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A New Law Brings Back Subsistence Fishing in Hawaii

On Kauai, the state has established a Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area to protect a centuries-old way of life.


A Falling Russian Spacecraft Flames Out Over Hawaii

Witnesses describe the sight as “epic” and “jaw dropping.”

Hawaii (Yes, Hawaii) Gets Hit by a Blizzard

Palm trees, black sand, snow, ice, freezing fog—wait, what?

Meagan Suzuki

How Urban Farming Could Change Hawaii

For all its lushness, the state imports the vast majority of its food. Advocates like Hunter Heaivilin think they have the solution.


The Biggest Transportation Breakthroughs of 2014

From driverless cars to safety initiatives, it was quite a year for advancements in mobility.

Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation

Honolulu Is Building America's First Fully Driverless Transit System

But there are doubts about whether it will inspire other U.S. cities to follow suit.


It Costs More to Live in Honolulu Than San Francisco or New York

Paradise really doesn't come cheap. 


A Rare Non-Tragic Chance to Revisit the Idea of Driverless Trains

This week's Chicago L train crash highlights an area of technology where U.S. transit lags behind.

Laurence Arnold

After Centuries Away, the Endangered Nene Goose Returns to Oahu

Hawaii's state bird hadn't been seen on the island since the 1700s.


How Design Can Help Build a 'Transit Culture'

Transit "branding," from a system's logos to its stations, can have a real impact on riders.

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America's Federal Employment Belt

How the federal government shapes job markets beyond D.C. – in Honolulu, Virginia Beach, and across the Sunbelt.


Where Even the Middle Class Can't Afford to Live Any More

Some startling math from the country's most expensive cities.

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Vancouver Bans Coal – Let's See How That Goes

Your weekly look at all the stuff our elected leaders are outlawing.


Do Long Commutes Discourage Married Women From Working?

A new study finds that they do — to a very considerable extent.

Benedikt Groß

Imagining the World's Cities in the Ocean-Dominated 'Hunger Games' Universe

If climate change caused the waters to rise by 500 feet, this is what major international cities might look like.

Segway Accidents: An Ongoing Crisis?

Segway Inc. has fallen out of the news. Perhaps it shouldn't have.

Who Are Google's Ocean 'Street Views' Really For?

Divers? Explorers? Really bad drivers?

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What to Consider in Deciding Whether to Rent or Buy

Updated data from metros across the United States.