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Courtney Teague

Why Opening A Dialysis Center Takes Years Longer In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Opening A Dialysis Center Takes Years Longer In Hawaii

A shortage of outpatient centers forces some chronic kidney disease patients into long hospital stays and late-night treatments.

Bill To Regulate Police Officers Clears Another Hurdle Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill To Regulate Police Officers Clears Another Hurdle

Hawaii is one of the few states without minimum standards for cops, but the Legislature is considering a measure to change that.

ACLU Demands Equal Treatment For Female Athletes In Hawaii Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

ACLU Demands Equal Treatment For Female Athletes In Hawaii Schools

The action was taken in response to Civil Beat’s report on the lack of girls’ athletic locker rooms at several high schools.

Bill Would Require Insurance Coverage Of Emergency Flights To Mainland Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill Would Require Insurance Coverage Of Emergency Flights To Mainland

Patients who need to travel quickly for organ transplants can pay from $80,000 to $130,000 for air ambulance service.

Hawaii May Allow Tourists To Buy Medical Marijuana Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Hawaii May Allow Tourists To Buy Medical Marijuana

Lawmakers also may add vaporizers, more potent products and edibles to dispensaries’ product repertoire.

State Hospital Escape Has Lawmakers Calling For More Security PF Bentley/Civil Beat

State Hospital Escape Has Lawmakers Calling For More Security

When a killer walked away in November, it “was unfortunately not an isolated incident,” a proposed bill states.

Supporters Say Bill Would Lead To More Domestic Violence Convictions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Supporters Say Bill Would Lead To More Domestic Violence Convictions

In some cases, they say, prosecutors need the option of a lesser charge that doesn’t require a jury trial.

Senators To Stores: Don’t Kick People Out In Emergencies Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senators To Stores: Don’t Kick People Out In Emergencies

Sen. Michelle Kidani’s measure comes two weeks after the false missile alert, when some people reported being told to leave businesses.

UH Reopens Center That Treats Sick Scuba Divers Screenshot: John A. Burns School of Medicine Website

UH Reopens Center That Treats Sick Scuba Divers

Researchers had delayed some deep-sea dives after a hyperbaric facility closed amid concerns about patient safety.
Hawaii May Plug Loopholes In Its 100% Renewable Energy Goal Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii May Plug Loopholes In Its 100% Renewable Energy Goal

A bill would delete a reference to continued use of fossil fuels and expand the standards to include natural gas.
Ige Calls Homelessness Hawaii’s Biggest Problem In State Of State Speech Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Calls Homelessness Hawaii’s Biggest Problem In State Of State Speech

UPDATED: The governor cited accomplishments, but some legislative critics said his address was short on specifics.
Republicans Want Lower Taxes And Better Public Access To Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Republicans Want Lower Taxes And Better Public Access To Legislature

Bills to expand public record laws and exempt food items from taxes are endorsed by the minority caucus.