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Legislative Committees Reject Plastics Ban Proposals

Hawaii would have been the first to impose the prohibitions at a statewide level.

The Buddhist Monk Who Introduced Mindfulness To The West Prepares To Die

Thich Nhat Hanh suffered a stroke in 2014 and more recently retired to his home in Vietnam.

This Longtime Acupuncturist Who Pushed For Oversight Is Now Under Investigation

Mike Hashimoto was accused of sexual misconduct by a patient three years ago. The still unresolved case highlights problems within the state agency that regulates licensed professionals.

Outdated Technology Hampers Investigations Into Hawaii Professionals

The state agency charged with overseeing thousands of licensees is finally switching to an updated complaints management system.

Hawaii Supreme Court: Giant Law Firm OK To Set Up Shop Here

In a ruling based on the court’s own rules, the justices said multistate law firms can operate in Hawaii.

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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.

All The Retirement Plans In The World Won’t Help If We Don’t Save Flickr: GotCredit

All The Retirement Plans In The World Won’t Help If We Don’t Save

The obvious truth is that Americans are not very good at handling their finances.

The Last Family Health Clinic In East Hawaii Flickr: Frank

The Last Family Health Clinic In East Hawaii

We must find a way to fairly and immediately compensate our few remaining primary care physicians in rural areas.

DOE Ought To Consider Pre-K-To-Third-Grade Model Flickr: Steven Depolo

DOE Ought To Consider Pre-K-To-Third-Grade Model

This approach uses the skills of teachers more efficiently.