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Should Hawaii Send Its Most Violent Mental Patients Away?

civilbeat.com — A Senate investigative committee is calling for major reforms to the Hawaii State Hospital in an effort to curb violence and restore trust in a mental health system that has been mismanaged for many years. On Wednesday, the committee, which is co-chaired by Hawaii Sens.
Oct 23, 2014

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Oct 23, 2014

RT @CivilBeat: Should Hawaii Send Its Most Violent Mental Patients Away? A Senate committee wants to overhaul the state's facility. bit.ly/1D1HTdB

Is Cayetano's Complaint Against Super PAC a Criminal Matter?

civilbeat.com — It's not over yet. The state Campaign Spending Commission decided Wednesday to defer until November a complaint that former Hawaii Gov. Ben Cayetano filed against the super PAC that crushed his bid for mayor in 2012.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @CivilBeat: Is Cayetano’s Complaint Against Super PAC a Criminal Matter? bit.ly/1oy6vdd

Living Hawaii: Where Are You, Trader Joe's?

civilbeat.com — Hey Joe, you need to grab your Aloha shirts, hop a plane to Hawaii and set up shop in the islands. We need you, Joe - Trader Joe's, to be precise. We really do. Look, if ever there was a state where residents need a food market whose core identity involves fighting on behalf of its customers, it is Hawaii.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @CivilBeat: Living Hawaii: Where Are You, Trader Joe’s? The affordable-food chain seems like a no-brainer for Hawaii. bit.ly/1vRKoPI

Neal Milner: What Attack Ads Tell Us About Hawaii Politics

civilbeat.com — Great news! There will be plenty more political attack ads before the November election. Wait, wait, don't run away. You need to wade into the muck and take some time to understand how these ads work. There are two ways to scrutinize them. One is to check for accuracy.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @CivilBeat: Neal Milner: What Attacck Ads Tell Us About Hawaii Politics. Campaigns TV spots need to be carefully scrutinized. bit.ly/1D1JX5i

Interisland Transport: Hawaii Should Believe in Ferries

civilbeat.com — In an archipelago state, an interisland ferry system could help to better integrate the most populated Hawaiian Islands, with an eye toward stimulating and diversifying the economy, improving food security, creating jobs and bringing down costs. That is part of why, in an interview with Civil Beat in 2012 less than a year before he died, U.S.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @CivilBeat: Interisland Transport: Hawaii Should Believe in Ferries. It didn't work once but let's be open to the idea. bit.ly/1oy5vWf

In Race for Hawaii Governor, Ige Leads - in Fundraisers, That Is

civilbeat.com — Fresh poll numbers for Hawaii's top political races (sans the federal offices) are expected any day now, but by another metric there is already a clear frontrunner: David Ige, the Democratic Party nominee for governor, has held 15 campaign fundraisers since the Aug. 9 primary.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @CivilBeat: Democrat David Ige has held 15 campaign fundraisers since the primary, far more than opponents Aiona & Hannemann. http://t.c…

Promised Land: 'Where Beauty is Alongside the Ugliness'

civilbeat.com — The Navigator's Chair at Moaulaiki, Kahoolawe with a hookupu (offering) in the foreground looking out to Lanai, Molokai and Maui. PF Bentley/Civil Beat HONOKANAIA, KAHOOLAWE - Growing up on Molokai, Keani Rawlins used to look across the ocean at the nearby island of Kahoolawe and wonder if she'd ever visit.