The Conversation: Honolulu Rail Critic; Foster Care System
Criticisms of the Honolulu rail; Foster care system facing challenges; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Vaccinating young teens; Resuming LDS missions; 60th anniversary of the Peace Corps
Criticisms of the Honolulu rail from UH Manoa professor Panos Prevedouros | Full Article
One of the most vocal critics of Honolulu’s rail project, UH Manoa civil engineering professor Panos Prevedouros hasn't held back on his criticism of the decision to build the steel-on-steel project--which has an estimated price tag upwards of $12 billion.
Hawaii foster care system facing challenges
Hawaii’s foster care system is facing big challenges. Hale Kipa works with at-risk youth and their families on Oahu, Kauai, and Hawaii Island. The organization said they have seen a dramatic increase in the need for temporary foster services for families over the past year. Program coordinator Michelle Rocca and therapist Jason Redick spoke with us about the new needs of their 50-year-old foster program. Makana, who has gone through Hale Kipa’s transitional family homes, also joined the discussion.
Reality Check with Civil Beat: Vaccinating young teens | Full Article
Honolulu Civil Beat’s reality check looked at the move to vaccinate younger teens across the state. Public health reporter Eleni Avendaño had the latest.
Resuming LDS mission trips amid the pandemic
With the increase in vaccinations and travel in and out of Hawaii ramping up, will churches now resume mission work? That’s what The Conversation’s Russell Subiono set out to find when he spoke with Oahu-based Elder Nolan Michael Hicken, a missionary with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Peace Corps celebrates 60th anniversary | Event Calendar
The Honolulu Star Advertiser recently featured an article to mark volunteer week and the 60th anniversary of the Peace Corps. We reached out to Caroline Mackenzie, who leads a group called Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Hawaii.
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