Nikki Motson

News stories by HPR's Nikki Motson

Combating Suicide: The Army's "Silent Enemy"

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Today the Army is shutting down regular operations to focus everyone’s attention on a “silent enemy”. The stand down day will train soldiers of all ranks in preventing suicide, the Army’s fastest growing threat, and military leaders are asking for everyone’s help.

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Extreme Hiking Gains Popularity

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With more visitors and more residents across the Hawaiian Islands there are also more people hiking. That also means more search and rescue missions for hikers who are lost, injured or otherwise in distress.  


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Groups Organize "Occupy Monsanto" Week on Five Islands

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The Prison Monologues: Helping Women Tell Their Story and Write New Chapters

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Women at the state’s only female prison  recently filled the courtyard beyond their cells with laughter, deeply personal stories, songs and tears. It’s part of a project called the Prison Monologues and the women are speaking at schools and conferences around the state.

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More Affordable Rentals Needed Statewide

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Several hundred new apartment rentals are under construction statewide. The units will increase affordable housing options for low-income residents, but according to the state’s housing study tens of thousands of additional affordable rentals are needed.

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