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Tattoos and Women in Journalism

Mike Webb | Posted 06.28.2014 | Hawaii
Mike Webb

New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson has a tattoo of the Times' "T" on her back. And I thought that was kind of cool. As the leader of America's foremost daily news organization, Abramson has to have a thick skin.

What's Next for Big Island and Anti-GMO Bill 113

Richard Ha | Posted 02.17.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

On Tuesday, the Hawai'i County Council will decide whether to form an ad hoc committee of council members to analyze GMO issues and give the council recommendations for action. Otherwise, the mayor will do the analysis in-house.

Larry Ellison Flying Blind In Hawaii

Civil Beat | Chad Blair | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business

It can take as long to travel to Molokai from Honolulu as it does to reach Hawaii from Los Angeles — if, that is, you are flying Island Air. That...

Hawaii's Booming Solar Industry Is Becoming A 'Horror Story'

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 10.25.2013 | Green

Ripple effects from rule changes that Hawaiian Electric Co. abruptly implemented last month are leaving solar customers especially vulnerable to unscr...

Biologist Creates Android App To Save Disappearing 'Fish Of Death'

Civil Beat | Manjari Fergusson | Posted 10.23.2013 | Green

The lives of fishermen have been washed away as they tried to pry opihi from rocks in rough waves. It is why the shellfish has been dubbed the “fish...

Thousands Likely Lost In Local Charity Donations During Government Shutdown

Civil Beat | Manjari Fergusson | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact

Dozens of Hawaii-based nonprofits took an unexpected financial hit during the 16-day government shutdown due to the closure of the Combined Federal Ca...

20 Years Later, 'Price Of Paradise' Keeps Rising

Civil Beat | Nathan Eagle | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business

It’s not cheap to live in Hawaii. It wasn’t 20 years ago and it’s still not today. In the early 1990s, two volumes of "The Price of Paradise"...

Hawaii GMO Debate Gets Apocalyptic

jklk | Posted 09.19.2013 | Green

The following article is provided by Civil Beat. By Sophie Cocke HILO, BIG ISLAND — The debate over genetically modified crops and food is a s...

The Cost Of Living In Hawaii Is Astronomical -- Does It Need To Be?

jklk | Posted 09.04.2013 | Business

The following is excerpted from a Civil Beat article. By Kery Murakami So this is paradise. Palm trees sway in the trade winds that take the edg...

Hawaii News Coverage Expands with Launch of HuffPost Hawaii

Pierre Omidyar | Posted 11.04.2013 | Hawaii
Pierre Omidyar

Three months ago we announced Civil Beat's partnership with the Huffington Post. Today, we are proud to introduce HuffPost Hawaii.

Hawaii Scientists Seek To Calm U.S. Fears About Fukushima Radiation

jklk | Posted 09.19.2013 | Green

The following article is provided by Civil Beat. By Sophie Cocke University of Hawaii scientists are seeking to lessen anxieties about the poten...

Michael Calderone

Law Center Helps Journalists Increase Government Transparency

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.22.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -– Journalists running into obstacles trying to obtain public records in Hawaii, and unable to afford a court fight, now have a place to tu...