“I’ve not seen such dramatic changes in the forecast track as I’ve seen with this storm," Gov. David Ige said.
Some states are restricting prescriptions for anti-anxiety medications known as benzodiazepines.
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They’ve also been faster and safer than putting boots on the ground, an agency official said.
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A blast over Honolulu would be catastrophic. That doesn’t mean the government shouldn’t help the public prepare for one.
“There are fail safes built into the system, but there aren’t enough fail safes”
The goal is to help caregivers stay in the workforce for as long as they want to, while still helping their loved one live as healthy and independent a life as possible.
The Aloha State continues to push back against President Trump’s retreat from the Paris Agreement with aggressive climate benchmarks.
Officials said if the building had sprinklers, it’s likely no one would have died.
New Chief Resilience Officer Josh Stanbro’s résumé makes him well equipped to confront shocks and stresses like climate change, homelessness and natural disasters.
The state is asking the Department of Defense to help it prepare for a nuclear attack, amid escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea.
The latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being was based on more than 177,000 interviews with adults across all 50 states.
Government agencies scattered across seven islands make delivering services to residents a challenge that electronic signatures help alleviate.
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