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What Should The State Do With Any Surplus Funds? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What Should The State Do With Any Surplus Funds?

One ballot measure would change how extra money is handled, another boosts the threshhold for a jury trial.

Kenoi Found Not Guilty Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kenoi Found Not Guilty

The Hawaii County mayor used a county credit card to buy alcohol and a surfboard, and to pay hostess bar expenses.

Fishermen Catch 11% More Bigeye Tuna Despite Overfishing Status Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Fishermen Catch 11% More Bigeye Tuna Despite Overfishing Status

Federal officials have released their annual report on U.S. fisheries, which shows Americans are eating more seafood.

69 Percent Of Voters Want Feral Cats Removed From Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

69 Percent Of Voters Want Feral Cats Removed From Hawaii

There are hundreds of thousands in the islands and they pose a threat to native species, especially monk seals.

Feds: Foreign Fishermen Have No Complaints Working On US Boats Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Feds: Foreign Fishermen Have No Complaints Working On US Boats

Law enforcement officers are continuing to investigate allegations of human trafficking but say they have not found a case yet.

Why Pidgin Still Matters

Why Pidgin Still Matters

Pidgin was pushed aside to indoctrinate the people of Hawaii into Western schools of thought. But what have been the consequences?

Lawmakers: Hawaii Can Do More For Foreign Crews On US Boats Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Lawmakers: Hawaii Can Do More For Foreign Crews On US Boats

Amid allegations of abuse, legislators express surprise that the state doesn’t collect more information when it licenses fishermen.

Briefing On Fishing Labor Issues Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Briefing On Fishing Labor Issues

State legislative committees plan to hear from a group of stakeholders Wednesday and ask questions.

Hawaii’s Longline Fishermen Pushing To Catch More Tuna Courtesy of NOAA

Hawaii’s Longline Fishermen Pushing To Catch More Tuna

Some have their sights set on doubling or even tripling their annual catch limits through new deals with Pacific Island territories.

Fishery Council Downplays Worker Abuses On Hawaii Ships Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Fishery Council Downplays Worker Abuses On Hawaii Ships

Council members say there are no serious issues in Hawaii’s longline tuna fleet, but the industry is taking action to make sure.

Our New ‘Offshore’ Podcast: Hawaii’s Not Always Paradise Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Our New ‘Offshore’ Podcast: Hawaii’s Not Always Paradise

Civil Beat and PRX explore race and power in the islands in the first season of our new show.

State May Reject Call For Reform After Report Of Fishing Abuses Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

State May Reject Call For Reform After Report Of Fishing Abuses

Petitioners want to stiffen requirements for commercial marine licenses to address mistreatment of foreign crews on U.S. boats.

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