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Honolulu Rail Deal Fallout: Neighbor Islands Want A More Open Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail Deal Fallout: Neighbor Islands Want A More Open Legislature

County councils say state lawmakers should follow open meeting laws, even though they’re not legally required to.

‘Ecological Roulette’: Almost 70 Species Rode Tsunami Debris To Hawaii Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

‘Ecological Roulette’: Almost 70 Species Rode Tsunami Debris To Hawaii

New research shows non-native species can survive years at sea on buoys, nets, lost boats and trash before reaching distant shorelines.

Abused Toddler’s Mom Seeks Federal Help With Her Son’s Case Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Abused Toddler’s Mom Seeks Federal Help With Her Son’s Case

Chelsea Valiente is worried the state hasn’t listed son Peyton’s ex-babysitter in a database of known abusers aimed at alerting others of problems.

Muslim Worker Sues Hawaiian Telcom For Discrimination Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Muslim Worker Sues Hawaiian Telcom For Discrimination

A former employee says he was called the “Mad Iranian” and subjected to other anti-Muslim taunts.

How A Princess’s Embattled Fortune Could Become A Massive Native Hawaiian Charity Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How A Princess’s Embattled Fortune Could Become A Massive Native Hawaiian Charity

Four other trusts, derived from the wealth of Native Hawaiian royalty, support a wide range of philanthropies and hold vast business interests.

Hawaii Tourists Are Drowning At Nine Times The Rate Of Locals Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Tourists Are Drowning At Nine Times The Rate Of Locals

The 92 drowning deaths in 2016 represented a slight decrease from the previous year, but was slightly above average for the decade.

Hawaii Pot Shops To Reopen This Week Dank Depot via Flickr

Hawaii Pot Shops To Reopen This Week

Hawaii dispensaries are frustrated that the health department hasn’t been more open with the certification status of marijuana testing labs.

How Wespac Is Twisting Words To Allow More Fishing Courtesy of Wespac

How Wespac Is Twisting Words To Allow More Fishing

Responding to a lawsuit and presidential proclamation, the Pacific fishery council is reconsidering what “non-commercial fishing” and “cultural fishing” should mean.

Monk Seal Pup To Be Relocated From Waikiki Beach Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Monk Seal Pup To Be Relocated From Waikiki Beach

The risks of leaving Kaimana at the popular beach where she was born outweighed the risks of moving her to a remote location on Oahu, officials said.

NY Congressman Wants To Take Away Hawaii’s Gun-Control Rights Cory Lum/Civil Beat

NY Congressman Wants To Take Away Hawaii’s Gun-Control Rights

Rep. Chris Collins’ bill would ban state or local governments from regulating rifles or shotguns more strictly than federal laws do.

Kauai Man Gets 4 Years In Prison For Harassing Monk Seal Courtesy: DLNR

Kauai Man Gets 4 Years In Prison For Harassing Monk Seal

Authorities say it may be the first felony conviction under a statute designed to protect the endangered marine mammals.

Emergency Meeting Held To Oppose Trump Weakening Marine Monuments Courtesy: Kelvin Gorospe/NOAA

Emergency Meeting Held To Oppose Trump Weakening Marine Monuments

UPDATED A marine sanctuary advisory group wants to block opening Papahanaumokuakea to energy exploration or mining.

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