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Big Island, Kauai Medical Pot Shops Still Waiting Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Big Island, Kauai Medical Pot Shops Still Waiting

A Kauai dispensary plans to open soon, but Big Island dispensaries have yet to start growing their first crop.

Hawaii Swordfish Industry Shut Down To Protect Endangered Turtles Courtesy: NOAA

Hawaii Swordfish Industry Shut Down To Protect Endangered Turtles

Updated. Environmental groups have been trying to restrict the taking of turtles by longliners for the past six years.

Hawaii Gets An ‘F’ For Its Transparency On State Government Spending Flickr.com

Hawaii Gets An ‘F’ For Its Transparency On State Government Spending

A transparency website is meant to provide the public easy access to information, but it isn’t always updated quickly.

Adding To This Patient’s Pain — A $350 Bill For Paperwork Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Adding To This Patient’s Pain — A $350 Bill For Paperwork

An attorney for those seeking disability payments says Kaiser’s fees for filling out doctors’ forms create a big burden.

VIDEO: Pro Surfer Laird Hamilton Talks About Rescue Efforts On Kauai

VIDEO: Pro Surfer Laird Hamilton Talks About Rescue Efforts On Kauai

Members of the community in Hanalei came together to help rescue flood victims on Kauai’s north shore.

Hawaii May Switch To All-Mail Elections In 2020 Flickr.com

Hawaii May Switch To All-Mail Elections In 2020

A bill requiring the conversion in hopes of increasing voter turnout is headed to the House floor.

More Tuna For Hawaii Fishing Boats In 2018 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More Tuna For Hawaii Fishing Boats In 2018

An international commission slightly expanded catch limits for U.S. longliners based in Honolulu but the industry is still hoping for more.

Report: There Are Worse Places To Be Than Hawaii In A Health Emergency Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Report: There Are Worse Places To Be Than Hawaii In A Health Emergency

The islands have room for improvement, but they fare well in a state-by-state comparison, according to a new survey.

Democracy In Hawaii Needs A Tuneup — Here Are Some Tools To Do It Courtney Teague/Civil Beat

Democracy In Hawaii Needs A Tuneup — Here Are Some Tools To Do It

Government officials can do more to encourage public participation — and citizens need to stay engaged, conference participants say.

Hawaii Regulates Manicurists And Bartenders — Why Not Midwives? Ashtin Hart

Hawaii Regulates Manicurists And Bartenders — Why Not Midwives?

Several legislative proposals to license people who assist with births, often at home, have failed. Another may be coming next session.

Worries Grow As UH Closes Center For Treating Sick Divers Flickr: guitarfish

Worries Grow As UH Closes Center For Treating Sick Divers

Hawaii’s only public hyperbaric treatment facility was serving about one diver per week suffering decompression sickness.

Hawaii Is Still Falling Short In Its Inspections Of Health Care Facilities Courtesy: Snowpeak/Flickr.com

Hawaii Is Still Falling Short In Its Inspections Of Health Care Facilities

The state has been doing better at inspecting nursing homes, but lack of staff means other inspections take a back seat.

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