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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.

Tad Bartimus: Can Rat Contraception Be A Weapon In War On Lungworm? Tad Bartimus/Civil Beat

Tad Bartimus: Can Rat Contraception Be A Weapon In War On Lungworm?

The rodent population on a Hana school campus was recently assessed by representatives of a company that produces the liquid contraceptive.

Tad Bartimus: Maui Grads Bring Passion To Problem Solving Courtesy of Dwight Baldwin

Tad Bartimus: Maui Grads Bring Passion To Problem Solving

Four UH Maui College graduates hope to find sustainable solutions for preserving Maui’s environment and culture.

Tad Bartimus: Hana’s Do-It-Yourself Battle Against Rat Lungworm Tad Bartimus/Civil Beat

Tad Bartimus: Hana’s Do-It-Yourself Battle Against Rat Lungworm

Hana’s public school is closing its agricultural fields, trimming back jungle around the campus and launching an education campaign to control the spread of the parasite.

Tad Bartimus: The Road To Hana Is Sometimes Paved With Bad Intentions Courtesy: Maui County

Tad Bartimus: The Road To Hana Is Sometimes Paved With Bad Intentions

Some vehicles left behind by motorists with car trouble are vandalized. To make matters worse, emergency call boxes frequently don’t work.

Tad Bartimus: Maui, Me and Bobby McGee Tony Novak-Clifford

Tad Bartimus: Maui, Me and Bobby McGee

Eighty-year-old singer and actor Kris Kristofferson and his wife have been a big part of small-town Hana for more than 20 years.

Tad Bartimus: How A Maui Woman Launched A Global Movement Tad Bartimus/Civil Beat

Tad Bartimus: How A Maui Woman Launched A Global Movement

They call her “The Firestarter.” From a keyboard in Hana, Teresa Shook ignited the upcoming Women’s March On Washington.

Lawmakers May Call Special Session To Aid Maui Hospital Workers Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Lawmakers May Call Special Session To Aid Maui Hospital Workers

UPDATED: Gov. Ige has said he might veto a current aid bill, calling $40 million in severance or pension bonuses to public employees "too generous."
Surviving Twin Charged With Murder Courtesy: Maui Police

Surviving Twin Charged With Murder

Fatal car crash on Maui results in sister's arrest.
Tom Yamachika: What Will We Do Next for Maui Hospital Workers? Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: What Will We Do Next for Maui Hospital Workers?

The union is just looking out for its members, but the Legislature had no business passing a bill to give hospital workers special treatment.
Maui’s Decision On Lifeguard Pay Raises May Scuttle A Statewide Deal Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Maui’s Decision On Lifeguard Pay Raises May Scuttle A Statewide Deal

UPDATED: Pay increases for hundreds of public safety workers have been approved by the Legislature and every other county.
Why The Big Island Is So Unhealthy Olja Latinovic/Flickr.com

Why The Big Island Is So Unhealthy

In a national study of health at the county level, Oahu ranks highest in the Aloha State and the Big Island lowest.