One Senator’s Prescription For Making The State Hospital Safer Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Officials say they’re already taking steps to make the facility more escape-proof by adding fences and suspending patient privileges.

Surge In Obamacare Signups Surprises Experts

The number of people signing up for ObamaCare has surged in the first few weeks of open enrollment this year, “contrary to dire predictions,” The Hill reported Thursday. “The spike in sign-ups is good news for supporters of the health-care law, but experts warn the early numbers don’t necessarily signify a trend.”

 

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Hawaii Has Fewer Certified Teachers This Year

Board of Education members want state officials to rethink how they plan to recruit and retain new teachers in the long run.

What The First Thanksgiving Dinner Actually Looked Like

Turkey likely wasn’t on the menu, and there were definitely no mashed potatoes or pumpkin pie.

Can These Eco-Friendly Caskets Find A Niche In $20 Billion Industry?

A Waimanalo company is trying to serve the growing market for people wanting greener burial options.

Denby Fawcett: Here’s One Recipe For A Guilt-Free Thanksgiving Dinner

The first step, for one day at least, is giving up all your food anxieties and eating what you want.

Don’t Give Up On Honolulu’s Recycling Effort

We may need to burn recyclable materials in the short term, but let’s find a way to put more of our trash to use.

Community Voices

Maunakea And Maunaloa Deserve Our Respect Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Maunakea And Maunaloa Deserve Our Respect

A conversation about the proper spelling of the revered mountains consistent with the Hawaiian language, pronunciation and culture.

Better Solutions For The Best Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Better Solutions For The Best Hawaii

For state House Republicans, their 2018 legislative package is all about the three A’s — accountability, accessibility and affordability.

Settler Colonialism Still Defines Power In Hawaii Flickr: Matthew Dillon

Settler Colonialism Still Defines Power In Hawaii

Who benefits from our continued disunity in Hawaii? A handful of mostly white men.

Making Hawaii Student Testing More Meaningful Flickr: Alberto G.

Making Hawaii Student Testing More Meaningful

Educators need to talk about how to improve the testing experience for students, teachers and the school community.