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Hawaii Medicaid Patients May Have Fewer Insurance Choices Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Medicaid Patients May Have Fewer Insurance Choices

The state’s decision to consolidate insurance plans could particularly affect people with limited incomes on the neighbor islands.

Lawsuit: Guards Had Suicidal Inmate Cuffed, Let Him Bleed To Death Department of Public Safety Corrections Division

Lawsuit: Guards Had Suicidal Inmate Cuffed, Let Him Bleed To Death

A wrongful death lawsuit alleges that guards at Kulani Correctional Facility failed to render aid to a dying inmate and that it only came to light when another inmate came forward.

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.

Senators Delay Vote After Grilling Aila As Head Of Hawaiian Home Lands Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senators Delay Vote After Grilling Aila As Head Of Hawaiian Home Lands

The governor’s nominee was applauded for projects he’s moved forward but concerns remain over the agency’s continued backlog.

Maryknoll School Halts Wuhan Exchange Program Activities Over Virus Fears Courtesy Maryknoll School

Maryknoll School Halts Wuhan Exchange Program Activities Over Virus Fears

Maryknoll School canceled activities for exchange students and teachers visiting its Honolulu campus from Wuhan, China, where a new coronavirus has infected hundreds of people.

Tour Helicopter Crashes — And Flights — Have Escalated In Recent Years Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Tour Helicopter Crashes — And Flights — Have Escalated In Recent Years

A recent spate of crashes in the last two years — including the deadly crash on Kauai that killed 7 people last month — has put the industry under increased scrutiny.

Whistleblower: FAA Improperly Rushed Southwest Approvals To Fly To Hawaii AP

Whistleblower: FAA Improperly Rushed Southwest Approvals To Fly To Hawaii

FAA managers engaged in “abuse of authority” last year to help Southwest expedite service to the islands, according to a new Wall Street Journal report.

Hawaii Doctors Hopeful Over-The-Counter Drug Can Fight Rat Lungworm Disease University of Hawaii

Hawaii Doctors Hopeful Over-The-Counter Drug Can Fight Rat Lungworm Disease

The Hilo Medical Center is recommending people take pinworm medicine as a precautionary measure if they accidentally eat slugs or snails.

Hawaii AG Is Seeking Bank Records Of Mauna Kea Protest Group Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii AG Is Seeking Bank Records Of Mauna Kea Protest Group

The AG argues the Native Hawaiian nonprofit is illegally using donations to fund civil disobedience; the organization says the request is intimidation.

Media Reports: India Wary Of TMT Construction On Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Media Reports: India Wary Of TMT Construction On Mauna Kea

India’s Department of Science and Technology is part of the Thirty Meter Telescope consortium.

Sunday Shooting Overshadows Hawaii Governor’s State Of The State Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Sunday Shooting Overshadows Hawaii Governor’s State Of The State

The public can expect a more concerted effort to close gun loopholes but proposals to address Native Hawaiian issues remain uncertain.

How Hawaii’s Senators Are Approaching Impeachment Nick Grube/Civil Beat

How Hawaii’s Senators Are Approaching Impeachment

Sens. Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono, both Democrats, want to hear witness testimony. One thinks they can convince Republicans to budge. The other doesn’t.

January 2020

Friday, January 24

Hawaii Medicaid Patients May Have Fewer Insurance Choices

Lawsuit: Guards Had Suicidal Inmate Cuffed, Let Him Bleed To Death

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

Thursday, January 23

Senators Delay Vote After Grilling Aila As Head Of Hawaiian Home Lands

Tour Helicopter Crashes — And Flights — Have Escalated In Recent Years

Wednesday, January 22

Whistleblower: FAA Improperly Rushed Southwest Approvals To Fly To Hawaii

Hawaii Doctors Hopeful Over-The-Counter Drug Can Fight Rat Lungworm Disease

Hawaii AG Is Seeking Bank Records Of Mauna Kea Protest Group

Tuesday, January 21

Sunday Shooting Overshadows Hawaii Governor’s State Of The State

How Hawaii’s Senators Are Approaching Impeachment

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

Friday, January 17

DOE Faces More Tough Questions Over How It Will Pay For Teacher Raises

Thursday, January 16

New Prison Oversight Commission Has A Full Plate

Kai Kahele: ‘We Have A Moral Obligation To Humanity’

Lawsuit: Slug Found In Sandwich Exposed Family To Rat Lungworm Disease

Wednesday, January 15

Can Hawaii’s Elected Leaders Save The State From ‘Drowning?’

Mayors Want State Action On Traffic, E-Scooters, Rideshare 

3 Detained With Live Mortar Round At Pearl Harbor Gate

NTSB Report: Visibility Low When Kauai Tourist Helicopter Crashed

Three Hawaii Correctional Facilities Ban Contact Visits Despite Potential Benefits

Tuesday, January 14

Minimum Wage, Preschool, Housing Top Rare Legislative Platform

How The Endangered Hawaiian Hawk Became A Political Pawn

Big Island: The $14 Million Jail Improvement Project Nobody Seems To Want

City Officials, Hawaiians Find Path Forward On Sherwood Forest Park

Monday, January 13

Public Safety Department Wants 15 More Guards But Can’t Fill Vacancies

Legislature 2020: Making Hawaii Livable Again

Friday, January 10

Trump Blames States For Homeless. Don’t Take The Bait, Former Official Warns Hawaii

Thursday, January 9

State Tax Revenues Steady, For Now

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

Hawaii Lawmakers Pushing For A Crackdown On Vaping

Wednesday, January 8

Hawaii Delegation Questions Trump’s Decision On Iran Drone Strike

Medicare Trims Payments To 8 Hawaii Hospitals

Tuesday, January 7

Hawaii Is No Longer No. 1 For Homelessness. New York Is Worse

Get Ready For An Economic Slowdown, State Economist Says

Monday, January 6

Why Are Soldier Suicides On The Rise?

Friday, January 3

Hawaii Tour Helicopter Owner Rejects Congressman’s Criticism

Judge Puts Hawaii Taser Case On Hold

Thursday, January 2

‘Blast From The Past’: Why Hawaii Won’t Stop Setting Off Fireworks

Rents Are Dipping In Hawaii, At Least For Some People