Public Health



Stories related to public health issues.

Big Pharma is fueling the opiod epidemic
  • Opinion

But a new bill in the Senate would restore one of the DEA's primary tools in combating the wave of opiod-related tragedy in America. Read More »

Will Caron
Want to keep guns in the hands of ‘good guys’ only? Background checks would help
  • Discussion
End of Life Forum: options for the terminally ill
  • Announcement
Red Hill press conference airs community concerns

Concerned residents and elected officials call for drinking water resources to be better protected from fuel leaks Read More »

Red Hill has “high potential for catastrophic environmental loss”
  • Analysis

The Board of Water Supply wants the Navy and its regulators to engage in a much more rigorous review of the grim situation and its possible solutions. Read More »

Will Caron
EPA rejects Navy’s Red Hill work plan
  • Verbatim

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii Department of Health have rejected the Navy's Red Hill work plan after finding serious flaws in the sections relating to Scope of Work, Investigation and Remediation of Releases and Groundwater Protection and Evaluation and Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. Read More »

Bob McDermott needs to shut up about sex ed
  • Discussion

The socially conservative state rep. is doing his constituents, and all the children in Hawai‘i's public school system, a disservice with his continuing crusade against the BOE's new comprehensive sexual education policy Read More »

Will Caron
Creating a compassion contagion at UH Manoa
  • Discussion

Institutional compassion is different from individual compassion, and it's lacking at the university's flagship campus when it comes to student death protocol. Read More »

Susan Schultz
Sierra Club calls for decommissioning of Red Hill fuel tanks

The nonprofit says the navy-EPA agreement to retrofit and monitor the historically leaky tanks near Pearl Harbor is inadequate. Read More »

Senator slams Red Hill agreement, Gov. says ‘meh’
  • News Report

State senator Laura Thielen says she is disappointed in the Red Hill agreement reached with the Navy today. Read More »

Hawaii lawmakers pass bill to raise smoking age to 21
  • News Report

If Governor Ige signs the bill, Hawaii would be the first state in the nation to prohibit the sale of tobacco and tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. Read More »

Maui hospitals to begin workforce reduction
  • News Report

Ige's public/private solution to the Maui hospital crisis may come too late for some hospital workers. Read More »

Will Caron
Of mice and menace →
  • Discussion
Beth-Ann Kozlovich
A YouTube video of Chinatown's rat problem by Hawaii blogger Larry Geller sparked health and budget questions in 2009.
14th Annual DJs Against AIDs supports Life Foundation →