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Coronavirus Could Send The Cost Of Your Prescription Drug Soaring Flicker.com

Coronavirus Could Send The Cost Of Your Prescription Drug Soaring

Some drugs that have been touted — but not tested — for their potential to help COVID-19 patients are becoming more expensive.

Last Of Its Kind: This Small Neighborhood Market Is Still A Big Part Of Life On Kauai Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Last Of Its Kind: This Small Neighborhood Market Is Still A Big Part Of Life On Kauai

Kauai’s last mom and pop market is fighting to stay in business and nurture a new breed of local entrepreneurs.

How The Faithful Took It Upon Themselves To Save This Unique Painted Church Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

How The Faithful Took It Upon Themselves To Save This Unique Painted Church

Lava took a heavy toll on this Big Island congregation and almost destroyed the church. Now the problem is how to pay for its upkeep.

DOJ Prosecutors: Kauai Councilman Led Meth Ring With Samoan Prison Gang Ku'u Kauanoe/Civil Beat

DOJ Prosecutors: Kauai Councilman Led Meth Ring With Samoan Prison Gang

Updated. Weapons violations were among the charges against Arthur Brun and 11 others. Brun pleaded not guilty Friday afternoon in Honolulu.

New Director Joins Hawaii’s Top Mental Health Advocacy Group Contributed by Mental Health America of Hawaii

New Director Joins Hawaii’s Top Mental Health Advocacy Group

Bryan Talisayan hails from Waianae and brings more than 20 years of nonprofit experience to the top job at Mental Health America of Hawaii.

Hanapepe: ‘This Is The Town That Keeps Refusing To Die’ Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Hanapepe: ‘This Is The Town That Keeps Refusing To Die’

The Kauai town has its flash points, but a shared sense of pride continues to hold this community together.

Hawaii Lawmakers Work To Keep The Mentally Ill Out Of Jail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Work To Keep The Mentally Ill Out Of Jail

Mental health advocates, state officials, police and lawmakers have been working together to come up with better ways to get treatment for non-violent offenders.

How These Makaha Neighbors Saved A County Park From Crime And Weeds Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

How These Makaha Neighbors Saved A County Park From Crime And Weeds

When police and social services agencies couldn’t help, this small band of neighbors took matters into their own hands. And it worked.

Measuring Hawaii’s Social Capital In The Age Of Disconnect Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Measuring Hawaii’s Social Capital In The Age Of Disconnect

Whether you vote in local elections and how well you trust your neighbor has an impact on your community’s social capital.