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War On Drugs: Good or Bad?

Shawn Estabilio, Journalist

May 8, 2014

According to a report made by 5 Nobel peace prize winners, the decades long war on drugs has failed and it's time to shift focus from mass incarceration to public health and human rights. The report was put together by the London School of Economics' IDEAS center and is promptly titled "Ending the...

Single Woman Not Included In Hawaii Fertility Law

Shawn Estabilio, Journalist

May 5, 2014

If you are a married woman and seek fertility treatment, there's a good chance that it'll be covered by insurance. If you're a single woman and seek fertility treatment the you're out of luck. Insurance companies in Hawaii are only required to cover married woman's fertility treatments; single woman...

20 Year Old Woman Plummets From Zipline

Shawn Estabilio, Journalist

May 4, 2014

A 20 year old Maui woman fell to her death Thursday morning from a Maui Zip line.  The woman fell from a height of 150 ft. The Maui woman was identified as Patricia "Trish" Rabellizsa. Patricia was a worker for Piiholo Ranch Zipline. The Piiholo Ranch Zipline company released the following statement...

Uh Manoa To Start Growing Hemp

Shawn Estabilio, Journalist

April 29, 2014

This year, the Agricultural Act, a.k.a. the "Farm Bill', was approved by the United States Senate. The Agriculture Act will allow the growth of hemp for research purposes. This essentially means any university can grow industrial hemp without needing to obtain a Drug Enforcement Agency permit. With...

Lawsuit Filed Against UH Hilo

Shawn Estabilio, Journalist

April 28, 2014

Students have filed a law suit against the University of Hilo for not allowing them to hand out copies of the Constitution on campus. Students were promoting their clubs at the Campus Center Plaza in order to attract new members. The campus center plaza is a fairly small area, so in order to avoid...

First Death Penalty Case In Hawaii

Shawn Estabilio, Journalist

April 25, 2014

Naeem Williams, a former soldier in the U.S. Army, has been found guilty of murdering his 5 year old daughter; making this the first death penalty case in state history. Naeem was charged for the capital murder of his daughter, Talia, on July 16, 2005, through child abuse and for killing her over...

Kohala High School Among the Finest

Shawn Estabilio, Journalist

April 24, 2014

For the second year in a row, Kohala High school ranks as one of the top schools in the nation. Kohala High School's national rank of bronze places us among the best high schools in the country, both nationally and in Hawaii. Kohala High School has met proficiency in reading and is approaching...

Michael Dalton; A.K.A. the Crazy Homeless Man

Shawn Estabilio, Journalist

April 15, 2014

Have you ever seen a man with wild hair and dark skin roaming the towns of Kohala? Normally, I would advise you to steer clear from this man, but recently he's been arrested in Kona. Michael Dalton used to roam the towns of Kohala breaking the law wherever he went. He assaulted hippies at the Hawi...

Russia Invades Ukraine

Shawn Estabilio, Journalist

March 6, 2014

Following the transition of power in the Ukraine, the nations new leaders are claiming that Russia has declared war and is already in the process of invading. Ukrainian troops are being mobilized and the reserves are being called up in response to more than 100 unidentifiable troops in Crimea, an autonomous...

HBO Hires Hip Hop Artists to Rap About Game of Thrones

Shawn Estabilio, Journalist

March 6, 2014

I'm tellin' whoever messin' with me I can bring you that Khaleesi heat Use my King, knack for words, as an actual sword I can decapitate a rapper… Those were some of the lyrics that Hip Hop artist Whale rhymed in his Game of Thrones rap. Whale usually rhymes about familiar Hip Hop themes like car...

Switzerland Minimum Wage May Be Raised to $24.80

Shawn Estabilio, Journalist

February 27, 2014

Currently, the nation of Switzerland has no national minimum wage. But soon the Swiss will be voting on not only if they'll have a national minimum wage, but whether they'll have the world's highest minimum wage at 22 francs an hour ($24.80). $24.80 an hour would come out to $4,505 a month. Johann...

Fans of Avatar the Last Airbender raise $8,707.01 for charity

Shawn Estabilio, Journalist

February 27, 2014

Fans of the cartoon shows "Avatar the Last Airbender" and "Legend of Korra" got together to donate money to Engineers Without Borders. Engineers Without Borders is a non-profit humanitarian organization that partners with developing communities across the globe to improve their quality of life. They...

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