

Another Growing Threat To Hawaii’s Coral Reefs: Invasive Algae

Several years ago, the state stopped the infestation of leather mudweed by pulling up 3 million pounds of the algae. Now it’s back.

Constant Flooding in Mapunapuna May Lead State To Cut Lease Payments Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Constant Flooding in Mapunapuna May Lead State To Cut Lease Payments

Businesses that rent from DLNR in Mapunapuna can ask for rent reductions when their leases come up for renewal.

Commercial Catching Of Aquarium Fish Halted By Hawaii Supreme Court FromSandToGlass/Flickr

Commercial Catching Of Aquarium Fish Halted By Hawaii Supreme Court

UPDATED Justices rule the state’s practice of approving all properly prepared applications is inadequate.