Disabled Job Seekers Left In Limbo By Agency’s Cash Crunch Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s vocational rehabilitation program insists the problem is temporary, but some clients fear they’ll lose their support.

Charles Manson Dies In Prison

Charles Manson Dies In Prison Wikimedia Commons

The notorious cult leader had been imprisoned for nearly 50 years for the gruesome murders of the pregnant Hollywood starlet Sharon Tait, her husband director Roman Polanski and several others. He was 83 years old. Prison officials said his death was due to natural causes.

Zimbabwe President Defies Mounting Pressure To Leave

Zimbabwe President Defies Mounting Pressure To Leave Flicker: GovernmentZA

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe defied calls to quit, The Associated Press reported Sunday, “saying he will preside over a ruling party congress in December in an announcement that could trigger impeachment proceedings this week and more protests demanding his ouster.”

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Reader Rep: State Hospital Escape Coverage Really Took Us Places

The public’s insight into the recent escape of a psychopathic killer benefitted from reporting by multiple news outlets.

Hawaii Psychiatric Patient Is Surprised His Escape Worked

UPDATED: Randall Saito also says he faked mental illness to avoid criminal charges after he killed a woman in 1979.

Rail Board OKs Preliminary Step To Push Route Past Ala Moana

The manager of the Honolulu rail project says it needs to develop and secure an alternate route from Ala Moana Center in case it’s extended someday.

Honolulu City Council Considers Regulating ‘Monster Homes’

Neighbors complain about homes with 15 or more bedrooms, but they’re defended by a man who said they serve multigenerational households.

How Brian Schatz Is Becoming The Senate’s Chief Science Nerd

From data security to climate change, from net neutrality to telemedicine, the Hawaii senator is front and center on technology issues.

Community Voices

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.

The Uncomfortable Truths About Health Care Flickr: rob_rob2001

The Uncomfortable Truths About Health Care

Legislation, not personal responsibility, is the major factor for turning the tide on unhealthy lifestyles.

Remembering The Queen’s Compassion For Others Carolyn Ayon Lee

Remembering The Queen’s Compassion For Others

Liliuokalani, the beloved Hawaiian monarch, died 100 years ago this month.