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Editorial: Midwife law needs cultural infusion

A civil complaint being heard this week in Circuit Court has drawn a critical eye toward Hawaii laws governing midwifery, an important facet of pregnancy care for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, in particular. The increased scrutiny is for good reason. Read more

Off the news: South swell is up; keep your guard up, too

South shore surf quieted on Wednesday, after 2024’s highest surf so far earlier in the week led to more than 100 rescues and at least one hospital visit — for a 17-year-old bodyboarder who was pushed into the reef on Monday, suffering lacerations. Read more

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Off the news: Navy, NASA look to renew Kauai land deals

Along with proposed lease renewals sought by the Army on Oahu and Hawaii island, the U.S. Navy and National Aeronautics and Space Administration are preparing environmental impact statements for continuing use of state-owned Kauai land at Barking Sands and Koke‘e Park Geophysical Observatory, respectively. Read more

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