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VIDEO: Oahu’s Disappearing Beaches Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

VIDEO: Oahu’s Disappearing Beaches

Touring the south shore in the Civil Beat van, climate experts Chip Fletcher and Sam Lemmo talk with us about sea level rise and beach erosion.

Hawaii 2040: What Is A Carbon Tax?

Hawaii 2040: What Is A Carbon Tax?

Climate and economic experts believe carbon taxes are a great way to change consumer habits and slow down the effects of climate change.

Micronesians Respond To Racist Tweets Ku'u Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Micronesians Respond To Racist Tweets

Here’s what they have to say about social media comments hating on their community.

When Delusions Steal Your Daughter Cory Lum/Civil Beat

When Delusions Steal Your Daughter

Marti Claussen’s search for stable care and housing in Hawaii for her mentally ill daughter Christie has been a long journey of impossible choices and resilience.

Hawaii Civics 101: How A Bill Becomes A Law

Hawaii Civics 101: How A Bill Becomes A Law

The journey from bill to law is anything but straightforward. Here’s how it works.

Hawaii 2040: Why We’re Doing This Project Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii 2040: Why We’re Doing This Project

Scientists predict the worst will hit in about 21 years. But Hawaii is already feeling the effects of a warming planet. What are we going to do about it?

Into The Fire: How Covering a Volcano Changed This Photographer’s Life Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Into The Fire: How Covering a Volcano Changed This Photographer’s Life

A Civil Beat documentary chronicles the spectacular and destructive power of the four-month-long Kilauea eruption.

Wayfinding: Surviving The Bike Ride Across Oahu Ku'u Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Wayfinding: Surviving The Bike Ride Across Oahu

Commuting from Kapolei to Honolulu has a few moments of terror, but with a few fixes might eventually work even for casual riders.

Op-Doc: East Island Memorial Courtesy: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Op-Doc: East Island Memorial

The loss of this ecologically invaluable island to rising sea level demonstrates the need to stop climate change. Now.

Hawaii Civics 101: What’s A ConCon?

Hawaii Civics 101: What’s A ConCon?

Every 10 years, voters are asked if they want to hold a state constitutional convention. The last one occurred in 1978.

Civil Cafe: Should Hawaii Use Property Taxes To Fund Schools?

Civil Cafe: Should Hawaii Use Property Taxes To Fund Schools?

Panelists discuss the pros and cons of using property taxes to fund public schools.

Hawaii Civics 101: Neighborhood Boards

Hawaii Civics 101: Neighborhood Boards

Have a problem with something in your neighborhood? Here’s how your neighborhood board can help.

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