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2 Wells With Contaminants Still Meet Safe Drinking Standards, DOH Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

2 Wells With Contaminants Still Meet Safe Drinking Standards, DOH Says

Trace amounts of organic chemicals that were found in drinking water during routine testing on Maui and the Big Island are related to former pineapple and sugar cane production.

Gov. David Ige Appoints Deputy Adjutant General Courtesy photo

Gov. David Ige Appoints Deputy Adjutant General

Stephen Logan is currently chief of staff of the Hawaii Army National Guard.

Feds To Audit Wespac’s Handling Of Pacific Tuna Fund Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Feds To Audit Wespac’s Handling Of Pacific Tuna Fund

The move by the inspector general comes after a Civil Beat investigation and request from four congressmen.

Hawaii Struggling To Find Out If Full-Face Snorkel Masks Are Dangerous Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Struggling To Find Out If Full-Face Snorkel Masks Are Dangerous

The counties have been unable to collect enough data on the type of mask worn in drowning incidents to draw any conclusions yet.

US Gives Limited Approval To Hawaiian-Japan Airlines Venture Cory Lum/Civil Beat

US Gives Limited Approval To Hawaiian-Japan Airlines Venture

Hawaiian officials expressed disappointment that the preliminary decision doesn’t give the two airlines with full antitrust immunity.

Hawaii, Guam To Lose Millions In Military Funding For Trump’s Border Wall Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii, Guam To Lose Millions In Military Funding For Trump’s Border Wall

The casualties include stronger security at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base and a new machine gun range on Guam.

Hawaii Is Losing As Much Of Its Land To Wildfires As Any Other State Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Is Losing As Much Of Its Land To Wildfires As Any Other State

Climate change and poor land management are fueling fires that are burning a significant portion of Hawaii’s land.

Police Shootings Board Still Unsure On Public Disclosure Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Police Shootings Board Still Unsure On Public Disclosure

The board went into a closed-door session to talk about how open to be with its reports.

Champion Of Legal Aid To Hawaii’s Poor Announces Retirement

Champion Of Legal Aid To Hawaii’s Poor Announces Retirement

After a 50-year career in public interest law and advocacy, Hawaii Appleseed Center co-founder Victor Geminiani announced on Wednesday that he will step down as the agency’s longtime executive director.

Maui Is Taking This Clean Water Legal Fight All The Way — Some Say Too Far Courtesy: Jen Smith

Maui Is Taking This Clean Water Legal Fight All The Way — Some Say Too Far

The Maui wastewater case has far-reaching ramifications for the nation’s rivers, lakes and oceans. And it’s headed to a conservative Supreme Court.

Hawaii Governor Keeps His Official Visitor List Under Wraps Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Governor Keeps His Official Visitor List Under Wraps

David Ige’s office says he does not keep track of his visitors, raising transparency concerns.

Ige Seeking State Energy Chief Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Seeking State Energy Chief

The state is taking job applications until the end of the month.

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