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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.

Hawaii May Finally Get An Accurate Count Of Its Bottomfish Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii May Finally Get An Accurate Count Of Its Bottomfish

Researchers prepare to deploy a new underwater camera system. Ultimately, the results could raise or lower catch limits.

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii Children’s Decaying Teeth Are A Disgrace Getty Images/iStockphoto

Denby Fawcett: Hawaii Children’s Decaying Teeth Are A Disgrace

Fluoridating public water supplies is the obvious solution, but politicians are unwilling to risk offending opponents.

Overfishing? Hawaii Longliners Want Even More Tuna Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Overfishing? Hawaii Longliners Want Even More Tuna

Critics say the fisheries council is ignoring the reality of overfishing if it allows longliners to continue current practices.

There’s A Big Mess At The Papahanaumokuakea Monument Courtesy: Hawaii DLNR

There’s A Big Mess At The Papahanaumokuakea Monument

State and federal officials are working to clean up leaking fuel, heavy equipment and other debris spilled into the water at Kure Atoll.

Hawaiian Honored For Sustainable Seafood Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaiian Honored For Sustainable Seafood

The White House has named Luka Mossman one of 12 “Champions of Change for Sustainable Seafood.”

Kalihi: ‘The Last Working Class Neighborhood In Central Honolulu’ Natanya Friedheim/Civil Beat

Kalihi: ‘The Last Working Class Neighborhood In Central Honolulu’

Kalihi offers close proximity to downtown and Waikiki jobs, and many of its residents hold down more than one.
Advocates Applaud Fed Ruling That Elderly Can Sue Care Homes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Advocates Applaud Fed Ruling That Elderly Can Sue Care Homes

Hawaii joined the effort to stop facilities from requiring pre-dispute arbitration agreements before admitting residents.
What Quota? Hawaii Longliners Are Fishing For Ahi Again Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What Quota? Hawaii Longliners Are Fishing For Ahi Again

For the fourth straight year, fishermen reach their limit early, then buy the chance for more from the Northern Marianas.
State’s Fecal-Bacteria Testing To Close Kauai Beach Courtesy: Surfrider Foundation

State’s Fecal-Bacteria Testing To Close Kauai Beach

The Department of Health wants to identify the source of the pollution that's causing some south shore waters to be unsafe for swimming.
How Foreign Crews Are Able To Work Aboard US Fishing Boats Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

How Foreign Crews Are Able To Work Aboard US Fishing Boats

An exemption in federal law changed who catches tuna for Hawaii's longliners. Now some crew members are allegedly exploited.
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