Officials Let Hawaii’s Waterfront Homeowners Damage Public Beaches Again and Again

by Sophie Cocke, Honolulu Star-Advertiser ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This story was co-published with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. In the winter of 2013, 45-foot waves barreled toward Oahu’s North Shore. […]

Officials Let Hawaii’s Waterfront Homeowners Damage Public Beaches Again and Again

by Sophie Cocke, Honolulu Star-Advertiser ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This story was co-published with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. In the winter of 2013, 45-foot waves barreled toward Oahu’s North Shore. […]

How Famous Surfers and Wealthy Homeowners Are Endangering Hawaii’s Beaches

by Sophie Cocke, Honolulu Star-Advertiser ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This story was co-published with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. For decades, homeowners in Punalu‘u watched from large picture windows as locals […]

Obama and the Beach House Loopholes

by Sophie Cocke, Honolulu Star-Advertiser ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This story was co-published with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. As Barack Obama entered the home stretch of his presidency, his close […]