Cynthia Thielen

Cynthia Thielen Rep. Cynthia Thielen is a member of House committees on Judiciary; Energy and Environmental Protection; Water and Land; and Ocean, Marine Resources and Hawaiian Affairs. She is also a member of the Women’s, Keiki, and Kupuna caucuses.
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.
Storage Is Key to Hawaii’s Energy Independence Courtesy: Island Pacific Energy

Storage Is Key to Hawaii’s Energy Independence

But HECO has been slow to move forward, preventing residents from reducing their monthly utility bills.

Rep. Cynthia Thielen: Sea Level Rise Is a Serious Issue

Bill would give coordination of state's response to climate change to lieutenant governor.

Rep. Cynthia Thielen: Saving Sand Dunes

New legislation could go far in helping protect Hawaii's coastal areas from rising sea levels.

Hemp and Hawaii: A Winning Combination

HB154 was to allow a two-year hemp phytoremediation and biofuel research project.
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