Marina Riker

Mentorship Program Started on Maui Expands Talk Story, Write Story

Mentorship Program Started on Maui Expands

Talk Story, Write Story has helped over 250 students in Hawaii and Alaska get $6 million in scholarships to 50 different colleges and universities.
It’s a Once-in-a-Decade Chance to Change the Honolulu City Charter

It’s a Once-in-a-Decade Chance to Change the Honolulu City Charter

An assessment of the controversial Honolulu Police Commission is up next for the panel looking at improving the structure of Oahu's government.
Teen’s Mom: ‘It’s Not that He’s A Criminal. He’s Mentally Ill’ Gene Park / Civil Beat

Teen’s Mom: ‘It’s Not that He’s A Criminal. He’s Mentally Ill’

Hawaii is underserving its 12,000 youths who suffer from mental illness, and the problem is getting worse.
No. 1 for Non-White Business Owners Wikimedia

No. 1 for Non-White Business Owners

A study found that 21 percent of middle market firms in Hawaii are owned by non-whites, and 8 percent by women.
Americans Aren’t Getting Enough Veggies Pixabay

Americans Aren’t Getting Enough Veggies

And when they do, they're often eating them with added sugar and fat.
Hawaii Ranked 4th-Least Tax-Friendly State Kiplinger

Hawaii Ranked 4th-Least Tax-Friendly State

On Kiplinger Tax Map, only taxpayers in California, Connecticut and New Jersey have it worse than us.
Report: Hawaii Has 2nd-Lowest Obesity Rate

Report: Hawaii Has 2nd-Lowest Obesity Rate

But the islands' obesity rate has more than doubled since 1990, and its diabetes rate increased last year.
Another Wastewater Spill Closes Windward Beaches, Including Sandy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Another Wastewater Spill Closes Windward Beaches, Including Sandy

About 1 million gallons of treated but not disinfected wastewater spills from the East Honolulu Wastewater Treatment Plant across from Sandy Beach.
What Are Hawaii’s Most Popular Baby Names? Heather Paul/Flickr.com

What Are Hawaii’s Most Popular Baby Names?

The recent release of the Hawaii Data Book shows a "Game of Thrones" character's name becoming increasingly popular in the state.
July Broke Hawaii’s All-Time Record for Monthly Tourist Arrivals Chad Blair/Civil Beat

July Broke Hawaii’s All-Time Record for Monthly Tourist Arrivals

The four major islands saw increases in visitors and spending, but fewer Japanese tourists.
Hawaii Spends More on Rent Than Any Other State In the US

Hawaii Spends More on Rent Than Any Other State In the US

Meanwhile, the cheapest average rent is in West Virginia.
Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate Has Dropped to Lowest Point Since Recession Csilla Jaray-Benn/Flickr.com

Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate Has Dropped to Lowest Point Since Recession

The last time Hawaii's unemployment rate was that low was in April 2008 when it was at 3.6 percent.