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Every rape kit booked into evidence in Hawaii should be tested by police

Kata Issari | Posted 04.12.2016 | Hawaii
Kata Issari

The following op-ed originally appeared in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Sunday, April 10, 2016, co-written with Natasha Alexenko: In 1993, Natasha...

Urban Fringes Are Hot Spots for Emergence of Infectious Disease, Vietnam Bird Flu Study Confirms

East-West Center | Posted 10.16.2015 | Science
East-West Center

A new study led by East-West Center researchers and funded by the National Science Foundation has confirmed suspicions that "peri-urban" areas at the outer fringes of cities are particular hot spots for the emergence of animal-to-human infectious diseases.

Know Place Like Home: Minding Your Mind

Greg Archer | Posted 10.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

When the life you have been living no longer is the life you are designed to keep living, in essence, the jig is up. For me, it went down like this: "Greg, get out of your mind or go out of your mind."

How Hawaii Government Makes Domestic Violence Worse

Frank DeGiacomo | Posted 08.28.2015 | Hawaii
Frank DeGiacomo

I will attempt to illustrate, through a case study, how government here actually makes domestic violence worse. The hope is for citizens to have a better grasp of what their government is doing in their name, and to understand that they may not want to call some government agency to handle domestic violence.

Lumeria Maui: An Unforgettable Portal in the Pacific

Greg Archer | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel
Greg Archer

Maui. Sunshine. Adventure. What's not to like? After all, the beaches and sites on the Hawaiian Islands' next-to-youngest entity (The Big Island) are a plenty that many writers have been spotlighting them in books and magazines for quite some time.

Syriza, Sanders, and Hawaii

Frank DeGiacomo | Posted 07.09.2015 | Hawaii
Frank DeGiacomo

Now pundits will tell you Sanders can't win. I didn't believe that in 2008 when they said the same thing about the then junior Senator from Illinois, who just happened to be an African America who grew up in Hawaii, and has "Hussein" as his middle name. The "inevitable candidate" was Hillary Clinton back then too.

Truck Swallowed By Sinkhole Proves Hawaii Isn't All Paradise

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 06.30.2015 | Hawaii

The poor state of Hawaii's infrastructure has long been documented, but when a road swallows a truck, well, that raises some eyebrows. A Honolulu s...

MLK's Lessons for Hawaii

Frank DeGiacomo | Posted 06.11.2016 | Hawaii
Frank DeGiacomo

So here we are in 2015. Rich folks and corporations are still calling the shots. It's not that there aren't important victories. There are. But until movements unite there will be no meaningful change.

Instagram Envy: Grand Wailea, Maui

David Duran | Posted 03.30.2015 | Travel
David Duran

Now when visiting Hawaii, it's pretty hard to take a bad photo of all the island beauty, but sometimes...you don't even need to leave your hotel to get those photos that will cause pure envy.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Citizens United

Frank DeGiacomo | Posted 03.25.2015 | Hawaii
Frank DeGiacomo

I know this is a difficult concept to accept for this consumeristic capitalistic culture we live in today, but, "No. You should not be able to put the elections on Ebay." Every candidate needs to be heard. Get their message out loud enough and clear enough.

What's New in Hawaii for 2015

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.15.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Let's face it: Any year is great for a Hawaiian getaway, but 2015 brings some big hotel openings, renovations, and new cultural excursions that sweeten the deal. And on top of all that, new airline service to one of Hawaii's last hidden-gem islands makes this the year to travel to the Aloha State.

WATCH: Mesmerizing 'Lavafall' Consumes Hill In Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green

Hawaii is known for its enchanting waterfalls, but the Big Island just took cascades to a whole new level. Behold: lavafalls. The fiery falls, as ...

Media's Appetite for Hype Smears a Champion for Veterans

Jon Soltz | Posted 12.08.2014 | Media
Jon Soltz

The whole episode is a microcosm of what is wrong with politics in America, right now. While many on the left blame the Tea Party, or the Koch Brothers, for the degradation of our politics, and those on the right blame President Obama, the media is just as culpable.

Living In A State Of Emergency: Life Near The Path Of An Active Lava Flow

Zoe Eisenberg | Posted 09.23.2014 | Hawaii
Zoe Eisenberg

While the impact of the lava is seemingly unpredictable, what is predictable is this: for those who live here, life is about to change.

The Stunning True Story of Captain Jerry Coffee, a Prisoner of War for Seven Years in Vietnam

Tim Lussier | Posted 11.23.2014 | Hawaii
Tim Lussier

While flying reconnaissance missions over North Vietnam, piloting his jet fighter, Captain Coffee was shot down by enemy fire. After parachuting to safety, he was captured by enemy forces on the ground.

Sulu Hears Mayday,Tweets Call to Battlestations, Saves World

Frank DeGiacomo | Posted 11.12.2014 | Hawaii
Frank DeGiacomo

Mayday super PAC, started by Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig, has the goal of electing candidates to push for public funding of elections in order to end the corrupting influence of big money in American politics.

Hawaii's 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Parties Bring It On!

Frank DeGiacomo | Posted 11.08.2014 | Hawaii
Frank DeGiacomo

Well, at the risk of being called, "the Ralph Nader blogger of 2014", by the Democrats, I am going out on a limb here and saying, this could be, "The Year of the Multi-Party Government."

Jungle Beat: Countdown for Roger Christie

Barbara Fahs | Posted 11.02.2014 | Hawaii
Barbara Fahs

As of September 1, Roger Christie has 74 more days to spend at the Federal Detention Center in Honolulu. He'll have been without his freedom for 1,589 days.

Hawaii's Eric Cantor Moment

Frank DeGiacomo | Posted 10.14.2014 | Hawaii
Frank DeGiacomo

The only question now is if the anyone-but-Abercrombie guy, David Ige, can wage an effective statewide race against two guys who have already done it (Aiona and Hannemann).

Here's What Happens At The World's Largest Nautical Wargames

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 07.25.2014 | World

When most people think of Hawaii, they think of a relaxing tropical vacation digging their toes in the sand and snorkeling in crystal blue waters. But...

Tourist Left Paralyzed And Stranded In Hawaii, Finally Gets Flight Back Home

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 07.20.2014 | Good News

Todd Duitsman, a man who was paralyzed while vacationing in Hawaii and stranded on the island for a couple weeks, is finally getting a ride back home ...

Drunken Teen Causes Power Outages With Stolen School Bus: Cops

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 07.15.2014 | Crime

A Hawaii man faces a slew of charges after allegedly stealing a school bus while drunk and crashing it into a utility pole on Friday. The collision al...

Cats Caught On Camera Killing Endangered Seabirds

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green

The island of Kauai has so many stray cats, it's actually affecting Hawaii's bird population -- even worse, they're endangered birds. Scientists ha...

Man Who Threw Tourist From Hawaii Cliff Sentenced To Prison

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 06.26.2014 | Crime

A Hawaii man who critically injured a Japanese tourist by throwing her from a cliff was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison. After being on...

Police Department Sued For Allegedly Seizing Pot Plants

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 06.20.2014 | Crime

A group of medical marijuana patients on the Big Island of Hawaii are suing to get back pot plants that were allegedly seized wrongfully by police. ...