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Thirty Meter Telescope Protesters Hold Third Rally in Pasadena KITV

Thirty Meter Telescope Protesters Hold Third Rally in Pasadena

The Wednesday event at TMT headquarters coincided with a meeting of project partners.
Civil Beat Wins Several Awards in Best of the West Competition

Civil Beat Wins Several Awards in Best of the West Competition

The contest covered work produced last year throughout the Western United States.
Civil Beat Poll: Strong Support for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Strong Support for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Voters want medi-pot patients to have places to buy their medicine, but still oppose legalization of the drug for recreational purposes.
Legislators Want More Local Beans in Coffee That Carries the Label Civil Beat

Legislators Want More Local Beans in Coffee That Carries the Label

One bill would require at least 51 percent regional beans to use names like "Kona," another would require 80 percent.
Slom: President Should Act Now to Stop Dock Labor Dispute PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Slom: President Should Act Now to Stop Dock Labor Dispute

“A lockout would be devastating to Hawaii,” said Hawaii’s only Republican state senator.

Many Kaiser Permanente Clinics Close as Union Begins Six-Day Strike Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Many Kaiser Permanente Clinics Close as Union Begins Six-Day Strike

Union says Kaiser is "failing workers, failing patients, and failing the community." Company questions timing of action during flu season.
Pentagon Finally Identifies the Remains of a POW Lost Since 1942 Brandi Korte/Flickr.com

Pentagon Finally Identifies the Remains of a POW Lost Since 1942

Action comes after lawsuit was filed by family of American who died in the Philippines. His remains were found in a mass grave.
Ex-Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle Accepts New Job in Illinois Courtesy

Ex-Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle Accepts New Job in Illinois

The Republican will serve as chief operating officer for Gov. Bruce Rauner, who calls her a "superstar."
Hirono Reiterates her Opposition to Repealing the Jones Act PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hirono Reiterates her Opposition to Repealing the Jones Act

In an interview with Politico, the Hawaii senator says the action would cost jobs and imperil the islands' shipping trade.
Takai Named to U.S. House Natural Resources Committee Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Takai Named to U.S. House Natural Resources Committee

Hawaii's new congressman will get a crack at fishing regulations, native affairs and energy production. He's also on the Armed Services Committee.
Report Offers Statistical Snapshot of Cancer in Hawaii and Nationwide

Report Offers Statistical Snapshot of Cancer in Hawaii and Nationwide

The American Cancer Society estimates 2,470 people will die of cancer this year in Hawaii.
How Long Will National Media Keep Following Obama to Hawaii? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Long Will National Media Keep Following Obama to Hawaii?

The president has just concluded another no-news vacation. The national media knew it was coming, but that didn't stop them from coming along for the ride.