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Civil Beat StaffPatti Epler is the Editor and General Manager of Civil Beat. She's been a reporter and editor for more than 30 years, primarily in Hawaii, Alaska, Washington and Arizona. You can follow her on twitter at @PattiEpler, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 808-377-0561.
News In Brief
AP: Trump Clinches GOP Nomination
Donald Trump now has the support of 1,238 delegates — just a hair above the 1,237 threshold needed to clinch the Republican presidential nomination, according to The Associated Press.
Chad Blair Talks Politics
Hanauma Bay Named Top Beach
For the second year in a row, a beach in Hawaii has been selected as the best beach in America by a Florida professor who goes by the name Dr. Beach.
Giant Sea Sponge Discovered
Scientists said they’ve discovered the world’s largest known sea sponge — the size of a minivan — in deep waters off Hawaii ‘s northwest islands.
Gov. David Ige says he is open to a report’s recommendations for stronger regulation and monitoring of chemicals sprayed by seed companies.