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Will Caron

Journalist, Editor, Artist | Hawaii Independent | Hawaii

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Koolau mountains from wahiawa by helen thomas dranga, oil on canvas, hawaii state art museum Board of Water Supply-proposed rate increase intended to prepare us for 21st century challenges
  • Explainer

As O‘ahu's population is projected to increase by around 100,000 over the next 22 years and the effects of global climate change continue to strain O‘ahu's resources, the Honolulu Board of Water Supply is planning to hike rates to pay for repairs and maintenance necessary to keep up with demand for drinking water. Read More »

Img 4283 Graduate students to Saiki: union-busting unacceptable from a Democrat
  • News Report

The students protested the Speaker's decision to discharge conferees on a bill that would allow them to form a union, directly challenging the Kakaʻako–Ala Moana representative. Read More »

Wailua homesteads, hi 96746, usa - panoramio (8) Everything you need to know about the Coco Palms eviction, part 2
  • Feature

Competing claims to the land at Wailua are rooted in an historic fraud perpetrated by a notorious swindler and facilitated by the president of the Provisional Republic, presenting challenges to the legality of the deed held by the Coco Palms Hui. Read More »

Wailua river, kauai, hawaii Everything you need to know about the Coco Palms eviction, part 1
  • Feature

A group of Hawaiian konohiki—stewards or caretakers—works to restore the ecosystem at the mouth of the Wailua River even after a judge ordered their eviction to make way for a proposed development with problematic funding sources and a dubious claim to the land. Read More »

Kauai 1  large Movement on state chlorpyrifos ban, neonicotinoids and glyphosate restrictions
  • Analysis

Hawaiʻi lawmakers in the House Ag and Environmental Protection committees advance tough regulations against harmful pesticides for the first time. Read More »

Us navy 070828-n-5476h-004 los angeles-class attack submarine uss key west (ssn 722) pulls alongside the pier as she returns to naval station pearl harbor #MissileAlert could mean federal control over states’ alert systems
  • News Report

But does the move miss the point when it comes to keeping Hawai‘i free from the threat of nuclear attack? Read More »

Hokulea Hōkūleʻa to sail into Pearl Harbor for the very first time
  • History

The voyaging canoe will visit Puʻuloa or “Long Hill,” a place full of history, tragedy and, perhaps, hope as well. Read More »

26804413 358927087909807 8014516710910007841 n (1) One year after Trump, Women’s March brings progressives together, looks toward November
  • Discussion

As resistance remains strong, the movement expands and sets its sights on the upcoming 2018 elections with its “Power to the Polls” message. Read More »

All david ige ching confirmation web  large Saving David Ige
  • Analysis

What bold, progressive move should the governor make to secure the progressive vote on August 11? Members of that community weigh in. Read More »

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  • Essay

Flawed interface design can be easily fixed: The real missile mistake is militarism. Read More »