With COVID-19 dominating news coverage for the past 18 months, there isn’t much talk about crystal methamphetamine. Ice, as it is often referred to, remains the dominant illicit drug in the Islands. INSIGHTS features Crystal Meth: Still Hawaiʻi’s Most Illicit Drug.
While Honolulu Police statistics show crime was down overall in 2020, shootings, stabbings, assaults and thefts on Oʻahu seem to top news headlines more often than not lately. With more residents and tourists out-and-about this year, are there more opportunities for crime?
The University of Hawaiʻi Rainbow Warrior football team will play its home games at home – on the UH Mānoa campus – for the first time ever. UH is upgrading the Clarence T.C. Ching Field to prepare for the home opener on September 4.
Hawaiʻi continues to search for solutions to its homeless crisis. In Honolulu, with a new administration at the helm, city officials are looking at a new strategy to help get people off the streets. Find out what’s different about this approach and why advocates think it could work.
There are an estimated 15,000 Micronesians in Hawaiʻi, many of whom migrated here for employment opportunities and access to better health care. While Micronesians comprise only 1% of the state’s total population, many have encountered bias, discrimination and a general lack of respect.
Thousands of tourists and residents wanting to catch more than a glimpse of the green sea turtles who frequent Laniākea Beach have crossed the busy Kamehameha Highway creating a dangerous situation for many. What's the solution?
On August 3, Hawaiʻi public schools are scheduled to return to in-person instruction. Among the concerns: Will social distancing and mask wearing protocols remain in place? Are there precautions and protocols for unvaccinated students? What is the plan for those still uncomfortable returning to campus?
Thirteen years ago the state set a goal to achieve 100 percent clean energy by 2045. At the time, it was viewed as ambitious, but doable. How close are we to achieving that goal? What are we doing differently now?
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