Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Cynthia Thielen is a member of the House committees on Judiciary; Public Safety; Ocean, Marine Resources & Hawaiian Affairs; Water & Land; and Agriculture. She is also a member of the Women’s, Keiki and Kupuna caucuses.
Hawaii’s Highway To Hemp Paved With Potholes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Highway To Hemp Paved With Potholes

Smarter states are seizing on opportunities to cash in on the trending fibrous crop.

We Need To Reduce Hawaii’s Reliance On Fossil Fuels Flickr: Janak Raja

We Need To Reduce Hawaii’s Reliance On Fossil Fuels

This GOP lawmaker says moving from one fossil fuel to another feeds Hawaii’s addiction.

Opioids A Greater Threat Than Nuclear Attack Flickr: Marco Verch

Opioids A Greater Threat Than Nuclear Attack

A Hawaii lawmaker calls for urgent legislative action on the growing drug-addiction crisis.

Bring Honolulu Rail Down To Earth Salvage The Rail

Bring Honolulu Rail Down To Earth

Building a street-level route will preserve the city’s historic urban landscape.

Bring The Honolulu Rail Project Back To Planet Earth Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Bring The Honolulu Rail Project Back To Planet Earth

No, Mayor Caldwell, raising taxes is not the only way to address the spiraling costs of the biggest public works project in Hawaii history.

Protect Hawaii Residents, Veto Airbnb Bill Via Airbnb

Protect Hawaii Residents, Veto Airbnb Bill

A city where affordable housing is scarce and rentals are widespread offers Hawaii a lesson in properly regulating Airbnb and similar services.
Patients Caught In The Crossfire Of HMSA’s ‘War On Doctors’ Flickr.com

Patients Caught In The Crossfire Of HMSA’s ‘War On Doctors’

A new payment system for doctors rewards physicians for healthier patients who require less care. That doesn't bode well for patients who require complicated, expensive care.
Delaying Medical Tests To Save Money Is A Dangerous Game Flickr.com/libertygrace0

Delaying Medical Tests To Save Money Is A Dangerous Game

The Hawaii Medical Service Association is tying the hands of doctors by revoking their preapproval to order advanced imaging tests.
Bill Would Help Homeowners Leverage Clean Energy Incentives

Bill Would Help Homeowners Leverage Clean Energy Incentives

Despite the bill's benefits for homeowners and Hawaii's clean energy movement, it has stalled in the House. The writer seeks help in keeping the bill alive.
For The Poor And The Mentally Ill, Help In Two Bills Cory Lum/Civil Beat

For The Poor And The Mentally Ill, Help In Two Bills

Generating more funds for rental housing assistance and making it easier to hospitalize the mentally ill could help address Hawaii's homelessness crisis.
Buffer Zones: Protecting Paradise From Restricted Use Pesticides Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Buffer Zones: Protecting Paradise From Restricted Use Pesticides

This is not an agricultural issue, it is a health issue. Hawaii needs to put in place pesticide buffer zones and other protective measures.
Year of Hope for Hemp Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Year of Hope for Hemp

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would authorize the growing of industrial hemp in Hawaii.
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