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What it Means to be a One-Newspaper Town

I’m getting used to the fact that Honolulu is a one-newspaper town. Just like I did in…

Discussion: Live Aloha

Did you participate in Live Aloha Day? Thoughts on the concept?…

Reflections on Live Aloha Day 2010

Judith and I are strangers to these parts. That’s not news. But how you learn about a place and start…

Day 3 Of The New Star-Advertiser

Star-Advertiser owner David Black was quoted in the first edition of his new newspaper as saying that he hoped to…
UPDATE: New Auditor’s Report Finds Inefficiencies in State’s pCard Program Flickr.com

UPDATE: New Auditor’s Report Finds Inefficiencies in State’s pCard Program

A new report by State Auditor Marion Higa‘s office examines pCards – a state Procurement Card program…
Land Limits Hawaii’s Quest For Food, Energy Independence

Land Limits Hawaii’s Quest For Food, Energy Independence

How much land would it take to sustain a biofuel operation sufficient to replace the state's supply of fossil fuel? How many acres would be needed to grow enough food to feed its population?
Was Israel Kamakawiwo’ole a Native Hawaiian Activist?

Was Israel Kamakawiwo’ole a Native Hawaiian Activist?

Even 13 years after Iz's death, the question matters — to those still agitating for native Hawaiian rights, to Israel's fans, and to Mountain Apple, Israel's record label.

Do charities cross the line to help donors?

Tax deductions may be bigger than merited because some nonprofits don't want to charge donors with full cost of events they attend.

UPDATE: Postal Workers Assisting Rising Ranks of Hawaii’s Hungry

The Hawaii Foodbank has seen a 39 percent rise in individuals needing assistance since 2005. Postal workers are offering an easy way to help by collecting food as they deliver the mail on Saturday.
UPDATE: GOP Star Scott Brown Endorses Djou

UPDATE: GOP Star Scott Brown Endorses Djou

National attention on race shows GOP thinks it can retake a Democratic seat.

Bringing Understanding to the Civil Unions Issue

At Civil Beat, we're committed to asking questions and providing perspective to help our members think about and discuss potentially divisive issues.

Discussion: Hawaii

Government, Politics, Etc. Civil Unions and Homelessness now have their own discussion areas, as does the 1st…
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