More than 400 homeless people have died on Oahu in the past eight years, a Civil Beat review of medical examiner’s death records has found.
Taxpayers have spent hundreds of millions of dollars to clean up and restore the island of Kahoolawe, which for years was used as a military bombing range. But with only 13 percent of the island restored, the state agency in charge of making it safe for Native Hawaiian cultural uses is running out of money.
A financial crisis is looming in Hawaii: How to come up with more than $27 billion over the next 30 years to pay for pensions and health care for retired public employees. This series is a detailed look at how the state got into the mess and what's being done about it.
Explores four of Hawaii's charter school "innovation laboratories" and what they might teach the rest of the public school system.
An examination of the high cost of public records in Hawaii, how it got that way and what can be done.
This series examined Waikiki's iconic Ala Wai Canal and how its development may contribute to serious flooding.
An investigative series about the secrecy surrounding police misconduct in Hawaii.
Civil Beat digs into the issue of rising school bus costs and their effect on parents, kids and taxpayers.
Civil Beat examined what's behind Hawaii's low voter turnout and what can be done about it.
Civil Beat investigated sex trafficking in Honolulu.
Civil Beat is examining the finances behind the $6 billion Honolulu rail project, the largest public works project in Hawaii's history.
We explore the high cost of living in Hawaii and what it will take to bring down the "price of paradise."
An occasional series that looks more closely at public expenditures.
A series that spotlights people and organizations in Hawaii who aren't afraid to rock the boat.
An ongoing examination of the state's public records laws and policies.
Civil Beat analyzes campaign ads with an eye toward accuracy, tone and fairness.
Occasional series that analyzes campaign finance reports filed with the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission.
They're the Pod Squad: Reporters and guests speak out on issues and recent stories.
A look back at Hawaii's week through the lens of Civil Beat's photographer.
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