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Health care lobby pushes back on Hawaii LGBT fertility bill

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:36:46 GMT

Sean Smith, left, and Kale Taylor, pose for a photo with their son Charlie Taylor. Smith and his husband Taylor paid more than $20,000 in Hawaii for a fertility procedure when they decided to have a child using a surrogate mother.




Sessions Suggests That Hawaiians Aren't Real Americans

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:13:22 GMT

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III sure knows how to make sure one of our fifty states gets the clear message that the Justice Department holds them in low regard : I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the President of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and Constitutional power." - Jeff Sessions, the Attorney General of the United States I am going to make a general observation here that Hawaii is not only a series of islands in the Pacific, but it is the least white and most ethnically and racially diverse state in the country.




2 cases of rat lungworm identified, 4 more suspected

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:47:17 GMT

The Hawaii State Department of Health announced Wednesday that two Hawaii Island residents have been diagnosed with rat lungworm infections, bringing the number of confirmed cases across the state up to 11 in 2017. That number is likely to jump to 15 in coming days, as the DOH indicated in its press release there is a high probability another four individuals - three of whom are also Hawaii Island residents - were infected by the same source of contamination.




Island Images: April 2017

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:08:51 GMT

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM Above, John Enanoria, left, of Farrington High School; Jasmine Crawford, Waialua; and Marea Parinas, Waipahu, toured the kitchen with banquet chef John Betts and Hansel Cotales, bake chef, far right, as their guides. CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM Isle students interested in the hotel industry toured the Modern Hotel in Waikiki on Tuesday during the sixth annual LEI program hosted by ClimbHI and the Hawaii Tourism Authority.




Programs, guided hikes planned at Kahuku

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:50:42 GMT

Free guided hikes, coffee talks and cultural programs are planned in the Kahuku Unit of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from April through June. Visitors can also explore Kahuku on their own from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.




The best way to see the volcano on Hawaii Island

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:03:23 GMT

Kilauea has been erupting since 1983, destroying whole villages and creating new land. About 500 acres have been added to the island since the flow began.




Tropical Gardening Helpline: Become a beekeeper and reap the rewards

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 15:04:40 GMT

Lance asks: I know bees are becoming endangered here and thought it might help to start a hive on my property. Any suggestions? Tropical Gardener Answer: What a good way to celebrate Earth Day this year by raising bees.




Seeking the heart of the hula in Hawaii

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 10:36:21 GMT

Free hula lessons are offered at Royal Hawaiian Center, left, with kumu, or hula teacher, Puakeala Mann, center. A dancer at Diamond Head Luau, right, instructs a guest.




A&E Wrap-Up: 4-14-17

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 01:57:20 GMT

Donkey Mill Art Center will host a potluck community lunch, followed by family friendly Pidgin storytelling and poetry reading by artist and writer Jozuf "Bradajo" Hadley on Saturday. Hawaii Pidgin is a language that developed organically in the Islands to bridge the gap between the native languages of plantation laborers and English.




Unearthing the past reveals the black tears of truth

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 17:05:55 GMT

While working the murder case of one of the last survivors of the USS Arizona, McGarrett learns about his grandfather's important role at Pearl Harbor. Also, Adam uncovers bone fragments at his new construction job and asks Jerry to help him discreetly investigate.




Choices abound for Easter meals -- and wine pairings

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 12:33:20 GMT

Vine Lines columnist Diane Nelson suggests trying a sweet German Riesling - Avantgarde , in its gorgeous turquoise-blue bottle, springs to mind - if you plan to serve a glazed ham, or Spam, for Easter dinner this year. I sort of feel like I'm parroting one of Monty Python's most well-known routines with that last option.




Another Pro-Life Victory: Assisted Suicide Freight Train Hits the Brakes

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 07:53:45 GMT

Proponents of assisted suicide would have us believe that legalized killing is an unstoppable freight train and that those who oppose it are going to get run over. And no wonder.




Six cases of a brain-invading parasite hit Hawaii

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 03:27:41 GMT

While it is normal for the state of Hawaii to experience about 10 cases of rat lungworm disease each year, a recent spike in diagnoses has caused widespread alarm. Six patients have been infected with this brain-invading parasite in just the past three months.




Hawaii human services could have saved boy, expert says

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 22:52:28 GMT

A Hawaii court-appointed expert filed a report in Hilo Family Court declaring the state Department of Human Services could be held liable for not doing a better job of protecting a child who ended up dead. Peter "Peter Boy" Kema Jr. went missing in 1997 when he was 6 years old.




Many in Hawaii support US Rep. Gabbard despite Assad comment

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 20:34:55 GMT

In this Jan. 3, 2017, file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. administers the House oath of office to Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, during a mock swearing in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington as the 115th Congress begins.




Many in Hawaii support US Rep. Gabbard despite Assad comment

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 20:34:54 GMT

Representative Tulsi Gabbard speaks at the standing room only Kona Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Kealakehe Intermediate School in Kona, Hawaii. Representative Tulsi Gabbard speaks at the standing room only Kona Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Kealakehe Intermediate School in Kona, Hawaii.




Many in Hawaii support US Rep. Gabbard despite Assad comment

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 20:34:53 GMT

In this Jan. 3, 2017, file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. administers the House oath of office to Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, during a mock swearing in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington as the 115th Congress begins.