Death on the Streets

Full Report

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.

Promised Land

Full Report

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.

Pension Promises

Full Report

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.

Learning Hilo

Full Report

Explores four of Hawaii's charter school "innovation laboratories" and what they might teach the rest of the public school system.

Ongoing Series

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Off Track

Civil Beat is examining the finances behind the $6 billion Honolulu rail project, the largest public works project in Hawaii's history.

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Living Hawaii

We explore the high cost of living in Hawaii and what it will take to bring down the "price of paradise."

Civil Beat Ongoing Project

It's Your Money

An occasional series that looks more closely at public expenditures.

Civil Beat Ongoing Project

Making Waves

A series that spotlights people and organizations in Hawaii who aren't afraid to rock the boat.

Civil Beat Ongoing Project

Not So Public

An ongoing examination of the state's public records laws and policies.

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Ad Watch

Civil Beat analyzes campaign ads with an eye toward accuracy, tone and fairness.

Civil Beat Ongoing Project

Cashing In

Occasional series that analyzes campaign finance reports filed with the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission.

Ongoing Multimedia

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Pod Squad

They're the Pod Squad: Reporters and guests speak out on issues and recent stories.

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The Projector

A look back at Hawaii's week through the lens of Civil Beat's photographer.

Other Multimedia

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The Cut

Fast-paced video look back at the week.

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Pritchett

Editorial cartoons about current events.

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FOCUS

Multimedia series highlights the rich diversity and depth of the people who call Hawaii home.

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The Face

Portraits of candidates in their own words.