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Obamacare Heavy

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:48:19 GMT

One of the ideas now working its way through our legislative system addresses the fate of Obamacare in Hawaii. Many are concerned that our federal government will be changing the federal Affordable Care Act, sometimes known as Obamacare.




Hawaii bill would limit individuals' public records requests

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:49:30 GMT

A bill in the Hawaii Legislature could limit some people's rights to file public records requests with public agencies, raising concerns that it could reduce journalists' and community members' access to information. The Office of Information Practices, which handles disputes over records requests, could declare someone "vexatious" if they found that the requester "made requests in bad faith or with the intent to be a nuisance" or "made requests that were duplicative, repetitive, or substantially similar, after the agency responded to the initial request."




Native Hawaiian veterans offer their input on planned memorial in Washington

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:33:57 GMT

That was among the most resounding feedback that about 10 kupuna Native Hawaiian veterans gave Thursday to representatives from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian. The representatives were in Hilo to gather input about what veterans would like to see in a planned $15 million national public memorial which will be dedicated to Native Hawaiian, American Indian and Alaskan Native men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.




Game-changer; UH research looking at unique way to stop mosquito-borne diseases in Hawaiian birds

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:17:48 GMT

A new research initiative could be the beginning of the end for mosquito-borne diseases that are killing off Hawaii's native birds. Scientists at the Manoa and Hilo campuses of the University of Hawaii are using a genus of bacteria called Wolbachia to create what's been described as a form of birth control for the Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito.




Busy as bees: Mother and daughter run a sweet operation in Kapaau

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:24:28 GMT

The recent listing of seven species of Hawaiian Hylaeus yellow-faced bees protected under the Endangered Species Act calls attention to the plight of the world's bee population. "It's been about a 30-45 percent honeybee loss yearly in the U.S.," according to Lauren Rusert, State Apiarist for the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.




Connecting keiki with what they eat; Educators come together to learn more about school gardens

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:21:12 GMT

A dozen educators from around the island met with Hawaii's state farm-to-school coordinator Saturday for an overview of the program's current initiatives and best practices for helping gardens thrive. "Those of us who are in it know how important this is," said Donna Mitts of the Kohala Center's Hawaii Island School Garden Network.




Kona vs. Hilo, who ya got?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:25:37 GMT

Well, maybe not as old as time, but definitely old enough to qualify for an AARP card. And it can be summed up in one simple question: Which of Hawaii Island's two most popular destinations - Kona or Hilo - is superior? For Mike Jeffress, a 14-year resident of the island who's spent nearly half that time behind the bar at Humpy's Big Island Alehouse in the heart of Kona mingling with globetrotters and new arrivals, the answer is pretty simple.




Building the Hawaiian Dream House: Winter Blues

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 01:01:19 GMT

It's winter, and there's snow in Hawaii , so we've taken to the sand. The rocky coast and natural pool, off the coastal path, just in front of our house.




Conservative activist O'Keefe posts tapes targeting CNN

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:41:21 GMT

O'Keefe has announced plans to release recordings on Feb. 23, 2017, that he said were made secret... The Arkansas Supreme Court has struck down a city's ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, but stopped short of saying whether a law aimed at prohibiting local LGBT... The Arkansas Supreme Court has struck down a city's ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, but stopped short of saying whether a law aimed at prohibiting local LGBT protections is constitutional.




Defending the Faith: 'O thou who changest not, abide with me!'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:13:36 GMT

The Bible speaks of earthly hills and mountains as "everlasting" and "perpetual" , for so they seem to mortal humans. Since the time of geologists James Hutton and Sir Charles Lyell , however, we've understood they're perpetually growing or being worn down - or both.




Documents: After shooting, Roof went toward 2nd black church

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:48:53 GMT

Some residents returned home to sort through waterlogged furniture, toys and clothing after being abruptly evacuated when a surging creek carrying engine fuel and sewage water inundated thousands of homes in San Jose. Some residents returned home to sort through waterlogged furniture, toys and clothing after being abruptly evacuated when a surging creek carrying engine fuel and sewage water inundated thousands of homes in San Jose.




Hawaii bill would ban licenses for some foreign fishermen

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:38:12 GMT

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The Latest: NKorea critical of Malaysia death investigation

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 03:28:37 GMT

The women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic che... . Journalists chase a car which came out from North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.




Hawaii bill would bar licenses for some foreign fishermen

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:11:31 GMT

A proposal in the Hawaii Legislature has the potential to shake up the fishing industry and the permit process for foreign fishermen. An Associated Press investigation found foreign fishermen confined to boats off Honolulu and living in subpar conditions.




Hawaii bill would bar licenses for some foreign fishermen

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:11:30 GMT

A proposal in the Hawaii Legislature has the potential to shake up the fishing industry and the permit process for foreign fishermen. An Associated Press investigation found foreign fishermen confined to boats off Honolulu and living in subpar conditions.




Utah town struggles after teens charged in girl's shooting

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:11:29 GMT

Dakota Access pipeline protesters are ceremonially burning some of their living structures ahead of the closure of a longstanding camp in North Dakota. Dakota Access pipeline protesters are ceremonially burning some of their living structures ahead of the closure of a longstanding camp in North Dakota.




Repeal Dept. of Interior Rule that Tries to Create Unconstitutional "Native Hawaiian Government"

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:02:38 GMT

The Department of the Interior last year promulgated a rule intended to provide a way to organize "a Native Hawaiian government" that could "seek a government-to-government relationship with the United States." In plain English, this is an attempt to grant tribal status to Native Hawaiians by executive decree.