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Lawmakers Limit Scope Of Bill Banning AG’s Probe Of Hawaiian Nonprofit ronitphoto

Lawmakers Limit Scope Of Bill Banning AG’s Probe Of Hawaiian Nonprofit

Amendments would prohibit the attorney general from investigating KAHEA and other nonprofits if the investigation would create a conflict of interest.

Lawsuit: Feds Failing To Protect Hawaii Waters From Plastics Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

Lawsuit: Feds Failing To Protect Hawaii Waters From Plastics

Environmental groups say the EPA should have declared the state’s coastal waters as “impaired” due to significant plastic waste.

FAA Abruptly Stopped Enforcement Action Against Hawaii Helicopter Tours Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

FAA Abruptly Stopped Enforcement Action Against Hawaii Helicopter Tours

The agency took 24 actions against three of the four helicopter tour companies with the most crashes over the past 20 years but stopped in 2013.

Denby Fawcett: Can A White Person Ever Be ‘Local’ In Hawaii? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Can A White Person Ever Be ‘Local’ In Hawaii?

Local is still mostly about race in Hawaii, but talking about shared experiences can help us overcome some of those differences.

Hawaii Tour Helicopter Owner Rejects Congressman’s Criticism Blaze Lovell/Civil Beat

Hawaii Tour Helicopter Owner Rejects Congressman’s Criticism

Richard Schuman says the industry is safe and does not need increased federal regulation.

SLIDESHOW: 2019 — The Year In Photographs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

SLIDESHOW: 2019 — The Year In Photographs

The fall of Honolulu’s law enforcement power couple. A resurgence of Hawaiian activism. The fading star power of Tulsi Gabbard. And the islands’ unstable future in the face of a changing climate.

How Being ‘Tough On Crime’ Became A Political Liability Courtesy: Gage Skidmore

How Being ‘Tough On Crime’ Became A Political Liability

This growing crop of “prosecutors with compassion” and “public defenders with power” has upended binary ways of thinking about the role of the district attorney.

2 Illegal Care Homes Fined By State Cory Lum/Civil Beat

2 Illegal Care Homes Fined By State

The violation is the third the state health department has issued this year.

New Housing Project For The Elderly Would Displace Residents Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Housing Project For The Elderly Would Displace Residents

The Moiliili development recently secured taxpayer money, but many current tenants didn’t know they may soon have to move out.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Crime, Violence And Fear Undermine Our Island’s Resiliency Flickr.com/Tex Texin

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Crime, Violence And Fear Undermine Our Island’s Resiliency

This crime wave is not just a violation of law in the western sense, but a violation of the very tenets of Hawaii’s culture and community.

Funders Abandon Ala Moana Playground Plans, Pivot To Kakaako Denby Fawcett/ Civil Beat

Funders Abandon Ala Moana Playground Plans, Pivot To Kakaako

The playground’s advocates and Mayor Kirk Caldwell had been adamant that the playground should be at Ala Moana. Now they’re changing course to build it at Kakaako Gateway Park.

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.

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