Most talked about Honolulu Civil Beat stories

At TOD Summit, Experts Urge Honolulu to Dream Big

civilbeat.com — In December of 1977, the Hawaii Architect published an article entitled "Designing Honolulu for Mass Transit" in which Luciano Minerbi, now a professor at the University of Hawaii, argued that Honolulu should be designed as a pedestrian-oriented city where people don't have to rely on cars.

Two Groups Seek To Defend Maui County's GMO Farming Ban

civilbeat.com — Two organizations have separately filed motions in federal court seeking to defend Maui County's temporary moratorium on genetically engineered crops after expressing doubt as to the county's commitment to the ordinance. Maui County voters approved the moratorium on Nov. 4 despite the seed industry raising nearly $8 million to defeat it.
Nov 22, 2014

Two groups seek to defend Maui County #GMO farming moratorium from lawsuit by @MonsantoCo & others civilbeat.com/2014/11/two-gr… via @CivilBeat

Hawaii Shark Expert to Keep Job Despite Child Porn Conviction

civilbeat.com — A state employee convicted and serving a sentence for possessing child pornography is expected to keep his job when he gets out of prison. Randy Honebrink is the Department of Land and Natural Resources aquatic resource information and education coordinator, and was sentenced to two months in prison and five years of supervised release in September.
Nov 21, 2014

Hawaii Shark Expert to Keep Job Despite Child Porn Conviction — civilbeat.com/2014/11/hawaii…

Nov 21, 2014

Hawaii shark expert to keep job despite child porn conviction. Even I quoted him in 2007 bit.ly/1r66Sas pic.twitter.com/D4l8rLW0Wf

Hawaii's Public Records

civilbeat.com — An examination of the high cost of public records in Hawaii, how it got that way and what can be done to ensure the cost is not undermining the law.

Saint Louis Grad Marcus Mariota: Simply the Best in College Football

civilbeat.com — A sellout crowd is edgy as the University of Oregon football team approaches the line of scrimmage in the September sunshine. Minutes earlier the Ducks, ranked second in the nation, were actually behind upstart Wyoming by a touchdown. Now they're up 13-7, and there's a sense they could start pulling away.

Schatz: Force-Feeding Methods at Guantanamo Bay 'Shock the Conscience'

Nov 22, 2014

RT @brianschatz: After our bipartisan trip to Guantanamo last week, I remain convinced we need to close this facility. civilbeat.com/2014/11/schatz…

Nov 20, 2014

.@SenBrianSchatz talked w/ @CivilBeat about his recent visit to Guantanamo Bay and the force-feeding of detainees. civilbeat.com/2014/11/schatz…

Nov 20, 2014

RT @CivilBeat: Schatz: Force-Feeding Methods at Guantanamo Bay 'Shock the Conscience’ bit.ly/1r02dXE