Why are so many tourists dying in Hawaii? We examine the causes of visitor deaths and the effort — or lack of it — to address one of the highest rates of visitor drownings in the country.
Hawaii has the highest number of homeless people per-capita in the nation. We spent months inside a unique homeless “village” on Oahu’s west coast that more than 200 people have quietly turned into a home.
Micronesians are leaving their home islands by the tens of thousands and coming to the U.S. This special report follows that journey and examines the effect it’s having on the communities in which they are settling.
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 examined what’s behind Hawaii’s low voter turnout and what can be done about it.