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A case for army downsizing in Hawaii

Why the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii and our Congressional delegates have it wrong.

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Bart Dame
Cultural practitioners, environmentalists deliver Mauna Kea demands to Governor

No further build-up on Mauna Kea, refusal to accept new UH lease top the list.

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Rep. Carroll resigns over health

State Representative Mele Carroll delivered her letters of resignation to Governor Ige and Speaker Souki today. Ige has 60 days to name a replacement.

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Disproportionate victims: the māhū prostitute

Discrimination forces many transgender women into prostitution to survive. But once in the sex trade, they are disproportionately effected by both violence and criminalization.

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Marina Riker
Who owns the world’s wealth?

A new report by Oxfam shows that one percenters will soon own more than half the world's wealth and recommends solutions to close the gap between the world's ultra rich and desperately poor.

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Will Caron
“Do not judge us”

The Hawaii Independent perspective on the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attack.

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Will Caron
Hawaii: sex trafficking hub of the Pacific

Prostitution is a major industry in Hawaii, but with no sex trafficking laws on the books, the victims involved in the industry have no protection and no easy way out.

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Marina Riker
Selling sex in paradise

Prostitution is a diverse, thriving industry in Honolulu, but misinformation about the highly varied nature of sex trafficking makes it harder to change laws that could provide protection to victims.

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Marina Riker
Keystone bill advances in Senate

Senator Brian Schatz stood in opposition to the bill, delivering the following speech on the Senate floor. Senator Hirono also voted nay.

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