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Tuna Commission’s ‘Glacial’ Pace Suits Some In Industry Just Fine Courtesy: Visuals Unlimited/WWF

Tuna Commission’s ‘Glacial’ Pace Suits Some In Industry Just Fine

Diverse interests always seem to stymie a global organization charged with saving bluefin and bigeye tuna from overfishing.

Uncertainty Over Trump Won’t Derail Palau’s Marine Reserve Plans Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Uncertainty Over Trump Won’t Derail Palau’s Marine Reserve Plans

The Pacific island nation partners with The Nature Conservancy to boost accountability and looks for lessons elsewhere — but not Hawaii.

Bula! Pacific Tuna Commission Gets To Work On Fishing Policies Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Bula! Pacific Tuna Commission Gets To Work On Fishing Policies

A Civil Beat reporter catches a red-eye flight to Fiji, where hundreds of people are discussing the health of tuna populations.

Film Tax Credit Benefitting Hawaii? Courtesy: Petty Officer 2nd Class Nardel Gervacio/Wikimedia

Film Tax Credit Benefitting Hawaii?

A state audit has found the information on the tax credit reported by the Hawaii Film Office to be “incomplete, inflated, and insufficient.”

Hawaii Environmental Leaders Worry About The Trump Years PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Environmental Leaders Worry About The Trump Years

The state has traditionally relied on federal agencies to assist — and sometimes direct — its efforts to protect the environment.

Ige Taps New State Comptroller Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Taps New State Comptroller

Gov. David Ige has appointed Rod Becker to replace Doug Murdock as director of the Department of Accounting and General Services.

Beware Of Big Brown Globs In The Waters Off Hawaii Beaches Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Beware Of Big Brown Globs In The Waters Off Hawaii Beaches

Some near-shore waters can be heavily contaminated with fecal matter. Talks are underway about when signs should be posted.

Anti-Trump Protest In Waikiki: Peace, Aloha And ‘Rebellion’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Anti-Trump Protest In Waikiki: Peace, Aloha And ‘Rebellion’

Motorists honked in support and some of the onlookers joined the procession from Kapiolani Park to a Trump hotel.

Kauai Logs 12th Drowning Of 2016 — Twice As Many As Last Year Courtesy: Kyle Pearce/Flickr

Kauai Logs 12th Drowning Of 2016 — Twice As Many As Last Year

Two tourists die in two days on the Garden Isle, one at Poipu Beach and the other at Larsen’s Beach.

Voters Split On Making Changes To State Constitution Courtesy: 401(K) 2012/Flickr

Voters Split On Making Changes To State Constitution

Voters narrowly agreed to a measure involving excess state funds but turned down an increase in the financial threshold for jury trials.

Kaimuki Is A Little Bit Vintage Hawaii, A Little Bit Hipster Nick R. Martin/Civil Beat

Kaimuki Is A Little Bit Vintage Hawaii, A Little Bit Hipster

Younger entrepreneurs have quickened the pace on Waialae Avenue, while longtime business owners try to slow things down.

Chang Raises, Spends 3 Times More Than Slom In Senate Race Flickr.com

Chang Raises, Spends 3 Times More Than Slom In Senate Race

With few exceptions, Democrats are winning the money game against Republican opponents in key state House and Senate races.

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