Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Cynthia Thielen is a member of the House committees on Judiciary; Energy and Environmental Protection; and Water, Land, and Hawaiian Affairs. She is also a member of the Women’s, Keiki and Kupuna caucuses.
Helicopters Gone Wild Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Helicopters Gone Wild

We need to find ways to reduce the impact of tour helicopters on the daily lives of Hawaii residents.

What? I Can’t Use Pot To Relieve My Pain? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What? I Can’t Use Pot To Relieve My Pain?

Opioids are readily available after surgery, but not medical marijuana, even though it’s much safer.

Legislators Must Bypass State Agency With Hemp Plan Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Legislators Must Bypass State Agency With Hemp Plan

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture is negligent for not acting on major developments in the industry.

Change Honolulu Rail’s Route Right Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Change Honolulu Rail’s Route Right Now

The state’s most expensive public works project is being built in a flood zone.

Hawaii’s Highway To Hemp Paved With Potholes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Highway To Hemp Paved With Potholes

Smarter states are seizing on opportunities to cash in on the trending fibrous crop.

We Need To Reduce Hawaii’s Reliance On Fossil Fuels Flickr: Janak Raja

We Need To Reduce Hawaii’s Reliance On Fossil Fuels

This GOP lawmaker says moving from one fossil fuel to another feeds Hawaii’s addiction.

Opioids A Greater Threat Than Nuclear Attack Flickr: Marco Verch

Opioids A Greater Threat Than Nuclear Attack

A Hawaii lawmaker calls for urgent legislative action on the growing drug-addiction crisis.

Bring Honolulu Rail Down To Earth Salvage The Rail

Bring Honolulu Rail Down To Earth

Building a street-level route will preserve the city’s historic urban landscape.

Bring The Honolulu Rail Project Back To Planet Earth Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Bring The Honolulu Rail Project Back To Planet Earth

No, Mayor Caldwell, raising taxes is not the only way to address the spiraling costs of the biggest public works project in Hawaii history.

Protect Hawaii Residents, Veto Airbnb Bill Via Airbnb

Protect Hawaii Residents, Veto Airbnb Bill

A city where affordable housing is scarce and rentals are widespread offers Hawaii a lesson in properly regulating Airbnb and similar services.
Patients Caught In The Crossfire Of HMSA’s ‘War On Doctors’ Flickr.com

Patients Caught In The Crossfire Of HMSA’s ‘War On Doctors’

A new payment system for doctors rewards physicians for healthier patients who require less care. That doesn't bode well for patients who require complicated, expensive care.
Delaying Medical Tests To Save Money Is A Dangerous Game Flickr.com/libertygrace0

Delaying Medical Tests To Save Money Is A Dangerous Game

The Hawaii Medical Service Association is tying the hands of doctors by revoking their preapproval to order advanced imaging tests.
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