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Several legislative proposals to license people who assist with births, often at home, have failed. Another may be coming next session.
Hawaii’s only public hyperbaric treatment facility was serving about one diver per week suffering decompression sickness.
The state has been doing better at inspecting nursing homes, but lack of staff means other inspections take a back seat.
County councils say state lawmakers should follow open meeting laws, even though they’re not legally required to.
New research shows non-native species can survive years at sea on buoys, nets, lost boats and trash before reaching distant shorelines.
Chelsea Valiente is worried the state hasn’t listed son Peyton’s ex-babysitter in a database of known abusers aimed at alerting others of problems.
A former employee says he was called the “Mad Iranian” and subjected to other anti-Muslim taunts.
Four other trusts, derived from the wealth of Native Hawaiian royalty, support a wide range of philanthropies and hold vast business interests.
The 92 drowning deaths in 2016 represented a slight decrease from the previous year, but was slightly above average for the decade.