Nikki Motson

News stories by HPR's Nikki Motson

Same-Sex Marriage Case Dismissed: Gay Parenting Questioned

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A federal judge rules against same-sex marriage in Hawai`i. The court ruling says the quality of gay parenting is "debateable". Couples will appeal, joined by Governor Abercrombie. 

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Leader of The Hawaii Cannabis Ministry Remains Behind Bars

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The man who wants to legalize smoking pot as a form of religious freedom was denied bail again by a federal judge. THC Minstry leader Reverend Roger Christie remains behind bars after two years without trial, bail or visitors.

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Small Farmers Back in Business on O`ahu's North Shore

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Later this week, small Farmers will have a market on O’ahu’s North Shore again. The state shut it down the Hale`iwa Farmers Market several months ago citing a traffic law. Now the market is moving to a new place, day and time, and hoping to regain the support and growth it’s enjoyed for several years. HPR looks into some of the impacts on farmers.

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Global Sea Turtle Study Could Remove Protections

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August 2, 2012 - Honolulu

A decision from researchers in Hawai`i could potentially change the protected status of green sea turtles around the world. Federal researchers have until mid-February to complete a global study of the species. The information will be used to determine whether or not they should remain on the endangered species list. (Audio link below.)

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"Universal Breakfast" Programs Created for Low-Income Schools

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Getting kids up and out the door after weeks of summer vacation can be tough. Making sure they eat a nutritious breakfast before school can be even tougher. A new partnership is looking to provide more options for parents.

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