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Health Beat: Dodging The High Cost Of Prescription Drugs

The U.S. government and pharmaceutical companies can’t seem to solve the problem, but some creative work-arounds are taking shape.

Pod Squad: Hawaii’s ‘Vaping Epidemic’

Public health advocate Trish La Chica talks about legislative efforts to keep young people healthier.

Political Mailers: Shamelessly Exploiting The News Media

News organizations have no say over how their material is used. In fact, we often don’t even know it is being used.

Ige Turns To Private Prison Firm For New Oahu Jail

Hawaii officials are struggling to find the hundreds of millions of dollars in state money needed for a new correctional facility.

Kauai Tops State For Percentage Of Unvaccinated School Kids

UPDATED: For the first time, the state Department of Health has released statistics on vaccination rates for individual public and private schools.

Community Voices

Kupuna Caregivers Program Helped Me Stay Employed Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Kupuna Caregivers Program Helped Me Stay Employed

Hawaii lawmakers have set up infrastructure so desperately needed for the coming wave of senior citizens.

Tom Yamachika: Do We Really Need A Law For Presidential Tax Returns? Flickr: Gage Skidmore

Tom Yamachika: Do We Really Need A Law For Presidential Tax Returns?

And if it’s such a great idea, let’s apply it to Hawaii executives, judges and legislators.

Budget Time At The Legislature, In Poetry Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Budget Time At The Legislature, In Poetry

“Let’s look at these fine audits,” said the Chairman. “Let’s put you to the test.”

Protect The Rights Of Children In Our Justice System

Protect The Rights Of Children In Our Justice System

Too little attention has been paid to the most vulnerable casualties of mass incarceration in America.