Brown-water advisory issued for stretch of Maui shoreline


Hawaii News Digest, 29 November 2017, 0425 UTC, Post #16047. Source: http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/11/28/breaking-news/brown-water-advisory-issued-for-stretch-of-maui-shoreline/ Accessed on 29 November 2017, 0425 UTC. Please click link to read the full story. Comment: On Tuesday, 28 November 2017, the Hawaii Department of Health issued a brown-water advisory for parts of the Maui shoreline between Honolua and Kanakaoo. Health officials are … Continue reading Brown-water advisory issued for stretch of Maui shoreline

Hawaii’s “drunkest city” is on Maui


Hawaii News Digest, 28 November 2017, 0255 UTC, Post #16038. Source: http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36934225/maui-county-metro-area-is-drunkest-city-in-hawaii http://www.mauinews.com Accessed on 28 November 2017, 0255 UTC. Please click links to read the full report. Comment: The Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina area on Maui has the dubious distinction of being the "drunkest" city in Hawaii, with 21.8% of its adults being binge or heavy drinkers. … Continue reading Hawaii’s “drunkest city” is on Maui

Tuberculosis detected at Lihikai Elementary School on Maui


Hawaii News Digest, 17 November 2017, 0255 UTC, Post #15978. Source: http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/11/16/breaking-news/tb-detected-at maui-elementary-school Accessed on 17 November 2017, 0255 UTC. Please click link to read the full story. Comment: The Hawaii Department of health has told parents of students and staff at Maui's Lihikai Elementary School that they may have been exposed to tuberculosis, a … Continue reading Tuberculosis detected at Lihikai Elementary School on Maui

Hawaii dialysis clinics stalled while awaiting certification


Hawaii News Digest, 01 November 2017, 1525 UTC, Post #15883. Source: http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36736841/hawaii-dialysis-clinics-stalled-while-awaiting-certification Accessed on 01 November 2017, 1525 UTC. Please click link to read the full story. Comment: According to "Hawaii News Now" and The Associated Press, Liberty Dialysis and U.S. Renal Care want open "as many as half a dozen new clinics over the … Continue reading Hawaii dialysis clinics stalled while awaiting certification

Get the facts on medical cannabis in upcoming symposium


Hawaii News Digest, 30 October 2017, 1440 UTC, Post #15871. Source: http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/10/30/hawaii-news/get-the-facts-on-medical-cannabis-on-saturday Accessed on 30 October 2017, 1440 UTC. Please click link to read the full article.  You may get a "paywall" when you select this article. I've summarized the article below with the basic information on the symposium. Comment: The University of Hawaii's John … Continue reading Get the facts on medical cannabis in upcoming symposium

Elementary school says support, education led to drop in head lice cases


Hawaii News Digest, 28 October 2017, 2255 UTC, Post #15859. Source: http://khon2.com/2017/10/28/elementary-school-says-support-education-led-to-drop-in-head-lice-cases Reporter:  Manolo Morales (KHON 2). Accessed on 28 October 2017, 2255 UTC. Please click link to read the full story. Comment: Staff and teachers at Palolo Elementary School are reaching out to students and parents to eliminate the stigma of having head lice … Continue reading Elementary school says support, education led to drop in head lice cases

Water safe to drink despite E.coli found in Waianae well pump


Hawaii News Digest, 28 October 2017, 2245 UTC, Post #15858. Source: http://khon2.com/2017/10/28/water-safe-to-drink-despite-e-coli-found-in-waianae-coast-well-pump/ Reporter:  Jenn Boneza (KHON 2). Accessed on 28 October 2017, 2245 UTC. Please click link to read the full story. Comment: The Honolulu Board of Water Supply says Waianae Coast residents can drink water from the county supplied system after a routine water … Continue reading Water safe to drink despite E.coli found in Waianae well pump