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                                A man blows a cloud of smoke from a vape pipe.
Editorial: Curb vape sales online and flavors

More needs to be done to discourage vaping among youth. Read more

Island Voices

Alison Riggs is public policy and government relations manager for Down to Earth Organic and Natural.
Column: Choose good health, environment options

You might have seen the recent headline that 11,000 scientists endorsed a report calling for the world to “implement massive energy efficiency and conservation practices.” Read more


                                People bound themselves together with PVC tubes, chains and duct tape across the driveway where the convoy of delivery trucks for the Na Pua Makani wind turbine exit in Kalaeloa on Sunday night. Pictured on the ground is one of the protesters who was connected to the human chain on the outside of the barricade as police approached her. It took about four hours for the police to dismantle the chain. The police decided to allow the convoy to leave while two people were still bound to each other with one on the road.
Letters: Isle crime; Pali Lanes lease causes critical situation; Protesters called abusive

Things topsy-turvy when it comes to isle crime; Pali Lanes monthly lease causes critical situation; Concern over protesters being called abusive. Read more

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Off the News

COURTESY PIXABAY doctor, health
Screen to detect lung cancer earlier

It’s concerning to read that Hawaii, which battled to get its smoking rate down and has a relatively low rate of the uninsured for health coverage, has a lower-than- average rate of lung cancer survival, the American Lung Association reported. Read more

InsightIsland Voices

                                Kevin Martin served in the U.S. Army as a cavalry scout, including 11 months in Kandahar, Afghanistan, where his vehicle was struck by roadside bombs, twice, five days apart in August 2011; he suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI). He was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds sustained.
Column: Purple Heart veteran with PTSD urges funding for psychedelic drug research

Voting against psychedelic drug therapy research is a vote against the well-being of veterans and everyone else who is suffering from mental health problems. Read more

Name in the News

                                Rona Fukumoto. Lanakila Pacific’s CEO helps seniors and those with disabilities build independent lives.
Name in the News: Rona Fukumoto

Celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, Lanakila Pacific first took shape as a “sheltered workshop,” established to help people recover from tuberculosis at a time when the yearly count of reported cases in the islands was upwards of 700. Read more


                                President Donald Trump speaks to reporters outside the White House before boarding Marine One in Washington, Nov. 2.
Column: Kaua kūloko ma ʻAmelika: Ua huli kua nā ʻale o ke kai

Synopsis: The impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump is revealing irreconcilable differences between America’s Democrats and Republicans as Hawaiian nationals are beset by the turmoil of choppy seas. Read more

On Politics

                                Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, speaks during a news conference, Oct. 29, in New York.
Richard Borreca: Tulsi Gabbard’s bid for U.S. presidency devolves into a bid for attention from Hillary Clinton

If there is a prediction to be made about 2020 and Gabbard, it is that the 38-year-old Hawaii Democrat will not be president and any claims of political accomplishment will be unfulfilled. Read more

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