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A Hawaii Doctor’s Journey Toward Embracing Medical Aid In Dying Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Hawaii Doctor’s Journey Toward Embracing Medical Aid In Dying

Dr. Melvin Palalay was conflicted when a dying patient asked him to be her medical advocate in ending her life. This is the story of how he reconciled his duty to his patient with his Catholic faith.

Plenty Of Warning Signs But Few Treatment Options In Police Killer Case Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Plenty Of Warning Signs But Few Treatment Options In Police Killer Case

Neighbors were well aware of Jerry Hanel’s bizarre behavior, but it’s hard to force unwilling people to get mental health treatment.

Creating More Treatment Options in Hawaii’s Fractured Mental Health System Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Creating More Treatment Options in Hawaii’s Fractured Mental Health System

A key feature of the proposed reforms includes diverting the mentally ill from ERs into outpatient and residential programs more tailored to their needs.

Report: Too Many People Are Dying While Waiting For Medical Aid In Dying New Jersey 101.5 via YouTube

Report: Too Many People Are Dying While Waiting For Medical Aid In Dying

Doctors say Hawaii’s mandatory 20-day period is too long in some cases.

Deadly Mosquitoes Are Killing Off Hawaii’s Rare Forest Birds Courtesy: Jack Jefferey Photography

Deadly Mosquitoes Are Killing Off Hawaii’s Rare Forest Birds

Scientists are racing to eradicate disease-carrying mosquitoes from forests, but to some a solution still feels like forever away.

3 Dead, 1 Wounded In Shooting At Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Cory Lum/Civil Beat

3 Dead, 1 Wounded In Shooting At Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam said the shooter, a U.S. sailor, killed himself after shooting three Department of Defense civilian workers.

Hawaii’s Adult Care Home Bait-And-Switch Scheme Concerns Lawmakers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Adult Care Home Bait-And-Switch Scheme Concerns Lawmakers

Unlicensed care homes are a continuing problem despite efforts to beef up state oversight.

How A Doctor And A Reverend On Oahu Became Climate Warriors

How A Doctor And A Reverend On Oahu Became Climate Warriors

The two are taking new approaches to their work in the face of climate change.

 

Oahu’s Annual Homeless Count Gets Digital Upgrade Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat

Oahu’s Annual Homeless Count Gets Digital Upgrade

New technology will aid volunteers in mapping the locations of the island’s homeless population.