The Conversation: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Jul 26, 2017

Ethical Questions Surround Marshallese Adoptions; Future of the Handivan; New Charter School in Ewa Beach

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Future of the Handivan: Wes Frysztacki

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For people with disabilities and elders who do not drive, Oahu’s Handivan is a lifeline to independence. The system provides 3500 rides per day from 180 vehicles for only 2 dollars per ride.

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New Charter School Approved in Ewa Beach: Zach Diionno

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It started as a conversation five years ago. How could educators and community leaders offer options and opportunity to Ewa Beach kids?

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Civil Beat Reality Check

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A new campaign to sweep homeless camps is reviving an old question: do sweeps lead more people into shelters or just to another community?

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Ethical Questions Surround Marshallese Adoptions: Kristine Altwies

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Over a decade ago, Kristine Altwies became alarmed at the number of babies trafficked from the Republic of the Marshall Islands. With the number of Marshallese adoptions on the rise, she is again concerned.

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Hawaii Island Blue Zones Project: Dan Buettner

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Hawaii County was recently declared a ‘Blue Zone’ or one of the places around the world where people lived exceptionally long lives.

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