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The Media Bubble Is Worse Than You Think

We crunched the data on where journalists work and how fast it’s changing. The results should worry you.<p>May/June 2017<p><b>How did big media miss the Donald Trump swell?</b> News organizations old and new, large and small, print and online, broadcast and cable assigned phalanxes of reporters armed with the …

Journalism

Judge blocks Trump’s order on sanctuary cities

Updated 04/25/17 07:17 PM EDT<p>A federal judge has blocked a directive from President Donald Trump seeking to deny federal funding to so-called "sanctuary cities" and other localities that decline to cooperate in enforcement of federal immigration laws.<p>San Francisco-based U.S. District Court Judge …

Government

Why Hawaii Isn't Taken Seriously As A State

Honolulu Civil Beat is focused on investigative and watchdog journalism, in-depth enterprise reporting, analysis and commentary that gives readers a …

Health

Obama's $400,000 Wall Street speaking fee will undermine everything he believes in

To fight the rising tide of populism, mainstream leaders need to raise their ethical game.<p>Former President Barack Obama's decision to accept a $400,000 fee to speak at a health care conference organized by the bond firm Cantor Fitzgerald is easily understood. That's so much cash, for so little …

Democracy

Hackers flood Isis social media accounts with gay porn

Online commenters have praised an anonymous hacker's efforts to disrupt the Islamic State militant group's social media accounts by filling them with gay porn.<p>The hacker, who goes by the name WachulaGhost, started targeting the Isis accounts after being deeply affected by the notorious shooting at …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Pence’s Hawaii trip includes lunch with troops, gridlocked traffic

Vice President Mike Pence dined with about 120 service members this afternoon at Joint Base Pearl Harbor/Hickam on an abbreviated stopover in the …

Barack Obama

Man denied double lung transplant over marijuana use in Utah dies

A Utah man who was denied a lung transplant in his home state after doctors found a trace of marijuana in his system has died.

Crime
Racism

In Chicago, Obama tells young leaders that ‘special interests dominate the debates in Washington’

CHICAGO — In his first public appearance since leaving the White House in January, former president Barack Obama told young leaders here Monday that “special interests dominate the debates in Washington” and that getting involved in their communities is the best antidote to the divisiveness …

University of Chicago

April 19, 2017 News Read

<b>New Hawaii Veterans Affairs Chief Tied to Falsified Medical Wait Times, 13 Deaths in Arizona</b><p>WHT: Hawaii veterans aren’t worried about new Director of …

Hawaii

The Go-To Gene Sequencing Machine With Very Strange Results

When biologist Rahul Sinha started his first independent research project at Stanford last January, he had a single-minded goal. He had just …

Genomics

GAO Weighs In On "Countering Violent Extremism"

Patrick G. EddingtonThe ongoing controversy and litigation over the Trump administration’s “Muslim ban” has reignited a debate that has raged since …

Terrorism

How Google Cashes In on the Space Right Under the Search Bar

SAN FRANCISCO — Before Sergey Brin and Larry Page founded Google, they wrote a research paper as doctoral students at Stanford University in which they questioned the appropriateness of ads on search engines.<p>“It could be argued from the consumer point of view that the better the search engine is, …

Google

Banker: I Was Told To Sacrifice Children At An Illuminati Party

Baxter Dmitry is a writer at Your News Wire. He covers politics, business and entertainment. Speaking truth to power since he learned to talk, Baxter …

How Trump Blew Up the Conservative Media

Inside the new power dynamics roiling Fox, Breitbart and the Wall Street Journal.<p>May/June 2017<p><b>Months before Donald Trump blew up American</b> politics with his surprise win in November, he did the same thing to the conservative media. Through much of the campaign, two very different media moguls with …

Journalism

Smartphones Are the New Cigarettes

I go to this boot camp-style class sometimes at a gym near my apartment. It’s one of those classes where a coach stands there and yells at you to do …

Mindfulness

Hawaii Tells Jeff Sessions: 'Have Some Respect'

A remark U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made earlier this week about a judge in Hawaii isn't sitting well with the Aloha State.<p>In an interview on the <i>The Mark Levin Show,</i> Sessions was asked about the status of President Trump's executive order on travel.<p>"I really am amazed that a judge sitting …

Law

Black-Jewish Relations Intensified And Tested By Current Political Climate

When Jewish couple Mikey Franklin and Sonya Shpilyuk hung a "Black Lives Matter" banner from the window of their condominium, they hoped to voice their solidarity with the social justice movement. Instead, the backlash to their small act of resistance was swift. Two days later, their car was egged …

Black History

What Is Hawaii?

You may have questions about Hawaii. Many Americans do. After all, Hawaii is quite far from mainland United States — about 2,390 miles from the West Coast. That’s almost the distance between New York and Los Angeles (about 2,450 miles). So perhaps it should be no surprise that at least one …

U.S. Presidency

The Noose - CNN - Video 1

Hawaii

You’re Fired!: Fox Severs Ties With O’Reilly

1. Floyd Mayweather: The world boxing champion has a long history of domestic abuse. Over the years, Mayweather has been linked to seven physical …

Sexism

Alex Jones & Donald Trump Bombshell Full Interview

The Invisible Empire of Alex Jones

In 1972, the soft-spoken psychedelic evangelist Terence McKenna emerged from the Colombian Amazon, where he and his brother had spent months trekking …

Republicans

Bill O'Reilly Is Out At Fox News

<b>Updated at 6:15 p.m. ET</b><p>Fox News is parting ways with Bill O'Reilly, who for years stood as one of cable news' most popular hosts. The network's parent company, 21st Century Fox, announced the move in a statement Wednesday.<p>"After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill …

Sexism

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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I: Hawai‘i Waits and Wonders

Biden was crushed by ‘silent rebuke’ from Obama

Vice President Joe Biden seriously considered throwing his hat in the ring of the 2016 presidential campaign, but ultimately decided not to after the …

Bill Clinton