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Filmmaker Sues Hawaii: My Film Is ‘Not The History They Want Told’ Tim Chey/RiverRain Productions

Filmmaker Sues Hawaii: My Film Is ‘Not The History They Want Told’

Tim Chey alleges the state film office withheld tax grants for his movie “Islands” because it’s about the Christian conversion of a Hawaiian chiefess.

How Gov Candidates Would Grow Hawaii’s Economy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Gov Candidates Would Grow Hawaii’s Economy

The next governor will face the challenge of not just creating new jobs, but creating high-paying jobs that allow people to afford to live in Hawaii.

Hawaii Is A Paradise For Pay Phones Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Is A Paradise For Pay Phones

For reasons that remain somewhat obscure, Hawaii has more pay phones per capita than any other state.
Why Does It Cost So Much To Build Stuff In Honolulu? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Why Does It Cost So Much To Build Stuff In Honolulu?

It may look like gouging to some, but industry insiders say the real culprit is a stretched labor force.
NextEra Opponents Take Victory Lap, Ponder Hawaii’s Energy Future Cory Lum/Civil Beat

NextEra Opponents Take Victory Lap, Ponder Hawaii’s Energy Future

They want Hawaiian Electric Industries to work collaboratively with other stakeholders to figure out what comes next.
To Hear The Founding Fathers Tell It, Hemp Can Make America Great Again Chad Blair/Civil Beat

To Hear The Founding Fathers Tell It, Hemp Can Make America Great Again

States like Hawaii are loosening restrictions on industrial hemp, but the real breakthrough could come at the federal level.
Hawaii On The Hill: Keeping The Islands On Washington DC’s Map Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii On The Hill: Keeping The Islands On Washington DC’s Map

The third annual event sponsored by Sen. Mazie Hirono and Chamber of Commerce Hawaii shows off island businesses in the nation's capital.
Bill To Ban Hawaii’s Ivory Trade Heads To Full House Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill To Ban Hawaii’s Ivory Trade Heads To Full House

The measure received unanimous support in a House committee despite testimony that it would harm some local shopkeepers.
Living Hawaii: The Jones Act Pays Off — in Politics Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Living Hawaii: The Jones Act Pays Off — in Politics

The state’s delegation in Washington, D.C., enjoys outsized donations from maritime lobbyists, but several members told Civil Beat this doesn't affect their stances.
Living Hawaii: How Much Does Shipping Increase the Cost of Living? Cory Lum/Civl Beat

Living Hawaii: How Much Does Shipping Increase the Cost of Living?

Our reliance on goods that need to be shipped in increases prices in the islands. But by how much? The answer may surprise you.
Hawaii Takes a $100 Million-Plus Hit as Council Downgrades Revenue Forecast Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Takes a $100 Million-Plus Hit as Council Downgrades Revenue Forecast

Panel foresees much lower growth than originally expected, meaning state government will have to get by on less.
Hawaii Economists Predict Record Number of Visitors David Fulmer via Flickr

Hawaii Economists Predict Record Number of Visitors

Quarterly state report optimistic despite effects of tropical storms.
Hawaii Economy